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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Lecture Notes on Finance Theory I

Author: Jiang Wang
Type: Study Notes, Lecture Notes
Level: Undergraduate(B.A., Econ, Fin)

Chapter 1 is an introduction to Finance. It is about the valuation of assets, present value, and the role of financial markets. Chapter 2 deals with present value in more detail. The concepts of future value, compounding, real versus nominal rates, annuities and perpetuities are also covered. Chapter 3 is about fixed income securities, bonds, the term structure of interest rate, inflation risk and credit risk. In chapter 4 the discussion is about common stocks, discounted cash flow (DCF) models and relative valuation models such as Price to Earning (P/E) ratio. Capital Budgeting is covered in the next chapter in which the reader can find how to evaluate a business project using the Net Present Value (NPV) rule. Chapters 6 through 9 are about risk return relationships, portfolio theory, the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), the Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT), and the Efficient Market Hypothesis. Chapters 10 and 11 discuss about Forwards, Futures and Options. The final chapter is a discussion about Real Options.

In the following link you can find Jiang Wang's lecture notes on Finance Theory I (MIT).

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