BUS 422 Investments Syllabus Ellis Spring 2016

BUS 422 Investments Syllabus Ellis Spring 2016 - NC State...

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NC State University Investments and Portfolio Management BUS 422 Spring 2016 Dr. Jesse Ellis 4126 Nelson Hall (919) 515-9670 [email protected] A. Course Description & Objectives The objective of this course is to provide students with a theoretical and practical background in the field of investments. The course reviews various financial instruments, examines their historical performance for evidence of risk-return trade-off, presents basic portfolio theory and its implications for diversification, discusses the capital asset pricing model, and empirical estimation of beta riskiness. Other topics include mutual fund performance and the theory of efficient markets. This course emphasizes the development of tools required for investment decision-making and covers major topics of financial markets, security valuation and capital market equilibrium. This course teaches the investment instruments in the financial world under three broad headings: Debt securities, equity securities, and derivative securities. These instruments, and where and how they are traded, will be introduced. We will also look at tools used to value these instruments. B. Location, Times, & Materials Class Location and Times: Class meets in 1130 Nelson Hall Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:15pm Office Hours: By appointment 1
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Required Materials: Textbook for the course is Essentials of Investments, 9th edition, written by Bodie, Kane, and Marcus , McGraw Hill/Irwin with Connect Plus, ISBN 0077753879 (8 th edition is fine as long as you also purchase Connect access from Connect Website) McGraw Hill Connect access (can come through purchase of the book or can be purchased separately online) A financial calculator or calculator with financial functions (e.g., a graphing calculator) Websites: Lecture notes and announcements are on Moodle:
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