Syllabus_Investment_Analysis_390_380_02_Spring_2010

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Investment Analysis Finance 390:380:02 Spring Semester 2010 James Winder Levin Building, Office #143 Office Phone: 732-445-2996 Rutgers email: [email protected] Hours: Monday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and by appointment. Consider the two portfolios presented below. Which do you prefer? Suppose you own one of these two portfolios, and you want to add just one stock. Would you choose Walmart (WMT) which has a dividend yield of 2.04%, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) which has a dividend yield of 3.00%, Exxon (XOM) which has a dividend yield of 2.04%, or General Electric (GE) which has a dividend yield of 4.03%? Maybe you would like the safety of a 3-month US Treasury bill with its yield of 0.05%? Portfolio A . Portfolio B . Proctor and Gamble BG Group Dell Computer Occidental Petroleum Rio Tinto Burlington Northern Industries Lafarge Goldman Sachs Caterpillar This course provides some of the building blocks needed to answer the questions posed above. There are some themes to keep in mind as the course progresses. 1.) Are markets efficient? Could the market be “right” when BAC was $2 last March and “right” now that it is $16? 2.) Can we say that
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