FIN 377: Investments

Larry Schrenk, Instructor

Schedule and Supplements

Topic Number

Date

Topics

Readings

(Available in D2L)

Part I: Financial Markets

1

(Top)

Week 1

1/13-1/19

The Investment Setting and Financial Ethics

Slides: Topic 0, Topic 1

NOTE: All end-of-chapter problem solutions are available in D2L.

If you would like some review of probability and statistics, have a look at these (optional) videos:

Ethical and Professional Standards Readings

  • Reading 1: Ethics and Trust in the Investment Profession by Parmar, Kelly, and Stevens

  • Reading 2: Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct Standards of Practice Handbook, Eleventh Edition

  • Reading 3: Guidance for Standards I–VII Standards of Practice Handbook, Eleventh Edition

  • Reading 4: Introduction to the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS)

  • Reading 5: Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS)

 

Chapter 1,

Ethics Readings

 

Week 2

1/20-1/26

The Investment Setting and Financial Ethics

Slides: same

MLK Day, Monday 1/20, No Classes

 

Chapter 1,

Ethics Readings

 

 Week 3

1/27-2/2

 The Investment Setting and Financial Ethics

Slides: same

MindTap Assignment: Due 2/9 (MindTap Assignments are in D2L.)

 

Chapter 1,

Ethics Readings

 

 2

(Top)

Week 4

2/3-2/9

Organization and Functioning of Securities Markets

Slides: Topic 2

MindTap Assignment: Due 2/16

Project Instructions

Excel Guidelines

 

 Chapter 3, 5.1

 3

(Top)

Week 5

2/10-2/16

 Asset Allocation and Security Selection

  Slides: Topic 3

MindTap Assignment: Due 2/23

 

 Chapter 2

    Part II: Portfolio Management  

4

(Top)

Week 6

2/17-2/23

 Introduction to Portfolio Management

Slides: Topic 4

MindTap Assignment: Due 3/1

University Assessment Day, Tuesday 2/18, No Classes

 

Chapter 6

5

(Top)

Week 7

2/24-3/1

Asset Pricing Models I

Slides:  Topic 5

 

Chapter 7
 

 Week 8

3/2-3/8

 

 Asset Pricing Models II

        Slides: same

        Exam 1, Friday 3/6 (Through Topic 5, CAPM) Exam 1 Review Slides

 

Chapter 7

  3/9-3/17 Spring Break  

 

Week 9

3/16-3/22

Asset Pricing Models III

        Slides: same

MindTap Assignment: Due 3/29

 

Chapter 7

    Part III: Investment Vehicles  

6

(Top)

Week 10

3/23-3/29

Bond Fundamentals and Valuation I

         Slides: Topic 6

 

Chapter 12, 13.1
 

Week 11

3/30-4/5

Bond Fundamentals and Valuation II

Slides: same

MindTap Assignment: Due 4/12

 

Chapter 12, 13.1

 7

(Top)

Week 12

4/6-4/12

 Equity Valuation II

Slides: Topic 7

Fall Registration Begins, Monday 4/6

  

 Chapter 8

   Week 13

4/13-4/19

 Equity Valuation II

Slides: same

MindTap Assignment: Due 4/26

Spring Break Day, Friday 4/17, No Classes

  

Chapter 8

8

(Top)

Week 14

4/20-4/26

 An Introduction to Derivative Markets and Securities I

Slides: Topic 8

  

Chapter 14

 

Week 15

4/27-5/1

An Introduction to Derivative Markets and Securities II

Slides: same

MindTap Assignment:  Due 5/1

     NOTE: The MindTap Assignment due date is much earlier than usual.

Project:  Due 5/1

 

Chapter 14

 

 

Exam 2/Final Exam

  Date: 8:00-8:50 AM, Tuesday, May 5th  Exam 2 Review Slides