Fundamentals of Investing helps students make informed investment decisions in their personal and professional lives by providing a solid foundation of core concepts and tools. Gitman/Joehnk/Smart use practical, hands-on applications to introduce the topics and techniques used by both personal investors and money managers. The authors integrate a consistent framework based on learning goals to keep students focused on what is most important in each chapter. Students leave the course with the necessary information for developing, implementing, and monitoring a successful investment program.
The eleventh edition addresses the current financial crisis and the impact it has made on the markets.
A book/disk text for students in a first course in investments, focusing on both individual securities and on portfolios, and describing techniques for implementing investment goals in light of risk-return tradeoffs. Learning aids include summaries; discussion questions; case problems; margin definitions; boxes on real-life investing situations; and STOCK-TRAK simulations. The accompanying disk contains software for performing calculations, keyed to the text. This sixth edition includes investor interviews and expanded material on subjects such as globalization and mortgage-backed securities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)