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The Handbook of Financial Instruments

The Handbook of Financial Instruments

Frank J. Fabozzi (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-44560-9

Feb 2003

864 pages



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.


Contributing Authors.

Chapter 1. Overview of Financial Instruments (Frank J. Fabozzi).

Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Investing (Frank J. Fabozzi).

Chapter 3. Calculating Investment Returns (Bruce Feibel).

Chapter 4. Common Stock (Frank J. Fabozzi, et al.).

Chapter 5. Sources of Information for Investing in Common Stock (Pamela P. Peterson and Frank J. Fabozzi).

Chapter 6. Money Market Instruments (Frank J. Fabozzi, et al.).

Chapter 7. U.S. Treasury Securities (Frank J. Fabozzi and Michael J. Fleming).

Chapter 8. Inflation-Indexed Bonds (John B. Brynjolfsson).

Chapter 9. Federal Agency Securities (Frank J. Fabozzi and George P. Kegler).

Chapter 10. Municipal Securities (Frank J. Fabozzi).

Chapter 11. Corporate Bonds (Frank J. Fabozzi).

Chapter 12. Preferred Stock (Steven V. Mann and Frank J. Fabozzi).

Chapter 13. Emerging Markets Debt (Maria Mednikov Loucks, et al.).

Chapter 14. Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities (Frank J. Fabozzi and David Yuen).

Chapter 15. Nonagency MBS and Real Estate-Backed ABS (Frank J. Fabozzi and John Dunlevy).

Chapter 16. Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (Joseph F. DeMichele, et al.).

Chapter 17. Non-Real Estate Asset-Backed Securities (Frank J. Fabozzi and Thomas A. Zimmerman).

Chapter 18. Credit Card ABS (John N. McElravey).

Chapter 19. Leveraged Loans (Steven Miller).

Chapter 20. Collateralized Debt Obligations (Laurie S. Goodman and Frank J. Fabozzi).

Chapter 21. Investment Companies (Frank J. Jones and Frank J. Fabozzi).

Chapter 22. Exchange-Traded Funds and Their Competitors (Gary L. Gastineau).

Chapter 23. Stable-Value Pension Investments (John R. Caswell and Karl P. Tourville).

Chapter 24. Investment-Oriented Life Insurance (Frank J. Jones).

Chapter 25. Hedge Funds (Mark J. P. Anson).

Chapter 26. Private Equity (Mark J. P. Anson).

Chapter 27. Real Estate Investment (Susan Hudson-Wilson).

Chapter 28. Equity Derivatives (Bruce M. Collins and Frank J. Fabozzi).

Chapter 29. Interest Rate Derivatives (Frank J. Fabozzi and Steven V. Mann).

Chapter 30. Mortgage Swaps (David Yuen and Frank J. Fabozzi).

Chapter 31. Credit Derivatives (Moorad Choudhry).

Chapter 32. Managed Futures (Mark J. P. Anson).