Investment risk is defined as the probability or likelihood of occurrence of losses relative to the expected return on any particular investment
Risk, in a financial context, is a synonym for uncertainty. This free course will allow those with some background knowledge of the area to explore investment risk. You will examine how and why investors are risk-averse and look at the risk factors involved in making a decision to invest.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- explain the concept of risk in an investment context
- comment critically on the impact of the principal risk factors in a given investment context.
|Section 1: Introduction To Investment Risk|
|Section 2: Risk Aversion|
|A note about terminology||FREE||00:07:00|
|Are investors risk-averse?||FREE||00:07:00|
|Section 3: Quantifying risk|
|Looking at each of the possible alternative outcomes||FREE||00:10:00|
|Section 4: Risk factors|
|Variability of income||FREE||00:05:00|
|Default or credit risk||FREE||00:07:00|
|Interest rate risk||FREE||00:07:00|
|Section 5: Discounted cash flow and the net present value rule|
|Discounted cash flow||FREE||00:07:00|
|Net present value||FREE||00:10:00|
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