FINC-342 Investment Analysis

Examines various investment vehicles within a risk and return framework. Topics include the structure and operation of markets, use of margin, short sales, stock market indexes, mutual funds, efficient market hypothesis, stock and bond valuation, duration, international investing, call and put options, futures contracts, real estate, and portfolio management. Uses a mutual fund study, a stock valuation exercise and a computer database to increase knowledge and experience in investment management. Prerequisite: FINC-340. 4 SH.