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A Behavioural Finance Perspective





ISBN 9780415428620
Published June 29, 2008 by Routledge
910 Pages 113 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

In this book, the author draws from finance, psychology, economics, and other disciplines in business and the social sciences, recognising that personal finance and investments are subjects of study in their own right rather than merely branches of another discipline.

Considerable attention is given to topics which are either ignored or given very little attention in other texts. These include:

  • the psychology of investment decision-making
  • stock market bubbles and crashes
  • property investment
  • the use of derivatives in investment management
  • regulation of investments business.

More traditional subject areas are also thoroughly covered, including:

  • investment analysis
  • portfolio management
  • capital market theory
  • market efficiency
  • international investing
  • bond markets
  • institutional investments
  • option pricing
  • macroeconomics
  • the interpretation of company accounts.

Packed with over one hundred exercises, examples and exhibits and a helpful glossary of key terms, this book helps readers grasp the relevant principles of money management. It avoids non-essential mathematics and provides a novel new approach to the study of personal finance and investments.

This book will be essential for students and researchers engaged with personal finance, investments, behavioural finance, financial derivatives and financial economics.

This book also comes with a supporting website that includes two updated chapters, a new article featuring a behavioural model of the dot com, further exercises, a full glossary and a regularly updated blog from the author.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

 

Preface

 

Chapter 1 – Introduction

 

Chapter 2 - The Psychology of Personal Investment Decisions, Basics of Money, Bond and Property Markets

 

Chapter 3 – Interest Rates and Money Market Investments

 

Chapter 4 - Investing in Bonds

 

Chapter 5 – Property Investment and Mortgages, Basics of Stock Markets

 

Chapter 6 - Stock Exchanges

 

Chapter 7 - Stock Indices

 

Chapter 8 - The Rationale and Conduct of Regulation, Institutional Investments

 

Chapter 9 - Mutual Funds (Unit Trusts, OEICs, Investment Trusts)

 

Chapter 10 - Life Assurance and Assurance-Related Investments

 

Chapter 11 - Pensions

 

Chapter 12 - The Importance and Significance of Institutional Investors, Capital Market Theory

 

Chapter 13 - Portfolio Diversification

 

Chapter 14 - Capital Market Theory: The Capital Asset Pricing Model

 

Chapter 15 - Capital Market Theory: Alternatives and Criticisms, Portfolio Management

 

Chapter 16 - Styles of Portfolio Construction

 

Chapter 17 - Evaluating the Performance of Fund Managers, Investment Analysis

 

Chapter 18 - The Economic Environment

 

Chapter 19 - Dividend Discount Models

 

Chapter 20 - Company Accounts and Economic Value Added

 

Chapter 21 – Ratio Analysis

 

Chapter 22 - Technical Analysis, Market Efficiency

 

Chapter 23 - Market Efficiency: Concepts and Weak Form Evidence

 

Chapter 24 - Noise Trading and Behavioural Finance

 

Chapter 25 - Market Anomalies

 

Chapter 26 - Further Evidence on Market Efficiency

 

Chapter 27 - Stock Market Bubbles and Crashes, Stock Index Futures

 

Chapter 28 - Stock Index Futures

 

Chapter 29 - Stock Index Futures Prices

 

Chapter 30 - Hedging with Stock Index Futures, Stock Options

 

Chapter 31 - Stock Options

 

Chapter 32 – Speculation with Stock Options

 

Chapter 33 - Hedging with Options

 

Chapter 34 – Structured Products

 

Chapter 35 – Warrants, Convertibles, and Split-Caps

 

Chapter 36 – Option Pricing and the Black-Scholes Model

 

Chapter 37 – Variations on the Basic Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model

 

Chapter 38 – The Binomial Option Pricing Model, International Investing: Using Currency Derivatives

 

Chapter 39 - Currency Forwards, Futures, Swaps and Options, Bond and Interest Rate Analysis

 

Chapter 40 - Bond Prices and Redemption Yields

 

Chapter 41 - Duration and Risk

 

Chapter 42 - Bond Price Convexity

 

Chapter 43 - Bond Futures

 

Chapter 44 -Yield Curves and Interest Rate Futures

 

Chapter 45 – Interest Rate Swaps

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Author(s)

Biography

Keith Redhead is Principal Lecturer in the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at Coventry University Business School. He is also the author of "Introducing Investments: A Personal Finance Approach" and "Financial Derivatives: An Introduction to Futures, Forwards, Options and Swaps".

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Companion Website

Please visit our companion website for additional support materials.