Theory of Finance

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  • Introduction to Financial Markets. Essentials of Financial Calculations
    • In the first week, we will review financial instruments, financial markets, and financial systems. We will find out why we need to evaluate assets and how to evaluate assets. In addition, this week will address the concept of a perfect market and the law of one price, as well as the imperfection of the financial market.
  • Bond Pricing. Equity Pricing
    • In the second week, we will learn the basic approaches to valuing bonds and stocks. We will learn about the interest rate and credit risk on bonds, as well as about financial indicators related to shares.
  • Risk and Return. Portfolio Theory
    • In the third week, we will learn the main approaches to assessing the risk and return on financial assets. We will also learn the basic concepts of modern portfolio theory.
  • Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
    • In the fourth week, we will learn to understand the differences between approaches to determining the required rate of return based on different models. And also learn the main results of empirical tests of CAPM.
  • Final Project: Equity Valuation