FIN 352: Investments I  -   Professor Dow
    Part I. Investing Basics


Topic  2. Investment Alternatives


In this topic, we'll look at the kinds of things you can invest in. It will cover stocks and bonds in detail, and other assets to a lesser extent. Investing in stocks and bonds using mutual funds will be covered in topic 3.

Reading: Jones, Chapter 2

Lecture:  Investment Alternatives (in class)

Lecture:  Investment Alternatives (in class)


Assignment 1: Find information about a company's stock

Assignment 2: Find information about interest rates.

Flash Cards

Flash Cards - PDF



Supporting Links:

Non-Marketable Assets

Savings accounts, money market deposit accounts


Money Market Assets

Treasury Bills

Commercial paper

Other Assets??


Common Stock

Preferred Stock


Real Estate

Precious Metals