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About the Course

In this course, you will start by reviewing the fundamentals of investments, including the trading off of return and risk when forming a portfolio, asset pricing models such as the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and the 3-Factor Model, and the efficient market hypothesis. You will be introduced to the two components of stock returns – dividends and capital gains – and will learn how each are taxed and the incentives provided to investors from a realization-based capital gains tax. You will examine the investment decisions (and behavioral biases) of participants in defined-contribution (DC) pension plans like 401(k) plans in the U.S. and will learn about the evidence regarding the performance of individual investors in their stock portfolios. The course concludes by discussing the evidence regarding the performance of actively-managed mutual funds. You will learn about the fees charged to investors by mutual funds and the evidence regarding the relation between fees charged and fund performance. Segments of the portfolios of mutual funds that may be more likely to outperform and examples of strategies designed to “earn alpha” will also be introduced. Learners are welcome to take this course even if they have not completed "Investments I: Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation," as the first module contain a review of investment fundamentals and regression analysis to get everyone up to speed. Also, the course contains several innovative features, including creative out-of-the-studio introductions followed by quick-hitting "Module in 60" countdowns that highlight what will be covered in each module, four "Faculty Focus" interview episodes with leading professors in finance, and a summary of each module done with the help of animations! This course is part of the iMBA offered by the University of Illinois, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and onlinemba.illinois.edu....

Top reviews

AC
Dec 12, 2016

Excellent class! Very useful information for investing. Great faculty focus sessions with UIUC researchers!. Also love the passion that Dr. Weisbenner displays in teaching. Would highly recommend!

MN
Dec 11, 2020

Very good introduction of some comedy compared to Investments I. The early review of fundamentals and in-depth discussion and teachings about investment topics were much appreciated.

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By José E G B

Apr 9, 2018

This is a very good course, the aproach is superb.

By Ensar K

Sep 12, 2019

one of the best course in this field on coursera.

By Rajeev S

Aug 6, 2020

Good knowledge and understanding of investment

By Venkat T

Dec 3, 2020

This course is very informative and engaging.

By Ahmed Q

Apr 25, 2020

Great research material that has been taught

By Christopher G

May 2, 2020

Great information and helpful for everyone.

By Mohammad A H S

Sep 15, 2020

Excellent resources and fabulous Professor

By Andre L S F

Sep 21, 2019

Best course on Coursera I have ever done!

By Noah M S

Dec 19, 2018

Great course. Great professor. Top notch!

By Gracelyn N W

Apr 26, 2019

This platform is a positive challenge

By ker c c

Dec 10, 2018

Excellent Teacher and Course Materials!

By Fang S

May 27, 2018

really learned a lot from this section.

By Antoine C

Jan 23, 2018

Awesome! Well built and well executed!

By jonathan f

Dec 4, 2017

excellent professor and great material

By AISSEGBE C J

Nov 26, 2016

super compréhensible ...Merci au prof

By Kenny S

Dec 19, 2018

A MUST TAKE class.!! Enroll & Enjoy

By Tom J

Dec 3, 2018

one of the best courses at Coursera.

By Mostafa(MBA) M

Dec 12, 2019

excellent course, but little length

By chen f

Dec 11, 2020

Excellent course, very insightful!

By Himanshu G

Jan 7, 2021

Nice practical course. Loved it.

By Brian D

Dec 9, 2018

Excellent course and professor!

By Bill D

Dec 8, 2016

Fantastic course. Leaned a lot!

By Seyed A A H

Feb 4, 2018

Awesome course and instructor!

By Sirsendu S

Sep 29, 2017

couldnt get a better teacher !

By Noman M A

Dec 11, 2017

Professor Scott is the best!!