BUS-123 - Introduction to Investments
Fall 2017

Southwestern Community College
Instructor: Frank Paiano


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Be not afraid.

"The moral arc of the universe in long, but it bends toward justice." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"This country is so fundamentally strong it can survive its leaders." -- Louis Rukeyser

Is the American republic built to withstand a malevolent president?

Same arguments as during Fascism in the 1930's and 1940's.


*** Text Book Information at the Bottom of the Page ***

Yes, yes, I know. This looks intimidating. "Aye, Paquito! All those links!"
Relax. Much of it is duplicated. (In the case of the presentations, quaduplicated!)
Just get started and remember to work at least an hour each day.




First Exam and Announcements

First Exam
BUS-123-501 & 502 - Online Exam #1: Chapters 1 and 4
 Thursday, September 14th, to Sunday, September 17th

 Chapter 1: Introduction; Overview of Investment Universe; Risk versus Return; Short-term Securities
 Chapter 4: Mutual Funds

Announcements  (Announcements also available in Canvas)

Week #5 – After the First Exam – Starting Stocks! - Video - Video (CC) - Audio
    Due: Study chapter 5 thoroughly! Chapter 4 assignments due next (Great time to catch up and get ahead!)

Week #4 - Finish Mutual Funds - Exam 1 This Week - Chapter 1 Assignments Due This Week - Video - Video (CC) - Audio
    Due: Exam #1, Chapter 1 Assignments, Le Maison de Mutual Funds discussion forum
Week #3 – Starting Mutual Funds – Exam 1 Next Week – Chapter 1 Assignments Due Next Week - Video - Video (CC) - Audio
    Due: Start chapter 4 on mutual funds, Chapter 1 assignments due next week, Exam #1 next week
Week #2 - Continuing Introduction to Investments - Risk versus Return - Short-term Investments - Video - Video (CC) - Audio
    Due: Finish chapter 1 material
Week #1 - Introduction and Welcome to BUS-123, Introduction to Investments, for Fall 2017 - Video - Video (CC) - Audio
    Due: Please Introduce Yourself Discussion Forum
Week #0 - Presemester Announcement -  For students enrolled in the online BUS-123, Introduction to Investments, class



Chapter Presentations, Handouts, and Assignments


Part 1: Introduction


Syllabus:
Short Format - Audio Commentary - Long Format  Long format in Canvas
  Audio commentary discusses the short format syllabus
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself (Closed Captioned) -  Look for Video (CC) for the closed captioned videos.
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself with just audio -  Look for Audio for the audio commentaries.
A Guided Tour of the Class Web Site - Video (CC) - Audio  Uh, the class web site is what y'er lookin' at right now.

Chapter 1 and Notes:
What is an Investment?
The Investment Universe
Risk and Return
Short-term Securities

Chapter 1 Materials
Presentation
Study Guide - Video - Video (CC) - Audio
Assignment - Commentary   (The process is more important than the information and answers. Enjoy!
Short-Term Investments Assignment - Commentary
TreasuryDirect.gov Assignment - Commentary
   TreasuryDirect.gov  Your Federal Tax Dollars at Work!
   Cetes Directo    El TreasuryDirect.gov de Mexico - Miralo - Una tasa de interes mas grande que los estados unidos
How to Submit Assignments - Commentary
Discussion Forums Assignment - Commentary
  Add your picture to the discussion boards!  We want to see your smiling face!

Security Types - Overview of Investment Universe
Security Types Matching Handout - Answer Key   See Overview of Investment Universe - Memorize for exam!

Sample Portfolio Class Project - Feel free to create your own portfolio!
Sample Portfolio Class Project - Commentary
  Snapshot (23 Aug 2017)  We are off to a slow start. Up 0.23%.
  Snapshot (29 Aug 2017)  Not much has changed, even with Hurricane Harvey.
  Snapshot (1 Sep 2017)  Hey, hey, not a bad week! We are up 1.5%.
  Snapshot (14 Sep 2017)  Up over 3% in 4 weeks. What a class!
  Snapshot (21 Sep 2017)  Uh, back down to just below 2%. Still not too shabby, Dear Students.

Short-term Securities Investments
Examples - 1  2  3 - Video - Video (CC) - Audio
Interview with a Dyed-in-the-Wool CD Investor

Books to Read, Future Value Calculations (optional), First of Many Scams
Books to Read (Eventually) - Commentary
Future Value Worksheet - Commentary - Answer Key
  How much wealth can build over our working careers? A lot!
Future Value Tables
Turn $33,000 into $7,000,000 in just 2 years! - Rates of Return - Commentary

Online Audio Lectures
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 14    Introduction: What is an Investment?
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 2 - Slides 15 to 34    An Overview of the Investment Universe
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 3 - Slides 35 to 54    Risk versus Return
     Liar's Poker Story - Slide 48    Are you a Speculator/Trader or are you an Investor?
     The Value Line on the Difference between Investing and Speculating/Trading
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 4 - Slides 55 to 72    Short-term Investments

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 14    Introduction: What is an Investment?
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 2 - Slides 15 to 34    An Overview of the Investment Universe
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 3 - Slides 35 to 54    Risk versus Return
     Liar's Poker Story -- Slide 48    Are you a Speculator/Trader or are you an Investor?
     The Value Line on the Difference between Investing and Speculating/Trading
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 4 - Slides 55 to 72    Short-term Investments

Online Audio/Video Lectures on YouTube (Closed captioning available)
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 14    Introduction: What is an Investment?
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 2 - Slides 15 to 34    An Overview of the Investment Universe
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 3 - Slides 35 to 54    Risk versus Return
     Liar's Poker Story -- Slide 48    Are you a Speculator/Trader or are you an Investor?
     The Value Line on the Difference between Investing and Speculating/Trading
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 4 - Slides 55 to 72    Short-term Investments

Online Audio/Video Lectures on 3CMediaSolutions (Excellent closed captioning available)
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 14    Introduction: What is an Investment?
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 2 - Slides 15 to 34    An Overview of the Investment Universe
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 3 - Slides 35 to 54    Risk versus Return
     Liar's Poker Story -- Slide 48    Are you a Speculator/Trader or are you an Investor?
     The Value Line on the Difference between Investing and Speculating/Trading
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 4 - Slides 55 to 72    Short-term Investments

Chapter 4:
Mutual Funds

Presentation
Study Guide - Commentary
Assignment - Commentary
Mutual Fund Annual Report Assignment - Commentary  (See Annual Reports and Prospectuses below)
Thrift Savings Plan Assignment - Commentary
Mutual Fund Case Studies (not an assignment) - Commentary

Mutual Fund Types Scramble Sheet (Online lecture 3) - Commentary

Employer-Sponsored Plans
Strategies for Navigating the 401(k) Jungle -- Tom Petruno, LA Times
Jack Bogle sticks it to the 401(k) world  And Senator Oral Hatch is not pleased...

A Sample Mutual Fund  (Online lecture 4 - Just one of over 11,000!)
ICA Prospectus: Full - Summary - Commentary
ICA: 83 Years of Investing -  Presentation: Video - Video (CC) - Audio
Top 75 Holdings of ICA -  Commentary
The Benefit of Time -  Commentary
Worst Day / Best Day -  Commentary

Hypothetical Illustrations  (Online Lecture 4)
$100 per month for 30 years
$100 per month for 40 years
$100 per month for 40 years - increase $10 each year
$500 per month for 20 years
   Presentation: Video - Video (CC) - Audio


Offerings of Sample Mutual Fund Companies Performance  (Online lecture 4)
Vanguard Funds Performance
American Funds Performance
Fidelity Funds    Only shows 310 or so of Fidelity's over 500 mutual funds.
Fidelity Funds and all the other funds that they offer through their web site    Over 11,000!
Dodge and Cox Funds Performance
T. Rowe Price Funds
Franklin Templeton Funds

Annual Reports and Prospectuses  (Online lecture 4 and Mutual Fund Annual Report Assignment)
Vanguard Funds
American Funds
Fidelity Funds
Dodge and Cox Funds
T. Rowe Price Funds
Franklin Templeton Funds  Choose fund and then find [Documents]

Mutual Fund Commentaries, Insights, and Perspectives
Vanguard Insights - John Bogle's Official Website - Obituary for Howard Schow
American Funds Investment Insights - Obituary for Jon B. Lovelace
Fidelity Funds Insights - Viewpoints - Ned Johnson on Wikipedia
Dodge and Cox Funds Video Perspectives Gallery - Insight Papers
T. Rowe Price Investing Insights
Franklin Templeton Funds Investing Commentary - John Templeton's Official Website

No Investment Is Perfect ...
Mutual Funds Far Outperform Mutual Fund Investors   Huh? That does not make any sense. But it is true!
A Cautionary Tale for Investors   An example of a mutual fund without proper oversight by the Board of Directors

Online Lectures
Chapter 4 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 20    Introduction to Mutual Funds
Chapter 4 - Lecture 2 - Slides 21 to 40    Fees, Expenses, and Class Shares, Oh My!
Chapter 4 - Lecture 3 - Slides 41 to 61    Types of Mutual Funds (Scramble Sheet)
Chapter 4 - Lecture 4 - Slides 62 to 79    Fund Families and a Sample Mutual Fund

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Chapter 4 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 20    Introduction to Mutual Funds
Chapter 4 - Lecture 2 - Slides 21 to 40    Fees, Expenses, and Class Shares, Oh My!
Chapter 4 - Lecture 3 - Slides 41 to 61    Types of Mutual Funds (Scramble Sheet)
Chapter 4 - Lecture 4 - Slides 62 to 79    Fund Families and a Sample Mutual Fund

Online Audio/Video Lectures on YouTube (Closed captioning available)
Chapter 4 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 20    Introduction to Mutual Funds
Chapter 4 - Lecture 2 - Slides 21 to 40    Fees, Expenses, and Class Shares, Oh My!
Chapter 4 - Lecture 3 - Slides 41 to 61    Types of Mutual Funds (Scramble Sheet)
Chapter 4 - Lecture 4 - Slides 62 to 79    Fund Families and a Sample Mutual Fund

Online Audio/Video Lectures on 3CMediaSolutions (Excellent closed captioning available)
Chapter 4 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 20    Introduction to Mutual Funds
Chapter 4 - Lecture 2 - Slides 21 to 40    Fees, Expenses, and Class Shares, Oh My!
Chapter 4 - Lecture 3 - Slides 41 to 61    Types of Mutual Funds (Scramble Sheet)
Chapter 4 - Lecture 4 - Slides 62 to 79    Fund Families and a Sample Mutual Fund

Part 2: Stocks (a.k.a. Equities)

Chapters 5, 2, & Notes:
The Stock Market
Buying & Selling Securities
Introduction to Stocks

Presentation
Study Guide
Assignment
Stock Markets Assignment - Commentary
Earnings Call Assignment - Commentary

Finance Web Sites   (Assignments, Audio lecture 2)
Google Finance - Presentation - Presentation (CC) - Audio
Yahoo Finance   Yahoo Finance was the best free finance site. Now it is unusable. What is going on at Yahoo?
   
E-mail to and response from the CEO of Verizon   Verizon is buying Yahoo. The CEO answered me personally!
   Users sound off about newly-destroyed Yahoo Finance site
Bloomberg Finance
Marketwatch Wall Street Journal's free web site
CNBC

Ancillary Presentations
Casas de Cambio - San Ysidro and Tijuana (Lecture 3) - Video - Video (CC) - Audio - Youtube
Eighty-Three Years Ago (Lecture 4) - Commentary - Results Don't Peek!

Stock Certificates
Disney - Allied Signal - Campbell Soup Company - Commentary

Stock Worksheets
Stocks Worksheet 1 - (Lecture 4) - Commentary - Answer Key
Stocks Worksheet 2 - (Lectures 5 and 6) - Commentary - Answer Key
Stocks Worksheet 3 - (Lecture 6) - Commentary - Answer Key

Dividend Reinvestments Plans (DRIPs)
Sempra Energy DRIP (Lecture 5) - Commentary

Penny Stock and Other Stock Scams
DPER -- From $0.006 To $0.06 In Just 9 Days! (Lecture 5) - Commentary   Psst. It is now at $0.0001
Yahoo! Advertisement for AwesomePennyStocks.com - Another: "Penny Stocks Made Me Rich!"
The same people who are doing the recommending to you are the same scam artists who are selling the bogus stocks to you!
They "pump" up the price and then "dump" all the shares! It is a very old scam.

AwesomePennyStocks.com shuts down after SEC/FBI probe  Sigh. These scams will never end as long as people are greedy and stupid.
Another web site that was shut down  And they spelled "receive" incorrectly! I before E except after C...
Two British Teens Ran "Stock-Picking Robot" Scam
Email scam using PRFC   PRFC is a legitimate company struggling on the OTC. They warned the investment commuity that they were being used by the penny stock scammers.
Other Penny Stock Scams
DRMC: 25-Feb-2015 - 26-Feb-2015 -- Definitive Rest Manufacturing
   Formerly manufactured mattresses but now makes materials for aerospace industry. Uh, right...
STHC: 24-Feb-2015 - 25-Feb-2015 -- SouthCorp Capital
   Started June 2014 as a company refurbishing run-down homes but now is manufacturing cans and weight loss products. Okay...

IPO -- Initial Public Offering or It's Probably Overpriced?
It's Probably Overpriced!
Rigging the IPO Game

Keep a long-term perspective
History of Bear Markets - (Lecture 4) - Commentary
Don't Lose Perspective (Lecture 6) - Commentary
BGFN, The Benjamin Graham Financial Network! - Commentary
Books to Read about Stocks - Commentary (Same as Chapter 1)

High Frequency Trading (HFT)
FINRA High-Frequency Trading (HFT) Concerns
  But this guy says that HFT is good for us! Arrgh!
  Brad Katsuyama, the Hero of Flash Boys, begs to differ. "The system is rigged."   And he started IEX to level the playing the field
    Mr. Katsuyama's full speech   The link above is an excerpt
  SEC gives approval to IEX to become a stock exchange   Capital Group, parent company of The American Funds, and other large financial firms and pension funds backed IEX
How Robinhood makes money on $0 trades

Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway
The History of Berkshire Hathaway Class B Shares

Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 5 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 10     Introduction to Stocks - Historical Returns - Advantages and Disadvantages
Chapter 5 - Lecture 2 - Slides 11 to 33    The Stock Markets (a.k.a. The Capital Markets)
Chapter 5 - Lecture 3 - Slides 34 to 47    Stock Transactions, Transactions Costs, Stock Quotes
Chapter 5 - Lecture 4 - Slides 48 to 60    Stock Averages and Indexes, Volatility Re-examined
Chapter 5 - Lecture 5 - Slides 61 to 74    Stock Characteristics and Measurements
Chapter 5 - Lecture 6 - Slides 75 to 93    Types of Stocks, Market Capitalization, and Stock Strategies

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" College Finance" in iTunes.)
Chapter 5 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 10     Introduction to Stocks - Historical Returns - Advantages and Disadvantages
Chapter 5 - Lecture 2 - Slides 11 to 33    The Stock Markets (a.k.a. The Capital Markets)
Chapter 5 - Lecture 3 - Slides 34 to 47   Stock Transactions, Transaction Costs, Stock Quotes
Chapter 5 - Lecture 4 - Slides 48 to 60    Stock Averages and Indexes, Volatility Re-examined
Chapter 5 - Lecture 5 - Slides 61 to 74   Stock Characteristics and Measurements
Chapter 5 - Lecture 6 - Slides 75 to 93    Types of Stocks, Market Capitalization, and Stock Strategies

Online Audio/Video Lectures on YouTube (Closed captioning available)
Chapter 5 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 10     Introduction to Stocks - Historical Returns - Advantages and Disadvantages
Chapter 5 - Lecture 2 - Slides 11 to 33    The Stock Markets (a.k.a. The Capital Markets)
Chapter 5 - Lecture 3 - Slides 34 to 47   Stock Transactions, Commissions, and Market Indexes
Chapter 5 - Lecture 4 - Slides 48 to 60    Stock Averages and Indexes, Volatility Re-examined
Chapter 5 - Lecture 5 - Slides 61 to 74   Stock Characteristics and Measurements
Chapter 5 - Lecture 6 - Slides 75 to 93    Types of Stocks, Market Capitalization, and Stock Strategies

Online Audio/Video Lectures on 3CMediaSolutions (Excellent closed captioning available)
Chapter 5 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 10     Introduction to Stocks - Historical Returns - Advantages and Disadvantages
Chapter 5 - Lecture 2 - Slides 11 to 33    The Stock Markets (a.k.a. The Capital Markets)
Chapter 5 - Lecture 3 - Slides 34 to 47   Stock Transactions, Transaction Costs, Stock Quotes
Chapter 5 - Lecture 4 - Slides 48 to 60    Stock Averages and Indexes, Volatility Re-examined
Chapter 5 - Lecture 5 - Slides 61 to 74   Stock Characteristics and Measurements
Chapter 5 - Lecture 6 - Slides 75 to 93    Types of Stocks, Market Capitalization, and Stock Strategies

Chapter 6:
Common Stock Valuations

Presentation
Study Guide
Chapter 6 Assignment - Commentary
Chapter 6 Bonus Assignment - Commentary   Southwestern's Library now has The Value Line 600
    The full version of The Value Line is available at the Chula Vista and San Diego Central Libraries.
     It is also available at selected San Diego branch libraries


Pretzels Unlimited Discounted Cash Flow Spreadsheet   (Lecture 2)
Valuation Worksheet 1 - Commentary - Answer Key
    Jimba Jomba Jumba Juice Discounted Cash Flow Spreadsheet
Valuation Worksheet 2 - Answer Key

Chapter 6 Formulas
Present Value Table  (Needed for Dividend Discount Model calculations)

Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 6 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 16    Introduction to Valuation Techniques, Price Ratio Models
Chapter 6 - Lecture 2 - Slides 17 to 34    Dividend Discount Models
Chapter 6 - Lecture 3 - Slides 35 to 56    Discounted Cash Flow Model, The Value Line

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" College Finance" in iTunes.)
Chapter 6 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 16    Introduction to Valuation Techniques, Price Ratio Models
Chapter 6 - Lecture 2 - Slides 17 to 34    Dividend Discount Models
Chapter 6 - Lecture 3 - Slides 35 to 56    Discounted Cash Flow Model, The Value Line

Online Audio/Video Lectures on YouTube (Closed captioning available)
Chapter 6 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 16    Introduction to Valuation Techniques, Price Ratio Models
Chapter 6 - Lecture 2 - Slides 17 to 34    Dividend Discount Models
Chapter 6 - Lecture 3 - Slides 35 to 56    Discounted Cash Flow Model, The Value Line

Online Audio/Video Lectures on 3CMediaSolutions (Excellent closed captioning available)
Chapter 6 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 16    Introduction to Valuation Techniques, Price Ratio Models
Chapter 6 - Lecture 2 - Slides 17 to 34    Dividend Discount Models
Chapter 6 - Lecture 3 - Slides 35 to 56    Discounted Cash Flow Model, The Value Line

Text Book

Here are links to sellers of the 7th, 6th, 5th, and 4th edition of the text book: "Fundamentals of Investments" by Jordan & Miller
The text book is available at the college book store as well as numerous other outlets.
The text book is usually also available across the street at Otay Books.
There are now web-based versions of text books available at www.coursesmart.com.
Except for the data being updated, there are not many differences between the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th editions.
Also, there are two copies in the main campus library on reserve. (You can read them there but they can not be checked out)
7th Edition -- This is the "official" book of the Spring 2017 class
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/MP-Fundamentals-Investments-Stock-Trak-card/dp/0078115663/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1470412788&sr=8-2&keywords=fundamentals+of+investing+7th+edition+jordan
Half.com: 7th edition not available on Half.com
Chegg.com: http://www.chegg.com/textbooks/fundamentals-of-investments-7th-edition-9780077861636-0077861639?trackid=67a86a11&strackid=6c290340&ii=5
6th Edition -- Very similar to the current edition (but cheaper)
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Investments-Stock-Trak-Mcgraw-Hill-Insurance/dp/0077457641/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
Half.com: http://product.half.ebay.com/Fundamentals-of-Investments-by-Bradford-D-Jordan-and-Thomas-Miller-2011-Hardcover/99510715&tg=info
Chegg.com: http://www.chegg.com/textbooks/fundamentals-of-investments-with-stock-trak-card-6th-edition-9780077457648-0077457641?trackid=YAJcVwrZ&ii=1&om_ss=1
5th Edition -- Very similar to the current edition (but even cheaper)
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Investments-Stock-Trak-Mcgraw-Hill-Insurane/dp/0077283295/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1322833773&sr=1-6
Half.com: http://product.half.ebay.com/Fundamentals-of-Investments-by-Bradford-D-Jordan-and-Thomas-Miller-2008-Hardcover/66239818&tg=info
Chegg.com: http://www.chegg.com/textbooks/fundamentals-of-investments-w-sp-card-stock-trak-card-5th-edition-9780077283292-0077283295?trackid=5a730d99&autosuggest=1&uqry=9780077283292&ii=1
4th Edition -- Also very similar to the current edition (but even more cheaper)
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Investments-McGraw-Hill-Finance-Insurance/dp/0073027219/ref=sr_11_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1199133503&sr=11-1
Half.com: http://product.half.ebay.com/_W0QQprZ51726165QQcpidZ1373341548

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