The course will focus on the basics of investing, including an examination of the stock and bond markets. Students will learn the fundamentals of investing in a diverse range of assets, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs. In addition, the course will explore the vital role that different capital markets play in the modern economy, such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and other international stock markets. Given the growth of complex financial instruments in the recent past, attention will also be given to the basics of derivatives, including options, futures contracts, and other hedge instruments. Finally, the course will examine the role that private-equity funds play in the modern economy.
This year the course will run from Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 9, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day, with an hour off for lunch. It covers the entire course material as in prior years.