Professor Ian Giddy's Investments Course

Course Materials on the Web

To download some of the Acrobat format course files listed below, you will need the password which will be given out on the first day of class.

Topic Online quizzes Readings and Links
The financial markets
Interest rates and the economy
Intro fin1.pdf
IPO case study
Time value of money
Bonds and yields
Time value fin2.pdf
More TVM and a calculator
Cute loan amortization calculator
Bond glossary and prices
Interest Conventions
Duration and convexity Bond yields
Risk and Return
Optional assignment
Credit spreads and creditspreads.xls
Quiz solutions (examples)
International financial markets International fin9.pdf
Global markets
Risk and return Risk & return fin4.pdf
RiskMetrics and RiskGrades
Risk in the context of bond and equity portfolios Diversification fin5.pdf
Value at Risk
Portfolio spreadsheet
Valuation and capital asset pricing Portfolio theory capm.pdf
Betaand Beta spreadsheet and more
Company betas and Mutual fund betas
Arbitrage, forecasting and market efficiency Efficient Mkt fin7.pdf
Equity valuation  Fin statements
Equity val.
Corning Valuation example
P/E ratios and Valuation exercise
The Fool's Method and summary page
Example: Intel and The industry
Merger valuation:example: Schirnding
conrail.pdf and Conrail valuation
Cash, futures, FRAs and swaps  Fut., forwards inv8-futures.pdf
Options Options inv9-options.pdf
Online option calculator
Option pricing spreadsheet
Corporate Option Valuation
Portfolio Strategies Portfolio mgt fin14.pdf
Investment philosophies
Quantitative performance evaluation
Sample Final Exam Do not download this
file until after the Final

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