Finance

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Prentice Hall, 1998 - Business & Economics - 442 pages
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This broad and comprehensive book presents the conceptual building blocks common to all areas of finance. By covering general principles of finance rather than specific subfields, it provides an appreciation of the scope of the subject as a whole. It presents both theory and practice with a heavy emphasis on problem-solving.

Based on the three analytical pillars of finance: time value of money; valuation; and risk management, this book is broader in scope than traditional finance books. Explaining what finance is and how it works, it reviews corporate financial statements from an owner's perspective and presents key corporate financial decisions in-depth. The book also emphasizes the application of finance problems to decision problems faced by households and firms.

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contrat à terme : titres donnant l'obligation à un contractant d'acheter et à l'autre contractant de vnedre
la rentabilité d'un portefeuille indiciel que les fonds de portefeuilles généralistes (dont les coûts de gestion sont élevés)

Contents

FINANCE AND THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM 1
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The Financial System
21
TIME AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION
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About the author (1998)

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.

Robert C. Merton is George Fisher Baker, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University.

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