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1 Investments FINS5513 Why Are We Here? ± What do you expect to learn? ² What are the issues you need to understand? ² What kinds of decisions do you need to make? ² What tools will you need in order to make great 3/2/2011 FINS5513 2 decisions? ± What do you learn in this course? ² Basic asset pricing and portfolio theories ² Some practical issues in investment decisions ± Australian School of Business versus TAFE or ASX certificates. Course Overview ± A survey course of investments topics ² A basic theoretical framework ± Covers a lot of material, and set the stage for your electives 3/2/2011 FINS5513 3 ± Acts as a gateway ± Use the class to plan your curriculum with your career interests
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2 Topics Markets and Ii Factor Models Risk and Rt Funds Management Informa 3/2/2011 FINS5513 4 Investing CAPM Return Equities Fixed Income Options Futures tion Portfolio Theory Investment Electives ± FINS5517: Applied port. mgt and modeling ± FINS5535: Deriv. and risk mgt techniques ± FINS5536: Fixed income securities and interest rate derivatives 3/2/2011 FINS5513 5 ± FINS5541: Adv. investments and funds mgt ± FINS5542: Applied funds management ± FINS5566: Electronic financial trading Assumed Knowledge ± COMM5005: Quantitative Methods for Business ± Chapters 1 – 4: ² General knowledge of chapters 1 – 4. ² Working knowledge of chapter 3. 3/2/2011 FINS5513 6 ± Basic math and statistics ² Basic calculus and optimization ² Probability and distributions ² Mean, variance, standard deviation, covariance ² Linear regression by ordinary least square (OLS)
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3 ± Lectures are primarily aimed at ² Identifying and explaining key concepts and issues ² Highlighting the links to practice ² Completing selected problems from text What Is Expected –inc lass ± Questions are encouraged and rewarded.
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