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Investments [Hardcover]

Zvi Bodie , Alex Kane , Alan Marcus , Stylianos Perrakis , Peter Ryan
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March 21 2005 0070895031 978-0070895034 Canadian
The Fifth Canadian Edition of Investments provides instructors with a text that introduces the important concepts and theories (e.g., the risk and return relationship of an investment, modern portfolio theory) combined with practical applications and an understanding of new and innovative financial products (e.g., derivatives).

Bodie is recognized for its blend of practical and theoretical coverage while maintaining an appropriate rigour and clear writing style. Its unifying theme is that security markets are nearly efficient, meaning that most securities are usually priced appropriately given their risk and return attributes. The text places greater emphasis on asset allocation and offers a much broader and deeper treatment of futures, options, and other derivative security markets than most investment texts.


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Zvi Bodie is professor of finance and economics at Boston University School of Management. He holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has served on the finance faculty at Harvard Business School and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Professor Bodie has published widely on pension finance and investment strategy in leading professional journals. His books include Worry-Free Investing: A safe Approach to Achieving your Lifetime Financial Goals and Foundations of Pension Finance. Professor Bodie is managing director of Integrated Finance Limited, a specialized investment bank and financial engineering company. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Pension Research Council.

Alex Kane is professor of finance and economics at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He has been visiting professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo; Graduate School of Business, Harvard; Kennedy School of Government, Harvard; and research associate, National Bureau of Economic Research. An author of many articles in finance and management journals, Professor Kane’s research is mainly in corporate finance, portfolio management, and capital markets, most recently in the measurement of market volatility and pricing of options.

Alan J. Marcus is a Professor of Finance in the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College. His main research interests are in derivatives and securities markets. He is co-author (with Zvi Bodie and Alex Kane) of the texts Investments and Essentials of Investments. Professor Marcus has served as a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Professor Marcus also spent two years at Freddie Mac, where he helped to develop mortgage pricing and credit risk models. He currently serves on the Research Foundation Advisory Board of the CFA Institute.

Stylianos Perrakis is Professor of Finance at the John Molson School of Business of Concordia University. Professor Perrakis is the author of many articles published in leading academic and professional journals in economics and finance, especially in the areas of industrial organization, corporate finance, and option pricing. He has served as a consultant to many private and governmental organizations, including the Institute of Canadian Bankers and the World Bank. He is also the author of Canadian Industrial Organisation and has taught as a visiting professor in universities in Switzerland, France, and the United States.

Peter Ryan is Professor of Finance at the University of Ottawa School of Management. He received a Ph.D. in operations research from Stanford University. Professor Ryan’s research interests include both contingent claims in general and the incentive effects of financial claims in corporate structures. His articles on the subject of options and financial instruments have been published in a number of international journals in finance and management science. Professor Ryan has recently been involved in developing the course material for the Canadian Securities Institute. He also serves as an expert witness on the execution of responsibilities by financial advisors.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book Nov. 21 2013
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Good textbook. Bought an older version but it was still very useful. Clear and concise. It's a classic in investment theory.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good March 9 2012
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quick shipment. Although the chapter practice questions are in different order from the latest edition, the questions are almost the same. Very good!
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