An Introduction to the Mathematics of Money: Saving and Investing
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 24, 2006 - Mathematics - 300 pages
Introduction Some people distinguish between savings and investments, where savings are monies placed in relatively risk-free accounts with modest rewards, and where investments involve more risk and the potential for greater rewards. In this book we do not distinguish between these ideas. We treat them both under the umbrella of investing. In general, income falls into two categories: earned income—which is the income derived from your everyday job—andunearnedincome—which is income derived from investing. You attend college to strengthen your prospects for earned income, so why do you need to worry about unearned income, namely, investment income? There are many reasons to invest and to learn about investing. Perhaps the primary one is to take charge of your own ?nancial future. You need money for short-term goals (such as living expenses, emergencies) and for long-term goals (such as buying a car, buying a house, educating children, paying catastrophic medical bills, funding retirement). Investing involvesborrowingandlending,andbuyingandselling. • borrowing and lending. When you put money into a bank savings account,youarelendingyourmoneyandthebankisborrowingit.Youcan lend money to a bank, a business, a government, or a person. In exchange forthis,theborrowerpromisestopayyouinterestandtoreturnyourinitial investment at a future date. Why would the borrower do this? Because the borrower anticipates using this money in a way that earns more than the interest promised to you. Examples of borrowing and lending are savings accounts, certi?cates of deposits, money-market accounts, and bonds.
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Inﬂation and Taxes 45
Loans and Risks 75
Stocks and Stock Markets 149
Stock Market Indexes Pricing and Risk
Induction Recurrence Relations Inequalities
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