FINA3100-D Investment Analysis I    (Spring 2009)

Course Details
Course Description
About The Instructor(s)
Course Details
Section "D" of this course will meet every Tuesday from 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. during the spring semester in preparation for the study trip to Frankfort, Germany from May 16 - 24, 2009. Those who register for the course are required to go on the study abroad trip. Additional costs for airfare, housing, etc. are included. Contact Titi Adewale, Director, International Student Services and Study Abroad Programs if interested in enrolling for this course (412) 397-3429 or email .

Session, Dates: 1 (01/12/2009 - 05/02/2009)

Days: T

Time: 12:30 - 01:45 pm

Location: Moon Campus

Room: Hale Center 210

Seats Available: 16 Seats

Credits: 3

Course Description

This course focuses on common stock, the stock market, stock options, and approaches to investing in the stock market and building stock portfolios. Particular emphasis is given to three competing approaches to stock investment: fundamental analysis, technical analysis and efficient market analysis. Students are introduced to portfolio theory and study various methods of modeling the risk associated with stock investment such as the capital asset pricing model and arbitrage pricing theory. Also discussed are the distribution of stock to the public, the broker-client relationship, different types of orders investors can place with their broker, short-sales of stock, investment companies, margin accounts, speculation, and hedging. Stock and option valuation models will be discussed as well as the use of stock options in portfolio insurance strategies.

Prerequisites: INFS1010 or INFS1020, STAT2110 and ASCI2010 or FINA3000

About The Instructor(s)

Frank R. Flanegin, Ph.D.

University Professor of Finance
412-397-6361 phone
412-397-2172 fax
Massey Hall 201