Alexandra K. Theodossiou
Office: Faculty Center (FC) 144 (to be changed)
Phone(s) : (361) 825-2769 and (361) 442-1446 (cell, for emergency calls only)
Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00 p.m. -
4:00 p.m., Fridays 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. and by appointe-
The course aims to provide students with a clear understanding of the fundamental principles of
investing through theory and practice. Topics to be covered include indirect investing, securities
markets, risk and returns, portfolio theory, stocks, market efficiency, and an introduction to
Charles P. Jones,
Investments: Analysis and Management,
published by John
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (OPTIONAL) ADDITIONAL READINGS
Newspapers, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and Financial Times.
Buffett, Warren E. and Lawrence A. Cunningham,
The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate
edition. Carolina Academic Press, 2008.
. New York: Random House, 2008.
Rappaport, Alfred, and Michael J. Mauboussin,
. Boston: Harvard Business
School Press, 2001.
The Intelligent Investor
, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1949 (Foreword 2005
by John C. Bogle).
EXCEL, Blackboard, financial calculators (recommended TI BA II Plus), OTIS. Students can
download the outline of presentations and notes from Blackboard