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Approx. 27 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Korean, Spanish

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Behavioral FinanceFinancial MarketsFinanceBehavioral Economics

Learner Career Outcomes

39%

started a new career after completing these courses

31%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 27 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Korean, Spanish

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Module 1

4 hours to complete
23 videos (Total 184 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
23 videos
Financial Markets Introduction8m
Your Teaching Assistant, Arun!1m
Good and Evil3m
VaR and Stress Tests8m
S&P 50013m
Joe McNay Story1m
Distribution and Outliers9m
Chalk Talk - Covariance11m
Insurance Fundamentals10m
Insurance Milestones6m
Insurance is a Local Phenomenon6m
Health Insurance6m
Disasters8m
Eggs in One Basket7m
Salon - Risk13m
CAPM10m
Chalk Talk: Beta7m
Chalk Talk: CAPM and Diversification8m
Short Sales7m
Calculating the Optimal Portfolio9m
Efficient Portfolio Frontier10m
Chalk Talk - Gordon Growth Model9m
1 reading
Pre-Course Survey10m
5 practice exercises
Lesson #1 Quiz8m
Lesson #2 Quiz12m
Lession #3 Quiz10m
Lesson #4 Quiz10m
Module 1 Honors Quiz28m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Module 2

3 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 139 min)
17 videos
Salon - Innovation4m
Limited Liability7m
Inflation Indexed Debt5m
Unidad de Fomento4m
Real Estate: Risk Management Devices5m
Forecasting15m
Intuition of Efficiency12m
Price as PDV5m
Doubting Efficiency6m
Introduction to Behavioral Finance6m
Prospect Theory18m
Chalk Talk - More on Prospect Theory5m
Logical Fallacies9m
The Brain11m
Magical Thinking8m
Personality Disorders5m
4 practice exercises
Lesson #5 Quiz10m
Lesson #6 Quiz8m
Lesson #7 Quiz12m
Module 2 Honors Quiz22m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Module 3

3 hours to complete
18 videos (Total 137 min)
18 videos
Federal Funds and Interest Rates10m
Compound Interest3m
Discount Bonds11m
Consol and Annuity8m
Forward Rates and Expectation Theory4m
Inflation4m
Leverage11m
Market Capitalization by Country6m
The Corporation8m
Shares and Dividends11m
Common vs. Preferred2m
Corporate Charter8m
Corporations Raise Money8m
Dilution6m
Share Repurchase6m
PDV of Expected Dividends11m
Why do firms pay dividends?8m
3 practice exercises
Lesson #8 Quiz16m
Lesson #9 Quiz18m
Module 3 Honors Quiz28m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

Module 4

6 hours to complete
22 videos (Total 189 min)
22 videos
History of Mortgage Lending3m
Commercial Real Estate Vehicles11m
Mortgages, part 19m
Mortgages, part 29m
PMI, CMOs, CDOs5m
Post Crisis Regulation8m
Chalk Talks - Excess Reserves9m
The Bubble, part 17m
The Bubble, part 25m
The Bubble, part 311m
Salon - Bubbles13m
Regulation Overview7m
Salon - Regulation and housing10m
Within Firm Regulation, part 15m
Within Firm Regulation, part 27m
Trade Groups4m
Local Regulation3m
National Regulation, part 113m
National Regulation, part 215m
National Regulation, part 311m
International Regulation6m
3 practice exercises
Lesson #10 Quiz16m
Lesson #11 Quiz18m
Module 4 Honors Quiz18m

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