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Investments offers a topical and thorough introduction to securities, securities markets and investment strategies, discussing in detail the various ways in which you can minimise risk and maximise yields.Recent years have witnessed a revolution in the field of finance and investment in the capital market, with the market becoming truly global. This book addresses this difficult subject in a logical manner - organised and written around the new developments and challenges facing the capital market. The book takes a truly international approach with coverage of international markets and companies.This book is suitable for any undergraduate or postgraduate investments course taken as part of a finance, business or economics programme.
1. INTRODUCTIONPART 1: THE INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT2. Bonds, stocks and other securities3. Security markets4. Institutional investors5. Security regulation and investment ethicsPART 2: RETURN AND RISK6. Rates of return7. Fundamentals of portfolio analysis8. Mean--variance analysis9. Portfolio diversificationPART 3: CAPITAL MARKETS IN EQUILIBRIUM10. The capital asset-pricing model11. The arbitrage pricing theory12. Efficient markets: theory and evidencePART 4: SECURITY ANALYSIS13. Interest rates and bond valuation14. Bonds: analysis and management15. Stocks: valuation and selection16. Financial statement analysis17. Macroeconomic analysis18. Technical analysisPART 5: DERIVATIVE SECURITIES19. Futures, options and other derivatives20. Derivatives valuationPART 6: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT21. Risk management22. Performance evaluationAPPENDIX A: INTRODUCTION TO REGRESSION ANALYSISAPPENDIX B: EXCEL SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONSAPPENDIX C: REVIEW QUESTIONS: ANSWERSGLOSSARYINDEX
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