Financial Markets

Yale,, Spring 2008 , Prof. Robert Shiller

Updated On 02 Feb, 19


Finance and Insurance as Powerful Forces in Our Economy and Society - The Universal Principle of Risk Management: Pooling and the Hedging of Risks - Technology and Invention in Finance - Portfolio Diversification and Supporting Financial Institutions (CAPM Model) - Insurance: The Archetypal Risk Management Institution - Efficient Markets vs. Excess Volatility - Behavioral Finance: The Role of Psychology - Human Foibles, Fraud, Manipulation, and Regulation - Guest Lecture by David Swensen - Debt Markets: Term Structure - Stocks - Real Estate Finance and its Vulnerability to Crisis - Banking: Successes and Failures - Guest Lecture by Andrew Redleaf - Guest Lecture by Carl Icahn - The Evolution and Perfection of Monetary Policy - Investment Banking and Secondary Markets - Professional Money Managers and Their Influence - Brokerage, ECNs,Guest Lecture by Stephen Schwarzman - Forwards and Futures - Stock Index, Oil and Other Futures Markets - Options Markets - Making It Work for Real People: The Democratization of Finance - Learning from and Responding to Financial Crisis I (Lawrence Summers)


Lecture 22: Stock Index, Oil and Other Futures Markets

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Lecture Details

Financial Markets (ECON 252)

Futures markets have expanded far beyond their initial application to farmers planting and harvest cycles. These markets now allow investors and traders to set prices for a broad spectrum of assets and for a whole term structure stretching into the distant future. Some of these markets are often priced according to simple fair-value formulae, others are not. Futures markets can be in backwardation, where the future price is lower than the present, spot price. They can also be in contango, where the price rises with maturity and is higher in the future than it is today. The S&PCase-Shiller Home Price Index is a recent invention that has transferred the mechanics of futures markets to the prices of single-family homes in ten real estate markets, in an effort to create a national market for residential real estate.

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This course was recorded in Spring 2008.



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