The document is a free PDF book that examines the impact of information on financial markets, which is a crucial consideration for investments. It investigates how news events and the accuracy and timeliness of information affect market outcomes and stock market returns. The book provides insights into the relationship between information and financial markets and how investors can benefit from a better understanding of this relationship. The document can be a valuable resource for investors and financial professionals seeking to improve their investment decisions by understanding how information drives market activity. Overall, the book offers important insights into the role of information in investments and financial markets.
Author(s): Syngjoo Choi, Frédéric Moisan, and Sanjeev Goyal, New York University Abu Dhabi
The link provides lecture notes for the course Investments offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The notes cover various topics related to investments, such as risk and return, asset allocation, portfolio theory, and options. The notes also discuss different types of financial assets, including stocks, bonds, and real estate. In addition, the notes offer examples and mathematical models to help understand key concepts. The course is intended for undergraduate and graduate students interested in finance and investments. Overall, the lecture notes provide a comprehensive introduction to investments and financial markets.
Author(s): Prof. Reto Gallati, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The link provides PDF lecture notes for the course Investment Management. The notes cover various topics related to investment management, such as investment objectives, asset allocation, portfolio theory, risk and return, and stock valuation. The notes also discuss different types of financial assets, including equities, bonds, and derivatives. The course is intended for students pursuing a postgraduate degree in business administration or related fields. Overall, the lecture notes provide a comprehensive introduction to investment management principles and practices.
Author(s): P.Hemalatha, Teaching Assistant, Department of commerce
This note covers the following topics: Ingredients of an Investment Philosophy, Categorizing Investment Philosophies, Developing an Investment Philosophy, Market Timing, The Cost of Market Timing, Charting and Technical Analysis, Small Cap and Growth Investing, The Passive Screener, Value Investing, Information Trading.
Author(s): Aswath Damodaran
This note covers the following topics: Matrices and Programming, Prices, Probabilities, Risk and Return, Optimization, Factor Models, Style Analysis, Equilibrium, Performance Measurement.
Author(s): William F. Sharpe
This note explores key concepts in understanding fixed income instruments. This note will comprehensively cover topics related to fixed income instruments, including nominal yields, effective yields, yield to maturity, spot rates, forward rates, present value, future value, mortgage payments, term structure of interest rates, bond price sensitivity to interest rate changes, hedging, horizon analysis, credit risk, default probability, recovery rates, floaters, inverse floaters, swaps, forward rate agreements, Eurodollars, convertible bonds, callable bonds, interest rate models, risk neutral pricing, and fixed income arbitrage.
Author(s): Professor Doron Avramov
This book provides a treatise of the unique features of FDI flows, covering both theory and data. It focuses on the determinants of the aggregate flows of FDI at the source-host country level. The book is likely to find its main readership among academics, graduate students, and trained policy professionals.
Author(s): Assaf Razin and Efraim Sadka
This note covers the following topics: From CAPM to market anomalies, Credit risk implications for the cross section of asset returns, Rational versus behavioural attributes of stylized cross-sectional effects, Conditional CAPM, Conditional versus unconditional portfolio efficiency, Multi-factor models, Interpreting factor models, Machine learning methods in asset pricing: Lasso, Ridge, elastic net, group Lasso, Neural Network, and Random Forest, Panel regressions with fixed effects and their association with market-timing and cross-section, investment strategies, Consumption based asset pricing models, The discount factor representation in asset pricing, The equity premium puzzle, The risk free rate puzzle, The Epstein-Zin preferences.
Author(s): Professor Doron Avramov
This note explains the following topics: Introduction to Security Analysis, Risk and Return Concepts, New Issue Market, Stock Exchanges in India - Operations, Listing of Securities, Stock Brokers and Other Intermediaries, Stock Market Indices, Investment Alternatives, Government Securities, Valuation of Fixed Income Securities, valuation of Variable Income Securities or Equity Share Valuation, Efficient Market Hypothesis and Portfolio Construction.
Author(s): Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology
In this lecture note you will study the theory of investment management in domestic and global financial markets and comprehensively describes conceptual paradigms and their extensive applications in practice.
Author(s): Prof. Doron Avramov
The Role of Investment, Fixed income Securities, Securities Markets, Investment Planning, Investment Return, Investing in Common Stock, Buying and selling of Common Stock, Security Analysis, Investing in Fixed-Income , Commodities and Financial Futures, Financial Futures and Mutual Funds.
Author(s): Dr. J. N. Obi, National Open University of Nigeria
This note covers the following topics: The notion of a benchmark, The Capital Asset Pricing Model, The Importance of Diversification, The Effects of Diversification, The Market Portfolio, Risk Aversion and Risk Premiums, Implied Equity Premiums, Estimating Performance, Estimating Boeings Beta, Fundamental Determinants of Betas, From Cost of Equity to Cost of Capital.
Author(s): Aswath Damodaran
This note covers the following topics: Fisher Model, Present Value Calculations, Security Valuation: Bonds, Stocks, Investment Decision Making, Random Variable, Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Portfolio Theory, Capital Asset Pricing Model, Hedging Financial Risk.
Author(s): Eric Zivot
This book presents the essential elements of investment analysis as a practical tool with a firm theoretical foundation. This should make useful for those who wish to learn investment techniques for practical use and those wishing to progress further into the theory of finance. The book avoids making unnecessary mathematical demands upon the reader but it does finance as an analytical tool. Topics covered includes: Investment Fundamentals, Portfolio Theory, Modelling Returns, Equilibrium Theory, Fixed Income Securities, Derivatives, Application.
Author(s): Gareth D. Myles
The aim of this book is to present in clear form the simple principles of investment, and to afford the reader a working knowledge of the various classes of securities which are available as investments and their relative adaptability to different needs. The book is an outgrowth of the writer's personal experience as an investment banker. Topics covered includes: General Principles of Investment, Railroad Mortgage Bonds, Railroad Equipment Bonds, Real-Estate Mortgages, Industrial Bonds, Public-Utility Bonds, Municipal Bonds, Stocks and Market Movements of Securities.
Author(s): George Garr Henry
This book helps entrepreneurs and practitioners to understand the investments field as it is currently understood and practiced for sound investment decisions making. Topics covered includes: Quantitative methods of investment analysis, Theory for investment portfolio formation, Investment in stocks, Investment in bonds, Psychological aspects in investment decision making, Using options as investments, Portfolio management and evaluation.
Author(s): Kristina Levisauskait
This book covers the following topics: Foundation of Investment, Business of the Industrials, Business Barometers, The Lines of Defense and Attack in Investment, The Course Of The Stock Market, Course OF the Bond Market, Classes and Types of Securities, Catch Phrases and Formulae of Investment, Trustworthy and Untrustworthy Dealers in Securities.
Author(s): Morrell Walker Gaines
This note introduces the basic tools used by investment professionals. Topics covered includes: Investment Process, Term Structure of Interest Rates, Bond Portfolio Management, Portfolio Mechanics, Optimal Portfolios, Equilibrium Models and Performance Evaluation.
Author(s): Carnegie Mellon University
This book provides an elementary course in the theory and the application of annuities certain and in the mathematical aspects of life insurance. The book is particularly adapted to the needs of students in colleges of business administration, but it is also fitted for study by college students of mathematics who are not specializing in business.
Author(s): William L.Hart
This book explains recent developments in investments. It also covers the modern discount factor approach to asset pricing theory, covering stocks and bonds.
Author(s): John H, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
This lecture note teaches how to make sound investment decisions through in-depth knowledge of the financial markets, rigorous analytical thinking and precise mathematical derivation.
Author(s): Prof. Reto Gallati
Looking for the secret to prosperous living? Even in hard times? This classic on provident living examines work, savings, insurance, debt, charity, wealth, and much more. A timeless guide for anyone who wants to make more of their money.
Author(s): Samuel Smiles