Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Study popular investment vehicles--what they are, how they can be utilized and the risk and return possibilities. Emphasizes stocks and bonds, mutual funds, options and real estate. Examines securities exchanges and the functions of the broker. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 23679

From the Instructor:
Introduction to Investments is designed to expose the student to the financial world of investments. The course provides the student information about primary and secondary markets, the various exchanges and the Over the Counter market. It covers margin trading and short selling, as well as options. Where and how to find security information will be covered. In real estate the student will be exposed to commercial investments, such as apartments. We cover 12 chapters ranging from core stock evaluation information to specific investment types.
Course Specific Requirements:
Student should be able to substitute numeric amounts into financial equations and solve for the answer. You should not be intimidated by complex equations that you substitute given variables. It also helps to have BA 111 or BA 211 for doing ratio analysis and calculations. The book is Fundamentals of Investing, 12th edition, Scott Smart, Lawrence Gitman, Michael Joehnk authors, Pearson, publisher--ISBN 9781269435628. PCC custom edition. This book has chapter 18 in it and you won't find it in anything but the PCC custom edition. There might be some used books available, but be careful because you need an unused access code for MyFinanceLab (homework assignments and exams). The access code comes with new textbooks. Usually, buying a used book plus the access code costs more than the buying a new book with the access code.
Web Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
23679 WEB » - 28-Mar-2016 thru 11-Jun-2016
Instructor: Gregory A Charles
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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