FINANCE 100 Section 001002
A. Craig MacKinlay Fall 2017
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Office hours Thanksgiving week:
With Thanksgiving and the univeristy schedule change, TA office hours for the week of November 20 are
cancelled. My office hours will be moved forward and held on Tuesday from 2:30 pm until 3:30 pm.
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Important Dates for Fall 2017:
Midterm Exam I: Thursday, September 28  in class
Midterm Exam II: Thursday, November 2  in class
Final Exam: Thursday, December 14  6 pm to 8 pm
Sample Exams (password required)
Readings:
McKinsey Article on IRR (optional reading)
Practice Capital Budgeting Problem
Statistics Review (For riskreturn analysis)
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Below are suggested problems from the course text (RWJJ 11th edition).
However, one need not limit themselves to these problems  most
of the endofchapter problems in the "Questions and Problems" section are appropriate.
Chapter 4  Discounted Cash Flow Valuation  3, 4, 6, 12, 13, 15,
26, 27, 28, 30, 34, 41, 52, 56, 57, and 67.
Chapter 8  Interest Rates and Bond Valuations  3, 4, 14, 15, 16,
17, and 19. Note that the textbook bond problems
with semiannual payments give the YTM as an
annual rate compounded semiannually (r_{a,2}).
Chapter 9  Stock Valuation  1, 9, 13, 14, 15, 22, and 24.
End of material for Midterm I
Chapter 5  Net Present Value and Other Investment Rules 
1, 5, 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, 17, 23, and 28.
Chapter 6  Making Capital Investment Decisions  1, 3, 4, 5,
12, 15, 19, 25, and 38a.
Chapter 10  Risk and Return  1, 2, 4, 7, 12, 17, and 20.
Chapter 11  Return and Risk  2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 16, 24, 26,
30, 31, and 34.
End of material for Midterm II
Chapter 13  Risk, Cost of Capital, and Capital Budgeting 
1, 3, 5, 10, and 12.
Chapter 14  Efficient Capital Markets and Behavioral Challenges
 concept questions  2, 3, 5, 6, 9, and 11
 questions and problems  2, 3, and 4.
Chapter 16  Capital Structure: Basic Concepts  1, 2, 16,
18, and 22.
Chapter 17  Capital Structure: Limits to the Use of Debt
 1, 6, and 8.
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Teaching Assistants Office Hours (begin Tuesday September 5)

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