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BUS 488 Investment II

This course presents the principles and applications of investing with complex financial instruments as well as investing through traditional vehicles. On the theory side, a focus is placed on introducing derivative instruments, such as options, futures, and swaps. Other topics included are fixed-income portfolio management and risk management. On the application side, students will participate in the securities selection, maintenance, and/or management of simulated or endowed portfolios. A student must have earned a grade of B+ or higher in BUS 486 to be eligible for participating in activities involving an endowed portfolio. Prerequisite: BUS 486; and Co-requisite: BUS 369. Fulfills writing-intensive requirement.