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Making Investment Decisions
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Making Investment Decisions

with Rudolph Rosenberg

Video: Welcome

Hi, I'm Rudolph Rosenberg. I'll start by explaining investments. Then, we'll explore the net present value method, or NPV. Now, let's get started with Financial Literacy: Making Investment Decisions.

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Making Investment Decisions
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Making investment decisions is something we do every single day, sometimes without even realizing it. When we think about investing, we think about "big money" and long-term commitments. But at the core of it, investing is nothing more than spending money and expecting a good return on it.

This course teaches the net present value (NPV) methodology, an investment evaluation formula used by countless publicly traded companies and financial analysts, in a way that makes it accessible and applicable to you—no finance background required. Rudolph Rosenberg explains what investments are, how they are measured, and what makes a good investment. Then he explores the NPV formula in depth, showing you how to evaluate your cash flows, choose a rate of return, and assess the risk of a particular investment. This all culminates in a look at how the principles of investment apply to three real-life scenarios that any individual or company might encounter.

Topics include:
  • What is an investment?
  • Understanding ROI
  • What makes a good investment?
  • Using the NPV formula
  • Assessing risk
  • Applying NPV to real-life situations
Subjects:
Business Data Analysis Finance
Author:
Rudolph Rosenberg

Welcome

Hi, I'm Rudolph Rosenberg. And welcome to Financial Literacy: Making Investment Decisions. In this course, we're going to cover one of the basic elements of investment decision making along with real life applications. I'll start by explaining investments. What they are, how they're measured, and what makes a good investment. Then, we'll explore the net present value method, or NPV. Finally, we look at investments in real life situations.

Now, let's get started with Financial Literacy: Making Investment Decisions.

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