Students will combine theory and practice to understand types of financial instruments (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, options, etc); the mechanics of buying and selling investments; traditional fundamental security analysis; the operation of the securities market; risk and return; current issues that affect the market; and basic portfolio management. This course is for students interested in starting an investment program or managing an existing portfolio as well as fundamental course for those considering a career in investments or finance.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Required Texts and Materials
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A simple calculator is required.
Although not required, students should keep in touch with what is happening in the stock market by reading the business section of a daily newspaper, watching CNN, or checking websites such as finance.yahoo.com or Morningstar.com at least once during the week. Students serious about investing must keep up with current events.
Other reading material, worksheets, etc, will be provided online.
Late assignments are worth zero points.
The grading procedures and grading rubrics will be presented in a separate document, which will be available on the home page for this class.
Some of the types of learning activities or assignments that the student will be required to complete may include, but is not limited to:
The class schedule and calendar will list due dates for papers, group projects, quizzes and exams. There will be a quiz after each week’s module and two exams and a final exam. Self-tests will be graded but grades will not be recorded. Quizzes cannot be made up. The instructor will provide additional information about quizzes.
Exams and quizzes will be open book and will be taken on-line using the honor system. Exams and quizzes will be timed. You must study as if the exam were written because you will not have adequate time to research in an attempt to answer questions. Exams and quizzes can include various types of questions, such as true/false, multiple/choice, and short essays. All class activities, including discussion boards, as well as syllabus assignments, and any guest speakers are considered testable.
Required Viewers, Plug-ins, or Players
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The following plug-ins may be required for this class:
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