Fundamentals of Investments: Valuation and Management, 10th Edition
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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 tenth 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.
Chapter 1: A Brief History of Risk and Return
Chapter 2: The Investment Process
Chapter 3: Overview of Security Types
Chapter 4: Mutual Funds, ETFs, and Other Investment Companies
PART TWO: STOCK MARKETS
Chapter 5: The Stock Market
Chapter 6: Common Stock Valuation
Chapter 7: Stock Price Behavior and Market Efficiency
Chapter 8: Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing
PART THREE: INTEREST RATES AND BOND VALUATION
Chapter 9: Interest Rates
Chapter 10: Bond Prices and Yields
PART FOUR: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
Chapter 11: Diversification and Risky Asset Allocation
Chapter 12: Return, Risk, and the Security Market Line
Chapter 13: Performance Evaluation and Risk Management
PART FIVE: FUTURES AND OPTIONS
Chapter 14: Mutual Funds, ETS, and Other Fund Types
Chapter 15: Stock Options
Chapter 16: Option Valuation
PART SIX: TOPICS IN INVESTMENTS
Chapter 17: Alternative Investments
Chapter 18: Corporate and Government Bonds
Chapter 19: Projecting Cash Flow and Earnings
Chapter 20: Global Economic Activity and Industry Analysis
Chapter 21 (online): Mortgage-Backed Securities
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