(BQ) Part 1 book "Investments" has contents: The investment environment, asset classes and financial instruments, how securities are traded, mutual funds and other investment companies, capital allocation to risky assets, optimal risky portfolios, index models, the capital asset pricing model,...and other contents.
Chapter 1 - The investment environment. This chapter can help you become an informed practitioner of investments. We will focus on investments in securities such as stocks, bonds, or options and futures contracts, but much of what we discuss will be useful in the analysis of any type of investment. The chapter will provide you with background in the organization of various securities markets; will survey.
Chapter 11 - The global trade and investment environment. The main goals of this chapter are to: Present a historical overview of the main forms of the international monetary system, explain how the international monetary (IMF) system functions and some major current issues related to the IMF, understand the case for a fixed rate regime and for a floating exchange rate regime,...
Chapter 1 is introductory and contains important institutional material focusing on the financial environment. We discuss the major players in the financial markets, provide an overview of the types of securities traded in those markets, and explain how and where securities are traded.
We wrote the first edition of this textbook more than ten years ago. The intervening years
have been a period of rapid and profound change in the investments industry. This is due in
part to an abundance of newly designed securities, in part to the creation of new trading
strategies that would have been impossible without concurrent advances in computer technology,
and in part to rapid advances in the theory of investments that have come out of the
The object of the dissertation is the direct investment projects of Vietnam enterprises into Laos. Besides, in order to better assess the current status of the projects as well as investment opportunities into Laos in the future, the thesis will study the investment environment in Laos, the main competitors (Thailand and China), policy related to OFDI activities of Vietnam and Laos, the documents signed between enterprises as well as the two governments.
(BQ) Investments (8th edition) - Zvi Bodie, Alex Kane, Alan J. Marcus, is intended primarily as a textbook for courses in investment analysis. This text will introduce you to major issues currently of concern to all investors. It can give you the skills to conduct a sophisticated assessment of current issues and debates covered by both the popular media as well as more-specialized finance journals. Whether you plan to become an investment professional, or simply a sophisticated individual investor, you will find these skills essential.
Chapter 4 "Mutual funds and other investment companies" presents the following content: services of investment companies, net asset value, types of investment organizations, investment policies, costs of investing in mutual funds, exchange traded funds, a first look at fund performance,...
Chapter 2 - Asset classes and financial investments. In this chapter, we first describe money market instruments. We then move on to debt and equity securities. We explain the structure of various stock market indexes in this chapter because market benchmark portfolios play an important role in portfolio construction and evaluation. Finally, we survey the derivative security markets for options and futures contracts.
Chapter 4 - Mutual funds and other investment companies. We begin the chapter by describing and comparing the various types of investment companies available to investors. We then examine the functions of mutual funds, their investment styles and policies, and the costs of investing in these funds. Next we take a first look at the investment performance of these funds.
Chapter 5 - Learning about return and risk from the historical record. Casual observation and formal research both suggest that investment risk is as important to investors as expected return. while we have theories about the relationship between risk and expected return that would prevail in rational capital markets, there is no theory about the levels of risk we should find in the marketplace. we can at best estimate the level of risk likely to confront investors by analyzing historical experience.
Chapter 6 - Risk aversion and capital allocation to risky assets. In this chapter, we begin by introducing two themes in portfolio theory that are centered on risk. The first is the tenet that investors will avoid risk unless they can anticipate a reward for engaging in risky investments. The second theme allows us to quantify investors’ personal trade-offs between portfolio risk and expected return.
In this chapter, we first motivate the discussion by illustrating the potential gains from simple diversification into many assets. We then proceed to examine the process of efficient diversification from the ground up, starting with an investment menu of only two risky assets, then adding the risk-free asset, and finally, incorporating the entire universe of available risky securities. We learn how diversification can reduce risk without affecting expected returns.
Chapter 1 - Trade and investment in a global economy. The main goals of this chapter are to: Introduce the student to the contemporary issues in international trade and investment, define international business and its main components and illustrate the importance of technology in driving the globalization of products and markets, identify the entities involved in international trade and investment and explore the changing nature of firms that do business outside their national borders, highlight the benefits of globalisation and some of the concerns raised by critics of globalisation.
Chapter 1 - Trade and investment in a global economy. The main goals of this chapter are to: Introduce the student to the contemporary issues in international trade and investment, define international business and its main components and illustrate the importance of technology in driving the globalisation of products and markets, identify the entities involved in international trade and investment and explore the changing nature of firms that do business outside their national borders.
Chapter 4 - Foreign direct investment: practice and theory. This chapter discusses the recent trends in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and a few theories explaining those trends. The main goals are to: Describe the importance of FDI in the world economy, and the changing geographic and sectoral patterns of FDI over time; explain the benefits and costs of FDI for host and home countries; present a number of different theories that attempt to explain the FDI rationale; outline the interlinkages between international trade and FDI.
Chapter 5 - Australia’s position in international trade and investment. The main goals of this chapter are to: Examine the changes in Australia’ position in the world economy, in terms of size and income per capita; outline the main changes in Australia’s geographic distribution of exports and imports and identify the main reasons for those changes; analyse the role of foreign direct investment in Australia’s economy.
Chapter 6 - Instruments of trade and investment policies. The main goals of this chapter are to: Undertake an historical overview of main government policies that have influenced international trade, examine the major types of barriers that are currently affecting international trade and investment, examine the major types of export-enhancement measures and their impact on international business.
Chapter 7 - The multilateral trade and investment framework. The main goals of this chapter are to: Provide a history of the development of the current world trading system, leading to a better understanding of the current international trade framework; explain the functioning, the achievements and the problems faced by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT); outline the new features of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Letuter Investments (6/e) - Chapter 2: Financial instruments presents the following content: Major types of securities, markets and instruments, money market instruments, bond markets, municipal bond yields, capital market - equity, stock market indexes,...