Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Finance by Dean Paxson, Douglas Wood

By Dean Paxson, Douglas Wood

The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Finance presents transparent, concise, as much as the minute and hugely informative definitions and causes of the foremost techniques protecting the full of the quick altering box of up to date finance. Bringing jointly particularly commissioned and thoroughly edited entries from a global staff of the world's top recognized and revered finance students and academics, this may develop into the traditional reference for college students, researchers, teachers and practitioners.
The Dictionary has been conscientiously designed to offer either the professional and the newcomer overviews and succinct displays of an important strategies, phrases and strategies in glossy finance. With entries starting from prolonged explorations of significant subject matters to brief definitions of keyword phrases, this significant reference paintings offers the user:

Authoritative and entire assurance of the total field.
A absolutely listed and cross-referenced for specific study with correct citations for extra study.
Definitive entries masking the very newest improvement in finance.
A thoroughly foreign viewpoint and writer base.

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Holders of corporate debt, as bonds, stand to receive a maximum of the repayments owed; shareholders have limited liability, suffer nothing if the bondholders are not repaid and benefit from all gains in value above the amount owed to bondholders. Therefore, if a company has a large amount of outstanding debt it can be to the shareholders' advantage to take on risky projects which may give large returns, since this is essentially a gamble using bondholders' money! Conversely, shareholders may be unwilling to provide extra equity capital, even for sound projects.

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