Corporate finance experts Stephen Ross, Randolph Westerfield, and Bradford Jordan have teamed up for the eighth edition of their book Essentials of Corporate Finance, released in January of 2013. Essentials of Corporate Finance is targeted at a student audience, with or without formal training in corporate finance. In it Ross, Westerfield, and Jordan explain the most important principles and concepts of corporate finance in language that, unlike some other corporate finance books, is easy to digest and apply.
One of the most common questions among new economics students is whether the study of economics is truly a science. The answer is both ‘yes’ and ‘no’. The trouble we run into is one of first trying to define what science is, then explaining how the study of economics fits into that definition. This is a problem because the dictionary definition of ‘science’ is broad enough to include everything from mathematics to biology to behavioral anthropology.
With the economy now slowly expanding, more Americans are considering getting back into investing. However, quite a bit has changed since the recession first began in 2008. New and seasoned investors alike would do well to find out what is new in the modern market before putting money at risk. The following three books can help. They offer a plethora of information that should be especially helpful to new investors. Read the rest of this entry »