FIN3410 syllabus spring 2017 - Xi Liu.pdf

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x I will hold myself to the highest standards of personal honesty and ethical behavior in my academic work. x If I see an instance of academic dishonesty, I will take the appropriate steps that are consistent with the Honor Code. x I will respect myself, fellow Ohio University students, faculty and staff, and members of our community and I will do my best to apply the standards set forth by the Honor Code to my daily life”. Ignorance of the rules does not exclude any member of the Ohio community from the requirements or the processes of the Honor Code. For additional information, please visit: http://www.ohio.edu/students/honor_code Students with disabilities : Any student who suspects s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the class instructor privately to discuss the student’s specific needs and provide written documentation from the Office of Student Accessibility Services. If the student is not yet registered as a student with a disability, s/he should contact the Office of Student Accessibility Services. Academic Misconduct: The College of Business and the Department of Finance does not tolerate cheating of any kind. It follows university procedures for handling academic misconduct on all graded work. Tentative Schedule (The Professor reserves the right to modify the contents of this syllabus.) PART I: INTRODUCTION TO PORTFOLIO THEORY Ch 1 Investments: Background and Issues Ch 2 Asset Classes and Financial Instruments Ch 3 Securities Markets Ch 5 Risk and return Ch 6 Efficient Diversification Ch 8 Market Efficiency Ch 9 Behavioral Finance Ch 10 Bond Prices and Yields PART II: EQUITY INVESTMENT VALUATION Ch 12 Top-down Analysis Ch 14 Financial Statement Analysis Ch 7 CAPM and APT Ch 13 Equity valuation
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6 We may deviate slightly from this schedule and I will keep you updated as the course progresses. I will post the assigned readings and cases before class meetings, and you are expected to read the material before coming to class. The cases are generally quite involved and challenging and you won’t be able to keep up with case discussions if you come to class unprepared. Class Etiquette In order to maintain a class environment that is conducive to learning, I suggest the following code of class etiquette: 1. Arrive at class on time and avoid leaving early. 2. Turn off cellphones and other audible electronics. 3. Do not use laptops other than to facilitate course learning. 4. If you feel that another member of class is distracting you, let me know, and where appropriate, I will anonymously communicate your feedback to them. Keys to Success in this course: x Take organized and detailed notes in class, read your notes and go over the questions again after each class x Work on class exercises and concept questions assigned for each chapter x Start the homework and projects on time. This will give you time to work on the problems, ask questions, and also get the most of bonus points.
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