Investments II - Lessons and Applications for Investors, Certificate

Investments II - Lessons and Applications for Investors, Certificate

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  • 1 month
    Duration

About

In this course, you will start by reviewing the fundamentals of investments, including the trading off of return and risk when forming a portfolio, asset pricing models such as the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and the 3-Factor Model, and the efficient market hypothesis. 

This Investments II - Lessons and Applications for Investors Investments II - Lessons and Applications for Investors Course offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

 You will be introduced to the two components of stock returns – dividends and capital gains – and will learn how each are taxed and the incentives provided to investors from a realization-based capital gains tax. 

 You will examine the investment decisions (and behavioral biases) of participants in defined-contribution (DC) pension plans like 401(k) plans in the U.S. and will learn about the evidence regarding the performance of individual investors in their stock portfolios. 

 The course concludes by discussing the evidence regarding the performance of actively-managed mutual funds. You will learn about the fees charged to investors by mutual funds and the evidence regarding the relation between fees charged and fund performance. 

 Segments of the portfolios of mutual funds that may be more likely to outperform and examples of strategies designed to “earn alpha” will also be introduced.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses:
  • Module 1: Fundamentals and Composition of Returns
  • Module 2: Investment Decisions in DC Pension Plans
  • Module 3: Performance of Individual Investors
  • Module 4: Performance of Mutual Funds and Search for Alpha

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

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Tuition Fee

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    49 USD/module
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    49 USD/module
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