Learn how to evaluate investments, assess risk, calculate a rate of return, and identify good professional and personal investment opportunities—no finance background required.
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Rudolph Rosenberg. And welcome to: Financial Literacy: Making Investment Decisions. In this course we're going to cover one of the basics 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'll look at investments in real life situations. Now let's get started with Financial Literacy: Making Investment Decisions.
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