Finance 150 FUndamentals of Finance

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DATES

TOPICS

READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS

Week 1

January 8

10

(Sunday Schedule)

Introduction to

Financial Management

Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 1

Chapter 1 Lecture - Introduction to Financial Management   (PPT)

Additional Articles: Forms of Business Entities

Websites: YahooFinance, Qatar Stock Index, World Stock Indexes

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CONNECT Assignment: Learn Smart Chapter 1

Week 2

January

13, 15

Financial Statements,

Taxes, and Cash Flow

 

Working with Financial Statements

Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapters 2 and 3

Chapter 2 Lecture Financial Statements, Taxes, and Cash Flow   (PPT)

Chapter 3 Lecture Working with Financial Statements (PPT)

Resources: Cash Flow Summary, How to Read a Financial Report (No Need to Download)

Cash Flow From Assets Further Explained

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CONNECT Assignment: Learn Smart Chapter 2

Week 3

January

20, 22

Quiz 1 January 22

 

Working with Financial Statements Continued

Quiz 1 January 22

Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 3

Chapter 3 Lecture Working with Financial Statements (PPT)

Who Uses Financial Statement Analysis? (PPT)

Financial Ratio Example Norton Corporation (PPT)

Resources: Common Financial Ratios

Websites: Financial Ratios Calculator, Investing.com, https://www.reuters.com, https://finance.yahoo.com/

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CONNECT Assignment: Learn Smart Chapter 3

Text Chapter 3 Questions and Problems Homework: Question 35 (Answers)

Practice for Exam 1

Week 4

January

27, 29

Introduction to Valuation: The Time Value of Money

Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Lecture - Introduction to Valuation: The Time Value of Money (PPT)

Resources: Summary of Time Value Calculations

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CONNECT Assignment: Learn Smart Chapter 4

Text Chapter 4 Questions and Problems Homework: Questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 24 (Answers)

Week 5

February

3, 5

Exam 1 - February 5

Discounted Cash Flow Valuation

 

Exam 1 - February 5

Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Lecture - Discounted Cash Flow Valuation (PPT)

Resources: Summary of Annuity and Perpetuity Calculations

Websites: Discounted Cash Flow Calculator

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CONNECT Assignment: Learn Smart Chapter 5

Text Chapter 5 Questions and Problems Homework: Question 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 14, 15 (Answers)

Week 6

February

10

Discounted Cash Flow Valuation Continued

Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Lecture - Discounted Cash Flow Valuation (PPT)

Resources: Summary of Annuity and Perpetuity Calculations

Websites: Discounted Cash Flow Calculator

Week 7

February

17, 19

Quiz 2 February 19

Interest Rates and Bond Valuation

Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 6

Chapter 6 Lecture - Interest Rates and Bond Valuation (PPT)

Resources: Summary of Bond Calculations

Websites: FINRA Bond Quotes, Investopedia Bond Price Calculator, Credit Rating Countries, A.M. Best Ratings ______________________________________________________________________________________

CONNECT Assignment: Learn Smart Chapter 6

Text Chapter 6 Questions and Problems Homework: Questions 1, 3, 6, 7, 9 (Answers)

Week 8

February

24, 26

Exam 2 February 26

Equity Markets and Stock Valuation

Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 7

Chapter 7 Lecture - Equity Markets and Stock Valuation (PPT)

Resources: Summary of Stock Valuation

Websites: Bloomberg, YahooFinance, Morningstar, Qatar Stock Index, World Stock Indexes

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CONNECT Assignment: Learn Smart Chapter 7

Text Chapter 7 Questions and Problems Homework: Questions 4, 5, 13 (Answers)

Week 9, March 3-7 (Spring Break)

Week 10

March

10, 12

Net Present Value and Other Investment

Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 8

Chapter 8 Lecture - Net Present Value and Other Investment (PPT)

Resources: Summary of Investment Criteria

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CONNECT Assignment: Learn Smart Chapter 8

Text Chapter 8 Questions and Problems Homework: Question 1, 5. 6, 8, 13 (Answers)

Week 11

March 17, 19

Making Capital Investment Decisions

 

Some Lessons from Capital Market History

Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 9 (Sections 9.1, 9.2, 9.6) and 10

Chapter 9 Lecture - Making Capital Investment Decisions (PPT)

Chapter 10 Lecture - Some Lessons from Capital Market History (PPT)

Websites: Guide to Capital Markets, What is the Difference Between Arithmetic and Geometric Averages?______________________________________________________________________________________

CONNECT Assignment: Learn Smart Chapter 10

Text Chapter 10 Questions and Problems Homework: Question 1, 7 (Answers)

Week 12

March 24, 26

Quiz 3 March 24

Risk and Return

Quiz 1 March 24

(RWJ) Reading: Chapter 11

Chapter 11 Lecture - Risk and Return (PPT) (Calculating Expected Value) (Estimating Beta)

Websites: CAPM Calculator

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CONNECT Assignment: Learn Smart Chapter 11

Text Chapter 11 Questions and Problems Homework: Question 2, 3, 5, 13, 14, 15 (Answers)

Week 13

March 31

April 2

Exam 3 April 2

The Cost of Capital

Exam 3 April 2

Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 12

Chapter 12 Lecture - The Cost of Capital (PPT)

Websites: WACCExpert, ValuePro

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CONNECT Assignment: Learn Smart Chapter 12

Text Chapter 12 Questions and Problems Homework: Questions 9, 10, 14 (Answers)

Week 14

April

7, 9

Leverage and Capital Structure

Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 13 (Sections 13.1, 13.2, 13.3, 13.4)

Chapter 13 Lecture - Leverage and Capital Structure (PPT)

Videos: Leverage, Operating Leverage, Financial Crisis Explained, A Day in the Life of A Financial Advisor

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CONNECT Assignment: Learn Smart Chapter 12

Week 15

April 14, 16

Raising Capital

Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 15

Chapter 15 Lecture Raising Capital (PPT)

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Just concentrate on understanding the notes (No assignment)

Week 16

April 23

Review Day

 

April 27

to

May 7

Finals Week

Final Exam