Language : English
Published : 2015
Financial Markets and Institutions 8th Global Edition
For all undergraduate and graduate students of Financial Markets. A practical and current look into today’s financial markets and institutions. In Financial Markets and Institutions, bestselling authors Frederic S. Mishkin and Stanley G. Eakins provide a practical introduction to prepare students for today’s changing landscape of financial markets and institutions. A unifying framework uses core principles to organize students’ thinking then examines the models as real-world scenarios from a practitioner’s perspective. By analyzing these applications, students develop the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to respond to challenging situations in their future careers. Although this text has undergone a major revision, the Eighth Edition retains Mishkin/Eakins’ hallmark pedagogy that make it the best-selling textbook on financial markets and institutions. This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here’s how: *Organize Learning with a Unifying Analytic Framework: Core principles organize students’ thinking and then examine the models as real-world scenarios from a practitioner’s perspective. *Help Students Transition from Classroom to Career with Real-Life Business Scenarios: Cases increase students’ interest by applying theory to real-world data and examples. *Emphasis Critical Thinking with Key Features: Examples and exercises allow students to put into practice the concepts that they are learning. *Keep Your Course Current and Relevant: New material on financial markets and institutions and monetary policy appear throughout the text.
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.
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.
This sixth edition of International Financial Reporting and Analysis has been fully updated for new international requirements reflecting changes in the IASB and IFRS whilst maintaining its effective conceptual approach in international reporting standards. New real world illustrations have been added and real life company accounts have been updated to include a wider range of companies from across the globe, ensuring this edition is truly international. This edition also comes with CourseMate and a companion website including PowerPoint slides, an Instructor’s Manual, a comprehensive Testbank and solutions to the end of chapter questions.