The course covers such topics as equity valuation, market efficiency, market anomalies, portfolio analysis and international diversification. Attention will be focused on bond valuation, interest rate theories and bond investment strategies. Derivative securities such as options and futures may be introduced. The course will also address the evaluation of the investment performance of individuals and investment management institutions. Applications of the various theories will be explored through course assignments and through class discussions of current events.

Requirements: This course is restricted to students enrolled in the 3rd or 4th year of their program.

Prerequisites: COMM 121 or COMM 221/621

Exclusions: No more than one course from COMM 324 or ECON 322