Fall 2013 syllabus FINA363


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Unformatted text preview: cks, including dividend discount models and discounted cash flow models. Identify the key characteristics of mutual funds. Develop and use several methods for evaluating the performance of investment portfolios. Combine the above principles to improve personal investment decision making. Define options and futures contracts and explain how they are priced. Required Texts and Materials Textbook: Essentials of Investments, Bodie, Kane and Marcus , 9th ed. Stock Market Simulation Account: see below Selected Readings: Made available on Blackboard at appropriate time. Additional Suggested Materials: A subscription to the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, The Economist or a similar publication. Homework Regular homework will be assigned, along with answers to the problems. I will not collect these assignments, but homework questions will appear as exam questions, and you are strongly encouraged to keep up with these assignments. Grading Final grades will be calc...
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