- Investments sets the standard as a graduate (MBA) text intended primarily for courses in investment analysis.
- The approach is consistent with that of the CFA Institute.
- The text is organized around a unifying theme - security markets are nearly efficient, meaning that most securities are priced appropriately given their risk and return attributes.
Ch. 1 The Investment Environment
Ch. 2 Asset Classes and Financial Instruments
Ch. 3 How Securities Are Traded
Ch. 4 Mutual Funds and Other Investment Companies
PART 2: Portfolio Theory and Practice
Ch. 5 Risk, Return, and the Historical Record
Ch. 6 Capital Allocation to Risky Assets
Ch. 7 Efficient Diversification
Ch. 8 Index Models
PART 3: Equilibrium in Capital Markets
Ch. 9 The Capital Asset Pricing Model
Ch. 10 Arbitrage Pricing Theory and Multifactor Models of Risk and Return
Ch. 11 The Efficient Market Hypothesis
Ch. 12 Behavioral Finance and Technical Analysis
Ch. 13 Empirical Evidence on Security Returns
PART 4: Fixed-Income Securities
Ch. 14 Bond Prices and Yields
Ch. 15 The Term Structure of Interest Rates
Ch. 16 Managing Bond Portfolios
PART 5: Security Analysis
Ch. 17 Macroeconomic and Industry Analysis
Ch. 18 Equity Valuation Models
Ch. 19 Financial Statement Analysis
PART 6: Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives
Ch. 20 Options Markets: Introduction
Ch. 21 Option Valuation
Ch. 22 Futures Markets
Ch. 23 Futures, Swaps, and Risk Management
PART 7: Applied Portfolio Management
Ch. 24 Portfolio Performance Evaluation
Ch. 25 International Diversification
Ch. 26 Hedge Funds
Ch. 27 The Theory of Active Portfolio Management
Ch. 28 Investment Policy and the Framework of the CFA Institute
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