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on 13 July 2016
Likes
- Cheaper than my University's book store (Although still expensive)
- Good book for someone starting to learn about finance
- Easy to read
- Theories and concepts are explained well, with examples given when available

Dislikes
- Expensive
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on 31 January 2014
Given that I was doing self-study I needed an introductory text which was exceptionally well written given I had no other support. From personal experience, slogging through a poorly written dry text with on an unfamiliar subject is a recipe for failure, this edition is anything but that. It covers the subject matter thoroughly, but takes time to explain concepts in a skilful way which makes learning much more effective and interesting.

Uses good examples, is well structured with concepts introduced simply, then gradually expanded in complexity and has commentary to complete each learning section. Academic concepts are covered as well as accompanying practicalities, therefore the text prepares the student for the 'real world' realities as well as the theory of each problem.

My only gripe is the on-line resource - I'm sure this is good for students on a taught course with diligent tutors packing their portal with good stuff. For me it was just a few odd pdf's, a multiple choice thing and some appendices; the poor quality videos were gimmicky and the sound kept cutting-out. All-in-all pretty useless really. To be any good it needs audio lectures with the presentations and exam database with solutions. To make matters worse my registration card was missing on my paper copy (bought new from Waterstones) so I paid twice for this bit, and paid again for the Kindle edition so I could read on my commute, but it had no online capability with it. Very annoyed. Just register each copy sold, and no loose cards, they fall out / students nick them!

An annoying expense, and unnecessary really, as one doesn't really need additional materials as the main text is so good. Hit that hard and you don't need flowery media to 'help' understand.
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on 26 March 2016
Most annoying procedure happened when trying to the connect-platform, this is useless, wasted money and is really bothers me that there are no solutions provided to the end-of chapter questions. Very bad for students, but great for makign money, shame on you David Hillier, you should at least provide the answers on your website, I am really disappointed . this is so old-fashioned and not up to date as students work today!
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on 15 October 2015
In the description it said 'nice, clean copy' but there has been written (in pencil) on almost every page.I have tried erasing some of it, but unfortunately that just leaves grey stains.
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on 10 March 2014
Bought as textbook. Well organised and clear, also perfect for the CFA preparation so can be reused in the future. Very fast shipping!
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on 23 December 2015
Very good book!
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on 7 July 2016
Absolutely new!
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on 28 December 2015
Great concepts
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on 13 February 2016
Excellent!!!!!
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on 25 November 2014
Such an unintuitive book
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