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Beginner Level
Approx. 9 hours to complete
English
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Basics of Investments

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 62 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Investment Process4m
Investment Philosophies7m
Introduction to Time Value of Money7m
Ordinary Annuity7m
Compounding frequency and Effective Annual Rate7m
Annuity Due4m
Perpetuities and stock valuation3m
Expected returns and risk6m
Utility theory5m
3 readings
6 Different Investment Philosophies10m
Common Investment Strategies of Fund Managers10m
Utility theory and Attitude toward Risk10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Assessment20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Concept of risk and return

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 59 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Capital Allocation6m
Risky portfolios6m
Diversification and efficient frontier5m
Two fund separation6m
Diversification revisited4m
Investment opportunity set with two risky assets and a risk-free asset6m
Investment opportunity set with three risky assets and a risk-free asset6m
The optimal allocation between risky and risk-free assets3m
The market portfolio and the capital market line5m
4 readings
The pros' guide to diversification10m
Diversification: How much is too much?10m
The 15-Stock Diversification Myth10m
Does the composition of the market portfolio really matter?10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 - Assessment20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Understanding investments

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 52 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
Calculating the CAPM beta6m
The security market line4m
Equilibrium5m
Disequilibrium3m
Estimating beta from data6m
Miscellaneous topics on beta4m
Determinants of the market risk premium4m
Multifactor models5m
The arbitrage pricing theory6m
2 readings
Does the Capital Asset Pricing Model Work?10m
Multifactor Models10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 - Assessment20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Security analysis

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 58 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
The arbitrage-free price6m
Commonly-used risk factors4m
Dividend discount models6m
The growth rate of dividends5m
Valuation based on comparable firms4m
The PEG ratio and other valuation multiples6m
Measuring portfolio or fund returns6m
Benchmarks for portfolio performance evaluation6m
Alternate performance measures4m
3 readings
The Challenge: How To Benchmark Your Investment Portfolio10m
Performance Measurement: The What, Why, and How of the Investment Management Process10m
The 101 ways to measure portfolio performance10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 - Assessment20m

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About the Financial Markets and Investment Strategy Specialization

The Investment Management Specialization teaches professional asset management of securities using portfolio management and behavioral aspects of finance. Specific topics include: an introduction to the basics of finance, how to evaluate risk and expected return, the behavioral aspect of investment strategy, and current trends....
Financial Markets and Investment Strategy

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