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In this course, you will start by reviewing 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. You will be introduced to the two components of stock returns – dividends and capital gains – and will learn how each are taxed and the incentives provided to investors from a realization-based capital gains tax. You will examine the investment decisions (and behavioral biases) of participants in defined-contribution (DC) pension plans like 401(k) plans in the U.S. and will learn about the evidence regarding the performance of individual investors in their stock portfolios. The course concludes by discussing the evidence regarding the performance of actively-managed mutual funds. You will learn about the fees charged to investors by mutual funds and the evidence regarding the relation between fees charged and fund performance. Segments of the portfolios of mutual funds that may be more likely to outperform and examples of strategies designed to “earn alpha” will also be introduced. Learners are welcome to take this course even if they have not completed "Investments I: Fundamentals of Performance Evaluation," as the first module contain a review of investment fundamentals and regression analysis to get everyone up to speed. Also, the course contains several innovative features, including creative out-of-the-studio introductions followed by quick-hitting "Module in 60" countdowns that highlight what will be covered in each module, four "Faculty Focus" interview episodes with leading professors in finance, and a summary of each module done with the help of animations! This course is part of the iMBA offered by the University of Illinois, a flexible, fully-accredited online MBA at an incredibly competitive price. For more information, please see the Resource page in this course and



Dec 13, 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!


Dec 07, 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 .


26 - Investments II: Lessons and Applications for Investors 的 50 个评论(共 113 个)

创建者 Karen F L

Dec 07, 2017

Professor Weisbenner is amazing! Insanely smart, yet delvers complex concepts in such a manner you would never realize it. This is a must take class for investments!

创建者 David H

Mar 12, 2018

Professor Weisbenner is phenomenal! The course material is accessible, very well presented, highly informative, and can be applied for the rest of your life.

创建者 Joseph A

Dec 12, 2016

so much dedication to the material here - you will be deluged with data, studies, and conclusions that will in the end make you a better investor.

创建者 Marcelo G L

Sep 22, 2017

The course have a great variety of examples very well explained. Professor Scott is an excellent teacher with a deep knowledge of investments.

创建者 Muzamil H M H C

Jun 15, 2020

it was an excellent course. Professor Scott Weisbenner has a unique and an interactive style of teaching. I thoroughly enjoyed this course

创建者 Sejal R S

May 09, 2020

Thanks Scott! Outstanding course with the research work papers analysis, animations and the fun made it easier for the longer lectures !

创建者 GOR B

Feb 06, 2020

Excellent course. Dr. Weisbenner truly cares for the course. This was one of the best online courses I have taken. Well prepared course.

创建者 Muhammad S K

Nov 29, 2017

Absolutely loved the course. Scott is an amazing teacher! I really appreciate all the effort that went into producing this course.

创建者 Jeff M

Nov 08, 2017

Excellent content. Will change the way you view mutual funds and 401K investment options. Great job and funny lectures too.

创建者 Trungnhan P

Mar 22, 2017

Thank you, Professor Scott Weisbenner, for an excellence course that you put your heart and passion (for Star Wars) into.

创建者 Abraham L C

May 11, 2020

Great course! It is clear that it took a lot of time and effort to prepare such quality material. Completely worth it!

创建者 Rajesh J

Dec 14, 2018

Outstanding course! Highly recommended for all. If anything, the enthusiasm of the professor is infectious.

创建者 Pierre L

Dec 09, 2016

Excellent course, as good as the first one, it's nice too see haw it all come to fit together at the end.

创建者 Jackie P

Dec 16, 2018

Professor Weisbenner works hard to keep this class interesting and I learned A LOT in this course.

创建者 Linh P

Jan 16, 2017

Great course with valuable practical application. Thanks for providing us such a great course!

创建者 Rohiet R S

Oct 02, 2018

amazing it would be great if you can make videos based on indian market if students are more

创建者 manuj s

Nov 20, 2017

Excellent course. Scott puts in a lot of effort to make the course engaging and informative.

创建者 Grant M

Nov 26, 2018

Goofy, but extremely valuable content. Scott will turn you into an alpha-seeking ROCK STAR.

创建者 Chris M

Dec 10, 2016

A really great course! 5 stars. The focus is on the application of the concepts.

创建者 Juan F D L

Jun 11, 2020

Fantastic Course, lots of real life examples and the Faculty Focus its a must.

创建者 Jacqualine O

Dec 09, 2017

With no financial background, I enjoyed this course and gained a great deal!

创建者 John d l T

Dec 09, 2016

A 5 star sequel not easy to achieve, brilliant effort again thanks Scott

创建者 Volodymyr M

Dec 15, 2018

Thank you Professor and the Team! It was the best course for me so far.

创建者 Zhu L

May 06, 2018

What else can I say, it's just perfect.

Thanks, Professor Weisbenner.

创建者 Mark D

Dec 11, 2016

Great class. Interesting and entertaining. I highly recommend it.