Join Rudolph Rosenberg for an in-depth discussion in this video Next Steps, part of Making Investment Decisions.
…We have learned in this course how to evaluate…if a project is worth investing in or not.…But decision making happens much more often…than for big personal or professional decisions.…If you look into your daily life, you make decisions all the time.…Those daily decisions can be a great tool for you to sharpen your investment skills.…For example, try to think of every decision you make in terms of…investment and return.…Comparing alternatives and finding out why you choose one over the other.…
That's an easy daily exercise that will help…you develop the ability to recognize investment decisions quickly.…To translate those situations into NPV material in no time.…You could then translate your choice of drinking decaf to sleep…better tonight and be full of energy tomorrow as an investment…in decaf over regular coffee to get the return of being productive the next day.…Or of standing in a bus close to exit to…ensure you can get out easily as an investment over…sitting comfortably with the objective of getting the return of…
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.
- What is an investment?
- Understanding ROI
- What makes a good investment?
- Using the NPV formula
- Assessing risk
- Applying NPV to real-life situations