Well, there are much better books on Econometrics out there, that could teach the subject better. I can safely say that no Econometrics class would use this book as a text.
Beyond that, the book does not come up with a lot of areas where “this is where you have to be careful in using regression on econometric data.”
I did learn a few things from the chapter on factor analysis, but that is not typically classified as econometrics.
As such, I don’t see any class of people that would benefit from this book.
There is no good audience for this book. If you still want the book, you can buy it here: The Basics of Financial Econometrics: Tools, Concepts, and Asset Management Applications (Frank J. Fabozzi Series).
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