Investments

Investments

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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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  • 203 x 259 x 39mm | 1,916g
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • London, United States
  • 7th edition
  • 0071263101
  • 9780071263108
  • 654,410

Table of contents

Part I. Introduction
1 The Investment Environment
2 Asset Classes and Financial Investments
3 How Securities are Traded
4 Mutual Funds and Other Investment Companies
Part II. Portfolio Theory and Practice
5 Learning About Return and Risk from the Historical Record
6 Risk Aversion and Capital Allocation to Risky Assets
7 Optimal Risky Portfolios
8 Index Models
Part III. Equilibrium in Capital Markets
9 The Capital Asset Pricing Model
10 Arbitrage Pricing Theory and Multifactor Models of Risk and Return
11 The Efficient Market Hypothesis
12 Behavioral Finance and Technical Analysis
13 Empirical Evidence on Security Returns
Part IV. Fixed-Income Securities
14 Bond Prices and Yields
15 The Term Structure of Interest Rates
16 Managing Bond Portfolios
Part V. Security Analysis
17 Macroeconomic and Industry Analysis
18 Equity Valuation Models
19 Financial Statement Analysis
Part VI. Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives
20 Options Markets: Introduction
21 Option Valuation
22 Futures Markets
23 Futures and Swaps: Markets and Applications
Part VII. Applied Portfolio Management
24 Portfolio Performance Evaluation
25 International Diversification
26 Investment Policy and the Framework of the CFA Institute
27 Active Portfolio Management
Appendix A. References to CFA Question
Glossary
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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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