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This course teaches how to make sound investment decisions through in-depth knowledge of the financial markets, rigorous analytical thinking and precise mathematical derivation. Included is a comprehensive set of lecture notes for all 23 lectures to explain core concepts. Also, students gain hands-on experience with optimization, data analysis, and other quantitative techniques by completing the five group assignments .

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The focus of this course is on financial theory and empirical evidence for making investment decisions. Topics include: portfolio theory; equilibrium models of security prices (including the capital asset pricing model and the arbitrage pricing theory); the empirical behavior of security prices; market efficiency; performance evaluation; and behavioral finance.

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