Introduction to Financial Economics; Scope and Subject matter of the financial economics; Real Assets versus Financial Assets; The Role of Financial Assets in the Economy; Users of the Financial System; Types of Financial Instruments; Characteristics of Financial Instruments; Financial Innovation; Theories of Term Structure — The Expectations Hypothesis, Liquidity Preference, Market Segmentation Theory, Preferred Habitat Theory, Interpreting the term structure, Measuring the term structure; Defining options and futures; Understand rights and obligations of the parties involved in various types of options; Familiarity with the basic taxonomy used in options analysis; Types of Markets; Types of Traders; The Trading Process; Defining Financial Intermediation; Different Types of Financial Intermediaries; The Role of Banks in Financial Intermediation; Moral Hazard; Adverse Selection ;Solutions ; Defining Capital Structure; Modigliani and Miller Propositions I and II; How taxes affect financing choices; Dividend policy issues; The Regulatory Role of the Government; How the Legal Environment Affects Access to External Finance; How the Legal Environment Affects Financial Decisions.

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