Investments

Investments

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Bodie, Kane, and Marcus' Investments and Portfolio Management sets the standard for graduate/MBA investments textbooks. It blends practical and theoretical coverage, while maintaining an appropriate rigor and a clear writing style. Its unifying theme is that security markets are nearly efficient, meaning that most securities are 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. It is also the only graduate Investments text to offer an online homework management system, McGraw-Hill's Connect Plus Finance.
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  • Paperback | 1021 pages
  • 216 x 254 x 38mm | 1,850g
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • London, United States
  • English
  • 9th edition
  • 0077134508
  • 9780077134501
  • 310,453

Table of contents

Part I. Introduction
Chapter 1The Investment Environment
Chapter 2Asset Classes and Financial Instruments
Chapter 3How Securities are Traded
Chapter 4Mutual Funds and Other Investment CompaniesPart II. Portfolio Theory and Practice
Chapter 5Introduction to Risk, Return, and the Historical Record
Chapter 6Risk Aversion and Capital Allocation to Risky Assets
Chapter 7Optimal Risky Portfolios
Chapter 8Index Models

Part III. Equilibrium in Capital Markets
Chapter 9The Capital Asset Pricing Model
Chapter 10Arbitrage Pricing Theory and Multifactor Models of Risk and Return
Chapter 11The Efficient Market Hypothesis
Chapter 12Behavioral Finance and Technical Analysis
Chapter 13Empirical Evidence on Security Returns

Part IV. Fixed-Income Securities
Chapter 14Bond Prices and Yields
Chapter 15The Term Structure of Interest Rates
Chapter 16Managing Bond Portfolios

Part V. Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives
Chapter 17Options Markets: Introduction
Chapter 18Option Valuation
Chapter 19Futures Markets
Chapter 20Futures, Swaps, and Risk Management

Part VI. Security Analysis
Chapter 21Macroeconomic and Industry Analysis
Chapter 22Equity Valuation Models
Chapter 23Financial Statement Analysis

Part VII. Applied Portfolio Management
Chapter 24Portfolio Performance Evaluation
Chapter 25International Diversification
Chapter 26Hedge Funds
Chapter 27The Theory of Active Portfolio Management
Chapter 28Investment Policy and the Framework of the CFA Institute

Appendix References to CFA Questions
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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