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CFE8003

Course
CFE8003
Course Title
Investment Planning

Description

Discover the principles of investments and the various tools used in financial planning. Using this knowledge, you will be able to choose the appropriate investments to maximize your client's financial portfolio. Your client assessment will include tax considerations, economic factors, valuation methods, asset allocation techniques and performance evaluation.

Objectives

Upon completion, students will understand the numerous investment vehicles that can be included in a client's personal investment portfolio, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, insurance-based investments, futures, options, foreign investments, real estate, and tangible assets.  They will be able to apply these investment vehicles to portfolio construction and management.

Content

  1. Securities Markets and Markets Mechanics
  2. Measuring Returns and Risk
  3. Managing Portfolios:  Theory
  4. Evaluating Portfolio Performance
  5. Market Efficiency
  6. Equities
  7. Fundamental Analysis
  8. Debt Instruments Descriptive Issues
  9. Debt Instruments Quantitative Issues
  10. Investment Companies
  11. Options and Other Derivative Securities
  12. Futures
  13. Tax Issues in Investing
  14. Managing Portfolios:  The Practice

Method of Instruction

Lecture

Evaluation

Final Examination-There will be a final exam at the conclusion of each module.  A minimum grade of 75% must be earned on all exams that are administered as part of the program.  Students scoring 60% or higher on a final exam will be allowed one opportunity to retake the exam in an attempt to achieve a passing grade for that course module.  Students who score below 60% on a final are required to resit the module the next time it is offered.