Preparing to invest. The investment environment ; Markets and transactions ; Online information and investing -- Important conceptual tools. Return and risk ; Modern portfolio concepts -- Investing in common stocks. Common stocks ; Analyzing common stocks ; Stock valuation ; Market price behavior -- Investing in fixed-income securities. Fixed-income securities ; Bond valuation ; Preferred stocks and convertible securities -- Portfolio management. Mutual funds: professionally managed portfolios ; Managing your own portfolio -- Derivative securities. Options: puts, calls, and warrants ; Commodities and financial futures -- Financial tables.