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A comprehensive guide to investment analysis and portfolio management by an expert team from the CFA Institute In a world of specialization, no other profession likely requires such broad, yet in-depth knowledge than that of financial analyst. Financial analysts must not only possess a broad understanding of the financial markets-including structure, organization, efficiency, portfolio management, risk and return, and planning and construction-but they must also have a strong sense of how to evaluate industries and companies prior to engaging in an analysis of a specific stock. Investments: Principles of Portfolio and Equity Analysis provides the broad-based knowledge professionals and students of the markets need to manage money and maximize return. The book Details market structure and functions, market anomalies, secondary market basics, and regulation Describes investment assets and asset classes, types of positions and orders, as well as forecasting methodologies Discusses return and risk characteristics, portfolio diversification and management, the basics of both technical analysis and major technical indicators, and much more A companion Workbook, which includes learning outcomes, summary overviews, and problems and solutions sections is available and sold separately Investments provides readers unparalleled access to the best in professional quality information on investment analysis and portfolio management.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Market Organization and Structure.
2 The Functions of the Financial System.
3 Assets and Contracts.
4 Financial Intermediaries.
7 Primary Security Markets.
8 Secondary Security Market and Contract Market Structures.
9 Well-Functioning Financial Systems.
10 Market Regulation.
Chapter 2 Security Market Indices.
2 Index Definition and Calculations of Value and Returns.
3 Index Construction and Management.
4 Uses of Market Indices.
5 Equity Indices.
6 Fixed-Income Indices.
7 Indices for Alternative Investments.
Chapter 3 Market Efficiency.
2 The Concept of Market Efficiency.
3 Forms of Market Efficiency.
4 Market Pricing Anomalies.
5 Behavioral Finance.
Chapter 4 Portfolio Management: An Overview.
2 A Portfolio Perspective on Investing.
3 Investment Clients.
4 Steps in the Portfolio Management Process.
5 Pooled Investments.
Chapter 5 Portfolio Risk and Return: Part I.
2 Investment Characteristics of Assets.
3 Risk Aversion and Portfolio Selection.
4 Portfolio Risk.
5 Efficient Frontier and Investor's Optimal Portfolio.
Chapter 6 Portfolio Risk and Return: Part II.
2 Capital Market Theory.
3 Pricing of Risk and Computation of Expected Return.
4 The Capital Asset Pricing Model.
5 Beyond the Capital Asset Pricing Model.
Chapter 7 Basics of Portfolio Planning and Construction.
2 Portfolio Planning.
3 Portfolio Construction.
Chapter 8 Overview of Equity Securities.
2 Equity Securities in Global Financial Markets.
3 Types and Characteristics of Equity Securities.
4 Private versus Public Equity Securities.
5 Investing in Non-Domestic Equity Securities.
6 Risk and Return Characteristics of Equity Securities.
7 Equity Securities and Company Value.
Chapter 9 Introduction to Industry and Company Analysis.
2 Uses of Industry Analysis.
3 Approaches to Identifying Similar Companies.
4 Industry Classification Systems.
5 Describing and Analyzing an Industry.
6 Company Analysis.
Chapter 10 Equity Valuation: Concepts and Basic Tools.
2 Estimated Value and Market Price.
3 Major Categories of Equity Valuation Models.
4 Present Value Models: The Dividend Discount Model.