34 hours of MCLE credit available.
An examination of the role of various investment
vehicles in meeting financial goals, securities
markets and sources of information about the
various instruments traded, and the procedure of
trades. This course introduces various market
theories, including modern portfolio theory and
the extension to this theory by Markowitz and
Sharpe. Other topics include the analysis of
business cycles; market analysis; analysis of
individual companies; the market in debt
instruments; and alternative instruments,
including options, warrants, convertibles,
commodity futures, mutual funds, and tangibles.
Prerequisite: X 430.31 Survey of Personal Financial Planning and X 430.391 Financial Analysis in Personal Financial Planning, or consent of instructor.
Required course in the Personal Financial Planning Certificate.