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Fundamentals of Investments (3rd Edition)

Fundamentals of Investments (3rd Edition)
Author: Gordon J. Alexander - William F. Sharpe - Jeffery
ISBN 13: 9780132926171
ISBN 10: 132926172
Edition: 3
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2000-05-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 781
List Price: $294.20

This introduction provides a clear framework for understanding and analyzing securities, and covers the major institutional features and theories of investing. While the book presents a thorough discussion of investments, the authors keep the material practical, relevant, and easy to understand.

The latest developments in investments are brought to life through the use of tables, graphs, and illustrations that incorporate current market information and academic research. An international content deals directly with international securities and securities markets throughout the book—along with currency management and interest rate parity. Up-to-date “Money Matters” articles reflect the latest real-world developments and are provided throughout each chapter to give readers a sense of how practitioners deal with various investment issues and use techniques. Other coverage includes an array of investment tools—presented through discussions on stocks, bonds, and other securities such as options and futures.

A guide to reviewing, forecasting, and monitoring—for individuals preparing to make investments or take the CFA exam.


New edition of a text that presents the basic building blocks of modern investment thought, i.e. the financial instruments available to investors and the ways in which markets for these instruments operate. Alexander (U. of Minnesota), William F. Sharpe (Stanford U.) and Jeffery V. Bailey (Target Corp.) present six chapters that discuss introductory material, the investment environment, modern investment theory, common stocks, fixed-income securities, and other investments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)