Ronald W. Melicher Finance

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How do financial markets and institutions affect businesses and individuals? How do firms raise funds? How can an individual use markets and institutions to meet their own personal goals? In order to answer these questions, a reader must have a strong understanding of financial markets and institutions. This concise book provides the necessary information, presenting the general principles of finance and showing how they are applied in the field.

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You can get there

Where do you want to go? You might already be working in a business setting. You may be looking to expand your skills. Or, you might be setting out on a new career path.

Wherever you want to go, Finance will help you get there. Easy-to-read, practical, and up-to-date, this text not only helps you learn fundamental financial concepts; it also helps you master the core competencies and skills you need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. The book’s brief, modular format and variety of built-in learning resources enable you to learn at your own pace and focus your studies.

With this book, you will be able to:
  • Examine the inner workings on the U.S. monetary system, and the role of the Federal Reserve System.
  • Determine the time value of money.
  • Use your financial knowledge to read financial statements, determine cash flow, and work with taxes.
  • Apply financial ratios to analyze a firm’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Learn budgeting techniques for working with capital.
  • Analyze risk in capital budgeting projects.
  • Manage working capital and current assets.
  • Secure additional capital through short-term business financing.
  • Examine the risk and rate of return on different assets.
  • Explore different capital structures.
  • Learn about the role of the New York Stock Exchange and how stocks are bought and sold.
  • Examine the role of shareholders in a company.
  • Understand the effect of international trade and finance on U.S. companies.

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The books in this series––Finance, Business Communication, Marketing, Business Math, and Real Estate––offer a coordinated curriculum for learning business. Learn more at www.wiley.com/go/pathways.

About the Author:

Ronald Melicher is a Professor of Finance and Chair of the Finance Division in the College of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is also a President's Teaching Scholar and the W. H. Baughn Distinguished Scholar. Dr. Melicher is currently in his 31st year of teaching at the University of Colorado.

Edgar Norton's teaching and research interests include investments, corporate finance, and entrepreneurial finance. His research has been published in a variety of finance, economic, and small business journals, including Financial Review nad the Journal of Business Research. A recipient of an Award of Excellence for a research paper at a conference sponsored by the International Council for Small Business, he was recognized in an article in the Journal of Management as one of the most productive entrepreneurship researchers of the early 1990s. He has co-authored four books.

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