FIN 352: Investments I - Professor Dow
Welcome to the Online Syllabus!
This is an introductory course in investments. This course is organized around 14 topics, divided into 5 parts. Each topic is built around readings (either from the textbook, online sources or class-specific items), problem sets (from the textbook; discussed in class but not turned in), worksheets (completed on your own but not turned in) and assignments (which are turned in at cobaeonline.com). In addition, the class will have two midterms and a final.
The textbook for the course is Jones Investments. 10 of the topics are based on chapters of Jones, 4 are supplemental.
The Schedule for Spring 2016
How this course fits into the Finance curriculum
Careers in Investing
Personal Finance Basics at CSUN
Investment Basics for Non-Majors
(Click on each section to get the checklists and learning goals for that part)
Part I. Investing Basics1. Understanding Investments (Jones, chapter 1)Part II. The Mechanics of Investing
2. Investment Alternatives (Jones, chapter 2)
3. Indirect Investing (Jones, chapter 3)
4. Asset Allocation5. Securities Markets (Jones, chapter 4)Part III. Portfolio Theory
6. How Securities are Traded (Jones, chapter 5)
7. Returns and Risks from Investing (Jones, chapter 6)
8. Taxes and Investment Planning for Retirement9. Market Efficiency and Investing StrategyPart IV. Stock Valuation and Fundamental Analysis
10. Portfolio Theory11. Common Stock Valuation (Jones, chapter 10)Part V. Alternative Investments
12. Company Analysis (Jones, chapter 15)13. Bond Yields and Prices (Jones, chapter 17)
14. Options and Futures (Jones, chapter 19 & 20)