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Click to edit Master subtitle style Page ‹#› Lecture #1 – Course Introduction Introduction to Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives 1 1
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Page ‹#› Lecture #1 – Course Introduction Options, Futures, and Other Today’s game plan Administrative issues Course Introduction Review course syllabus Internet Resources Professor information Student information Assignments for the next class meeting Risk, Uncertainty, and Financial Markets 2 2
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Page ‹#› Lecture #1 – Course Introduction Issues addressed by this course We are interested in finding answers to questions such as: How can we measure and characterize how individuals “feel about” risk (in terms of pricing of risky assets)? How can we compare the risks of different assets? How can the risks of assets (in a time series sense) be modeled, and what are the implications for the pricing of derivative securities; e.g., options, futures, forwards, swaps, etc.? How can derivatives theory be applied to 3 3 Lecture #1: Course Introduction
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Page ‹#› Lecture #1 – Course Introduction Course Syllabus Texts and Materials John C. Hull, Options, Futures and Other Derivatives, 7th Edition, Prentice Hall (required). Readings (assigned from sources other than the textbook) distributed from the following webpage (required): http://fin4366.garven.com/readings.htm 4 4 Lecture #1: Course Introduction
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Page ‹#› Lecture #1 – Course Introduction Course Syllabus Grade Determination: Final Grade = .15(Class Attendance/Participation) + .20(Problem Sets) + Max{.20(Midterm Exam 1) + .
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