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Investing in an Uncertain Economy for Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance)): Garrett, Sheryl: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
Investing in an Uncertain Economy for Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance))
Investing in an Uncertain Economy for Dummies (For Dummies (Business & Personal Finance))
แต่งโดย Garrett, Sheryl
สำนักพิมพ์ : For Dummies
วันที่ตีพิมพ์ : 2008/10
Binding : Paperback
เลขที่ISBN : 9780470401163

ราคาบนระบบBookWeb : THB 811.00
ราคาสำหรับสมาชิกบัตร KPC : THB 730.00

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ภาษา : English

Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A47350000 A47501000
Place of Publication: United States
Continuations: Monograph Series,any number
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Table of Contents
Introduction                                       1  (4)
  Part I: Laying a Solid Foundation                5  (68)
    Keep Your Feet on the Ground                   7  (4)
    Realize That This Has Happened Before (And     11 (4)
    Will Happen Again)
    Plan for Life's Uncertainties                  15 (3)
    Protect Your Ability to Earn Income            18 (4)
    Assess Your Medical Insurance                  22 (4)
    Assess Your Disability Insurance               26 (4)
    Assess Your Long-Term Care Insurance           30 (4)
    Assess Your Life Insurance                     34 (5)
    Take Stock of Your Current Financial Picture   39 (5)
    Save                                           44 (3)
    Manage Your Debt                               47 (4)
    Improve Your Credit Score                      51 (5)
    Set and Prioritize Financial Goals             56 (4)
    Don't Let Your Money Beliefs Sabotage Your     60 (4)
    Avoid Common Mistakes in a Down Market         64 (4)
    Use Non-Investment Options to Improve Your     68 (5)
  Part II: Using Investment Vehicles and           73 (80)
  Accounts throughout the Economic Cycle
    Include Cash Reserves: Savings, CDs and        75 (4)
    Money Market Accounts
    Government Bonds: Should You Loan Uncle Sam    79 (4)
    Your Money?
    Decide Whether Fixed Annuities Are Right       83 (4)
    for You
    Simplify with Target-Date Funds                87 (3)
    Invest in Mutual Funds                         90 (5)
    Hedge Your Bets with Variable Annuities        95 (5)
    Invest in Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)         100(4)
    Diversify with Real Estate Investment Trusts   104(3)
    Consider a Separately Managed Account          107(5)
    Invest in Individual Stocks                    112(4)
    Invest in Individual Bonds                     116(5)
    Hedge with Options                             121(4)
    Invest in Commodities                          125(4)
    Consider Short-Selling                         129(4)
    Use Caution When Buying on Margin              133(3)
    Get the Most Out of Your Taxable Accounts      136(3)
    Invest in Individual Retirement Accounts       139(5)
    Make the Most of Your Employer Retirement      144(5)
    Choose a Self-Employment Retirement Account    149(4)
  Part III: Demystifying Risk: Accumulating and    153(64)
  Protecting Wealth
    Understand Investment Risks                    155(4)
    Sort Through an Investment's Return            159(4)
    Assess Your Ability to Absorb Losses           163(3)
    Create a Portfolio You Can Grow and Consume    166(4)
    Allocate Your Assets to Minimize Risk          170(3)
    Rebalance Your Asset Allocation                173(5)
    Diversify Your Stock Portfolio by Size         178(4)
    Diversify Your Stock Portfolio by Valuation    182(4)
    Diversify Your Stock Portfolio by Country      186(3)
    Diversify Your Portfolio by Industry           189(3)
    Diversify Your Bond Portfolio                  192(5)
    Diversify Your Portfolio with Alternative      197(4)
    Employ a Conservative Portfolio                201(5)
    Employ a Moderate Portfolio                    206(5)
    Employ an Aggressive Portfolio                 211(6)
  Part IV: Investing for Accumulators              217(44)
    Save for Emergencies                           219(4)
    Provide for Large Expenses                     223(5)
    Develop a Plan to Provide for Children         228(4)
    Save for Retirement Regardless of the Shape    232(3)
    of the Economy
    Determine How Much Money Is Enough for the     235(4)
    Rest of Your Life
    Strategies for Beginning Investors             239(4)
    Investments for Beginning Investors            243(4)
    Strategies for Intermediate Investors          247(4)
    Investments for Intermediate-Stage Investors   251(5)
    Take Advantage of Retirement Plan Catch-Up     256(5)
  Part V: Heading into Retirement                  261(46)
    Be Prepared to Fund Large Expenses             263(3)
    Consider Working in Retirement                 266(3)
    Provide for Potential Long-Term Care           269(4)
    Use Your Home as a Source of Income            273(4)
    Make the Best Use of Your Retirement Plan      277(4)
    Understand Retirement Resources                281(5)
    Make Sure You're Accumulating Enough           286(5)
    Allocate Assets at the Current Stage of        291(5)
    Your Life
    Minimize Your Portfolio Risk                   296(4)
    Manage Your Qualified Retirement Plan          300(3)
    Invest to Supplement Income Needs              303(4)
  Part VI: Living on Your Investment Earnings      307(42)
  and Drawing Down Your Assets
    Benefits Timing: Make Social Security Work     309(4)
    for You
    Get the Most Out of Your Pension               313(5)
    Understand Your Employer Retirement Plan       318(4)
    Take Stock of Your Individual Retirement       322(5)
    Accounts (IRAs)
    Use Your Taxable, Partially Taxable, and       327(4)
    Non-Taxable Investments Wisely
    Allocate Assets in the Active Stage of         331(5)
    Allocate Your Assets for the Slow-Down         336(3)
    Stage of Retirement
    Allocate Your Assets During the Late Stage     339(3)
    of Life
    Preserve Assets to Pass on to Your Heirs       342(4)
    Know Which Types of Investments You Need       346(3)
    for Retirement Income
  Part VII: The Part of Tens                       349(6)
    Ten Tips for Building a Solid Financial        351(2)
    Ten Tips to Minimize Risk                      353(2)
Index                                              355

Investing in an Uncertain Economy For Dummies provides investors with focused, individualized investment strategies that enable them to conquer indecision and protect and strengthen their current financial holdings. With advice from 200 top independent financial advisors, empowered readers can make effective asset allocation decisions in the face of volatile markets.

Introduction. Part IInvestment Vehicles and Accounts throughout the Economic Cycle. Part III: Demystifying Risk: Accumulating and Protecting Wealth. Part IV: Investing for Accumulators. Part V: Heading into Retirement. Part VI: Living on Your Investment Earnings and Drawing Down Your Assets. Part VII: The Part of Tens. a portfolio Includes insights on execution and measurement of transaction costs Covers fixed income (particularly structured products) and derivatives Institutional Investment Management is an essential read for anyone who needs to hone their skills in this discipline.

Preface. Acknowledgments. About the Author. CHAPTER 1 Overview of Investment Management. Setting Investment Objectives. Establishing an Investment Policy. Selecting a Portfolio Strategy. Constructing and Monitoring the Portfolio. Measuring and Evaluating Performance. References. PART ONE Portfolio Theory and Asset Pricing. CHAPTER 2 Theory of Portfolio Selection. Some Basic Concepts. Measuring a Portfolio's Expected Return. Measuring Portfolio Risk. Portfolio Diversification. Choosing a Portfolio of Risky Assets. Index Model's Approximations to the Covariance Structure. Summary. References. CHAPTER 3 Applying Mean-Variance Analysis. Using Historical Data to Estimate Inputs. Application of Portfolio Theory to Asset Allocation. Implementing the Optimal Portfolio. Summary. References. CHAPTER 4 Issues in the Theory of Portfolio Selection. Quick Review of Probability Theory. Limitations of the Variance as a Risk Measure. Desirable Features of Investment Risk Measures. Alternative Risk Measures for Portfolio Selection. Extensions of the Theory of Portfolio Selection. Behavioral Finance Attack on the Theory of Portfolio. Summary. References. CHAPTER 5 Asset Pricing Theories. Characteristics of an Asset Pricing Model. Capital Asset Pricing Model. Arbitrage Pricing Theory Model. Some Principles to Take Away. Summary. Appendix. References. PART TWO Common Stock Analysis and Portfolio Management. CHAPTER 6 The U.S. Equity Markets. Exchange Market Structures. The U.S. Stock Markets: Exchanges and OTC Markets. Off-Exchange Markets and Alternative Electronic Markets. Evolving Stock Market Practices. Basic Functioning of Stock Markets. Summary. References. CHAPTER 7 Common Stock Strategies and Performance Evaluation. Market Efficiency. Stock Market Indicators. Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Approaches. Fundamental vs. Technical Analysis. Strategies Based on Technical Analysis. Strategies Based on Fundamental Analysis. Equity Style Investing. Passive Strategies. Measuring and Evaluating Performance. Summary. References. CHAPTER 8 Financial Analysis. Financial Ratio Analysis. Cash Flow Analysis. Usefulness of Cash Flows in Financial Analysis. Summary. References. CHAPTER 9 Applied Equity Valuation. Discounted Cash Flow Models. Relative Valuation Methods. DCF vs. RV Methods. Summary. References. CHAPTER 10 Forecasting Stock Returns. The Concept of Predictability. A Closer Look at Pricing Models. Predictive Return Models. Is Forecasting Markets Worth the Effort? Summary. References. CHAPTER 11 Managing a Common Stock Portfolio with Fundamental Factor Models. Tracking Error. Fundamental Factor Model Description and Estimation. Risk Decomposition. Applications in Portfolio Construction and Risk Control. Summary. References. CHAPTER 12 Transaction Costs and Trade Execution in Common Stock Portfolio Management. Trading Mechanics. Trading Arrangements for Institutional Investors. A Taxonomy of Transaction Costs. Liquidity and Transaction Costs. Market Impact Measurements and Empirical Findings. Forecasting and Modeling Market Impact. Incorporating Transaction Costs in Asset-Allocation Models. Optimal Trading. Integrated Portfolio Management Beyond Expected Return and Portfolio Risk. Summary. References. CHAPTER 13 Using Stock Index Futures and Equity Swaps in Equity Portfolio Management. Derivatives Process. Basic Features of Futures Contracts. Basic Features of Stock Index Futures. Applications for Stock Index Futures. Equity Swaps. Summary. References. CHAPTER 14 Using Equity Options in Investment Management. Basic Features of Options. Basic Features of Listed Equity Options. Risk and Return Characteristics of Listed Options. The Option Price. Use of Listed Equity Options in Portfolio Management. OTC Equity Options: The Basics. Use of Exotic Equity Options. Summary. References. CHAPTER 15 Equity Option Pricing Models. Put-Call Parity Relationship. Option Pricing Models. Sensitivity of the Option Price to a Change in Factors. Estimating Expected Stock Return Volatility. Summary. References PART THREE Bond Analysis and Portfolio Management. CHAPTER 16 Bond Fundamentals and Risks. Features of Bonds. Risks Associated with Investing in Bonds. Summary. Appendix: Calculating Accrued Interest. References. CHAPTER 17 Treasury and Agency Securities, Corporate Bonds, and Municipal Bonds. Treasury Securities. Federal Agency Securities. Corporate Bonds. Municipal Bonds. Non-U.S. Bonds. Summary. References. CHAPTER 18 Structured Products: RMBS, CMBS, and ABS. Agency Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities. Private-Label Residential MBS. Mortgage-Related, Asset-Backed Securities: Subprime MBS. Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities. Nonmortgage Asset-Backed Securities. Summary. References. CHAPTER 19 The Structure of Interest Rates. The Base Interest Rate. The Risk Premium Between Non-Treasury and Treasury Securities with the Same Maturity. Factors Affecting the Risk Premium. Term Structure of Interest Rates. Summary. References. CHAPTER 20 Bond Pricing and Yield Measures. Pricing of Option-Free Bonds. Conventional Yield Measures. Portfolio Yield Measures. Total Return. Summary. CHAPTER 21 Bond Price Volatility and the Measurement of Interest Rate Risk. Price Volatility Properties of Option-Free Bonds. Factors that Affect a Bond's Price Volatility. Measuring Interest Rate Risk Using the Price Value of a Basis Point. Measuring Interest Rate Risk Using Duration and Convexity. Measuring Exposure to Yield Curve Changes Key Rate Duration. Summary. References. CHAPTER 22 Valuing Bonds with Embedded Options. The Interest Rate Lattice. Calibrating the Lattice. Using the Lattice for Valuation. Using the Lattice Model to Value Bonds with Embedded Options. Extensions. Summary. References. CHAPTER 23 Bond Portfolio Strategies. Bond Market Indexes. The Spectrum of Strategies. Value-Added Strategies. Using Factor Models to Manage a Portfolio. Liability-Driven Strategies. Summary. References. CHAPTER 24 Using Derivatives in Bond Portfolio Management. Using Treasury Bond and Note Futures Contracts in Bond Portfolio Management. Use of Interest Rate Options in Bond Portfolio Management. Using Interest Rate Swaps in Bond Portfolio Management. Using Stock Index Futures and Treasury Bond Futures to Implement an Asset Allocation Decision. Using Credit Default Swaps to Manage Credit Risk. Summary. References. PART FOUR Investment Companies, Exchange-Traded Funds, and Alternative Investments. CHAPTER 25 Investment Companies, Exchange-Traded Funds, and Investment-Oriented Life Insurance. Investment Companies. Exchange-Traded Funds. Investment-Oriented Life Insurance. Summary. References. CHAPTER 26 Alternative Assets. Hedge Funds. Private Equity. Commodity Investments. Summary. References. APPENDIX. Measuring and Forecasting Yield Volatility. Calculating the Standard Deviation from Historical Data. Modeling and Forecasting Yield Volatility. Summary. References. Index.