By Austin Murphy
A state-of-the art treatment offering scientific procedures that require no special scientific expertise, Murphy's unusual new book provides a unified framework for the evaluation of investment assets and strategies--a particularly useful way to conduct security analysis, portfolio management, and trading, and for other general investment applications. Murphy covers practical methods for credit analysis and demonstrates ways to value equities using a pro forma model that integrates forecasting with the detailed use of financial statements and footnotes. He also explains international portfolio management within the context of a changed trading, tax, and regulatory environment. This is an important resource for investment analysts, researchers, advisers, and brokers, and an excellent text for students in certain advanced university courses.