History of Corporate Finance In a Nutshell
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History of Corporate Finance In a Nutshell

Financial markets, Risk, Bubbles, Mergers and Acquisitions, Options, Leveraged Buyouts, Hostile Takeovers, and More.
4.4 (7 ratings)
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949 students enrolled
Created by Chester Sky
Last updated 9/2019
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 6 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand the history and 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
Requirements
  • No prior preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
Description

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
Course content
Expand all 20 lectures 02:09:40
+ History of Finance
1 lecture 09:18

Having completed this module, you will be able to understand:

-How financial markets are essentially a system of money flowing from capitalists to entrepreneurs and back.

-Historical theories of what financial markets were thought to be

Preview 09:18
+ The Importance of Intellectual Property Protection
2 lectures 08:38

Having completed this module, you will be able to understand:

-How intellectual property protection provides trust in financial systems.

-What influences companies to innovate

Preview 08:29
Game Theory
00:09
+ Role of Government In Financial Markets
1 lecture 11:30

Having completed this module, you will be able to understand

-How the government can help and hinder an economic market.

-Rent seeking and its impacts

-Monopolies and the market incentives of monopolies

Role of Government In Financial Markets
11:30
+ Market Efficiency and Market Crashes
1 lecture 12:27

Having completed this module, you will be able to understand

-Implications of efficient and inefficient markets.

-What can influence a market to become more or less efficient and why efficiency matters.

Market Efficiency and Market Crashes
12:27
+ Risk and Diversification
2 lectures 14:51

Having completed this module, you will be able to understand:

-The basics of the Capital Asset Pricing Model and how it diversifies risk

-How price is often a reflection of investment risk

Risk and Diversification
14:49
Capital Asset Pricing Model
00:02
+ Option Strategy Basics
4 lectures 17:56
Call Options
07:30
Put Options
03:23
Shorting Call Options
04:18
Shorting Put Options
02:45
+ Mergers and Acquisitions
3 lectures 40:58

Having completed this module, you will be able to understand:

-Incentives for mergers and acquisitions

-How mergers and acquisitions can affect stock price

-The theory of a firm. Why do we have companies?

-What is ownership of property? What does ownership matter

-Agency theory. Conflicting incentives in company operations

-What influences the price of a merger and acquisition

Mergers and Acquisitions
25:20
Required reading on bonds prior to following lectures
00:05

Having completed this module, you will be able to understand:

-What is a takeover? What influences companies to takeover other companies and strategies to do so.

Takeovers, Leveraged Buyouts and Defense Tactics
15:33
+ 2008 U.S. Financial Housing Collapse
2 lectures 11:28

Having completed this module, you will be able to understand:

-What financial instruments brought about the 2008 United States financial housing collapse. What caused the recession?

2008 U.S. Financial Housing Collapse
11:25
The Big Short
00:03
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 01:04
Recommended Books
00:12
Conclusion
00:52