9780324289176

Investments : An Introduction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780324289176

  • ISBN10:

    0324289170

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/5/2005
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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Summary

Covering the same topics found in more advanced-level texts, Investments incorporates minimal math and is much more student-friendly, resulting in an increased excitement for and understanding of the basic investment course material. It is the text of choice for the College of Financial Planning. It includes a strong focus on the individual financial planner and features a ?Financial Advisor's Investment Case? at the end of each chapter. These short cases illustrate how text material applies to real investment decisions. Financial calculators are introduced and utilized throughout the text with explanations employing both interest tables and the calculator. It is also ideal for non-majors courses.

Table of Contents

The Environment of Investingp. 1
An Introduction to Investmentsp. 3
The Creation of Financial Assetsp. 26
Security Marketsp. 47
Sources of Informationp. 80
The Time Value of Moneyp. 97
The Tax Environmentp. 122
Risk and Portfolio Managementp. 150
Investment Companiesp. 210
Investing in Common Stockp. 249
The Valuation of Common Stockp. 250
The Return on Common Stock Investmentsp. 293
Dividends: Past, Present, and Futurep. 329
The Macroeconomic Environment for Investment Decisionsp. 355
Security Selection: Analysis of Financial Statementsp. 387
Technical Analysisp. 437
Investing in Fixed-Income Securitiesp. 459
The Bond Marketp. 460
The Valuation of Fixed-Income Securitiesp. 492
Government Securitiesp. 546
Convertible Bonds and Convertible Preferred Stockp. 587
Derivativesp. 615
An Introduction to Optionsp. 616
Option Valuation and Strategiesp. 655
Commodity and Financial Futuresp. 693
Portfolio Managementp. 727
Investing in Foreign Securitiesp. 728
Investing in Nonfinancial Assets: Collectibles, Resources, and Real Estatep. 757
Portfolio Planning and Managementp. 801
Mathematical Tablesp. 1
Answers to Selected Problemsp. 1
Glossaryp. 1
Indexp. 1
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