FI417 Investment Analysis & Management

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FI 417 Investment Analysis & Management


S2J 2012 PVH


Kloeppel, Drew P.


Bachelor's of Sciene, Managerial Accounting (Park University)
M.B.A, Emphasis in Accounting and Finance (Rockhurst University)

Office Location

By Appointment

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

816-509-5299 (not available for phone conversation during day)

Other Phone

816-509-5299 (evenings and weekends)


Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 8:30 PM


FI 360 Financial Management

Credit Hours



  1. Essentials of Investments (Bodie/Kane/Marcus), 8th edition, ISBN 978-0-07-338240-1
  2. Stock-Trak (online investment application) e-mail will be sent to each student for registration.  The fee upon registration is $28.95 but there should be a code on the inside cover of the textbook (above) that allows a $5.00 discount. See additional information below which contains the link to register for Stock-Trak.
    1. BOTH #1 AND #2 ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS CLASS.  Please have your textbook the first night of class, there are no substitutions for this edition of the book...the 8th edition will be used   

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Stock-Trak Registration Information

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Username: dkloeppel
Name: Drew Kloeppel
Phone: 816-509-5299
Service Level: Gold
Class Name: 2012Spring2ParkU
Description: Investment Analysis and Management
Author of Textbook: Bodie/Kane/Marcus
Number of students in class: 7
Payment Method: Students - Students will pay individually during student registration
Currency of Portfolio: United States Dollar
Initial Cash Balance: $1000000
Position Limit on Bonds 10
Position Limit on Equities 10
Position Limit on Future Options 25
Position Limit on Futures 25
Position Limit on Mutual Funds 5
Position Limit on Options 25
Position Limit on Spots 25
Minimum Stock Price for Buying: $0.25
Minimum Stock Price for Shorting: $3.00
Trading Start/End Dates: 3/19/2012 to 5/6/2012
Commission on Bonds 10.00
Commission on Equities 5.00
Commission on Future Options 10.00
Commission on Futures 10.00
Commission on Mutual Funds 10.00
Commission on Options 10.00
Commission on Spots 10.00
Allow Short Selling: Yes
Fill orders on daily volume %: 50
Day of Class: Monday
Time of Class: 5:30
Not Allowed Trading On Margin: Yes

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Course Description:
FI417 Investment Analysis and Management: A study of investment alternatives, selection criteria, and portfolio management. Emphasis is placed on economic, financial, and market factors which affect the values of alternative investments, while studying risk management associated with investment management. Prerequisite: FI360 or permission of the instructor. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

My philosophy is simple, to use applications which will help ensure the student learning process.  There will be tests, homework, classroom participation, online discussions AND an online application that will 'drive home' the concepts learned in class. 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Perform research on securities.
  2. Define the theoretical and practical application of investing in portfolios.
  3. Define the workings of investment funds and securities markets.
  4. Explain the relationship between current events and investments.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
There will be two exams (mid-term and final) and weekly homework.  In finance, as in any other class, reading chapter assignments is essential to your success in this class.


  • There will be a total of 500 points available in this class, as follows:
    • Exams are worth an overall 220 points (100 points for the mid-term, 120 for the final).  This represents 44% of your overall grade.
    • Homework is worth a total of 60 points.  This represents 12% of your grade.
    • On-line discussion is worth a total of 60 points.  This represents 12% of your grade.
    • Stock-Trak is worth a total of 120 points.  This represents 24% of your grade.
    • Participation is worth a total of 40 points.  This represents 8% of your grade.
Grading scales as follows:
  • 90% and above, A
  • 80% and above, B
  • 70% and above, C
  • 60% and above, D
  • Below 60%, F

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
This is a short course (8 weeks) to understand all the review materials.  In general, late homework will NOT be accepted.  The instructor reserves the right to modify this policy at any time for any student.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Very simple:  I expect open, honest and healthy participation by all students.  This participation will be a large determinant in how participation points are evaluated (and yes, I pay attention to student interactivity and will deduct accordingly). 

I also believe there is no such thing as silly or stupid questions, so please ask because here will be somebody else that will want an answer to that same question.

Lastly, let's have fun!  As we get to know each other through these eight weeks, I believe you'll see this class to be energetic and fun. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments can be seen below under ATTACHMENTS.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

Disability Guidelines:
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Course Assignments


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