The Tools & Techniques of Investment Planning, 4th Edition

Stephan R. Leimberg, Thomas R. Robinson, and Robert R. Johnson

ISBN: 978-1-945424-44-1

Product #: 2730004

Format: Paperback, 8 1/2” x 11”, 629 pages

Pub Date: June 2017

Price: $175.00

About the Book

The Tools & Techniques of Investment Planning, 4th Edition helps practitioners demystify the process of investing by providing practical insights into the strengths and weaknesses of different investment approaches and asset classes, and highlights strategies for managing portfolios in the contemporary investment climate.

A broad range of investment products are covered, such as: fixed income investments; equities; derivatives; pooled investments; and alternative investments.

This must-have resource includes

    • Detailed descriptions of complex investment products and strategies
    • Easy-to-read explanations of how various investment products work and when they should, and should not, employed
    • Clear, thorough examples, which show exactly how various investment products and strategies generate income and gains in value, and how those gains can be incorporated into investment strategies to meet specific real-world goals
    • Comprehensive explanations of investment-related tax concepts, which help investors and planners devise tax-efficient strategies
    • Thoughtful, independent advice about the best products and strategies for a specific situation

    In addition to everything that made the prior editions so effective and popular, the latest edition includes:

    • A new chapter on the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT), which describes what net investment income is (and is not), how the NIIT affects individual high-income taxpayers and owners of small businesses, and how it applies to the investment activities of trusts, estates and beneficiaries
    • Enhanced and clearly labeled examples, providing detailed information about real-world investment scenarios which help readers understand how investment performance is achieved and monitored
    • Mathematical equations used for investment performance monitoring. These equations are clearly explained, with numerous examples so readers can understand what certain investment benchmarks represent

    And, as with all the resources in the highly acclaimed Leimberg Library, every area covered in this book is accompanied by the tools, techniques, practice tips, and examples you can use to help your clients successfully navigate the complex course of investment planning and confidently meet their needs.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Introduction to Investment Planning


Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Cash and Cash Equivalents

United States Government Securities

Corporate Bonds

Convertible Securities

Municipal Bonds

Zero-Coupon Bonds

Promissory Notes

Guaranteed Investment Contracts (GICs)


Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Common Stocks

Preferred Stock


Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Warrants and Rights

Stock Options

Financial Futures

Commodity Futures


Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Mutual Funds

Exchange-Traded Funds

Hedge Funds

Separately Managed Accounts and Unified Managed Accounts (SMAs)

Structured Products


Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Life Insurance


Real Estate

REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts)

Asset-Backed Securities

Oil and Gas

Gold and Other Precious Metals


Limited Partnerships

Private Placements and Venture Capital

American Depository Receipts


Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Chapter 36

Chapter 37

Chapter 38

Chapter 39

Chapter 40

Chapter 41

Chapter 42

Chapter 43

Chapter 44

Chapter 45

Chapter 46

Chapter 47

Chapter 48

Investment Risk

Measuring Investment Risk

Time Value Concepts

Measuring Investment Returns

Measuring Yield

Security Valuation

Asset Pricing Models

Portfolio Management and Measurement

Asset Allocation and Portfolio Construction

Investment Strategies

Formula Investing

Hedging and Option Strategies

Leveraging Investment Assets

Taxation of Investment Vehicles

Tax-Efficient Investment Strategies

Investment Strategies for Tax-Advantaged Accounts

The Net Investment Income Tax


Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

Appendix F

Appendix G

Appendix H

Appendix I

Appendix J

Appendix K

Present Value of Lump Sum

Present Value of Annuity Due

Present Value of Ordinary Annuity

Future Value of Lump Sum

Future Value of Annuity Due

Future Value of Ordinary Annuity

Tax Exempt Equivalents

Investment Characteristics Matrix and Investment Priority Valuator

Tax Rates and Credits

Million Dollar Goal Guide

Additional Time Value Concepts


And, as with all the resources in the highly acclaimed Leimberg Library, every area covered in this book is accompanied by the tools, techniques, practice tips, and examples you can use to help your clients successfully navigate the complex course of estate planning and confidently meet their needs.

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