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Economics of Investment

Rutgers University – Department of Economics
Economics of Investment [50, 220, 363]Fall 2012

Instructor: Dr. Hamed
Text: Jordan, Bradford,etal. Fundamentals of Investments, 6th ed, McGraw-Hill-Irwin.
Office Hours: 9:30-10:00 a.m. Or by appointment
Office: 331 Armitage Hall
e-mail: hamed@camden.rutgers.edu

Exams: There will be three class-period long exams, each assigned 25% of the final grade. Homework and class participation are assigned 15% and 10%, respectively. Attendance is required. Make-ups for exams are given only when legitimate excuses are presented.

Week
Topic
Chapter
1&2
Overview of Security Types
3
3
Interest Rates
9
skip pp.307-312 
4
Bond Prices and Yields
10
pp. 307-312 
5
Corporate and Government Bonds
18-19
6
The Stock Market
5
Exam 1
6&7

Common Stock Valuation

6
8
Stock Price Behavior and market efficiency
7
9
Behavior Finance
8
9&10
Diversification and Risky Asset Allocation
11
Exam 2
11
Return, risk and the Security Market Line
12
12
Performance Evaluation and Risk Management
13
  Future Contract
14
13
Stock Options
15
  Options Valuation
16
14
Options Valuation, Continued  
Exam 3