Part I: THE INVESTMENT PROCESS AND FINANCIAL CONCEPTS. 1. An Introduction to Investments. 2. Securities Markets. 3. The Time Value of Money. 4. Financial Planning, Taxation and the Efficiency of Financial Markets. 5. Risk and Portfolio Management. Part II: INVESTMENT COMPANIES. 6. Investment Companies: Mutual Funds. 7. Closed-End Investment Companies, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), and Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). Part III: INVESTING IN COMMON STOCK. 8. Stock. 9. The Valuation of Common Stock. 10. Investment Returns and Aggregate Measures of Stock Markets. 11. The Macroeconomic Environment for Investment Decisions. 12. Behavioral Finance and Technical Analysis. Part IV: INVESTING IN FIXED-INCOME SECURITIES. 13. The Bond Market. 14. The Valuation of Fixed-Income Securities. 15. Government Securities. 16. Convertible Bonds and Convertible Preferred Stock. Part V: DERIVATIVES. 17. An Introduction to Options. 18. Option Valuation and Strategies. 19. Commodity and Financial Futures. Part VI: AN OVERVIEW. 20. Financial Planning and Investing in an Efficient Market Context.
Dr. Herbert Mayo teaches finance at The College of New Jersey, where he previously served as former Director of Accreditation. A well-respected author and experienced educator, Dr. Mayo has written several successful books focusing on critical finance issues and today's investment opportunities. Dr. Mayo earned his Ph.D. from Rutgers University and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.