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Investments, 1st edition

  • Haim Levy
  • Haim Levy
  • Thierry Post
  • Thierry Post

Published by Pearson (November 10th 2004) - Copyright © 2005

1st edition

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Overview

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.

 

Table of contents

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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