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Author Peterson Drake, Pamela, 1954-

Title The basics of finance : an introduction to financial markets, business finance, and portfolio management / Pamela Peterson Drake, Frank J. Fabozzi
Published Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2010

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Description xiii, 604 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series The Frank J. Fabozzi series
Frank J. Fabozzi series.
Contents Contents note continued: Behavioral Finance and Portfolio Theory -- The Bottom Line -- Solutions to Try It! Problems -- Questions -- ch. 17 Asset Pricing Theory -- Characteristics of an Asset Pricing Model -- The Capital Asset Pricing Model -- The Arbitrage Pricing Theory Model -- Some Principles to Take Away -- The Bottom Line -- Solutions to Try It! Problems -- Questions -- ch. 18 The Structure of Interest Rates -- The Base Interest Rate -- The Term Structure of Interest Rates -- Term Structure of Interest Rates Theories -- Swap Rate Yield Curve -- The Bottom Line -- Solutions to Try It! problems -- Questions -- ch. 19 Valuing Common Stock -- Discounted Cash Flow Models -- Relative Valuation Methods -- The Bottom Line -- Solutions to Try It! Problems -- Questions -- ch. 20 Valuing Bonds -- Valuing a Bond -- Conventional Yield Measures -- Valuing Bonds that Have Embedded Options -- The Bottom Line -- Solutions to Try It! Problems -- Questions
Contents note continued: Investment Decisions and Owners' Wealth -- The Capital Budgeting Process -- Determining Cash Flows from Investments -- Capital Budgeting Techniques -- The Bottom Line -- Solutions to Try It! Problems -- Questions -- ch. 14 Derivatives for Controlling Risk -- Futures and Forward Contracts -- Options -- Swaps -- The Bottom Line -- Appendix: Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model -- Solutions to Try It! Problems -- Questions -- pt. FOUR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT -- ch. 15 Investment Management -- Setting Investment Objectives -- Establishing an Investment Policy -- Constructing and Monitoring a Portfolio -- Measuring and Evaluating Performance -- The Bottom Line -- Solutions to Try It! Problems -- Questions -- ch. 16 The Theory of Portfolio Selection -- Some Basic Concepts -- Estimating a Portfolio's Expected Return -- Measuring Portfolio Risk -- Portfolio Diversification -- Choosing a Portfolio of Risky Assets -- Issues in the Theory of Portfolio Selection --
Contents note continued: Questions -- ch. 5 Business Finance -- Forms of Business Enterprise -- The Objective of Financial Management -- The Bottom Line -- Solutions to Try It! Problems -- Questions -- ch. 6 Financial Strategy and Financial Planning -- Strategy and Value -- The Budgeting Process -- Budgeting -- Performance Evaluation -- Strategy and Value Creation -- The Bottom Line -- Questions -- ch. 7 Dividend and Dividend Policies -- Dividends -- Stock Distributions -- Dividend Policies -- Stock Repurchases -- The Bottom Line -- Solutions to Try It! Problems -- Questions -- ch. 8 The Corporate Financing Decision -- Debt vs. Equity -- Financial Leverage and Risk -- Financial Distress -- The Cost of Capital -- Optimal Capital Structure: Theory and Practice -- The Bottom Line -- Solutions to Try It! Problems -- Questions -- ch. 9 Financial Risk Management -- The Definition of Risk -- Enterprise Risk Mangement -- Managing Risks -- The Bottom Line -- Questions --
Contents note continued: pt. THREE VALUATION AND ANALYTICAL TOOLS -- ch. 10 The Math of Finance -- Why the Time Value of Money? -- Calculating the Future Value -- Calculating a Present Value -- Determining the Unknown Interest Rate -- The Time Value of a Series of Cash Flows -- Annuities -- Loan Amortization -- Interest Rates and Yields -- The Bottom Line -- Solutions to Try It! Problems -- Questions -- ch. 11 Financial Ratio Analysis -- Classifying Financial Ratios -- Liquidity -- Profitability Ratios -- Activity Ratios -- Financial Leverage -- Return on Investment -- The DuPont System -- Common-Size Analysis -- Using Financial Ratio Analysis -- The Bottom Line -- Solutions to Try It! Problems -- Questions -- ch. 12 Cash Flow Analysis -- Difficulties with Measuring Cash Flow -- Free Cash Flow -- Usefulness of Cash Flows Analysis -- Ratio Analysis -- The Bottom Line -- Solutions to Try It! Problems -- Questions -- ch. 13 Capital Budgeting --
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 What is Finance? -- Capital Markets and Capital Market Theory -- Financial Management -- Investment Management -- Organization of This Book -- The Bottom Line -- Questions -- pt. ONE THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM -- ch. 2 Financial Instruments, Markets, and Intermediaries -- The Financial System -- The Role of Financial Markets -- The Role of Financial Intermediaries -- Types of Financial Markets -- The Bottom Line -- Questions -- ch. 3 The Financial System's Cast of Characters -- Domestic Nonfinancial Sectors -- Nonfinancial Businesses -- Domestic Financial Sectors -- Foreign Investors -- The Bottom Line -- Questions -- pt. TWO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT -- ch. 4 Financial Statements -- Accounting Principles: What Are They? -- The Basic Financial Statements -- How Are the Statements Related? -- Why Bother about the Footnotes? -- Accounting Flexibility -- U.S. Accounting vs. Outside of the U.S. -- The Bottom Line -- Solutions to Try It! Problems --
Summary "An introductory guide to the world of finance The Basics of Finance is an accessible book for those who want to gain a better understanding of this field, but lack a strong business background. It covers essential concepts, tools, methods, and strategies in finance without delving too far into theory. Written by the experienced author team of Frank Fabozzi and Pamela Peterson Drake, this reliable resource discusses everything from financial instruments and markets to portfolio management techniques, understanding and analyzing financial statements, and different types of corporate financial strategy, planning, and policy. Explores, in a basic way, topics such as cash flow analysis, asset valuation, capital budgeting, and derivatives. Provides a solid foundation in the field of finance, which you can quickly build upon. Explains concepts in various areas of finance without getting too complicated. The Basics of Finance offers essential guidance on financial markets and institutions, corporate finance, portfolio management, risk management, and much more. If you're looking to learn more about finance, this is the best place to start."--Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Finance.
Author Fabozzi, Frank J.
LC no. 2010010863
ISBN 0470609710 (hardback)
9780470609712 (hardback)