1 Introduction to Investments

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Comm367 1 COMM 367 Understanding Investments
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Comm367 2 Investments u In this class, we will study the process of committing funds to one or more assets Emphasis on holding financial assets and marketable securities Concepts also apply to real assets Foreign financial assets
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Comm367 3 A Short History of Investing u In this class, we will study the process of committing funds to one or more assets u The Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression u One-day panic in 1987 u The ‘technology bubble’ in the nineties and u The ‘bear market’ of the new millennium u Sub-prime mortgages, CDO’s, Global Financial
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Comm367 4 Investment Objectives u Primary Objectives Safety of principal Income Growth of capital u Secondary Objectives Liquidity Tax minimization
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Comm367 5 Investment Constraints u Possible constraints for investors include: Legal Moral / Ethical Emotional Income requirement Realism Other (e.g., illness, pending divorce, etc.)
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This note was uploaded on 08/03/2011 for the course ECON 503 taught by Professor Motherfucker during the Spring '11 term at Aarhus Universitet.

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