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This section contains free e-books and guides on Finance, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.

Financial Management Lecture Notes

Financial management is about analysing financial situation making financial decision setting financial objectives. Topics covered includes: The Finance Function , The Investment Decision , Capital Structure Decisions, Dividend Decisions, Management Of Current Assets.

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International Finance Lecture Notes by Costas Arkolakis

The aim of this note is that the students develop an understanding of the main implications of increasing integration of the world economy. This note will be divided in two sections. The first section will be more like a traditional lecture class and will focus on theoretical models and empirical facts. The second section will be more like a seminar course with presentations by students and wide discussion on topics in international finance and international macroeconomics.

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Lecture Notes on Finance

This note will examine the theory of valuation for many types of risky financial assets. Topics covered includes: Time Value of Money, Risk and Return, Modern Portfolio Theory, CAPM Model, Market Efficiency, Options Markets, Forward and Futures Contracts, Bonds Valuation, Duration and Yields.

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Advanced Corporate Finance

This note extends the valuation of firm assets and liabilities to cases where they contain embedded contingent claims, reconciling these option prices of assets and liabilities with the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). It also discusses the role and activity of Hedge Funds since as investment Corporations, they often make intensive use of options. Topics covered includes: Review of firm valuation & CAPM, Market Efficiency & Random Walks, Black Scholes, Company liabilities as options, Options on company liabilities, Bankruptcy costs, tax and optimal capital structure, Hedging, Agency theory, Mergers and Acquisitions.

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s 183Pages

An Introduction to Computational Finance

This note covers the following topics: The First Option Trade, The Black-Scholes Equation, The Risk Neutral World, Monte Carlo Methods, The Binomial Model, Derivative Contracts on non-traded Assets and Real Options, Discrete Hedging, Derivative Contracts on non-traded Assets and Real Options, Discrete Hedging, Jump Diffusion, Regime Switching, Mean Variance Portfolio Optimization.

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s 123Pages

International Finance by NPTEL

This note explains the following topics: International Financial Environment, International Financial Transactions, Gold Standard, Purchasing Power Parity, Floating and Fixed Exchange Rate Regimes, Currency Boards and Currency Basket Systems, Features of Foreign Exchange Market, Exchange Rate Arithmetic, Understanding Merchant Rates, Foreign Exchange Forward Contracts.

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Indian Financial System

This note covers the following topics: Liberalisation of the Financial System, Saving and Financial Intermediation, Financial Liabilities, Financial Intermediation, Commercial Banking, Central Banking, Public Depth, Advances to Priority Sector, Supervision System and Regional Rural Banks.

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s 259Pages

Lectures in International Finance

This note covers the following topics: The Foreign Exchange Market, Currency Derivatives and Options Markets, The Balance of Payments Accounts, The Theory of Exchange Rates.

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s 110Pages

Class Notes on Computational Finance

This lecture note explains the following topics: Modelling Financial Options, Random Numbers, Uniform Deviates, Fibonacci Generators , Random Numbers from Other Distributions, Normal Deviates, Sequences of Numbers with Low Discrepancy, Monte Carlo Methods, Constructing Integrators for SDEs, Monte Carlo Methods for European Options, Monte Carlo Methods for American Options, Finite-Difference Methods for American Vanilla Options.

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Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance

Objective of this note is to provide a basic framework of public finance at the macroeconomic level, starting from fiscal and monetary policy in a standard macroeconomics, public debt in a growing economy, cost-benefit analysis, public goods, international debt and international tax issues. Topics covered includes: Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Structure of the Budgetary Process, Revenue Forecasting, Public Debt, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Public Goods and Bads, Local Public Finance, Finance and Development, International Issues in Public Finance and Social Security

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Introduction to Quantitative Finance

This note explains the following topics: Financial Derivatives, Discrete time models, Continuous-time models, Interest rates models, A general framework for short rates, Options on bonds, Short rate model, Forward rate models, Market models.

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s 109Pages

Computational Finance Notes

Goal of this note is to teach an introduction relevant for computer scientists, which may be both broader and shallower than traditional Computational Finance. Topics coverted includes: Derivatives, Time Series Analysis, Trading, Investment Strategies, Fundamentals of Investing, Stocks vs. Bonds, Financial Markets, Common Stocks, Stock Prices.

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Introduction to Finance by J L Rosenthal

This note introduces key concepts and issues in finance. Topics covered includes: From claims to value, Value for Issuers, Exchange mechanisms, Modern Finance, Asymmetric Information, Pricing riskless Bonds, Risk, The Portfolio approach to risk, Market efficiency, Intermediaries and assets, Options and Hedging, Government and financial structure.

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Computer Intensive Methods For Stochastic Models in Finance

This note explains the Simulation of random variables, stochastic processes and stochastic models in finance.

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Personal Finance Lectures

This note will teach personal financial management skills with a focus on maximizing the awesome power of compound interest by investing at an early age and repaying debt promptly to avoid interest charges that can stretch out for decades. Topics covered includes: Personal Financial Planning in Action, Money Management Skills, Taxes in your Financial Plan, Savings and Payment Services, Consumer Credit, Selecting and Financing Housing, Home and Automobile Insurance, Health and Disability Income Insurance, Financial Planning with Life Insurance, Investing Basics and Evaluating Bonds, Investing Basics and Evaluating Bonds, Investing in Stocks, Investing in Mutual Funds, Retirement and Estate Planning.

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Financial Management

This note covers the following topics: Types Of Finance, Business Finance, Direct Finance, Finance Function, Financial Management – Nature And Scope, Financial Goals, Financial Goals, Financial Decisions, Capital Budgeting, Evaluation Of Capital Projects, Risk Analysis In Capital Budgeting, Cost Of Capital, Capital Structure Theories, Working Capital Management.

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s 327Pages

Theory of Finance I

This course introduces ideas and techniques that form the foundations of theory of finance. Topics covered includes: Individual decision making, Game Theory, Economics of Information, Market Microstructure, Choice Under Uncertainty, Equilibrium and Efficiency, Financial Markets, Mean Variance Analysis.

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Introduction to Finance

This note covers the following topics: Financial Statements in Financial Analysis, Corporate Financial Risk Measures, Corporate Financial Planning, Taxation and Investment Returns, The Mathematics of Finance, Fixed Income Securities and Debt Markets, Equity Securities and Equity Markets, Business Investments, Cost of Capital & Corporate Performance Evaluation.

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Financial Derivatives and Banking

Derivatives are sound investment vehicles that make investing and business practices more efficient and reliable. This book describes the following topics: Derivative Securities, Futures and Forwards: Trading Mechanism and Pricing, Use Of Futures For Hedging, Interest Rate Futures, Swap Markets, Option Markets, Option Pricing, Strategies Involving Options, Derivative Markets In India: Evolution and Regulation.

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s 250Pages

Lecture Notes for Finance

These notes are intended for the introductory finance course mathematics economics program at the University of Copenhagen. Topics covered includes: The role of financial markets, Payment Streams under Certainty, Arbitrage pricing in a one-period model, Option pricing, The Black-Scholes formula, Stochastic Interest Rates and Portfolio Theory.

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s 176Pages

Indian Financial System

This book explains the following topics: Indian Financial System, Financial Services, Merchant Banking, Credit Rating, Stock Exchanges.

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s 116Pages

Personal Finance Supplementary Reading Material

This book covers the following topics: Financial Plan, Budgeting, Managing Your Money, Financing Assets, Protection of Assets, Investing Money, Retirement Planning, Taxes and You, Career Planning.

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s 116Pages

International Financial Management

International Financial Management is a well-known term in today’s world and it is also known as international finance. It means financial management in an international business environment. This book covers the following topics: Multinational Financial Management, Evolution Of International Monetary and Financial System, Management Of Short-term Assets and Liabilities, International Capital Budgeting Decision, Foreign Investment Decision, Political and Country Risk Management, Cost Of Capital Of Multinational Firm, Capital Structure of Multinational Firm, Dividend Policy of a Multinational Firm, Taxation Of Multinational Firm and Long-term Sources of Funds for A Multinational Company.

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s 257Pages

Global Financial Markets and Instruments

This book explains the following topics: Globalization of Financial Markets, The Bretton Woods System, The Gold Standard, The European Monetary System,Creation of Euro – Currency Markets an over view, Creation of Euro Dollar, Emergence of Global Currency Markets, The size and structure of European Markets, Regulatory Systems of Foreign Exchange, International Financial Markets, International Money Market Instruments and Institutions, Comparison of domestic, foreign and euro markets, Hedging and Speculation, Lending and Investment, Forex Risk and euro currency markets for Lending and Investment, Interest Rate Parity Theory.

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s 296Pages

Financial Management

This book covers the following topics: Finance Function : Scope and Objectives, Financial Resources : Long Term, Medium Term and Short Term Financial Resources with Reference to India, Capital Structured Decisions, The Cost of Capital, Capital Budgeting, Working Capital Management, Management in Cash, Management of Receivables, Inventory Management, Dividend Decisions, Business Failures and Mergers, Ratio Analysis and Funds Flow Statement.

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s 345Pages

Public Finance

This book explains the following topics: Meaning and Scope Of Public Finance, Public Expenditure, Public Revenue, Public Debt and Budget Federal Finance.

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s 114Pages

Introduction to public finance

This book contains a simple outline of those things which are necessary to prepare the student for independent research; a brief discussion of the leading principles that are generally accepted , a statement of unsettled principles with the grounds for controversy and sufficient references to easily accessible works and sources to enable the student to form some opinion for himself. Topics covered includes: Public Expenditure, Public Revenues, Public Indebtedness and Financial Administration.

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s 477Pages

Analytics of Finance

This course note covers the key quantitative methods of finance: financial econometrics and statistical inference for financial applications, dynamic optimization, Monte Carlo simulation, stochastic  calculus. These techniques, along with their computer implementation, are covered in depth.

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International Financial Environment

This note is designed to familiarize students with international financial transactions and Operational aspects of foreign exchange markets. One of the major objectives of developing this course note has been to bring in the recent happenings in international finance arena. It focus more on the practical aspects of international finance in conjunction to theoretical constructs.

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International Finance by Hartley Withers

This book covers the following topics related to International Finance: Capital and its Reward, Banking Machinery, Investments and Securities, Finance and Trade, The Benefits Of International Finance, The Evils Of International Finance, Remedies and Regulations.

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Personal Finance by Rachel Siegel

This book covers the following topics: Personal Financial Planning, Basic Ideas of Finance, Financial Statements, Evaluating Choices: Time, Risk, and Value, Financial Plans: Budgets, Taxes and Tax Planning.

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s 456Pages

International Finance Theory and Policy

This book covers the following topics: Introductory Finance Issues: Current Patterns, Past History, and International Institutions, National Income and the Balance of Payments Accounts, The Whole Truth about Trade Imbalances, Foreign Exchange Markets and Rates of Return, Interest Rate Parity, Purchasing Power Parity, Interest Rate Determination, Policy Effects with Floating Exchange Rates, Fixed Exchange Rates, Policy Effects with Fixed Exchange Rates.

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s 465Pages

The A B C of finance or The money and labor questions familiarly explained to common people

This book covers the following topics: What Society does for the Laborer, Capital and Labor, Starvation Wages, One Dollar, Value cannot be given by Government, The Value of Paper Money, Why has the Greenback any Value, The Mystery of Money, Evil of a Depreciating Currency: A Few Facts, The Lessons of History, The Public Faith, The Cause and the Remedy.

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s 128Pages

Effects of Information Technology on Financial Services Systems

This report describes the technologies now and likely to be available to providers and users of financial services. It analyzes the present structure of the financial service industry, its service offerings, its relationships with users of financial services, and observable trends.

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s 279Pages

Finance Theory I

This course note introduces the core theory of modern financial economics and financial management, with a focus on capital markets and investments. Topics include functions of capital markets and financial intermediaries, asset valuation, fixed-income securities, common stocks, capital budgeting, diversification and portfolio selection, equilibrium pricing of risky assets, the theory of efficient markets, and an introduction to derivatives and options.

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Lecture Notes in Finance 2

This book covers the following topics: Interest Rate Calculations, Bond Conventions, Bond Portfolios, Interest Rate Models, Basic Properties of Futures and Options, Binomial Option Pricing Model, Black-Scholes Model and the Distribution of Asset Prices, FX and Interest Rate Options, Trading Volatility.

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s 191Pages

Finance Theory II

The objective of this lecture note is to learn the financial tools needed to make good business decisions and presents the basic insights of corporate finance theory, but emphasizes the application of theory to real business decisions.

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Lecture Notes Financial Econometrics (PDF 554P)

This course note attempts to provide a fairly deep understanding of topical issues in asset pricing and deliver econometric methods in which to develop research agenda in financial economics.

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s 554Pages

Financial Econometrics

This course note covers econometric and statistical methods as applied to finance.

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s NAPages