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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 Martin M

29 de Jun de 2020

Good course with practical knowledge.

por Partha G

4 de Nov de 2018

Great learning experience. Thanks !!!

por Антон К

19 de Jan de 2021

great tutor and very useful material

por Mostafa(MBA) M

11 de Nov de 2019

excellent course, but a little long.

por David H

12 de Mar de 2018

Top notch instruction and lectures!

por Tushar T

31 de Out de 2020

The course was very useful for me.

por Kianti S

31 de Jul de 2020

I learned so much bout investment.

por Mike M

8 de Dez de 2016

Fantastic class. Very informative!

por Manuel I

12 de Nov de 2020

Great material but a lot of it.

por Joseph M

12 de Nov de 2020

best illinois mba course so far

por Bill D

8 de Dez de 2016

Fantastic course. Leaned a lot!

por AISSEGBE C J

21 de Nov de 2016

Merci pour ce merveilleux cours

por Edgar P

27 de Abr de 2021

Very motivating and practical.

por Kartikeyan S

10 de Nov de 2020

Awesome Course on Investments

por Ann M

2 de Jul de 2018

great course and instructor.

por Ahmed Q

6 de Abr de 2020

Great content and knowledge

por Daniel D

5 de Abr de 2018

Love the class and content!

por Henrique A d C

3 de Nov de 2016

The best regarding finance!

por TEDI V

22 de Mar de 2021

Really interesting course!

por Himanshu G

5 de Nov de 2020

Great course, lot of work!

por mo-hammed a b

23 de Out de 2020

Extremely powerful course

por Ilias K S

26 de Jul de 2019

Top investments course

por Rohiet R S

2 de Out de 2018

scott you are too good

por Austin S C

10 de Out de 2017

Excellent instructor!

por Natalia M G A

17 de Nov de 2018

Really good course