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Introduction to the Markets

This introduction to the securities markets provides the foundation needed for the study of finance. Learn the differences among stocks, bonds, commodities, futures, derivatives, options, and currencies. Topics include the history of capital markets and their function; risk/return trade-off; fundamental versus technical analysis; and contemporary investor attitudes, problems, and pitfalls. This course also lays the groundwork for Fundamentals of Financial Portfolio Management/FINA1-CE9001, the introductory course to portfolio management.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of the history of capital markets and their function
  • An understanding of the differences among stocks, bonds, commodities, futures, derivatives, options, and currencies

Ideal for

  • Professionals with little to no knowledge of finance
  • Students interested in a career in asset management

1 section

  • Fall 2018
    • Section

      002
    • Semester

      Fall 2018
    • Date

      Sep 10 - Oct 3
    • Day

      M, W
    • Time

      6:30PM-9:00PM
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      8
    • Faculty

      Drapala, Victor
    • Location

      Woolworth Building
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    • Section

      2
    • Semester

      Summer 2018
    • Date

      May 31 - Jun 26
    • Day

      Tu, Th
    • Time

      6:30PM-9:00PM
      • In-Person
    • Format

      In-Person
      • In-Person
    • Sessions

      8
    • Faculty

      Morar, August
    • Location

      Midtown Center
    Tuition $750