Fundamentals of Investing, Global Edition eBook, 14th Edition

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Fundamentals of Investing, Global Edition eBook, 14th Edition

By Scott B. Smart, Chad J. Zutter
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For undergraduate investment courses.

The core concepts and tools students need to make informed investment decisions

Fundamentals of Investing uses practical, hands-on applications and examples to introduce the topics and techniques used by both personal investors and money managers. The text focuses on both individual securities and portfolios, teaching students to consider the risk and return of different types of investments and how to use this knowledge to achieve financial goals. A consistent framework centered around learning objectives keeps readers focused in each chapter while a conversational tone makes the language, concepts, and strategies accessible to students. With new topics and features added to the 14th Edition, Global Edition, the text remains up-to-date and relevant, so students leave the course equipped to develop, implement, and monitor a successful investment program.

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  • End-of-chapter problems give students experience in integrating, investigating, and analyzing key concepts presented in the chapter. Most have been revised to stay relevant to today’s students.
  • End-of-section Concepts in Review questions allow students to test their understanding before they move on to the next section.
  • End-of-chapter summaries integrate chapter content with online resources, helping students to better retain the material.
  • CFA Questions and Problem Sets offer additional homework and learning opportunities for students.
  • Excel@Investing provides students with online access to electronic copies of most Excel tables in the text that involve calculations. These allow students to better understand the calculations and see how changing key assumptions affect results.
  • GeoGebra animations for select in-chapter figures and examples illustrate concepts. They also allow students to manipulate key model inputs in order to determine outputs in the MyLab, thereby reinforcing student learning.
  • QR codes give students access to videos and other web content that elevates the topical coverage of each chapter.
  • Investor Mistakes and New Watch Your Behavior boxes highlight investment lessons gleaned from behavioral finance professionals.
  • Investor Facts keep students abreast of interesting statistics and unusual investment experiences.
  • Famous Failures in Finance highlight lessons from the financial crisis, as well as “problem areas” in the investment world such as market crashes, ethical scandals, and the failure to act in the client’s best interest.
  • A Learning Goal System frames each chapter, providing students with an accessible layout and a clear roadmap through a tightly woven structure that links headers, end-of-chapter summaries, discussion questions, problems, and cases.
  • A flexible chapter structure allows professors to easily integrate the text into their syllabi. Sections cover the investment environment, conceptual tools, popular investment vehicles, and more.
  • A clear focus on the individual investor gives students the basic tools and techniques they need to develop, implement, and monitor a successful investment program.
  • The use of real data has been expanded and updated in examples, tables, figures, and end-of-chapter problems, so students can make a real-world connection to the information.
  • Coverage of timely topics take changes in the investment environment into account, such as recent financial crises and scandals that remind students that investing is just as much about risk as it is about returns.
Table of contents
  • 1. The Investment Environment
  • 2. Securities Markets and Transactions
  • 3. Investment Information and Securities Transactions
  • 4. Return and Risk
  • 5. Modern Portfolio Concepts
  • 6. Common Stocks
  • 7. Analyzing Common Stocks
  • 8. Stock Valuation
  • 9. Market Efficiency and Behavioral Finance
  • 10. Fixed-Income Securities
  • 11. Bond Valuation
  • 12. Mutual Funds and Exchange-Traded Funds
  • 13. Managing Your Own Portfolio
  • 14. Options: Puts and Calls
  • 15. Futures Markets and Securities
  • 16. Investing in Preferred Stocks
  • 17. Tax-Advantaged Investments
  • 18. Real Estate and Other Tangible Investments