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2011-2012 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
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FIN 205 - Investments


Semester Hours: 3
Fall, Spring
An examination of models and techniques used to conduct security analysis. Extensive coverage of fundamental approaches to the valuation of stocks is provided. Topics include cash flow valuation and relative valuation techniques to analyze markets, industries and companies. Earnings forecasting and stock selection are covered in depth. The use of technical analysis for making investment decisions is investigated. Equilibrium asset pricing and the efficient capital markets hypothesis are also discussed. Coverage of bond fundamentals including pricing, yield computation, risk in fixed income securities along with the calculation and implications of duration and convexity. An introduction to the pricing of derivative securities and their investment uses is provided.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
FIN 203 , QM 203 . Open only to matriculated graduate students in the Zarb School of Business and in other Schools at Hofstra where appropriate. See specific program requirements.





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