This course is intended to provide finance majors with an introduction to the core tools and concepts used in the analysis of investments. Specific topics to be covered include valuation, risk and return analysis, optimal portfolio selection, asset pricing, the analysis and pricing of derivative securities, term structure theory, and the economics of foreign exchange markets. By the end of the course, students should have a broad understanding of the key analytical tools and concepts that will be useful for further study in finance. Students taking this course are expected to have a working knowledge of basic probability and statistics, calculus, and spreadsheet programming.
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