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**Lectures are as per the Latest Syllabus for 2023****Unit – I : Investment Theory & Portfolio Analysis**

**Chapter 1 : Theory of Interest [102 Minutes]**

**Based Upon Brealy, Chapter 5**

**Number of Lectures 2 Lectures**

**Duration of Lectures 102 Minutes**

**Topics Covered**

**1.1 ►Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Multiple IRR’s**

**1.1 ►Net Present Value (NPV), Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Multiple IRR’s**

**1.2 ►Drawback of IRR, Numericals on IRR**

**1.2 ►Drawback of IRR, Numericals on IRR**

**Chapter 2 : Fixed Income Securities [376 Minutes]**

**Based Upon David G. Luenberger, Chapter 3**

**Number of Lectures 5 Lectures**

**Duration of Lectures 376 Minutes**

**Topics Covered**

**2.1 ►Security Meaning, Kinds of Fixed Income Securities, **

**2.1 ►Security Meaning, Kinds of Fixed Income Securities,**

**2.2 ►Annuity, Present Value & Future Value of Annuity, Perpetuity, Amortization of Loan, Valuation of Bonds, **

**2.2 ►Annuity, Present Value & Future Value of Annuity, Perpetuity, Amortization of Loan, Valuation of Bonds,**

**2.3 ►Problems and Solutions on Annuity, **

**2.3 ►Problems and Solutions on Annuity,**

**2.4 ►Yield, Basic Yield, Yield to Maturity, Price Yield Curve, **

**2.4 ►Yield, Basic Yield, Yield to Maturity, Price Yield Curve,**

**2.5 ►Duration of a Bond, Macaulay Duration, Properties of Duration, Duration & Price Sensitivity, Modified Duration **

**2.5 ►Duration of a Bond, Macaulay Duration, Properties of Duration, Duration & Price Sensitivity, Modified Duration**

**Chapter 3 : Term Structure of Interest Rate [96 Minutes] **

**Based Upon David G. Luenberger, Chapter 4**

**Number of Lectures 2 Lectures**

**Duration of Lectures 96 Minutes**

**Topics Covered**

**3.1 ►Yield Curve, Spot Rate & Forward Rate, Theories of Term Structure of Interest Rate, Expectations Theory, Liquidity Preference Theory, Market Segmentation Theory, **

**3.1 ►Yield Curve, Spot Rate & Forward Rate, Theories of Term Structure of Interest Rate, Expectations Theory, Liquidity Preference Theory, Market Segmentation Theory,**

**3.2 ►Problems and Solutions**

**3.2 ►Problems and Solutions**

**Unit – 2 : CAPM**

**Chapter 4 : Mean Variance Portfolio Theory [230 Minutes] **

**Based Upon David G. Luenberger, Chapter 6**

**Number of Lectures 4 Lectures**

**Duration of Lectures 230 Minutes**

**Topics Covered**

**4.1 ►Mean Variance Portfolio Theory, Total Return, Rate of Return, Short Sales, Portfolio Returns, **

**4.1 ►Mean Variance Portfolio Theory, Total Return, Rate of Return, Short Sales, Portfolio Returns,**

**4.2 ►Portfolio Mean and Variance, Diversification, Diagram of a Portfolio, **

**4.2 ►Portfolio Mean and Variance, Diversification, Diagram of a Portfolio,**

**4.3 ►The Feasible Set, The Minimum Variance Set & Efficient Frontier, Markowitz Model, Two Fund Theorem, One Fund Theorem, **

**4.3 ►The Feasible Set, The Minimum Variance Set & Efficient Frontier, Markowitz Model, Two Fund Theorem, One Fund Theorem,**

**4.4 ►Problems and Solutions, **

**4.4 ►Problems and Solutions,**

**Chapter 5 : The Capital Assets Pricing Model [192 Minutes]**

**Based Upon David G. Luenberger, Chapter 7**

**Number of Lectures 3 Lectures**

**Duration of Lectures 192 Minutes**

**Topics Covered**

**5.1 ►Capital Asset Pricing Model, Market Equilibrium, Capital Market Line, The Pricing Model, **

**5.1 ►Capital Asset Pricing Model, Market Equilibrium, Capital Market Line, The Pricing Model,**

**5.2 ►Meaning of Beta, Beta of a Stock and of a Portfolio, Types of Risk, Systematic and Non-Systematic Risk, Security Market Line, Investment Implications, CAPM as a Pricing Formula, **

**5.2 ►Meaning of Beta, Beta of a Stock and of a Portfolio, Types of Risk, Systematic and Non-Systematic Risk, Security Market Line, Investment Implications, CAPM as a Pricing Formula,**

**5.3 ►Problems and Solutions, **

**5.3 ►Problems and Solutions,**

**Unit – 3 : Options and Derivatives**

**Chapter 6 : Forward & Future Contract [144 Minutes] **

**Based Upon John C. Hull, Chapter 2**

**Number of Lectures 3 Lectures**

**Duration of Lectures 144 Minutes**

**Topics Covered**

**6.1 ►Futures Contract, Specifications of a Futures Contract, Futures Price, Convergence of Futures Price to Spot Price, **

**6.1 ►Futures Contract, Specifications of a Futures Contract, Futures Price, Convergence of Futures Price to Spot Price,**

**6.2 ►The Operations of Margins, Initial Margin, Maintenance Margin, Variation Margin, Marking to Market, Role of Exchange, Clearing House, Difference Between Forward Contract and Futures Contract, **

**6.2 ►The Operations of Margins, Initial Margin, Maintenance Margin, Variation Margin, Marking to Market, Role of Exchange, Clearing House, Difference Between Forward Contract and Futures Contract,**

**6.3 ►Problems and Solutions, **

**6.3 ►Problems and Solutions,**

**Chapter 7 : Futures Prices [107 Minutes] **

**Based Upon John C. Hull, Chapter 5**

**Number of Lectures 3 Lectures**

**Duration of Lectures 107 Minutes**

**Topics Covered**

**7.1 ►Determination of Forward & Future Prices, Forward Price for an Investment Asset, Futures Price of a Non Dividend Paying Asset, **

**7.1 ►Determination of Forward & Future Prices, Forward Price for an Investment Asset, Futures Price of a Non Dividend Paying Asset,**

**7.2 ►Known Income, Problems and Solutions, **

**7.2 ►Known Income, Problems and Solutions,**

**7.3 ►Futures Prices of Stock Indices, Futures on Commodities, The Cost of Carry< Problems & Solutions **

**7.3 ►Futures Prices of Stock Indices, Futures on Commodities, The Cost of Carry< Problems & Solutions**

**Chapter 8 : Hedging Using Futures [140 Minutes] **

**Based Upon John C. Hull, Chapter 3**

**Number of Lectures 3 Lectures**

**Duration of Lectures 140 Minutes**

**Topics Covered**

**8.1 ►Short Hedges, Long Hedges, Basis Risk, **

**8.1 ►Short Hedges, Long Hedges, Basis Risk,**

**8.2 ►Choice of Contract, Cross Hedging, Optimal Number of Contracts, Tailing the Hedge, Problems & Solutions, **

**8.2 ►Choice of Contract, Cross Hedging, Optimal Number of Contracts, Tailing the Hedge, Problems & Solutions,**

**8.3 ►Stock Index Futures **

**8.3 ►Stock Index Futures**

**Chapter 9 : Interest Rate Futures [70 Minutes] **

**Based Upon John C. Hull, Chapter 6**

**Number of Lectures 2 Lectures**

**Duration of Lectures 70 Minutes**

**Topics Covered**

**9.1 ►Day Count and Quotation Conventions, Treasury Bond Futures, **

**9.1 ►Day Count and Quotation Conventions, Treasury Bond Futures,**

**9.2 ►Eurodollar Futures, Duration Based Hedging Strategies **

**9.2 ►Eurodollar Futures, Duration Based Hedging Strategies**

**Chapter 10 : Mechanics of Options Market [134 Minutes] **

**Based Upon Chapter 10, Basu & Hull**

**Number of Lectures 3 Lectures**

**Total Duration of Lectures 134 Minutes**

**Chapter 11 : Properties of Stock Options [152 Minutes]**

**Based Upon Chapter 11, Basu & Hull **

**Number of Lectures 2 Lectures**

**Total Duration of Lectures 152 Minutes**

**Chapter 12 : Options Strategies [160 Minutes] **

**Based Upon Chapter 12, Basu & Hull**

**Number of Lectures 3 Lectures**

**Total Duration of Lectures 160 Minutes**

**Chapter 13 : Binomial Trees [60 Minutes]**

**Based Upon Chapter 13, Basu & Hull **

**Number of Lectures 3 Lectures**

**Total Duration of Lectures 130 Minutes**

**Chapter 14 : ITO’s Lemma [ Minutes] **

**Based Upon Chapter 14, Basu & Hull**

**Number of Lectures 1 Lectures**

**Total Duration of Lectures Minutes**

**Chapter 15 : The Black Scholes Merton Model [ Minutes]**

**Based Upon Chapter 15, Basu & Hull **

**Number of Lectures 3 Lectures**

**Total Duration of Lectures Minutes**

**Chapter 16 : The Greek Letters [ Minutes] **

**Based Upon Chapter 19, Basu & Hull**

**Number of Lectures 1 Lectures**

**Total Duration of Lectures Minutes**

**End of Syllabus**

** ****Syllabus for Financial Economics**** as prescribed by University of Delhi**

HE-54-Financial-Economics-Syllabus

**Syllabus for Financial Economics****as prescribed by University of Delhi****Course Description**

**Financial Economics (HE54)**

**Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Credit: 6**

**Course Objective**

This course provides a strong theoretical foundation and an economic framework to understand the world of modern finance. Major topics in the course include: time value of money; fixed-income securities; bond pricing and the term structure of interest rates; portfolio theory and pricing models such as the capital asset pricing model; hedging, speculation, and arbitrage; futures and options contracts; determination of forward and futures prices; trading strategies involving options; binomial trees; and the Black-Scholes-Merton option pricing model

**Course Learning Outcomes**

Students acquire extensive theoretical knowledge in portfolio risk management, capital asset pricing, and the operation of financial derivatives. The course familiarises students with the terms and concepts related to financial markets and helps them comprehend business news/articles better. The course also helps to enhance a student’s understanding of real life investment decisions. The course has a strong employability quotient given the relatively high demand for skilled experts in the financial sector.

**Unit 1**

Investment theory and portfolio analysis: deterministic cash flow streams; basic theory of interest; discounting and present value; internal rate of return; evaluation criteria; fixed-income securities; bond prices and yields; interest rate sensitivity and duration; immunisation; the term structure of interest rates; yield curves; spot rates and forward rates

**Unit 2**

Single period random cash flows; mean-variance portfolio theory; random asset returns; portfolios of assets; portfolio mean and variance; feasible combinations of mean and variance; mean-variance portfolio analysis: the Markowitz model and the two-fund theorem; risk-free assets and the one-fund theorem. CAPM: the capital market line; the capital asset pricing model; the beta of an asset and of a portfolio; security market line; use of the CAPM model in investment analysis and as a pricing formula; the CAPM as a factor model, arbitrage pricing theory

**Unit 3**

Futures, options and other derivatives: introduction to derivatives and options; forward and futures contracts; options; other derivatives; the use of futures for hedging, stock index futures; forward and futures prices; interest rate futures and duration-based hedging strategies, option markets; call and put options; factors affecting option prices; put-call parity; option trading strategies: spreads; straddles; strips and straps; strangles; the principle of arbitrage; discrete processes and the binomial tree model; risk neutral valuation; stochastic process (continuous variable, continuous time), the Markov property, Itô’s lemma; the idea underlying the Black Scholes-Merton (BSM) differential equation, BSM pricing formulas; the Greek letters

**References**

- Brealey, R., Myers, S., Allen, F., Mohanty, P. (2013). Principles of corporate finance, 10th ed. Tata McGraw-Hill.
- Hull, J., Basu, B. (2017). Options, futures, and other derivatives, 9th ed. Pearson Education.
- Luenberger, D. (2013). Investment science. Oxford University Press.