Part One: Capital Budgeting and Valuation1. Introduction to Finance2. The Time Value of MoneyAppendix 2.1. Algebraic Present Value FormulasAppendix 2.2. Annuity Formulas in Excel3. Measures for Evaluation of Investment Opportunities4. Loans and Amortization Tables5. Effective Interest Rates6. Capital Budgeting: Valuing Business Cash FlowsPart Two: Portfolio Analysis and the Capital Asset Pricing Model7. What is Risk?8. Statistics for PortfoliosAppendix 8.1. Downloading Data from Yahoo9. Portfolio Diversification and Market Risk10. Risk Diversification and the Efficient FrontierAppendix 10.1. Deriving the Formula for the Minimum Variance PortfolioAppendix 10.2. Portfolios with Three and More Assets11. The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and the Security Market Line (SML)12. Measuring Investment Performance13. The Security Market Line (SML) and the Cost of CapitalPart Three: Valuing Securities14. Efficient Markets--Some General Principles of Security Valuation15. Bond Valuation16. Stock ValuationPart Four: Options17. Introduction to Options18. Option Pricing Facts and Arbitrage19. Option pricing: The Black-Scholes FormulaAppendix 19.1 Getting Option Information from Yahoo20.The Binomial Option Pricing ModelPart Five: Excel Skills21. Introduction to Excel22. Graphs and Charts in Excel23. Excel Functions24. Using Data Tables25. Using Goal Seek and Solver26. Working with Dates in Excel
The late Simon Benninga was Professor of Finance and Director of the Sofaer International MBA program at the Faculty of Management at Tel Aviv University, a program he founded. Tal Mofkadi is Lecturer at Tel Aviv University and Co-Founder of Numerics Economic and Financial Consulting. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam, Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Nagoya University of Commerce and Business.
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