Finance 150 FUndamentals of Finance

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DATES

TOPICS

READINGS AND ASSIGNMENTS

May

14

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 and Chapter 1 Self-Quiz and Study

May

15, 16

Financial Statements,

Taxes, and Cash Flow

Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Lecture Financial Statements, Taxes, and Cash Flow   (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 and Chapter 2 Self-Quiz and Study

May

17, 18

Financial Statements,

Taxes and Cash Flow Continued

 

Working with Financial Statements

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

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CONNECT Assignment: Learn Smart Chapter 3 and Chapter 3 Self-Quiz and Study

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

Practice for Exam 1

May

21

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 and Chapter 4 Self-Quiz and Study

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

May

22, 23

Discounted Cash Flow Valuation

Exam 1 (May 23)

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 and Chapter 5 Self-Quiz and Study

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

May

24, 25

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 and Chapter 6 Self-Quiz and Study

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

May

28, 29

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 and Chapter 7 Self-Quiz and Study

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

Practice for Exam 2 (Chapters 4, 5, 6) Practice for Exam 2 (Chapter 7) Even More Practice for Exam 2

May

30, 31

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 and Chapter 8 Self-Quiz and Study

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

June

1

Making Capital Investment Decisions

Exam 2 (June 1)

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

Chapter 9 Lecture - Making Capital Investment Decisions (PPT)

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CONNECT Assignment: Learn Smart Chapter 9 and Chapter 9 Self-Quiz and Study

Text Chapter 9 Questions and Problems Homework: Question 1, 3, 16 (Answers)

June

4, 5

Some Lessons from Capital Market History

Text: (RWJ) Reading: Chapter 10

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

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

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CONNECT Assignment: Learn Smart Chapter 10 and Chapter 10 Self-Quiz and Study

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

Practice for Exam 3

June

6, 7

Risk and Return

(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 and Chapter 11 Self-Quiz and Study

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

June

8

 

Exam 3 (June 8)

 

June

11

The Cost of Capital

Interesting News

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 and Chapter 12 Self-Quiz and Study

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

June 12

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 and Chapter 12 Self-Quiz and Study

New Practice Problems for Final Exam (remember the final is comprehensive so this only covers new material)

June 13

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)

June14

Mergers and Acquisitions, LBOs, Divestitures, and Holding Companies

Additional Topic: Mergers and Acquisitions, LBOs, Divestitures, and Holding Companies (PPT)

Website: The Basics Of Mergers And Acquisitions

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Just concentrate on understanding the notes (No assignment)

June 15

Final Exam