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Course Orientation

You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment.

3 videos (Total 22 minutos), 7 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Get to know Scott (introductory video used for his iMBA course)6m
See the “Movie Trailer” for Scott’s Course!1m
7 lecturas
A Preview of Coming Attractions: Introduction Videos for Modules 1-410m
What You Will Learn: Course Summary with Animations10m
Learning from the Experts: Full Collection of Faculty Focus Episodes10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Orientation Quiz10m
3 horas para completar

Module 1: Fundamentals and Composition of Returns

In Module 1, we will briefly review the fundamentals of investments, including the trading off of return and risk when forming a portfolio, asset pricing models such as the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and the 3-Factor Model, and the efficient market hypothesis. We will also discuss the two components of stock returns – dividends (cash received) and capital gains (changes in price since purchase).

11 videos (Total 145 minutos), 3 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
1-1.1. Basics of Return and Risk18m
1-1.2. Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)20m
1-1.3. 3-Factor Model and Market Efficiency15m
1-1.4. Interpretation of Regression Model Results13m
1-1.5. Regression Analysis of Returns to Small-Value Stocks13m
1-2.1. Dividends, Capital Gains, and Firm Payout Policy14m
1-2.2. Realization-Based Capital Gains Tax15m
1-2.3. Seasonality in Stock Returns20m
Summary of Module 1 with Animations8m
Like this course? Learn more with the iMBA! (Optional)1m
3 lecturas
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Lecture Slides10m
Module 1 Spreadsheet10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Module 1 Quiz34m
3 horas para completar

Module 2: Investment Decisions in DC Pension Plans

In Module 2, we discuss the investment decisions of participants in defined-contribution (DC) pension plans like 401(k) plans in the U.S. Not falling prey to common behavioral biases is key to sound financial decision-making in these retirement plans, so we will discuss common behavioral biases of DC pension plan participants.

12 videos (Total 128 minutos), 3 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
2-1.1. Overview of Key Biases in Decisions9m
2-1.2. Representativeness4m
2-1.3. Familiarity Bias and Background Risk22m
2-1.4. Endorsement Effects7m
2-1.5. Naïve Diversification18m
2-1.6. Inertia4m
2-1.7. Option Confusion5m
2-1.8. Power of Defaults16m
2-1.9. Bottom Line on Biases in Investment Decisions7m
2-2.1. Faculty Focus with Dean Jeffrey Brown (interview)23m
Summary of Module 2 with Animations3m
3 lecturas
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Lecture Slides10m
Module 2 Recommended Reading10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Module 2 Quiz16m
4 horas para completar

Module 3: Performance of Individual Investors

In Module 3, we will learn about the evidence regarding the performance of individual investors in their stock portfolios. A few key behavioral biases that affect many individuals will be highlighted, and the potential information embedded in some parts of individual investors’ stock portfolios will be discussed.

14 videos (Total 223 minutos), 2 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
3-1.1. Overview of the Performance of Individual Investors25m
3-2.1. Overconfidence17m
3-2.2. Loss Aversion16m
3-2.3. Effects of Loss Aversion (Part 1): Loss Aversion & Tax Incentives for Stock Trades18m
3-2.4. Effects of Loss Aversion (Part 2): Personal Connection to Asset12m
3-2.5. Effects of Loss Aversion (Part 3): Corporate Finance Decisions9m
3-2.6. Faculty Focus with Professor Yuhai Xuan (interview)28m
3-2.7. Effects of Loss Aversion (Part 4): Explanation for Momentum?5m
3-2.8. Effects of Loss Aversion (Part 5): Importance of Endowment15m
3-2.9. Emotion and Financial Decisions15m
3-3.1. Local Investments35m
3-3.2. Changing Nature of Individual Investors?15m
Summary of Module 3 with Animations2m
2 lecturas
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Lecture Slides10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Module 3 Quiz16m
6 horas para completar

Module 4: Performance of Mutual Funds and Search for Alpha

In Module 4, we will learn about the evidence regarding the performance of actively-managed mutual funds. We will also discuss a few examples of portfolio strategies designed to “earn alpha” (i.e., yield positive risk-adjusted returns).

17 videos (Total 279 minutos), 3 readings, 1 quiz
17 videos
4-1.1. Overview of Performance of Mutual Funds16m
4-1.2. Fees and Fund Performance10m
4-1.3. Brokers and Fund Performance15m
4-1.4. Trends in Mutual Fund Industry7m
4-2.1. Introduction to Search for Alpha5m
4-2.2. Mutual Fund Disclosure6m
4-2.3. Mutual Funds and Local Investments21m
4-2.4. Information Networks and Performance21m
4-2.5. Closet Indexing and Performance Persistence20m
4-2.6. Valuing Complicated Firms and Exploiting Inattention27m
4-2.7. Faculty Focus with Professor Joshua Pollet (interview)24m
4-2.8. Potential Modern Sources of Information19m
4-2.9. Faculty Focus with Professor Jiekun Huang (interview)19m
4-3.1 Economics of Mutual Funds28m
4-3.2 International Evidence on Active Mutual Fund Management15m
Summary of Module 4 with Animations13m
3 lecturas
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Lecture Slides10m
Module 4 Recommended Reading10m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Module 4 Quiz22m
19 minutos para completar

Course Conclusion

It's now time to say goodbye to the Investments II course! Key takeaways from the course are reviewed. Don't forget to answer the survey question regarding how was Scott's sequel that is located at the end of the Conclusion to Investments II: Lessons and Applications for Investors!

1 video (Total 14 minutos)
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por ACDec 13th 2016

Excellent class! Very useful information for investing. Great faculty focus sessions with UIUC researchers!. Also love the passion that Dr. Weisbenner displays in teaching. Would highly recommend!

por RBDec 7th 2017

I could have known this course before 2009 recession to be a better investor and its great teaching of behavioral finance . This helped me to identify personal bias in investing .



Scott Weisbenner

William G. Karnes Professor of Finance
Department of Finance, College of Business

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