Stefano Lovo

Financial Markets

This course will introduce you to the valuation of financial contracts and the markets in which they trade.  You will learn how to value stocks, bonds, forwards, futures, and options.

Pre requirement : Student attending this course should be acquainted with the content of the Introductory Finance course: time value of money; capital budgeting; portfolio theory; CAPM.

Course Materials : Students will be provided with a reader with exercises that will complement the lectures and copies of the lecture slides.

Reference Books : (with HEC Library call numbers)

  • Finance by Bodie & Merton available in English & French (BOD-5), and
  • Investments by Bodie, Kane & Marcus available in English (BOD-5-712).



Class Materials

Syllabus and Schedule (Monday-Wednesday, Tuesday- Thursday)


Problem sets

Additional problem set on bonds

Practice exam

Practice exam 2

Review session problems

Formulae vade mecum

Quiz Schedule:

Nov 17:  7:45 a.m 7:55 a.m.

Nov 24:  7:45 a.m 7:55 a.m

Dec 1:  7:45 a.m 7:55 a.m

Dec 8:  7:45 a.m 7:55 a.m




Review sessions( zoom link   954 8291 6425)

        Nov 2, 2020 08:00 PM

        Nov 12, 2020 08:00 PM

        Nov 19, 2020 08:00 PM

        Nov 26, 2020 08:00 PM

        Dec 3, 2020 08:00 PM

       Additional review session: Dec 10, 2020 8:00 PM


Discussion forums:


Course slides:

Slides on Stocks

Slides on Bonds

Slides on Forward and Futures

Slides on Options

Something more on option pricing



Practice quiz Solution to practice quiz Quiz
Practice quiz Solution to practice quiz 1 Quiz 1 2020
Practice quiz 2a; Practice quiz 2b;
Practice quiz 2c;
Practice quiz 3;

Practice quiz 3b;

Practice quiz 3c

Solution to practice quiz 3
practice quiz 4;

practice quiz 4 b;

practice quiz 4 c

Solution to practice quiz 4
practice quiz 5;

practice quiz 5 b

Solution to practice quiz 5





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