Understand the purpose of financial and capital markets
Realize the importance of intellectual property protection and how it determines technological innovation
Learn market efficiency and risk
Irrespective of political ideology, understand how government can help or hinder an economy
Use payoff diagrams to estimate the potential profit of option strategies
Recognize company incentives to acquire or merge with other companies
Understand hostile takeovers, leveraged buyouts and defense tactics against hostile takeovers
Explain what happened during the 2008 U.S. financial housing collapse
No prior preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
From the best selling instructor comes a brand new course: History of Corporate Finance In a Nutshell: The Foundations of Modern Finance.
This course is a non-fiction narrative, taking you on a journey to where finance came from. It describes how financial theories were developed, how ideological and government experiments shaped economies, and the rise and fall of financial markets. It discusses influential thinkers who shaped society, crazy scams that worked (for a while), and demystifies financial concepts into simple ideas everyone can understand.
You'll learn what drives and creates markets, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and hostile takeovers, and the 2008 U.S. financial housing collapse. We'll walk through the rise and fall of financial markets, financial theory and the crazy true story of modern economics.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to talk fluently about key financial concepts, unpack financial stories in the news, and recognize financial ideas as they show up in everyday life.
Who this course is for:
Anyone interested in learning about the history of finance and why modern day economics developed the way it did
Those curious to learn about the fascinating ways people made and lost a lot of money
Anyone interested in Finance, Economics, or Financial Theory
10 sections • 20 lectures • 2h 9m total length
Role of Government In Financial Markets
Market Efficiency and Market Crashes
Risk and Diversification
Capital Asset Pricing Model
Shorting Call Options
Shorting Put Options
Mergers and Acquisitions
Required reading on bonds prior to following lectures
After you've taken my course, if there are additional topics that you would like me to cover that I have not included, feel free to send me message and I will try to include a lecture on the topic in the future. If you would like to collaborate on a project, visit my website.