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First Day for Financial Markets Class

December 5th, 2017 9:53 PM by Eric Fang

The instructor was Robert Hiller from Yale. Here are the objectives:
  • Discuss the relevance of this course in everyday life and the importance of ethical judgements in finance.
  • Understand the main sources of risk a security is subject to, and the main methods used to evaluate risk of an entire portfolio.
  • Describe why an investment may be considered high risk, and the sources of the so called 'disaster risk.'
  • List the key events in the history of insurance, and how insurance differs between the state and national level in the U.S.
  • Identify the qualitative differences between the normal and fat tail distributions, and give examples of risk pooling, moral hazard and selection bias.
  • Understand the principle of risk diversification.
  • Explain the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), and the role of short-selling within the model.
  • Recall how to compute optimal risk-return portfolios.
  • Understand the concept of efficient frontier in portfolio management.
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Posted by Eric Fang on December 5th, 2017 9:53 PM



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