This course may not be repeated for credit by students who have taken FIN 201a.
An accelerated version of FIN 201a. Relies more heavily on statistics and basic calculus and covers more material. Topics include investors' attitudes toward risk, capital allocation, portfolio selection, asset pricing models (capital asset pricing model and the arbitrage pricing theory), the efficient market hypothesis and behavioral finance, fixed income markets and the yields curve, equity valuation, and derivatives markets (options and futures). Usually offered every year.