The essential strategies and concepts necessary for proper investment analysis From the theory and basis of financial analysis to portfolio management applications, The Portable Financial Analyst, Second Edition addresses these often controversial and difficult topics without the technical jargon and mathematical symbolism that usually complicate these matters. This unique collection of essays addresses the questions that are at the heart of every analyst’s and investor’s dilemma: how to make decisions in the face of unknown forces and how to assert some control over the outcome. The Portable Financial Analyst, Second Edition covers a wide range of concepts, methodologies, and strategies that every financial professional and investor must be aware of, including uncertainty, duration and convexity, CAPM, regressions, estimating volatility, simulation methods, return and risk, term structure of interest rates, commodity futures contracts, and much more. Filled with valuable advice and practical techniques, this book will show readers how to employ the tools of mathematics, statistics, and common sense when evaluating past results and projecting future performance. Mark Kritzman (Cambridge, MA) is Managing Partner of Windham Capital Management Boston and a Senior Partner of State Street Associates. Mr. Kritzman has written numerous articles for academic and professional journals and is the author of six books, including Puzzles of Finance (0-471-24657-3).