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Security markets Security markets COMM 374 COMM 374 Ali Lazrak Ali Lazrak January, 2011 January, 2011
Goal Goal Provide a solid foundation in the Provide a solid foundation in the fundamental principles of finance fundamental principles of finance Discounting Discounting Risk Risk Law of one price Law of one price Arbitrage Arbitrage 2
Goal Goal Discuss the theory and relate it to current issues Discuss the theory and relate it to current issues How to invest How to invest Asset pricing Asset pricing Derivatives and hedging Derivatives and hedging Prepare for subsequent courses in finance Prepare for subsequent courses in finance 3
Course material Course material Web site (WebCT) Web site (WebCT) Lecture notes Lecture notes Practice problems: Not assigned but do Practice problems: Not assigned but do them! them! Assigned homeworks (2) / project (2) Assigned homeworks (2) / project (2) Textbook Textbook Bodie, Kane, Marcus, Perrakis and Ryan, Bodie, Kane, Marcus, Perrakis and Ryan, Investments Investments 4
Organization Organization Download lecture notes Download lecture notes Do the assigned readings (lecture notes Do the assigned readings (lecture notes + textbook) before the class + textbook) before the class We will spend most of the class time We will spend most of the class time doing in-class practice exercises doing in-class practice exercises (including closed book quizzes, team (including closed book quizzes, team work etc..) work etc..) 5

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