This note explores key concepts in understanding fixed income instruments. This note will comprehensively cover topics related to fixed income instruments, including nominal yields, effective yields, yield to maturity, spot rates, forward rates, present value, future value, mortgage payments, term structure of interest rates, bond price sensitivity to interest rate changes, hedging, horizon analysis, credit risk, default probability, recovery rates, floaters, inverse floaters, swaps, forward rate agreements, Eurodollars, convertible bonds, callable bonds, interest rate models, risk neutral pricing, and fixed income arbitrage.
Author(s): Professor Doron Avramov
This book provides a treatise of the unique features of FDI flows, covering both theory and data. It focuses on the determinants of the aggregate flows of FDI at the source-host country level. The book is likely to find its main readership among academics, graduate students, and trained policy professionals.
Author(s): Assaf Razin and Efraim Sadka
This note covers the following topics: From CAPM to market anomalies, Credit risk implications for the cross section of asset returns, Rational versus behavioural attributes of stylized cross-sectional effects, Conditional CAPM, Conditional versus unconditional portfolio efficiency, Multi-factor models, Interpreting factor models, Machine learning methods in asset pricing: Lasso, Ridge, elastic net, group Lasso, Neural Network, and Random Forest, Panel regressions with fixed effects and their association with market-timing and cross-section, investment strategies, Consumption based asset pricing models, The discount factor representation in asset pricing, The equity premium puzzle, The risk free rate puzzle, The Epstein-Zin preferences.
Author(s): Professor Doron Avramov
This hyper text book introduces the foundations of investment decision-making. The book is designed for use in a four-week teaching module for master's students studying introductory Finance. Topics covered includes: Capital Markets: Investment Performance, Basics of Return and Risk: Efficient Frontier, Preferences and Investor Choice, CAPM: The Portfolio Approach to Risk, Understanding Security Market Line, Arbitrage Pricing Theory, Betas, Leverage, Discount Rate, Information and Efficiency of Capital Markets.
Author(s): William N Goetzmann
This note explains the following topics: Introduction to Security Analysis, Risk and Return Concepts, New Issue Market, Stock Exchanges in India - Operations, Listing of Securities, Stock Brokers and Other Intermediaries, Stock Market Indices, Investment Alternatives, Government Securities, Valuation of Fixed Income Securities, valuation of Variable Income Securities or Equity Share Valuation, Efficient Market Hypothesis and Portfolio Construction.
Author(s): Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology
In this lecture note you will study the theory of investment management in domestic and global financial markets and comprehensively describes conceptual paradigms and their extensive applications in practice.
Author(s): Prof. Doron Avramov
This note covers the following topics: The notion of a benchmark, The Capital Asset Pricing Model, The Importance of Diversification, The Effects of Diversification, The Market Portfolio, Risk Aversion and Risk Premiums, Implied Equity Premiums, Estimating Performance, Estimating Boeings Beta, Fundamental Determinants of Betas, From Cost of Equity to Cost of Capital.
Author(s): Aswath Damodaran
This lecture note covers the following topics: Investment Alternatives, Securities Market, Stock Exchange, Industry Analysis, Company Analysis, Efficient Market Theory, Portfolio Analysis, Portfolio Models, Capital Asset Pricing Theory, Arbitrage Pricing Theory, Portfolio Evaluation, Portfolio Revision.
Author(s): DR. R. Kasilingam
This note covers the following topics: Fisher Model, Present Value Calculations, Security Valuation: Bonds, Stocks, Investment Decision Making, Random Variable, Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Portfolio Theory, Capital Asset Pricing Model, Hedging Financial Risk.
Author(s): Eric Zivot
These notes compactly summarize some of the theory and background for investments classes. They are not a complete treatment, but focus on areas in which the textbooks and other materials leave gaps. Topics covered includes: Notation and return definitions, Probability and statistics, Maximization, Matrix algebra, Stocks, Fixed income (bonds), Options.
Author(s): John H. Cochrane
This book presents the essential elements of investment analysis as a practical tool with a firm theoretical foundation. This should make useful for those who wish to learn investment techniques for practical use and those wishing to progress further into the theory of finance. The book avoids making unnecessary mathematical demands upon the reader but it does finance as an analytical tool. Topics covered includes: Investment Fundamentals, Portfolio Theory, Modelling Returns, Equilibrium Theory, Fixed Income Securities, Derivatives, Application.
Author(s): Gareth D. Myles
The aim of this book is to present in clear form the simple principles of investment, and to afford the reader a working knowledge of the various classes of securities which are available as investments and their relative adaptability to different needs. The book is an outgrowth of the writer's personal experience as an investment banker. Topics covered includes: General Principles of Investment, Railroad Mortgage Bonds, Railroad Equipment Bonds, Real-Estate Mortgages, Industrial Bonds, Public-Utility Bonds, Municipal Bonds, Stocks and Market Movements of Securities.
Author(s): George Garr Henry
This book helps entrepreneurs and practitioners to understand the investments field as it is currently understood and practiced for sound investment decisions making. Topics covered includes: Quantitative methods of investment analysis, Theory for investment portfolio formation, Investment in stocks, Investment in bonds, Psychological aspects in investment decision making, Using options as investments, Portfolio management and evaluation.
Author(s): Kristina Levisauskait
This book covers the following topics: Investment Environment, Fixed Income Securities, Approach To Security, Analysis, Portfolio Analysis And Financial Derivatives, Investor Protection.
Author(s): Smt. Greeshma.V and Mr. Sanesh.C
This book covers the following topics: Foundation of Investment, Business of the Industrials, Business Barometers, The Lines of Defense and Attack in Investment, The Course Of The Stock Market, Course OF the Bond Market, Classes and Types of Securities, Catch Phrases and Formulae of Investment, Trustworthy and Untrustworthy Dealers in Securities.
Author(s): Morrell Walker Gaines
This note introduces the basic tools used by investment professionals. Topics covered includes: Investment Process, Term Structure of Interest Rates, Bond Portfolio Management, Portfolio Mechanics, Optimal Portfolios, Equilibrium Models and Performance Evaluation.
Author(s): Carnegie Mellon University
This book provides an elementary course in the theory and the application of annuities certain and in the mathematical aspects of life insurance. The book is particularly adapted to the needs of students in colleges of business administration, but it is also fitted for study by college students of mathematics who are not specializing in business.
Author(s): William L.Hart
This lecture note teaches how to make sound investment decisions through in-depth knowledge of the financial markets, rigorous analytical thinking and precise mathematical derivation.
Author(s): Prof. Reto Gallati
Looking for the secret to prosperous living? Even in hard times? This classic on provident living examines work, savings, insurance, debt, charity, wealth, and much more. A timeless guide for anyone who wants to make more of their money.
Author(s): Samuel Smiles