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Finance

Boundless

Published August 23rd 2013
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The Boundless Finance textbook is a college-level, introductory textbook that covers the complex and fascinating subject of Finance. Boundless works with subject matter experts to select the best open educational resources available on the web,MoreThe Boundless Finance textbook is a college-level, introductory textbook that covers the complex and fascinating subject of Finance. Boundless works with subject matter experts to select the best open educational resources available on the web, review the content for quality, and create introductory, college-level textbooks designed to meet the study needs of university students.This textbook covers:The Field and Goals of Financial Management -- Introducing Finance, Goals of Financial Management, Trends and Issues in Finance, Ethics, an Overview, Business Organization Types, Corporate Governance, Agency and Conflicts of Interest, Asset Classes, Financial MarketsFinancial Statements, Taxes, and Cash Flow -- Introducing Financial Statements, The Income Statement, The Balance Sheet, Tax Considerations, The Statement of Cash Flows, Other StatementsAnalyzing Financial Statements -- Standardizing Financial Statements, Ratio Analysis Overview, Profitability Ratios, Asset Management Ratios. Liquidity Ratios, Debt Management Ratios, Market Value Ratios, The DuPont Equation, ROE, ROA, and Growth, Using Financial Ratios for Analysis, Considering Inflations Distortionary Effects, Other DistortionsForecasting Financial Statements -- Role of Financial Forecasting in Planning, Overview of Forecasting, Forecasting the Income Statement, Forecasting the Balance Sheet, Building a Cash Budget, Analyzing the ForecastsThe Time Value of Money -- the Time Value of Money, Future Value, Single Amount, Present Value, Single Amount, Annuities, Valuing Multiple Cash Flows, Additional Detail on Present and Future Values, YieldBond Valuation -- The Basics of Interest Rates,Additional Topics in Interest Rates, Key Characteristics of Bonds, Understanding Bonds,Advantages and Disadvantages of Bonds,Types of Bonds, Bond Markets, Valuing Bonds, Bond RiskStock Valuation -- What is Stock, Types of Stock, Rules and Rights of Common and Preferred Stock, Stock Markets, Stock Valuation, Valuing the CorporationRisk and Return -- Understanding Return, Portfolio Considerations, Impact of News of Expected Returns, Risk, Implications Across Portfolios, Diversification, Understanding the Security Market LineSecurity Market Efficiency and Returns -- The Security Markets, Understanding Returns, Market Efficiency, Market RegulationThe Cost of Capital -- The Concept of the Cost of Capital, Valuing Different Costs, Calculation Approaches, The WACCCapital Budgeting -- Capital Budgeting, Payback Method, Internal Rate of Return, Net Present Value, Cash Flow Analysis and Other FactorsThe Role of Risk in Capital Budgeting -- Relationship Between Risk and Capital Budgeting, Assessing Stand-Alone Risk, Risk and Return, Scenario and Simulation Assessments, Factors Impacting Capital Budgeting, Other Considerations in Capital BudgetingCapital Structure -- Capital Structure Considerations, Understanding the Bankruptcy Process, Introducing Capital Structure, Thinking About Operating Leverage, Thinking About Financial LeverageObtaining Capital: Methods of Long-Term Financing -- Types of Financing, Venture Capital Detail, Leasing, Role of Investment Banks in Financing, Distributing Stock, Comparing Public and Private FinancingDividends -- What are Dividends, Dividend Policy, Setting the Dividend, Cash Dividend AlternativesOptions and Corporate Finance -- Conve