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(FIN 410) Investments

Topics in financial markets, investments, portfolio theory, asset allocation, valuation, fixed- income securities, security analysis, and mutual funds. Discussion of financial markets, investment vehicles, asset allocation, risk analysis, evaluating performance, global considerations, buying and selling securities and tax implications of investing. Minor emphasis on career possibilities in the financial services industry.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisite FIN 360
Offered Winter
Programs -

Course Outcomes

This course provides an advanced survey of investments and investment strategies and the fundamental concepts in investments. The main objective of this course is to provide students with a framework for making financial decisions related to Investments. These decisions are relevant for investors. Students will understand domestic or international investing markets. The course will focus on the application of financial theory to the issues and problems in the field of Investments.
The major topics will include:
1. How markets work
2. The relation between risk and return
3. Optimal investment/portfolio selection
4. Performance evaluation
5. What interest means
6. What role the interest play in valuation
7. Why financial institutions exist