Fundamentals of Investments: Valuation and Management https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260013979.jpeg 9 2021 9781260013979 Fundamentals of Investments is aimed at the introductory investments class with students who have relatively little familiarity with investments. The text is written in a relaxed, informal style that engages the student and treats him or her as an active participant rather than a passive information absorber. Fundamentals appeals to intuition and basic principles whenever possible because the authors found that this approach effectively promotes understanding. The text also makes extensive use of examples, drawing on material from the world around us and using familiar companies wherever appropriate. Throughout, the text strikes a balance by introducing and covering the essentials while leaving some of the details to follow-up courses. Topics are organized in a way that would make them easy to apply—whether to a portfolio simulation or to real life—and support these topics with hands-on activities. This ninth edition provides a terrific framework and introduction for students looking to pursue a career in investments—particularly for those interested in eventually holding the CFA charter.
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Fundamentals of Investments: Valuation and Management

Fundamentals of Investments: Valuation and Management, 9th Edition

ISBN10: 1260013979 | ISBN13: 9781260013979
By Bradford Jordan, Thomas Miller, Steve Dolvin

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Fundamentals of Investments is aimed at the introductory investments class with students who have relatively little familiarity with investments. The text is written in a relaxed, informal style that engages the student and treats him or her as an active participant rather than a passive information absorber. Fundamentals appeals to intuition and basic principles whenever possible because the authors found that this approach effectively promotes understanding. The text also makes extensive use of examples, drawing on material from the world around us and using familiar companies wherever appropriate. Throughout, the text strikes a balance by introducing and covering the essentials while leaving some of the details to follow-up courses. Topics are organized in a way that would make them easy to apply—whether to a portfolio simulation or to real life—and support these topics with hands-on activities. This ninth edition provides a terrific framework and introduction for students looking to pursue a career in investments—particularly for those interested in eventually holding the CFA charter.

PART ONE: Introduction
Ch. 1 A Brief History of Risk and Return
Ch. 2 The Investment Process
Ch. 3 Overview of Security Tips
Ch. 4 Mutual Funds and Other Investment Companies

PART TWO: Stock Markets
Ch. 5 The Stock Market
Ch. 6 Common Stock Valuation
Ch. 7 Stock Price Behavior and Market Efficiency
Ch. 8 Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing

PART THREE: Interest Rates and Bond Valuation
Ch. 9 Interest Rates
Ch. 10 Bond Prices and Yields

PART FOUR: Portfolio Management
Ch. 11 Diversification and Risky Asset Allocation
Ch. 12 Return, Risk, and the Security Market Line
Ch. 13 Performance Evaluation and Risk Management

PART FIVE: Futures and Options
Ch. 14 Futures Contracts
Ch. 15 Stock Options
Ch. 16 Option Valuation

PART SIX: Topics in Investments
Ch. 17 Alternative Investments
Ch. 18 Corporate and Government Bonds
Ch. 19 Projecting Cash Flow and Earnings
Ch. 20 Global Economic Activity and Industry Analysis

ONLINE CHAPTER
Ch. 21 Mortgage-Backed Securities

APPENDICES
A Answers to Test Your Investment Quotient Questions
B Answers to Selected Questions and Problems
C Key Equations
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About the Author

Bradford Jordan

Bradford D. Jordan is Visiting Scholar in the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida. He previously held the duPont Endowed Chair in Banking and Financial Services at the University of Kentucky, where he was department chair for many years. Professor Jordan has published numerous articles in top journals on issues such as cost of capital, capital structure, and the behavior of security prices. He is a past president of the Southern Finance Association, and he is coauthor of Fundamentals of Investments: Valuation and Management, 9e, a leading investments text, also published by McGraw Hill.

Thomas Miller

Tom Miller is Professor of Finance and holder of the Jack R. Lee Chair in Financial and Consumer Finance at Mississippi State University. He has a long-standing interest in derivative securities and investments and has published numerous articles on various topics in these areas. His latest research interest is the workings and regulation of small-dollar loan markets. Professor Miller has been honored with many research and teaching awards. He is a co-author (with David Dubofsky) of Derivatives: Valuation and Risk Management (Oxford University Press). Professor Miller’s interests include golfing, raising American saddle-bred horses, and playing tenor saxophone.

Steve Dolvin

Dr. Steven D. Dolvin, CFA, is Professor of Finance and holder of the Eugene Ratliff Endowed Chair in Finance at Butler University. He teaches primarily in the area of investments, but he also oversees student-run portfolios in both public and private equity. He has received multiple teaching awards and has also published numerous articles in both academic and practitioner outlets. His principal areas of interest are IPOs, venture capital, financial education, retirement investing, ESG factors, and behavioral finance. His prior experience includes work in both corporate finance and investments, and he currently provides investment consulting for both individuals and businesses. Professor Dolvin is also a CFA Charterholder and is involved in his local CFA society.

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