Introduction to the world of investments, including various types of investment vehicles, techniques, and strategies. Study includes the investment environment, role, and scope of investments, measuring risk and return and types of investment markets and transactions. Traditional short- and long-term investment instruments are analyzed, such as: common and preferred stocks, bonds, government issues, convertible investments and mutual funds. Higher-risk, more complex investments, e.g., options, futures, real estate, precious metals, artwork, are reviewed. Tax implications of the various investments are studied. Lastly, portfolio management is analyzed, including techniques and strategies. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): FIN350 or FIN305. Spring Only.