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The market leading undergraduate investments textbook, Essentials of Investments by Bodie, Kane, and Marcus, emphasizes asset allocation while presenting the practical applications of investment theory. The authors have eliminated unnecessary mathematical detail and concentrate on the intuition and insights that will be useful to practitioners throughout their careers as new ideas and challenges emerge from the financial marketplace. The Tenth Edition includes increased attention to changes in market structure and trading technology, while continuing to be organized around one basic theme – that security markets are nearly efficient.
Investments sets the standard as a graduate (MBA) text intended primarily for courses in investment analysis. The guiding principle has been to present the material in a framework that is organized by a central core of consistent fundamental principles and will introduce students to major issues currently of concern to all investors. In an effort to link theory to practice, the authors make their approach consistent with that of the CFA Institute. Many features of this text make it consistent with and relevant to the CFA curriculum.
The common unifying theme is that security markets are nearly efficient, meaning that most securities are priced appropriately given their risk and return attributes. Investments is also organized around several important themes: The central theme is the near-informational-efficiency of well-developed security markets and the general awareness that competitive markets do not offer “free lunches” to participants. A second theme is the risk-return trade-off. Also, this text places great emphasis on asset allocation. Finally, this text offers a broad and deep treatment of futures, options, and other derivative security markets.
Investments AGE is adaption of Investments, Ninth Edition, by Zvi Bodie, Alex Kane, and Alan J. Marcus. 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.
This Asia Global Edition puts the spotlight on financial instruments, markets, trading practices, institutions, and regulatory framework pertinent to the Asian financial landscape. Students will find the latest reviews and analyses of global financial developments, with an Asian focus, in our Words from the Street features as well as integrated into the main text. With this text, they will have a ringside perspective of both Asian and global markets and be able to form a clear stand on emerging trends. The theoretical and conceptual aspects of investment analysis are not context specific so very few changes were made to such material.
Table of Content
Part 1: ELEMENTS OF INVESTMENTS 1. Investments: Background and Issues 2. Asset Classes and Financial Instruments 3. Securities Markets 4. Mutual Funds and Other Investment Companies
Part 2: PORTFOLIO THEORY 5. Risk, Return, and the Historical Record 6. Efficient Diversification 7. Capital Asset Pricing and Arbitrage Pricing Theory 8. The Efficient Market Hypothesis 9. Behavioral Finance and Technical Analysis
Part 3: DEBT SECURITIES 10. Bond Prices and Yields 11. Managing Bond Portfolios
Part 4: SECURITY ANALYSIS 12. Macroeconomic and Industry Analysis 13. Equity Valuation 14. Financial Statement Analysis Part 5: DERIVATIVE MARKETS 15. Options Markets 16. Option Valuation 17. Futures Markets and Risk Management Part 6: ACTIVE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT 18. Evaluating Investment Performance 19. International Diversification 20. Hedge Funds 21. Taxes, Inflation, and Investment Strategy 22. Investors and the Investment Process Appendixes1. References 2. References to CFA Questions