Financial Management Risk and Return For Securities

Learn the concepts for the essence of Finance that are risk and return for stocks and also practice them on Excel.
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Instructed by Sana Nazir Business / Finance
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

This course is about the essence of Financial Management that is Risk and Return of Securities/Stocks. This is for everyone who wants a firm grip over the concepts related to the risk and return for the stocks and then comparing the real worth of their stocks with the market price.

This course includes mainly 8 sections and 19 lectures. The important concepts taught in the course are highlighted below.

  • The meaning of risk and return in a stock
  • Probability Distributions
  • Discrete/Continuous Distributions
  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Expected Return
  • Standard Deviation
  • Coefficient of Variance
  • Types of Risk- Systematic and Unsystematic
  • Security Market Line
  • Intrinsic Value of a Stock

The last section includes Notes, Practice Questions and Excel Practice Exercises

The above mentioned concepts are taught in a sequence by solving questions related to every topic in detail and then practicing each one of them on Excel as well.

The real benefit for students is to get the comprehensive knowledge in just one course and master the concepts related to stocks' risk and return and then evaluation of the importance for portfolio investments. Students can get the benefit of practicing the formulas on Excel as well.

So just grab the opportunity and get enrolled to make your knowledge up to date and firm about the concepts of Risk and Return of Stocks!

What are the requirements?

  • Have a pen and a Notepad.
  • Sit attentively and absorb the concepts.
  • Have a calculator to solve problems.
  • Have installed Microsoft Excel to practice the concepts and formulas.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • able to calculate the risk and return for a security.
  • able to calculate the risk an return in case of a portfolio.
  • able to find the real worth of a stock using CAPM
  • able to get the concepts solved using EXcel

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in making their concepts clear on "risk and return associated to a stock" can take the course
  • Anyone who wants to have a grip to get comprehensive knowledge about securities, portfolio and the real worth of stocks can take this course.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the Course

This lecture is about the introduction to the sections and lectures that will be covered throughout the class. All the topics taught will be highlighted.

Section 2: Introduction to Return and Risk

Students will be able to know the meaning and difference between risk and return with examples.

Section 3: Probability Distributions to Measure Risk

This lecture is about the introduction to two kinds of probability distributions- discrete and continuous.

Section 4: Discrete Distribution and Excel Exercises

Students will be able to calculate the expected return for discrete distribution and then get it solved on Excel as well.


Students will be able to calculate the standard deviation for discrete distribution and then get it solved on Excel as well.


Students will be able to find the relative risk measure and then analyze the risk associated to the securities. They will also know how to gt CV on Excel by using formula.

Section 5: Continuous Distribution and Excel Exercises

This lecture includes the formula explanation and then determination of expected return by solving a question. It also includes practice on Excel by using the formula.


This lecture includes the determination of Standard Deviation i.e. Risk and then finding the Coefficient of Variation and solve it on Excel.

Section 6: Risk and Return in a Portfolio context

This lecture is the introduction to the meaning of a portfolio and why it is necessary by explaining its return and risk.


Students will be able to find the expected return in case of a portfolio that is when we invest in more than one security. The expected return for portfolio will be found in Excel as well by using the formula.


Students will be able to find the risk and analyze the importance of co-variance in case of a portfolio. They will analyze the summary to know the importance of investing in a portfolio and then solve the formula on Excel Sheet.


Students will be able to analyze the importance of diversification by investing in a portfolio through graphical representation. They will get to know that how can we evaluate in case we have three assets.

Section 7: Types of Risk- Systematic and Unsystematic

Students will be able to know what kinds of risks are linked to our securities and then their graphical representation to know that how a risk can be minimized.

Section 8: Capital Asset Pricing Model

This lecture includes introduction to Capital Asset Pricing Model with its formula and its importance in risk evaluation.


Students will be able to know what beta is and then its role in finding the relative return and risk for a security.


This lecture includes the explanation for CAPM formula and then its representation through graph of Security Market Line.


Students will be able to determine the required rate of return using CAPM.


Students will be able to evaluate if the security is under priced or overpriced by finding the intrinsic value for their security and then their representation on Security Market Line.

Section 9: Notes, Excel Practice Exercises and Practice Questions
Notes, Excel Exercises and Questions
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Instructor Biography

Sana Nazir, Instructor in the field of Business Administration

I am instructor in teaching courses related to business and have strong command in areas of Human Resources- the field I am specialized in. For me, the favorite part of teaching is the interaction with students where I am able to deliver my knowledge and help students to learn skills.

I have been a potential student scoring distinction throughout my educational career and now a potential instructor to share my knowledge and expertise.

I have taught courses online before too and I have always excelled in curricular and extra-curricular activities and a team leader always. I enjoy reading, working hard and then finding ways to improve myself as a person.

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