A continuation of Introduction to Investments (BSFN 254). This course explores investment topics as they relate to individual investors and professionals. Risk and return principles on securities and portfolios are studied as well as valuation techniques and analysis of fixed income securities, equities, and options. Financial statements, futures markets, portfolio theory, and capital market theory are also covered. The course assumes the student has a basic understanding of investment vehicles and their characteristics.pre-rec: 254 or instructor approval.