Finance is a broad term that is used regarding the management, creation, and study of money and investment. This PDF book covers the following topics related to Business Finance : Introduction to Finance, Time Value of Money, Interest Rates, Bonds, Bankruptcy and Reoganization, Financial Statements and Free Cash Flow, Analysis of Financial Statements, Stock Valuation, Risk and Return, Cost of Capital, Capital Budgeting and Evaluating Cash Flows, Project Cash Flow Estimation, Corporate Governance.
Author(s): Tim Murray, PhD Virginia Military Institute
This PDF book covers the following topics related to Finance : Introduction, Payment Streams under Certainty, Arbitrage pricing in a one-period model, Arbitrage pricing in the multi-period model, Option pricing, The Black-Scholes formula, Stochastic Interest Rates, Portfolio Theory, Factor Models of Returns: Arbitrage Pricing Theory, Corporate Finance: Firms’ Financial Decisions, Efficient Capital Markets.
Author(s): David Lando, Rolf Poulsen
Public Finance is the study of government policy from the point of economic efficiency and equity. Topics covered includes: Sound Finance and Functional Finance, Fiscal Policy: Budget and Taxation, Indian Public Finance.
Author(s): University Of Mumbai
This note explains the following topics: The Present Position of the Rupee, The Gold–Exchange Standard, Paper Currency, The Present Position of Gold in India and Proposals for a Gold Currency, Council Bills and Remittance, The Secretary of State’s Reserves and the Cash Balances, Indian Banking, The Indian Rate of Discount.
Author(s): John Maynard Keynes
The objective of this note is to impart knowledge and skills about concept, theories, policies and techniques in financial management so that these can be applied in taking rational business and financial decisions.
Author(s): Uttarakhand Open University
A formal study of International Macroeconomics with emphasis on financial crises and policy responses in open economies. Topics covered include: macroeconomic equilibrium in open economies, theories of current account and exchange rate determination, the effects of exchange rate adjustments, macroeconomic policy under fixed and floating exchange rates, currency crises, and financial contagion.
Author(s): Enrique G. Mendoza
This note provides an introduction to mathematical modelling of financial and insurance markets with particular emphasis on the time-value of money and interest rates. Topics covered includes: The time value of money, Simple interest, Compound interest, Annuities and loans, Cash flows, Payment streams and variable interest rates.
Author(s): Jitse Niesen
The aim of this note is that the students develop an understanding of the main implications of increasing integration of the world economy. This note will be divided in two sections. The first section will be more like a traditional lecture class and will focus on theoretical models and empirical facts. The second section will be more like a seminar course with presentations by students and wide discussion on topics in international finance and international macroeconomics.
Author(s): Costas Arkolakis
This note will introduce you to some fundamental aspects of financial systems generally. Topics covered includes: Financial System, Types and Characteristics of Financial Assets, International Financial System, Capital Market, Money Market, Nigerian Financial System, Operations of Capital Market in Nigeria, Operations of Money Market in Nigeria, Central Banking, Commercial Banking, Merchant Banks, Development Banks, Universal Banks, Rural Banking, Marketing of Bank Services, Investment Companies, Insurance Companies, and Comparative Banking and Financial System.
Author(s): National Open University of Nigeria
This note covers the following topics: The First Option Trade, The Black-Scholes Equation, The Risk Neutral World, Monte Carlo Methods, The Binomial Model, Derivative Contracts on non-traded Assets and Real Options, Discrete Hedging, Derivative Contracts on non-traded Assets and Real Options, Discrete Hedging, Jump Diffusion, Regime Switching, Mean Variance Portfolio Optimization.
Author(s): Peter Forsyth
This note consist of basic financial literacy encompassing various areas that are very pertinent to the understanding of finance. Topics covered includes: Meaning, Nature And Types Of Investment, Venture Creation, Diversification as a Basis Of Investment Portfolio, Investing Wisely in Capital Market Using Hedging, Investing Wisely in Capital Market Using Arbitrage, Investing Wisely in Capital Market Using Speculation, Investment in Derivatives, Investment Portfolio in Properties and Commodities, Leveraging On Debts and Venture Capital In Creating Wealth, Intellectual Property and Royalties, Financial Market Instruments, Capital Gains and Continuous Cash Flows, Personal Financial Planning, Maintaining Savings Account For Cash Reserves, Planning For Contingency Fund, Insurance and Risk Hedging, Understanding Tax Issues.
Author(s): National Open University of Nigeria
This note covers the following topics: The Foreign Exchange Market, Currency Derivatives and Options Markets, The Balance of Payments Accounts, The Theory of Exchange Rates.
Author(s): Giovanni Piersanti
This lecture note explains the following topics: Modelling Financial Options, Random Numbers, Uniform Deviates, Fibonacci Generators , Random Numbers from Other Distributions, Normal Deviates, Sequences of Numbers with Low Discrepancy, Monte Carlo Methods, Constructing Integrators for SDEs, Monte Carlo Methods for European Options, Monte Carlo Methods for American Options, Finite-Difference Methods for American Vanilla Options.
Author(s): R. Seydel
Objective of this note is to provide a basic framework of public finance at the macroeconomic level, starting from fiscal and monetary policy in a standard macroeconomics, public debt in a growing economy, cost-benefit analysis, public goods, international debt and international tax issues. Topics covered includes: Monetary and Fiscal Policy, Structure of the Budgetary Process, Revenue Forecasting, Public Debt, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Public Goods and Bads, Local Public Finance, Finance and Development, International Issues in Public Finance and Social Security
Author(s): Hitotsubashi University
Goal of this note is to teach an introduction relevant for computer scientists, which may be both broader and shallower than traditional Computational Finance. Topics coverted includes: Derivatives, Time Series Analysis, Trading, Investment Strategies, Fundamentals of Investing, Stocks vs. Bonds, Financial Markets, Common Stocks, Stock Prices.
Author(s): Steven Skiena
This note introduces key concepts and issues in finance. Topics covered includes: From claims to value, Value for Issuers, Exchange mechanisms, Modern Finance, Asymmetric Information, Pricing riskless Bonds, Risk, The Portfolio approach to risk, Market efficiency, Intermediaries and assets, Options and Hedging, Government and financial structure.
Author(s): J L Rosenthal
This note explains the Simulation of random variables, stochastic processes and stochastic models in finance.
Author(s): Don L. Mcleish
This course introduces ideas and techniques that form the foundations of theory of finance. Topics covered includes: Individual decision making, Game Theory, Economics of Information, Market Microstructure, Choice Under Uncertainty, Equilibrium and Efficiency, Financial Markets, Mean Variance Analysis.
Author(s): Sandeep Kapur
This note covers the following topics: Financial Statements in Financial Analysis, Corporate Financial Risk Measures, Corporate Financial Planning, Taxation and Investment Returns, The Mathematics of Finance, Fixed Income Securities and Debt Markets, Equity Securities and Equity Markets, Business Investments, Cost of Capital and Corporate Performance Evaluation.
Author(s): Dr. George Blazenko
Derivatives are sound investment vehicles that make investing and business practices more efficient and reliable. This book describes the following topics: Derivative Securities, Futures and Forwards: Trading Mechanism and Pricing, Use Of Futures For Hedging, Interest Rate Futures, Swap Markets, Option Markets, Option Pricing, Strategies Involving Options, Derivative Markets In India: Evolution and Regulation.
Author(s): Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar - Haryana
These notes are intended for the introductory finance course mathematics economics program at the University of Copenhagen. Topics covered includes: The role of financial markets, Payment Streams under Certainty, Arbitrage pricing in a one-period model, Option pricing, The Black-Scholes formula, Stochastic Interest Rates and Portfolio Theory.
Author(s): David Lando, Simon Ellersgaard Nielsen and Rolf Poulsen
International Financial Management is a well-known term in today’s world and it is also known as international finance. It means financial management in an international business environment. This book covers the following topics: Multinational Financial Management, Evolution Of International Monetary and Financial System, Management Of Short-term Assets and Liabilities, International Capital Budgeting Decision, Foreign Investment Decision, Political and Country Risk Management, Cost Of Capital Of Multinational Firm, Capital Structure of Multinational Firm, Dividend Policy of a Multinational Firm, Taxation Of Multinational Firm and Long-term Sources of Funds for A Multinational Company.
Author(s): Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar - Haryana
This book covers the following topics: Finance Function : Scope and Objectives, Financial Resources : Long Term, Medium Term and Short Term Financial Resources with Reference to India, Capital Structured Decisions, The Cost of Capital, Capital Budgeting, Working Capital Management, Management in Cash, Management of Receivables, Inventory Management, Dividend Decisions, Business Failures and Mergers, Ratio Analysis and Funds Flow Statement.
Author(s): Directorate of Distance Education, Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar
This book contains a simple outline of those things which are necessary to prepare the student for independent research; a brief discussion of the leading principles that are generally accepted , a statement of unsettled principles with the grounds for controversy and sufficient references to easily accessible works and sources to enable the student to form some opinion for himself. Topics covered includes: Public Expenditure, Public Revenues, Public Indebtedness and Financial Administration.
Author(s): Plehn, Carl C
This course note covers the key quantitative methods of finance: financial econometrics and statistical inference for financial applications, dynamic optimization, Monte Carlo simulation, stochastic calculus. These techniques, along with their computer implementation, are covered in depth.
Author(s): Prof. Leonid Kogan
This note is designed to familiarize students with international financial transactions and Operational aspects of foreign exchange markets. One of the major objectives of developing this course note has been to bring in the recent happenings in international finance arena. It focus more on the practical aspects of international finance in conjunction to theoretical constructs.
This book covers the following topics related to International Finance: Capital and its Reward, Banking Machinery, Investments and Securities, Finance and Trade, The Benefits Of International Finance, The Evils Of International Finance, Remedies and Regulations.
Author(s): Hartley Withers
This book covers the following topics: Personal Financial Planning, Basic Ideas of Finance, Financial Statements, Evaluating Choices: Time, Risk, and Value, Financial Plans: Budgets, Taxes and Tax Planning.
Author(s): Rachel Siegel
This book covers the following topics: Introductory Finance Issues: Current Patterns, Past History, and International Institutions, National Income and the Balance of Payments Accounts, The Whole Truth about Trade Imbalances, Foreign Exchange Markets and Rates of Return, Interest Rate Parity, Purchasing Power Parity, Interest Rate Determination, Policy Effects with Floating Exchange Rates, Fixed Exchange Rates, Policy Effects with Fixed Exchange Rates.
Author(s): Steve Suranovic
This book covers the following topics: What Society does for the Laborer, Capital and Labor, Starvation Wages, One Dollar, Value cannot be given by Government, The Value of Paper Money, Why has the Greenback any Value, The Mystery of Money, Evil of a Depreciating Currency: A Few Facts, The Lessons of History, The Public Faith, The Cause and the Remedy.
Author(s): Simon Newcomb
This report describes the technologies now and likely to be available to providers and users of financial services. It analyzes the present structure of the financial service industry, its service offerings, its relationships with users of financial services, and observable trends.
This course note introduces the core theory of modern financial economics and financial management, with a focus on capital markets and investments. Topics include functions of capital markets and financial intermediaries, asset valuation, fixed-income securities, common stocks, capital budgeting, diversification and portfolio selection, equilibrium pricing of risky assets, the theory of efficient markets, and an introduction to derivatives and options.
Author(s): Prof.Andrew Lo
This book covers the following topics: Interest Rate Calculations, Bond Conventions, Bond Portfolios, Interest Rate Models, Basic Properties of Futures and Options, Binomial Option Pricing Model, Black-Scholes Model and the Distribution of Asset Prices, FX and Interest Rate Options, Trading Volatility.
Author(s): Paul Soderlind
The objective of this lecture note is to learn the financial tools needed to make good business decisions and presents the basic insights of corporate finance theory, but emphasizes the application of theory to real business decisions.
Author(s): Prof. Dirk Jenter and Prof. Katharina Lewellen
This course note attempts to provide a fairly deep understanding of topical issues in asset pricing and deliver econometric methods in which to develop research agenda in financial economics.
Author(s): Professor Doron E. Avramov, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
This course note covers econometric and statistical methods as applied to finance.
Author(s): Jianqing Fan