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Principles of Finance

Table of Contents[edit]


What is Finance
Branches of Finance
How to use this book?

Section 1 Introductory Concepts[edit]

Chapter 1 The Basics[edit]

An Overview on Money
Principle of Relative Valuation
Role of a CFO and Finance Managers
Is Accounting and Finance one and the same?

Chapter Financial Markets and Institutions[edit]

Stock Markets
Bond Markets
Money Markets
Derivatives Markets
Foreign Exchange Markets
Determinants of Interest Rates
The Federal Reserve System
Commercial Banks
Regulation of Commercial Banks

Chapter 2 The Time Value of Money[edit]

Introduction to Time Value of Money
The concept of returns
The Present Value of Money, Net Present Value and Discounting
The Opportunity Cost of Capital
The effect of compounding and
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The availability of documents in machine-readable form is a basic requirement of the system. Typewriters with paper-tape punching attachments are already used extensively in information processing and communication operations. Their use as standard equipment in the future would provide machine-readable records of new information. The transcription of old records would pose a problem, since in most cases it would be uneconomical to perform this job by hand. The mechanization of this operation will therefore have to wait until print-reading devices have been perfected.

—H. P. Luhn

Business Intelligence and Business Intelligence System[edit]

Rapid advances in computer technology allow business intelligence (BI) systems to provide managers with access to a tremendous amount of data. To function these systems combine complex front-end software with ETL capabilities that extract enormous amounts of data. At the heart of these systems are huge enterprise data warehouses that can populate a

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