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Sobre o curso

In this course, we will discuss fundamental principles of trading off risk and return, portfolio optimization, and security pricing. We will study and use risk-return models such as the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and multi-factor models to evaluate the performance of various securities and portfolios. Specifically, we will learn how to interpret and estimate regressions that provide us with both a benchmark to use for a security given its risk (determined by its beta), as well as a risk-adjusted measure of the security’s performance (measured by its alpha). Building upon this framework, market efficiency and its implications for patterns in stock returns and the asset-management industry will be discussed. Finally, the course will conclude by connecting investment finance with corporate finance by examining firm valuation techniques such as the use of market multiples and discounted cash flow analysis. The course emphasizes real-world examples and applications in Excel throughout. This course is the first of two on Investments that I am offering online (“Investments II: Lessons and Applications for Investors” is the second course). The over-arching goals of this course are to build an understanding of the fundamentals of investment finance and provide an ability to implement key asset-pricing models and firm-valuation techniques in real-world situations. Specifically, upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: • Explain the tradeoffs between risk and return • Form a portfolio of securities and calculate the expected return and standard deviation of that portfolio • Understand the real-world implications of the Separation Theorem of investments • Use the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and 3-Factor Model to evaluate the performance of an asset (like stocks) through regression analysis • Estimate and interpret the ALPHA (α) and BETA (β) of a security, two statistics commonly reported on financial websites • Describe what is meant by market efficiency and what it implies for patterns in stock returns and for the asset-management industry • Understand market multiples and income approaches to valuing a firm and its stock, as well as the sensitivity of each approach to assumptions made • Conduct specific examples of a market multiples valuation and a discounted cash flow valuation This course was previously entitled “Financial Evaluation and Strategy: Investments” and was part of a previous specialization entitled "Improving Business and Finances Operations", which is now closed to new learner enrollment. “Financial Evaluation and Strategy: Investments” received an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 based on 199 reviews over the period August 2015 through August 2016. You can view a detailed summary of the ratings and reviews for this course in the Course Overview section. 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....

Melhores avaliações

DH

11 de nov de 2016

This was a fantastic course, with a realistically attainable amount of material, and a humble, knowledgable professor whose teaching style makes a normally difficult topic very easy to understand.

KL

6 de dez de 2017

Professor Weisbenner is fabulous! He is able to make anyone understand complex investment topics through his delivery and curriculum design. You are missing out not taking Investments from him!

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por Austin S C

10 de out de 2017

Excellent instructor!

por Natalia M G A

17 de nov de 2018

Really good course

por Jose L M

7 de nov de 2020

Excellent course!

por dipanjan s

7 de jul de 2020

Best course ever!

por MAYUR B

16 de nov de 2019

Excellent Course!

por Antonio L

4 de jul de 2019

Excellent course!

por Roberto E G F

25 de out de 2020

Excellent course

por Shivi D

21 de ago de 2020

Amazing teacher!

por Caio C

7 de nov de 2020

Good, but long.

por Diego A

19 de out de 2020

Amazing course.

por Dan

9 de ago de 2020

amazing course!

por Ricardo C

4 de ago de 2020

Great teacher.

por Miguel V

22 de abr de 2019

Great course!

por sirsendu s

16 de jul de 2017

great teacher

por Ankit M

6 de nov de 2016

Great course!

por Ricardo A G O

12 de abr de 2021

Great Course

por Darshan M D

17 de nov de 2020

Great Class!

por Yijie R

19 de jul de 2020

Vert Useful!

por Nguyen H M N

19 de abr de 2020

Good course!

por Ray S

6 de nov de 2018

Great Course

por Anuar

30 de set de 2018

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por Chris B

7 de jun de 2017

Great Course

por amit d

22 de jan de 2021

good course

por Sachin

6 de jun de 2020

Best course

por Huy V C

21 de dez de 2021

​good cour