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Investments https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260013839.jpeg 12 2021 9781260013832 Investments sets the standard as a graduate (MBA) text intended primarily for courses in investment analysis. The guiding principle has been to present the material in a framework that is organized by a central core of consistent fundamental principles and will introduce students to major issues currently of concern to all investors. In an effort to link theory to practice, the authors make their approach consistent with that of the CFA Institute. Many features of this text make it consistent with and relevant to the CFA curriculum. The common unifying theme is that security markets are nearly efficient, meaning that most securities are priced appropriately given their risk and return attributes. Investments is also organized around several important themes: The central theme is the near-informational-efficiency of well-developed security markets and the general awareness that competitive markets do not offer "free lunches" to participants. A second theme is the risk–return trade-off. Also, this text places great emphasis on asset allocation. Finally, this text offers a broad and deep treatment of futures, options, and other derivative security markets.
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Investments

Investments, 12th Edition

ISBN10: 1260013839 | ISBN13: 9781260013832
By Zvi Bodie, Alex Kane, Alan Marcus

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Investments sets the standard as a graduate (MBA) text intended primarily for courses in investment analysis. The guiding principle has been to present the material in a framework that is organized by a central core of consistent fundamental principles and will introduce students to major issues currently of concern to all investors. In an effort to link theory to practice, the authors make their approach consistent with that of the CFA Institute. Many features of this text make it consistent with and relevant to the CFA curriculum. The common unifying theme is that security markets are nearly efficient, meaning that most securities are priced appropriately given their risk and return attributes. Investments is also organized around several important themes: The central theme is the near-informational-efficiency of well-developed security markets and the general awareness that competitive markets do not offer "free lunches" to participants. A second theme is the risk–return trade-off. Also, this text places great emphasis on asset allocation. Finally, this text offers a broad and deep treatment of futures, options, and other derivative security markets.

PART 1: Introduction
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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About the Author

Zvi Bodie

Zvi Bodie is Professor Emeritus at Boston University, where he taught from 1973 to 2016.  Today, he is an independent financial consultant and educator.  His main professional interest is to firmly establish finance as an applied science built on the principles explained in his books and websites.  He holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has served on the finance faculty at the Harvard Business School and MIT's Sloan School of Management.  His textbook Financial Economics coauthored by Nobel-Prize winning economist Robert C. Merton has been translated into 9 languages.  In addition to his textbooks, Bodie has coauthored two books for the mass market: Risk Less and Prosper: Your Guide to Safer Investing and Worry-Free Investing A Safe Approach to Achieving Your Lifetime Financial Goals.  In 2007, the Retirement Income Industry Association gave him its Lifetime Achievement Award for applied research.  He has authored and edited many books and articles on pensions and investing for retirement. With the support of the Research Foundation of the CFA Institute, he organized a series of 3 conferences on the theory and practice of life-cycle finance.  Currently he serves as senior advisor to the Investments and Wealth Institute and consults for a number of financial firms including Dimensional Fund Advisors. 

Alex Kane

Professor of finance and economics at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He has been visiting professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo; Graduate School of Business, Harvard; Kennedy School of Government, Harvard; and research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research. An author of many articles in finance and management journals, Professor Kane’s research is mainly in corporate finance, portfolio management, and capital markets, most recently in the measurement of market volatility and pricing of options.

Alan Marcus

Alan J. Marcus is a Professor of Finance in the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College. His main research interests are in derivatives and securities markets. He is co-author (with Zvi Bodie and Alex Kane) of the texts Investments and Essentials of Investments. Professor Marcus has served as a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Marcus also spent two years at Freddie Mac, where he helped to develop mortgage pricing and credit risk models. He currently serves on the Research Foundation Advisory Board of the CFA Institute.

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