MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY AND INVESTMENT ANALYSIS
John Wiley & Sons Inc.
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New York, NY 10158-0012
Authors: Edwin J. Elton and Martin J. Gruber
Psst! You practicing securities analysts and portfolio managers out there! Ever stop and think to yourself
that you need some sort of text for courses in investment analyses and portfolio management, something
along the lines of an aid to answer niggling questions with? A book that full-time managers might find
handy to keep around, just in case? Well, it's here and it's available.
Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis focuses on the characteristics and analysis of
individual securities as well as the theory of optimally combining securities into portfolios. It's divided
into four parts, with the first part discussing the current theory of modern portfolio analysis (this section
alone is more than 270 pages), including major breakthroughs that have occurred in the simplification of
the computational procedure to find the desired set of portfolios. In addition, two chapters in this section
examine how an investor might choose the one optimal portfolio for his or her needs from among a set of
portfolios. Part 1 concludes with a discussion of potential benefits from a portfolio composed of foreign