The Handbook of Financial Instruments

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Frank J. Fabozzi
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 3, 2003 - Business & Economics - 864 pages
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An investor's guide to understanding and using financial instruments

The Handbook of Financial Instruments provides comprehensive coverage of a broad range of financial instruments, including equities, bonds (asset-backed and mortgage-backed securities), derivatives (equity and fixed income), insurance investment products, mutual funds, alternative investments (hedge funds and private equity), and exchange traded funds. The Handbook of Financial Instruments explores the basic features of each instrument introduced, explains their risk characteristics, and examines the markets in which they trade. Written by experts in their respective fields, this book arms individual investors and institutional investors alike with the knowledge to choose and effectively use any financial instrument available in the market today.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is proud to be the publisher of the esteemed Frank J. Fabozzi Series. Comprising nearly 100 titles-which include numerous bestsellers—The Frank J. Fabozzi Series is a key resource for finance professionals and academics, strategists and students, and investors. The series is overseen by its eponymous editor, whose expert instruction and presentation of new ideas have been at the forefront of financial publishing for over twenty years. His successful career has provided him with the knowledge, insight, and advice that has led to this comprehensive series.

Frank J. Fabozzi, PhD, CFA, CPA, is Editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management, which is read by thousands of institutional investors, as well as editor or author of over 100 books on finance for the professional and academic markets. Currently, Dr. Fabozzi is an adjunct Professor of Finance at Yale University's School of Management and on the board of directors of the Guardian Life family of funds and the Black Rock complex of funds.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Overview of Financial Instruments
1
CHAPTER 2 Fundamentals of Investing
15
CHAPTER 3 Calculating Investment Returns
35
CHAPTER 4 Common Stock
67
CHAPTER 5 Sources of Information for Investing in Common Stock
119
CHAPTER 6 Money Market Instruments
143
CHAPTER 7 US Treasury Securities
185
CHAPTER 8 InflationIndexed Bonds
203
CHAPTER 18 Credit Card ABS
449
CHAPTER 19 Leveraged Loans
469
CHAPTER 20 Collateralized Debt Obligations
483
CHAPTER 21 Investment Companies
503
CHAPTER 22 ExchangeTraded Funds and Their Competitors
531
CHAPTER 23 StableValue Pension Investments
555
CHAPTER 24 InvestmentOriented Life Insurance
573
CHAPTER 25 Hedge Funds
605

CHAPTER 9 Federal Agency Securities
215
CHAPTER 10 Municipal Securities
229
CHAPTER 11 Corporate Bonds
251
CHAPTER 12 Preferred Stock
283
CHAPTER 13 Emerging Markets Debt
297
CHAPTER 14 Agency MortgageBacked Securities
331
CHAPTER 15 Nonagency MBS and Real EstateBacked ABS
367
CHAPTER 16 Commercial MortgageBacked Securities
399
CHAPTER 17 NonReal Estate AssetBacked Securities
423
CHAPTER 26 Private Equity
671
CHAPTER 27 Real Estate Investment
697
CHAPTER 28 Equity Derivatives
723
CHAPTER 29 Interest Rate Derivatives
755
CHAPTER 30 Mortgage Swaps
775
CHAPTER 31 Credit Derivatives
785
CHAPTER 32 Managed Futures
805
INDEX
825
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FRANK J. FABOZZI, PhD, CFA, is Editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management and an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Yale University's School of Management. Dr. Fabozzi is on the board of directors of the Guardian Life family of funds and the BlackRock complex of funds. He is an Advisory Analyst for Global Asset Management (GAM) with responsibilities as Consulting Director for portfolio construction, risk control, and evaluation. He earned a doctorate in economics from the City University of New York in 1972 and, in 1994, received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Fabozzi is a Fellow of the International

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