The U.S. Banking System 3rd Edition
Explore the principles and practices of banking and credit in the United States with THE U.S. BANKING SYSTEM 3E. The newly revised version of this text guides users through an overview of financial services, including information on human resources, marketing, and ethics. Each chapter is divided into several lessons, making the content easy for users to understand and retain. Extensive activities within the text bring realism to the course and allows users to learn by doing.
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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.
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
“Global Financial Accounting and Reporting 3e” provides a complete companion to financial accounting that takes management students with no previous knowledge of accounting from the mechanics of how financial records are structured through to being able to understand and analyze published consolidated financial statements. The aim is to place financial reporting in its business context and to make it clear to aspiring managers how accounting is an integral part of understanding an enterprise. To this end this book considers how the conceptual foundations of accounting translate into the financial statements of businesses. The book is global in its approach. It uses International Financial Reporting Standards as its basis and so reflects the rules followed by nearly all European listed companies and by an ever-increasing number of firms worldwide. “Global Financial Accounting and Reporting” is primarily aimed at future users of accounting information such as managers and analysts. It is therefore ideal for use at MBA level. It can also be used on financial accounting modules for business students at the undergraduate level.