Language : English
Published : 2017-02-16
Financial And Managerial Accounting with Access Code 18th International Edition
Financial and Managerial Accounting: The Basis for Business Decisions continues to offer a solid foundation for students who are learning basic accounting concepts. Known for giving equal weight to financial and managerial topics, the authors emphasize the need for a strong foundation in both aspects of accounting. Hallmarks of the text – including the solid Accounting Cycle Presentation, managerial decision making, relevant pedagogy, and high quality, end-of-chapter material-have been updated throughout the book.
This new edition has been written by Doug Gourlay and David Flanders specifically in alignment with MYOB AccountRight Plus Version 19.7 and MYOB AssetManager Pro v 3.6 Test Drive edition software. The book comes with a DVD containing MYOB AccountRight Plus v19.7 Educational Edition for PC, as well as software for using MYOB on Mac. AccountEdge version 9.6 Education Edition and MYOB AssetManager Pro v 3.6 Test Drive Edition. The DVD also includes UWatch interactive simulation tutorials powered by Adobe Captivate Software, giving students a hands-on demonstration of MYOB v19.7 functionality detailed in the text. Former Chapter 9 Fixed Assets is now available online as are 9 extra revision exercises.
Property Valuation and Investment introduces different perspectives on real estate and outlines the principles techniques for urban analysis, property valuation and investment. Most chapters are accompanied by review questions, also included in a comprehensive question bank at the end of the book. Property Valuation and Investment seeks to inform diverse property stakeholders and help foster a broad understanding of fragmented and evolving housing markets. Specifically, its learning objectives are to: o Reflect critically on urban property from multiple sociocultural, environmental and financial perspectives o Understand and critically apply property technical knowledge and terminology such as ‘market price’, ‘value’, land and improvement o Ascertain capital market conditions and stage in property cycle o Analyse space markets in different property sub-markets using relevant, reliable and timely evidence from diverse sources o Understand limits imposed by complexity, turbulence and information asymmetry o Appreciate the role and duty of valuers, ethical and profession standards o Conduct competent residential valuation using appropriate comparisons o Write a professional valuation report which is logically structured, presents coherent evidence and articulates any significant issues o Formulate a property investment strategy, having regard to conditions and risk appetite o Value property or conduct a project financial feasibility analysis by applying suitable income techniques o Calculate an appropriate yield or discount rate which reflects risks and opportunity costs.
1. Nature of real estate 2. Market value and valuation principles 3. Capital and space market interaction 4. The complex evolving city 5. Valuation, ethics and professional standards 6. The valuation process 7. valuation methods 8. Comparison (market) approach 9. Income method 10. Discounting techniques 11. Funding and project feasibility 12. Portfolio performance
The final word on passive vs. active investing
The debate on active investing-stock picking and market timing-versus passive investing-markets are highly efficient and almost impossible to outperform-has raged for decades. Which side is right? In The Quest for Alpha: The Holy Grail of Investing, author Larry E. Swedroe puts an end to the debate, proving once and for all that active investing is likely to prove futile as the associated expenses-costs, fees, and time spent analyzing individual stocks and the overall market-are likely to exceed any benefits gained. The book
- Presents research, data, and quotations that reveal it’s extremely difficult to outperform the market
- Explains why investors should focus on asset allocation, fund construction, costs, tax efficiency, and the building of a globally diversified portfolio that minimizes, if not eliminates, the taking of idiosyncratic, uncompensated risks
- Other titles by Swedroe: The Only Guide to Alternative Investments You’ll Ever Need and The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need for the Right Financial Plan
Investors are on a never-ending search for a money manager who will deliver returns above the appropriate risk-adjusted benchmark, aka the “Holy Grail of Investing.” The Quest for Alpha demonstrates that it’s a loser’s game-while it’s possible to win, it’s so unlikely that you shouldn’t try.