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Learn and Earn: Investment and Modern Portfolio Theory

Get an in-depth understanding of Investments and Portfolio Theories by learning Markowitz Model, CAPM, and more.

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Introduction to the Course

An investment is an item or asset that is purchased with the anticipation that it will generate income in the future. Investments are a brilliant way to earn money through minimal efforts. They increase one's personal freedom, ability to afford things, and instill a sense of security. They do not require putting in long hours of hard work.

This online course on Investment and Portfolio Theory enhances your knowledge on the following topics: investments, investment instruments, Markowitz Modern Portfolio Theory, measuring return, measuring risk, the different types of returns, diversification of investment, risk free assets, CAPM, and equity and entity valuation.

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Course Objectives

By the end of this course you will:

  • Have an understanding about investments, risk and return, and trade-offs
  • Gain knowledge about portfolio theories
  • Learn how to calculate return, the risk of assets and risk of portfolios using Markowitz Portfolio Theory
  • Learn how to calculate the CAPM and required rate of return

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Prerequisites and Target Audience

This course does not require prior knowledge of Finance or Accounting. You could be anyone who is interested in learning how to invest. This course is specifically designed for:

  • MBA aspirants who want to learn about Investment Portfolio Theory
  • Finance professionals who want to brush up on Equity Valuation
  • Accountants who want to strengthen their applied corporate finance skills
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals from a non-finance background who are interested in understanding how a company is valued

Course Plan
Certificate of completion

1. Why to Invest? Where to Invest?
4 videos
Investment and factors deciding return on investments 12:22

Investment assets: Term Deposits 12:39

Investment assets: Stocks 13:34
2. The Markowitz Modern Portfolio Theory
4 videos
The Markowitz Modern Portfolio Theory 09:47

Measuring historical return of individual assets 17:27

Measuring historical and expected return of portfolios 19:23

Measuring risk using standard variance 17:42
3. Efficient Portfolio and Risk
4 videos
Standard deviation of portfolios and covariance between individual assets 18:01

Efficient Frontier, Investor Utility, Types of Risk 15:17

Systematic risk, diversification of investment, market portfolio 18:06
2 videos
Risk Free Assets and the CAPM 19:50

Calculating CAPM Return and Investment Decision 19:42
5. Sneak Peak into Equity Valuation using CAPM and Betas
7 videos
Discounting Risky Cash Flows 11:07

Risk Return Models 11:18

Equity Valuation with CAPM 16:53

Beta - Top-Down or Bottoms-Up? 05:57

Market Beta or Total Beta? 03:35

Levering and Unlevering Betas 02:56

Meet the Author

4 Alumni of Stanford, IIM-A, IITs and Google, Microsoft, Flipkart

Loonycorn is a team of 4 people who graduated from reputed top universities. Janani Ravi, Vitthal Srinivasan, Swetha Kolalapudi and Navdeep Singh have spent years (decades, actually) working in the Tech sector across the world.

  • Janani: Graduated from Stanford and has worked for 7 years at Google (New York, Singapore). She also worked at Flipkart and Microsoft.
  • Vitthal: Studied at Stanford; worked at Google (Singapore), Flipkart, Credit Suisse, and INSEAD.
  • Swetha: An IIM Ahmedabad and IIT Madras alumnus having experience of working in Flipkart.
  • Navdeep: An IIT Guwahati alumnus and Longtime Flipkart employee.
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