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. INTRODUCTION PART 1: THE INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT 2. Bonds, stocks and other securities 3. Security markets 4. Institutional investors 5. Security regulation and investment ethics PART 2: RETURN AND RISK 6. Rates of return 7. Fundamentals of portfolio analysis 8. Mean--variance analysis 9. Portfolio diversification PART 3: CAPITAL MARKETS IN EQUILIBRIUM 10. The capital asset-pricing model 11. The arbitrage pricing theory 12. Efficient markets: theory and evidence PART 4: SECURITY ANALYSIS 13. Interest rates and bond valuation 14. Bonds: analysis and management 15. Stocks: valuation and selection 16. Financial statement analysis 17. Macroeconomic analysis 18. Technical analysis PART 5: DERIVATIVE SECURITIES 19. Futures, options and other derivatives 20. Derivatives valuation PART 6: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT 21. Risk management 22. Performance evaluation APPENDIX A: INTRODUCTION TO REGRESSION ANALYSIS APPENDIX B: EXCEL SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS APPENDIX C: REVIEW QUESTIONS: ANSWERS GLOSSARY INDEX
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