IER 404 – Investments; Weekly hours: 2+0, ECTS: 4
The objective of the course is to inform the students about basic investment concepts and financial instruments. The course also explores the application of various financial instruments in investment management and introduces the basic techniques of portfolio performance evaluation. It is aimed to give insight of making investment decisions under uncertainty. This course focuses on applications of financial theory to investments. The course introduces students:  The Investment Environment, financial markets and instruments, Security Trade, time value of money and interest rates, securities and fixed income valuation, stocks and their valuation. Special attention will be paid to the risk or trade-off between risk and return and the allocation of capital between financial instruments or appropriate risk and expected return, portfolio optimization.