**Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis 9th Edition by Edwin J. Elton, ISBN-13: 978-1118469941**

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- Publisher: Wiley; 9th edition (January 21, 2014)
- Language: English
- 752 pages
- ISBN-10: 1118469941
- ISBN-13: 978-1118469941

This book, as the title suggests, is concerned with the characteristics and analysis of individual securities, as well as with the theory and practice of optimally combining securities into portfolios. Part 1 of the book provides a description of securities and markets. Two chapters provide the reader with the institutional background to place the analytics that follow in perspective.

The second, and longest, part of the book discusses modern portfolio theory. We begin Part 2 with a detailed presentation of the theory of modern portfolio analysis and show that the characteristics of portfolios are significantly different from those of the individual securities from which they are formed. In fact, portfolio analysis is the recipe for one of the few “free lunches” in economics. By the end of Chapter 6, the reader will have learned the basis of portfolio theory from the relationship of portfolio characteristics to security characteristics to the method of computing sets of portfolios that investors will find desirable.

The theory presented at the beginning of the book has been around long enough that major breakthroughs have occurred in its implementation. These breakthroughs involve simplification of the amount and type of inputs to the portfolio problem (Chapters 7 and 8), as well as simplification of the computational procedure to find sets of desirable portfolios (Chapter 9). The major advantage in the latter simplification is that the portfolio selection process and the final portfolios selected have a structure with a clear-cut economic rationale, one to which both the practicing security analyst and the economist can relate. Chapter 10 discusses the all-important input to portfolio management expected return.

**Table of Contents:**

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Financial Securities

Chapter 3: Financial Markets

Chapter 4: The Characteristics of the Opportunity Set Under Risk

Chapter 5: Delineating Efficient Portfolios

Chapter 6: Techniques for Calculating the Efficient Frontier

Chapter 7: The Correlation Structure of Security Returns: The Single-Index Model

Chapter 8: The Correlation Structure of Security Returns: Multi-Index Models and Grouping Techniques

Chapter 9: Simple Techniques for Determining the Efficient Frontier

Chapter 10: Estimating Expected Returns

Chapter 11: How to Select Among the Portfolios in the Opportunity Set

Chapter 12: International Diversification

Chapter 13: The Standard Capital Asset Pricing Model

Chapter 14: Nonstandard Forms of Capital Asset Pricing Models

Chapter 15: Empirical Tests of Equilibrium Models

Chapter 16: The Arbitrage Pricing Model APT – A Multifactor Approach to Explaining Asset Prices

Chapter 17: Efficient Markets

Chapter 18: The Valuation Process

Chapter 19: Earnings Estimation

Chapter 20: Behavioral Finance, Investor Decision Making, and Asset Prices

Chapter 21: Interest Rate Theory and the Pricing of Bonds

Chapter 22: The Management of Bond Portfolios

Chapter 23: Option Pricing Theory

Chapter 24: The Valuation and Uses of Financial Futures

Chapter 25: Mutual Funds

Chapter 26: Evaluation of Portfolio Performance

Chapter 27: Evaluation of Security Analysis

Chapter 28: Portfolio Management Revisited

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