FINAN202-21A (HAM)

Investments 1

15 Points

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School of Accounting, Finance and Economics

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Paper Description

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This paper introduces fundamental concepts related to portfolio decisions of individual and institutional investors. Based on the concept of risk-return trade-off, it discusses the techniques and implications of efficient portfolio diversification and the allocation of assets among different securities.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through lectures and tutorials. It is a Flexi paper with all contents available online. The face-to-face lecture room is shown below. Tutorial information will be available via Moodle. Lecture notes, announcements and other paper materials are provided through Moodle.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • 1. Explain the basics of investment environment.
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  • 2. Compute returns and measures of risk.
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  • 3. Understand the process of constructing a portfolio.
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  • 4. Explain the concept of diversification, efficient portfolios, and the mechanisms of valuation models.
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  • 5. Determine undervalued and overvalued securities.
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  • 6. Evaluate performance of investment portfolios.
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  • 7. Understand the three forms of EMH and their relation to behavioral finance.
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  • 8. Explain CAPM and its applications.
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  • 9. Estimate CAPM using real data.
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Assessment

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The assessment includes an online test, an individual assignment, a group project and an exam. To be eligible to pass this paper, students must achieve an overall grade of at least 50% in the whole paper.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
15 Apr 2021
11:00 AM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Individual Assignment
6 May 2021
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Group Project
10 Jun 2021
5:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Test 2
3 Jun 2021
11:00 AM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Exam
0
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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The list of required readings, recommended readings and other resources can be accessed in Moodle (via the library, FINAN202 Investments 1)

https://rl.talis.com/3/waikato/lists/A4F4C0F7-113C-13B0-0077-D0AF3E5F556D.html?lang=en-US&login=1

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Online Support

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Moodle is the official communication platform for this paper. All relevant materials and documents will be uploaded to Moodle. Announcements will be posted on Moodle from time to time to inform you of important notices, updates and other development pertaining to this paper. It is your responsibility to check these Announcements and updates via Moodle regularly, as ignorance of these is NOT a valid excuse.
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Workload

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The course has 33 contact hours (22 hours for lectures and 11 hours for tutorials). The rest of the 200 hours expected workload in this 15-point paper is estimated to be distributed as follows. Assessments: 67 hours. Preparing for lectures, tutorials and final exam: ­100 hours.


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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: FINA201 or FINAN101

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: FINA312, FINA517

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