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Finance

 
FIN 380 Options and Futures in Financial Decision Making
  1.5 hours Elective Terms Offered: F13(B)
  Course Prerequisites: No credit in FIN 316 
  Advisory Prerequisites: FIN 300 
   
  Options and Futures in Financial Decision Making --- This course addresses futures, options, and other financial derivatives. Students will develop a framework for analyzing and using these instruments in financial decision making. First, the characteristics of individual derivative securities and their markets will be examined. Second, students will study the fundamental economic principles for the pricing and hedging of these derivative securities. Finally, the applications of derivatives securities in different areas of finance will be discussed. These include hedging and risk management, portfolio insurance, index arbitrage, and corporate finance. The teaching will be done through lecture, case presentations, and discussions of major disasters in derivative applications and current market conditions in different derivative markets.