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This small book is most useful. The Core Financial Principles in a nutshell. A rigorous approach to fundamental Ideas, avoiding unnecessary complications

Highly convenient for those who:

- Already know about these matters, but they would like to get it refreshed and keep a consulting tool with them

- Need to master financial concepts in order to enhance their professional or academic performance

- Want to really know what their money & investments are worth. Here is the rationale.

The book starts at a basic level for inexpert readers and then moves into the key matters of finance that it is necessary to master. It deals with basic questions on the value over time of money, a correct valuation of different structures of bonds, the discounting and capitalization of different cash flows, methods for NPV (Net present Value), IRR (internal Rate of Return), Pay-back, etc. and the reasoning behind all of them. The book explains how to deal correctly with inflation when making any analysis. The author has explained the basic concepts in some exercises and cases so that the reader can master them.


-The Value of Money Over Time

-Measuring The Profitability of Investments

-Solved Exercises on Basic Concepts

-Determination of Relevant Flows to Make a Business Decision Case


-The FERSA Case

J. M. Lacarte is an author who stands out for having made a great Endeavour to provide straight forward explanations, never too complex, even when he teaches us about difficult subjects. However, he never sacrifices thoroughness. His interest in socio-economic matters and the management of companies has been constant over a professional life of more than twenty years in the world of corporate finance, banking, strategic consulting and the management of organizations. He has an MBA from IESE business school and a degree in economics and business studies.

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