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FIN 308 Capital Markets and Investment Strategy
  1.5 hours Elective Terms Offered: W14(A)
  Course Prerequisites: No credit in FIN 310 
  Advisory Prerequisites: (FIN 300 or FIN 302), and TO 301 
  Capital Markets and Investment Strategy --- Capital Markets and Investment Strategies is a course that covers the fundamentals of making sound investment decisions using modern finance theory. The course focuses primarily on equity securities. Our ultimate goal in the class is constructing a portfolio of equities that delivers the best possible expected return given the risk inherent in holding the portfolio. To that end, we will discuss ideas about how to find investment opportunities, how to assess the rewards and risks of these opportunities, how best to hold these assets in a portfolio, and how to gauge the difference in returns we should expect to receive from this portfolio from those we actually earn.