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Topic & Professor  Description 
Time Value of Money Prof. Dr. M. De Ceuster  This session explores the basics of time value of money calculations. After reviewing the day count conventions, we introduce compounding and discounting at various frequencies including continuous compounding. We also explore various annuities. 
Valuing Bonds and Stocks Prof. Dr. M. De Ceuster  In this session we apply annuity formulas to the valuation of stocks and bonds. We introduce basic concepts of bond pricing. 
Computing returns & return indices Prof. Dr. M. De Ceuster  This session introduces the calculation of simple returns and continuous returns. We discuss the calculation of average returns (time weighted and dollar weighted returns) 
Descriptive stats & frequency distributions Prof. Dr J. Annaert 

Theoretical distributions & hypothesis testing Prof. Dr J. Annaert 

Portfolio return & risk; covariance & correlation Prof. Dr. J. Annaert 

Portfolio selection Prof. Dr. J. Annaert 

Univariate Regression Prof. Dr. M. De Ceuster  The basic principles of curve fitting are discussed using various loss functions. Simple regression is developed in excel using the solver and the various regression functionalities. The emphasis is put on interpreting the regression output. 
CAPM & Single Index Model Prof. Dr. J. Annaert 

Financial Markets Prof. Dr. M. De Ceuster 

Additional Exercises  Additional numberical exercises for practice. 
This session explores the basics of time value of money calculations. After reviewing the day count conventions, we introduce compounding and discounting at various frequencies including continuous compounding.
At the end of the study, you will be able to:
In this session we apply annuity formulas to the valuation of stocks and bonds. We introduce basic concepts of bond pricing.
At the end of the study, you will be able to:
Statistics, more specifically, econometrics, is extremely useful to finance. In this section, we discuss descriptive statistics and frequency distribution.
At the end of the study, you will be able to:
In this section, theoretical return distributions are discussed.
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In this section, hypothesis testing is discussed, especially when making statement about the mean return is needed.
At the end of the study, you will be able to:
In this section, we discuss one of the biggest questions in finance: how to determine asset prices? As discussed in the section Time Value of Money, asset price can be calculated by discounting the expected future value at the discount rate. However, it is very important to know the appropriate discount rate, which can only be determined if we take the time to maturity and risk into account. In this section, we discuss how we should adjust portfolio returns for risk.
At the end of the study, you will be able to:
We have discussed covariance and correlation in the section Theoretical Return Distributions. In this section, we further discuss a related concept: linear regression.
At the end of study, you will be able to:
In this section, we discuss the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), one of the most important model in finance. In this section, econometrics meet finance. You will see how econometrics can help us explore the amazing financial world.
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In this section, we discuss derivatives, especially forward and futures.
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In this section, we discuss options such as calls and puts.
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This section contains several numerical exercises to help you understand the topics better.