UCSC ECON 80H - Lecture Notes (50 pages)

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School:
University of California, Santa Cruz
Course:
Econ 80h - Wall Street And The Money Game

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Basic information Course web site www econ ucsc edu faculty elbaum Bernard Elbaum Economics Dept Engineering 2 Room 431 ext 9 4248 email LBAUM ucsc edu Office hours Tu Th 1 2 Econ 80H Introduction Why take this course Fear Greed Desire for knowledge requisite to financial decision making and self reliance Self reliance is much cheaper than paying others for advice and suffering losses from their conflicts of interest Some Advice Do course reading on time come to class There is a large volume of course material Much new vocabulary Some basic statistics If you re familiar with the stock market that s a big advantage If not your mind may be buzzing soon How to learn the course material Seek multiple sources of reinforcement Do the reading Come to lecture Go to section Do homework exercises Read newspapers magazines about finance Don t skimp My mother in law clips coupons She saves a few dollars that way If she paid more attention to her portfolio instead she d earn thousands more per year Buy the textbooks and read them The returns to learning the material are huge The book costs are paltry by comparison If you have liquidity constraints find a solution Further Advice Read as much as can about finance Benefit of reading additional media The more you know the more valuable your information is likely to be It will help you in this course It may help you get a job It will help you understand the world It will eventually help you make investment decisions worth far far more than the cost of buying the media Read other media For example I ll pass around a signup form for the Wall St Journal which I ll fax in Or subscribe to The Economist magazine I know high schoolers who read it weekly 12 weeks for only 19 95 25 weeks for only 39 90 51 weeks for only 77 00 Go to www economistacademic com For instructor code enter 4173 Best short source of international financial news 2 Views of stock prices Psychological crowd psychology castles in the air Fundamentalist Why this course



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