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Ideal if you have a limited math background INVESTMENTS: AN INTRODUCTION and its accompany access to the online Thomson ONE Business School Edition online resource center focuses on the individual financial planner, features a Financial Advisor's Investment Case at the end of each chapter, and incorporates the use of financial calculators.
Table of Contents
Part I. THE ENVIRONMENT OF INVESTING. 1. An Introduction to Investments. 2. The Creation of Financial Assets. 3. Security Markets. 4. Sources of Information. 5. The Time Value of Money. 6. The Tax Environment. 7. Risk and Portfolio Management. 8. Investment Companies. Part II. INVESTING IN COMMON STOCK. 9. The Valuation of Common Stock. 10. The Return on Common Stock Investments. 11. Dividends: Past, Present, and Future. 12. The Macroeconomic Environment for Investment Decisions. 13. Security Selection: Analysis of Financial Statements. 14. Technical Analysis. Part III. INVESTING IN FIXED-INCOME SECURITIES. 15. The Bond Market. 16. The Valuation of Fixed-Income Securities. 17. Government Securities. 18. Convertible Bonds and Convertible Preferred Stock. Part IV. DERIVATIVES. 19. An Introduction to Options. 20. Option Valuation and Strategies. 21. Commodity and Financial Futures. Part V. PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT. 22. Investing in Foreign Securities. 23. Investing in Nonfinancial Assets: Collectibles, Resources, and Real Estate. 24. Portfolio Planning and Management. Appendix A: Mathematical Tables. Appendix B: Answers to Selected Problems.