Investments + Standard and Poor's Educational Version of Market Insight

Investments + Standard and Poor's Educational Version of Market Insight

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Bodie, Kane, and Marcus' "Investments" is the leading textbook for the graduate/MBA investments market. It is recognized as the best blend of practical and theoretical coverage, while maintaining an appropriate rigor and clear writing style. Its unifying theme is that security markets are nearly efficient, meaning that most securities are usually priced appropriately given their risk and return attributes. The text places greater emphasis on asset allocation, and offers a much broader and deeper treatment of futures, options, and other derivative security markets than most investment texts.
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Product details

  • Paperback
  • 350 x 540 x 35.56mm | 1,800g
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • London, United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0071278281
  • 9780071278287
  • 293,800

Table of contents

Part 1: Introduction; The Investment Environment; Asset Classes and Financial Investments; How Securities are Traded; Mutual Funds and Other Investment Companies; Part 2: Portfolio Theory and Practice; Learning About Return and Risk from the Historical Record; Risk Aversion and Capital Allocation to Risky Assets; Optimal Risky Portfolios; Index Models; Part 3: Equilibrium in Capital Markets; The Capital Asset Pricing Model; Arbitrage Pricing Theory and Multifactor Models of Risk and Return; The Efficient Market Hypothesis; Behavioral Finance and Technical Analysis; Empirical Evidence on Security Returns; Part 4: Fixed-Income Securities; Bond Prices and Yields; The Term Structure of Interest Rates; Managing Bond Portfolios; Part 5: Security Analysis; Macroeconomic and Industry Analysis; Equity Valuation Models; Financial Statement Analysis; Part 6: Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives; Options Markets: Introduction; Option Valuation; Futures Markets; Futures, Swaps, and Risk Management; Part 7: Applied Portfolio Management; Portfolio Performance Evaluation; International Diversification; Hedge Funds; The Theory of Active Portfolio Management; Investment Policy and the Framework of the CFA Institute
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About Zvi Bodie

Zvi Bodie is Professor of Finance and Economics at the Boston University School of Management. He is the director of Boston University's Chartered Financial Analysts Examination Review Program and has served as consultant to many private and governmental organizations. Professor Bodie is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he was director of the NBER Project on Financial Aspects of the U.S. Pension System, and he is a member of the Pension Research Council of The Wharton School. He is widely published in leading professional journals, and his previous books include Pensions in the U.S. Economy, Issues in Pension Economics, and Financial Aspects of the U.S. Pension System. Alex Kane is professor of finance and economics at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He was 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 the pricing of options. Professor Kane is the developer of the International Simulation Laboratory (ISL) for training and experimental research in executive decision making. Alan Marcus is professor of finance in the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He received his PHD in Economics from MIT in 1981. Professor Marcus recently has been a visiting professor at the Athens Laboratory of Business Administration and at MIT's Sloan School of Management and has served as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also established the Chartered Financial Analysts Review Program at Boston College. Professor Marcus has published widely in the fields of capital markets and portfolio management, with an emphasis on applications of futures and options pricing models. His consulting work has ranged from new product development to provision of expert testimony in utility rate proceedings. He also spend two years at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), where he developed models of mortgage pricing and credit risk, and he currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Currency Risk Management Alliance of State Street Bank and Windham Capital Management Boston.
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