Essentials of Investments: Global Edition

Essentials of Investments: Global Edition

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Introducing... Essentials of Investments, 9th Global Edition, by Zvi Bodie, Alex Kane and Alan J. Marcus.We are pleased to present this Global Edition, which has been developed specifically to meet the needs of international Investment students. A market leader in the field, this text emphasizes asset allocation while presenting the practical applications of investment theory without unnecessary mathematical detail. The ninth edition includes new coverage on the roots and fallout from the recent financial crisis and provides increased content on the changes in market structure and trading technology.Enhancements to this new Global Edition include:
- New `On the market front' boxes highlight important investment concepts in real world situations across the globe, to promote student thinking without taking a full case study approach. Topics include short-selling in Europe & Asia, credit default swaps and the debt crisis in Greece and include examples from Commerzbank, JP Morgan, Facebook, Coca-Cola, Santander, The European Energy Exchange, plus many more!
- Revised worked examples illustrate problems using both real and fictional scenarios from across the world to help students develop their problem solving skills. Regional examples include Hutchinson Whampoa (Asia), The Emirates Group (The Middle East) and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (The Netherlands).
- Revised end-of chapter material includes brand new global questions and global internet exercises that feature currencies, companies and scenarios from Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia to increase engagement for international students.
- Global Edition of Connect Plus Finance, McGraw-Hill's web-based assignment and assessment platform with eBook access, helps students learn faster, study more efficiently, and retain more knowledge.This Global Edition has been adapted to meet the needs of courses outside of the United States and does not align with the instructor and student resources available with the US edition.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 743 pages
  • 86 x 109 x 11mm | 1,706g
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • London, United States
  • English
  • 9th edition
  • 007714824X
  • 9780077148249
  • 525,134

Table of contents

Part I: Elements of Investments1 Investments: Background and Issues
2 Asset Classes and Financial Instruments
3 Securities Markets
4 Mutual Funds and Other Investment Companies

Part II: Portfolio Theory

5 Risk and Return: Past and Prologue
6 Efficient Diversification
7 Capital Asset Pricing and Arbitrage Pricing Theory
8 The Efficient Market Hypothesis
9 Behavioral Finance and Technical Analysis

Part III: Debt Securities

10 Bond Prices and Yields
11 Managing Bond Portfolios

Part IV: Security Analysis

12 Macroeconomic and Industry Analysis
13 Equity Valuation
14 Financial Statement Analysis

Part V: Serivative Markets

15 Options Markets
16 Option Valuation
17 Futures Markets and Risk Management

Part VI: Active Investment Management

18 Portfolio Performance Evaluation
19 Globalization and International Investing
20 Hedge Funds
21 Taxes, Inflation, and Investment Strategy
22 Investors and the Investment Process
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About 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.



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 Kanes research is mainly in corporate finance, portfolio management, and capital markets, most recently in the measurement of market volatility and pricing of options.



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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