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Woods College of Advancing Studies



Professors: Francis Fallon, A.B., M.Div. St. John, Th.D. Harvard; M.B.A. Boston University; Vincent Starck, M.B., EDHEC, M.B.A. Boston College, C.F.A.

BF 04501  Investments: Stocks, Bonds, Securities Markets
BF04501 Syllabus
Course explores tools to better understand the complex financial investment which all investors have access to and must now use to meet their long term financial objectives. In periods of economic and financial uncertainty, financial knowledge is critical to achieving greater financial security. Focus is on two key elements of the investment process - security analysis and portfolio management. Security analysis involves understanding the characteristics of various securities such as stocks, bonds, options, and futures contracts in the marketplace. Portfolio management is the process of combining individual securities into an optimal portfolio tailored to the investor’s objectives and constraints. Familiarity with Introductory Finance is recommended but not required.
Spring, Mon 6:30–9, Jan 13–May 5, Professor Starck