Investments 8th Edition 8th Edition

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Zvi Bodie is Professor of Finance and Economics at the Boston University School of Management. He is the director of Boston University’s Chartered Financial Analysts Examination Review Program and has served as consultant to many private and governmental organizations. Professor Bodie is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he was director of the NBER Project on Financial Aspects of the U.S. Pension System, and he is a member of the Pension Research Council of The Wharton School. He is widely published in leading professional journals, and his previous books include Pensions in the U.S. Economy, Issues in Pension Economics, and Financial Aspects of the U.S. Pension System.

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 was 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 the pricing of options. Professor Kane is the developer of the International Simulation Laboratory (ISL) for training and experimental research in executive decision making.

Alan Marcus is professor of finance in the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He received his PHD in Economics from MIT in 1981. Professor Marcus recently has been a visiting professor at the Athens Laboratory of Business Administration and at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and has served as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He also established the Chartered Financial Analysts Review Program at Boston College. Professor Marcus has published widely in the fields of capital markets and portfolio management, with an emphasis on applications of futures and options pricing models. His consulting work has ranged from new product development to provision of expert testimony in utility rate proceedings. He also spend two years at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), where he developed models of mortgage pricing and credit risk, and he currently serves on the Advisory Council for the Currency Risk Management Alliance of State Street Bank and Windham Capital Management Boston.
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Product Details

  • Series: Irwin/McGraw-Hill Series in Finance, Insurance and Real Estate
  • Hardcover: 990 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin; 8 edition (June 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0077261453
  • ISBN-13: 978-0077261450
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.5 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #365,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By James R. Brooman on October 19, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I use this book for my Investments course at Dartmouth, and I find it to be a very useful companion text. It is extremely comprehensive, with sections on pretty much everything you would want within this sphere. it is also relatively readable, with a logical layout and good explanations for most of the main points.

The downsides is that it is very expensive, although no ore so that other similar texts. Overall, it comes very recommended for those who wish to develop a strong understanding of capital markets and investing.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. N. Ivanoff on January 24, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book remains a classic from my years at BU. However, later on i learned that you need to put the theory of it with real books from traders and hedge fund managers like Toby Crabel and Linda Raschke. They both are phenomenal personalities and their books are always out of print. You may be able still to find something on Ebay or Amazon. Good luck, this is a good book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven Becker on January 31, 2013
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BKM do a great job balancing theory with practicality. They also follow info for the CFA exam so you could use this as a study book for at least the first CFA exam.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carrot Bu on March 31, 2013
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Very good in general
same as the website said
very satisfied and will come back
and Idk why we need to leave so many comments!!!
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By MBA 2012 on November 18, 2011
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I think the book is well written, and that the way it explains some of the nuances with respect to portfolios are great. The one chapter that is kind of annoying is Chapter 5, because it gives another way to notate compounding interest.... confusing. Outside of that, the book has been an excellent reference for class.

Also, my comments are assuming that the user of this book is someone who has a Finance background. If this was for a beginner,...uhh, I think it would be quite the challenge.

I hope this is useful.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Freeman on January 5, 2009
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Investments is a well written text book that has been updated frequently. It is refreshing to see examples in the book from 2007 that touch upon what is behind the failing of the lending institutions. It is easy to read and makes learning some rather complicated investment subjects easier. I would like to see more thorough examples on how to work through the various problems (either by calculator or by hand) that are assigned to the student. There is however links to the book's website that allows the student to use some excel spreadsheets to work through the books assigned problems. Overall it is an informative book that delivers on making the reader more intelligent on the finance subject.
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I took a graduate course which used this book and I thought that it was extremely well written. The examples are great and the material is interesting. Well worth the price.
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By Manu on September 10, 2013
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Good and very detailed book on various financial subjects, appropriate chapters covering whole syllabus of the course I follow. Don't hesitate!
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