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Corporate Finance For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-43478-9
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360 pages
December 2012
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Introduction 1

Part I: What’s Unique about Corporate Finance 7

Chapter 1: Introducing Corporate Finance 9

Chapter 2: Navigating the World of Corporate Finance 17

Chapter 3: Raising Money for Business Purposes  35

Part II: Reading Financial Statements as a Second Language 43

Chapter 4: Proving Worth Using the Balance Sheet  45

Chapter 5: Getting Paid with the Income Statement 57

Chapter 6: Easy Come, Easy Go: Statement of Cash Flows 65

Chapter 7: Making Financial Statements Useful with Metrics Analysis 73

Chapter 8: Measuring Financial Well-Being with Special Use Metrics 95

Part III: Valuations on the Price Tags of Business 111

Chapter 9: Determining Present and Future Values: Time Is Money 113

Chapter 10: Bringing in the CAValry for Capital Asset Valuations  121

Chapter 11: Bringing on Your Best Bond Bets 137

Chapter 12: Being Savvy When Shopping for Stock 153

Chapter 13: Measuring Valuations of the Might-Be: Derivatives 169

Part IV: A Wonderland of Risk Management 181

Chapter 14: Managing the Risky Business of Corporate Finances 183

Chapter 15: Through the Looking Glass of Modern Portfolio Theory 193

Chapter 16: Financially Engineering Yourself Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole 211

Chapter 17: Assessing Capital Structure Is WACC 227

Part V: Financial Management 235

Chapter 18: Assessing Financial Performance 237

Chapter 19: Forecasting Finances Is Way Easier than the Weather 257

Chapter 20: The 411 on M&A 271

Part VI: The Part of Tens 289

Chapter 21: Ten Things You Need to Know about International Finance 291

Chapter 22: Ten Things You Need to Understand about Behavioral Finance 305

Index 317

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