Quiz 1: FIN3144
Name: _Key_
1. Until 1999, the _ Act(s) prohibited banks in the United States from both accepting deposits
and underwriting securities.
a) Sarbanes-Oxley
b) Glass-Steagall
c) SEC
d) Sarbanes-Oxley and SEC
e) None of the options
2. The spre
StockTrak Investment Simulation
In this course, each of you will participate in the StockTrak portfolio simulation managing an
initial wealth of $500,000. You will have to register for an investment account for the 10-week period
from September 8, 2014. Y
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A Traders Guide to Futures
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
introduction
SECTION 1
A Traders Guide to Futures
What Are Futures? 4
SECTION 2
Who Trades Futures?
Quiz 4
FIN 3144
Name _
1. The price that the writer of a put option receives for the underlying asset if the option is exercised is
called the
a. strike price
b. exercise price
c. execution price
d. strike price or exercise price
e. None of the options
2.
Chapter 16
Managing Bond Portfolios
Introduction
We have seen
But
Pricing of a bond.
Relationship between prices and yield
Spot rates, Short rates, forward rates and how they relate.
Yield curves and liquidity premium
Different trends in yield curves
Brie
Practice Questions
Final Exam: FIN 3144
Final Exam Guidelines
Chapter 20, 21, and 22
Format: TBD
Exam Date: December 16, 2014
Begin Time: 3:25PM
End Time: 5:25PM
One sheet of handwritten paper + Financial/Graphic/Scientific Calculator
Q.1
a)
A single-stoc
Review: Exam 3
Chapters 14, 15, and 16
1
Important points for Exam 3
Exam 3 will cover material from Chapter 14, 15 and 16.
Format of the exam is as follows:
10 Multiple choice questions (20 points): Conceptual + Numerical
4 Long numerical questions (20 p
Sample Questions
Sample Question 1
You are bullish on Telecom stock. The current market price is $50 per share and you have $5,000 of your
own to invest. You borrow an additional $5,000 and buy 200 shares of stock at $50 each. Ignore interest
and transact
Suggestions for Exam 2
NAV calculations along with premium/discount for closed end
funds.
Calculations of portfolio weights, expected returns, standard
deviation, minimum variance portfolio for -1 correlation.
Interpreting the CAL and optimal risky por
1
Lecture 1: Introduction to Investments
I. Introduction
This class is not about
This is not a course in get-rich-quick schemes. For the most part,
we will analyze investment decisions under the assumption that
securities are fairly priced (i.e., markets
Quiz 3
FIN3144
Name_Key_
1.
The current yield on a bond is equal to
a) annual interest payment divided by the current market price
b) the yield to maturity
c) annual interest divided by the par value
d) the internal rate of return
e) None of the options
A
Chapter 15
The Term Structure of Interest Rates
Overview of Term Structure
The relationship between yield to maturity (return) and
maturity.
What is a Yield curve?
Can it be used to estimate the interest rates?
The yield curve is a graph that displays the
FIN 3144
Investments
Chapter 1
What is Investments?
Current commitment of money/resources in expectation of
reaping future benefits.
Examples
Investing money in stock market
Investing time to attend class
Basically,
Sacrifice something of value now
Chapter Six
Capital Allocation to Risky Assets
6-1
Chapter Overview
Risk aversion and its estimation
Two-step process of portfolio construction
Composition of risky portfolio
Capital allocation between risky and risk-free assets
Passive strategies an
Chapter 8
Index Models
Markowitz model
The process is to find the optimal portfolio using all assets, along with
their returns, variances, and covariances.
How many estimates of covariances are required for 50 stocks?
1,225 covariances
How many estima
Chapter Two
Asset Classes and Financial Instruments
Major Classes of Financial Assets
or Securities
Money market
Bond market
Equity markets
Indexes
Derivative markets
2-2
The Money Market
Subsector of the fixed-income market
Securities are short-te
Chapter Five
Risk, Return, and the Historical Record
Real and Nominal Rates of Interest
Nominal interest rate (rn):
Growth rate of your money
Real interest rate (rr):
Growth rate of your purchasing power
rr rn i
rn i
rr
1 i
Where i is the rate of in
Chapter Four
Mutual Funds
Overview
Types of funds
Open-end funds
Closed-end funds
Exchange-traded funds
Differences among fund types (Important)
4-2
Net Asset Value
Used as a basis for valuation of investment company shares
Selling new shares
Rede
Chapter Three
How Securities Are Traded
Primary vs Secondary Market
Primary Market
Market for newly-issued securities
Firms issue new securities through underwriter (investment
banker) to public
Issuer receives the proceeds from the sale
Secondary Ma
Quiz 2
FIN3144
Name_
1. A mutual fund had NAV per share of $37.12 on January 1, 2012. On December 31 of the same
year the fund's rate of return for the year was 11.0%. Income distributions were $2.26 and the
fund had capital gain distributions of $1.64. W
Chapter 14
Bond Prices and Yields
Introduction
So far,
Assumptions regarding securities have been made
Risk and return profile of a security were assumed to be given
Now,
We analyze different types of security and their risk-return profile.
We begin w
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consumer behavior
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Agenda
Marketing News 2 Use
Chapter 6-Consumer Behavior
Homework & Next Steps
6-2
Key Learning AspectsArticulate the steps in the consumer buying process
Describe the difference between function
CS 550-001: Database Systems
Spring 2016
Professor Alex Brodsky
Office: Nguen Engineering Bldg 4418,
Phone:(703) 993-1529, Fax:(703)993-1710
Email: brodsky@gmu.edu
Prerequisites:
CS 310, 330 or
INFS 501, 515, 519, SWE 510
or equivalent
Required textbook:
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BIT 3144 Chapter 3
Relationship Among A Firm Issuing Securities, the Underwriters and the Public
Primary Security Sales
New issue
Key factor: issuer receives the proceeds from the sale
Secondary Security Sales
Existing owner sells to another party
Is
FIN 3144 Chapter 1
Finance Research
Nationally
Indexing and passive investing
Creation of the options market
Option back-dating
Collusion among Nasdaq traders
Departmental Research
Mutual fund scandal
Index changes and returns
Merger efficiency
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