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Divided into four comprehensive parts, this reliable resource opens with a detailed discussion of the basic tools of investing and financing decision-making—financial mathematics and financial analysis. After this informative introduction, you'll quickly become familiar with the three primary areas of finance—capital markets (Part II), financial management (Part III), and investment/asset management (Part IV)?-and discover how these different areas are interconnected.
Finance is a well-rounded guide to this dynamic field. The straightforward insights found here will put you in a better position to understand what the principles of modern finance are and how they can be used to make the right decisions when managing risk and return in today's complex financial environment.
About the Authors.
PART ONE: Background.
CHAPTER 1: What Is Finance?
CHAPTER 2: Mathematics of Finance.
CHAPTER 3: Basics of Financial Analysis.
PART TWO: Capital Markets and Capital Market Theory.
CHAPTER 4: The Financial System.
CHAPTER 5: Interest Rate Determination and the Structure of Interest Rates.
CHAPTER 6: Basics of Derivatives.
CHAPTER 7: Asset Valuation: Basic Bond and Stock Valuation Models.
CHAPTER 8: Asset Valuation:The Theory of Asset Pricing.
PART THREE: Financial ... MORE
CHAPTER 9: Financial Management.
CHAPTER 10: Financial Strategy and Financial Planning.
CHAPTER 11: The Corporate Financing Decision.
CHAPTER 12: Financial Engineering, Asset Securitization, and Project Financing.
CHAPTER 13: Capital Budgeting: Process and Cash Flow Estimation.
CHAPTER 14: Capital Budgeting Techniques.
CHAPTER 15: Managing Current Assets.
CHAPTER 16: Financial Risk Management.
PART FOUR: Investment Management.
CHAPTER 17: The Basic Principles of Investment Management.
CHAPTER 18: Equity Portfolio Management.
CHAPTER 19: Bond Portfolio Management.
CHAPTER 20: Use of Stock Index Futures andTreasury Futures Contracts in Portfolio Management.
CHAPTER 21: Use of Options in Portfolio Management.
Pamela Peterson Drake, PhD, CFA, is the J. Gray Ferguson Professor of Finance and Department Head of Finance and Business Law at James Madison University.