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[Corporate Finance] Foundation of Finance Topics (10): Market efficiency Market efficiency refers to the extent to which stock prices reflect all available, relevant information. The Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) suggests that at any given time, prices fully reflect all available information on a particular stock and/or market. In an efficient market, securities are always traded at their fair value, making it impossible for investors to purchase undervalued stoc.. 2024. 1. 18.
[Corporate Finance] Foundation of Finance Topics (9): Options and Futures While diversification can’t eliminate systematic risk, investors use other strategies to manage it, such as hedging. Hedging might involve using financial instruments like options or futures to protect against market-wide losses. - [Corporate Finance] Foundation of Finance Topics (4): Portfolio Theory Options and futures trading can offer significant benefits, such as hedging and speculative opp.. 2024. 1. 18.
[Corporate Finance] Foundation of Finance Topics (8): Fixed Income Securities Fixed income securities are financial instruments like bonds, which provide returns in the form of regular (or fixed) interest payments and the return of principal at maturity. In other words, these are financial instruments that pay a fixed amount of interest or dividend income to investors until maturity. Upon maturity, investors are repaid the principal amount invested. Examples include bonds.. 2024. 1. 17.
[Corporate Finance] Foundation of Finance Topics (7): Common Stock Valuation Common Stock Valuation is a critical concept in finance, focusing on determining the intrinsic value of a company's shares. This valuation is crucial for investors and analysts to make informed decisions regarding buying, selling, or holding stocks. Here's an in-depth look at the key methods and concepts involved: Fundamental Analysis Fundamental analysis involves examining a company's financial.. 2024. 1. 17.
[Corporate Finance] Foundation of Finance Topics (6): Capital Budgeting and Discounted Cash Flow Analysis Capital Budgeting is a crucial aspect of corporate finance and investment decision-making. This process helps companies evaluate and decide on potential major projects or investments. It involves the analysis of future cash inflows and outflows to determine whether a project is viable and worth pursuing. This process is crucial for a company's long-term strategic planning and investment decision.. 2024. 1. 16.
[Corporate Finance] Foundation of Finance Topics (5): Capital market equilibrium and the CAPM According to Portfolio Theory, by diversifying, investors can eliminate unsystematic risk (also known as diversifiable risk or specific risk) related to individual stocks, but not systematic risk (market risk, or the general perils of investing). The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) describes the relationship between systematic risk and expected return for assets/stocks. Capital Market Equilib.. 2024. 1. 16.