Course Details

Capital Markets
FINC-450-0
Previously Known as FINC-950-0
1.0 CR
Elective
PASS / NO CREDIT
Yes (may vary by section)
DESCRIPTION
This course develops the key concepts necessary to understand financial markets using, where possible, the perspective of personal investing. Some of the personal investing topics covered include: Retirement planning, the cost of investing in mutual funds, how to select mutual funds, how to measure a portfolio's performance, factor investing, and arbitrage trading.

This class provides students with a structure for thinking about financial markets and the pricing of financial securities. The financial securities we study and price include stocks, bonds, futures, and options.

The class teaches how to address investment problems in a systematic manner using case studies. They are used to examine issues in the selection and implementation of investment strategies. In the process, the class examines current academic work about financial markets and their applications to investing.

TRACKS
Asset Management Pathway
Finance Major
Management Science Major
SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Fall 2022
Winter 2023
Spring 2023
Summer 2023
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EV
CH
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CH
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CH
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CH (Chicago)
EV (Evanston)
DayTime
Evening
Saturdays
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PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites:
All Students: (FINC-430-0 OR FINC-435-0 OR FINC-440-0 OR FINCM-430-0)
Negative Prerequisite:
Full-Time: FINC-950-0