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In addition to focusing on the basics of investment transactions, this title is structured around the concepts and practices that students are most likely to encounter while taking FINRA’s SIE exam. Students will learn about the different types of investment assets, how securities transactions are implemented, and what role advisors play in recommending and executing investment strategies for real-world clients.
Written by an expert in this field, this resource:
Provides a comprehensive introduction to the concepts of investment planning for students at all levels
Complies with CFP Investment Planning course requirements
Is designed to help students prepare for the FINRA SIE exam
Provides introductory level explanations to help students understand broad concepts without being overwhelmed by technical information
This title features:
Overview of capital markets and asset classes
Tools for understanding and measuring investment risk and return
Portfolio management and investment strategies
Investment company operations
Discussion of educational accounts
Analysis of fixed income and equity securities
Explanation of alternative investments
Quantitative calculations, such as present and future values, tax exempt equivalents, and lump sum requirements
New in this edition:
updated tax figures
latest information on the regulatory and industry agencies, including the federal reserve and the FDIC
updates on federal government agency and government sponsored enterprise bonds
latest information on educational accounts, such as Coverdell accounts
updates on annuities, including the advantages and disadvantages of annuities
review of the different types of investment risk
latest on real estate investing, including the advantages and disadvantages of REITs.