Join Rudolph Rosenberg for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Making Investment Decisions.
If you are a premium member of lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this course. I have provided a spread sheet allowing you to easily calculate some of the methods we'll be learning about in this course. Let's get started.
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