FIN 352: Investments I  -   Professor Dow

Part V – Alternative Investments

The learning goals for this section are to understand the management of a bond portfolio and the uses of futures and options in investing.

 

Checklist:  Additional Readings

13.  Bonds

__Reading: Chapter 17, Bond Yields and Prices
__Lecture:  Bond yields and prices
__Lecture: Bond risks and the term structure
__Assignment 15: Finding the Current Term Structure
__Problems: P17.1, 17.3, 17.4, 17.9.


Jones, Chap. 18, "Bonds: Analysis and Strategy "

14.  Options and Futures

__Reading: Chapter 19, Options, pp.504-520.
__Reading: Chapter 20, Futures.
__Lecture: Options
__Lecture: Futures