The Basics of Investment
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students
Department: Management and Business
Course Number: NMGT 1300
Course Format: Seminar
Location: Online
Permission Required: No
Topics:
  • Management & Business
  • Economics
Description:
Did you ever wonder what the Dow actually measures? What a Hedge Fund is? When should you prefer stocks to bonds? How to allocate your savings to various financial investments, and what difference will it make when you retire? This course will cover the basics: the difference between financial assets and real assets, between stocks and bonds. It will describe how financial markets work, various types of financial instruments, mutual funds, the rudiments of asset allocation and its importance, and the risk/return nexus.
Course Open to: Degree Students