1. Introduction, Financial Terms and Concepts



MIT 18.S096 Topics in Mathematics with Applications in Finance, Fall 2013
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Instructor: Peter Kempthorne, Choongbum Lee, Vasily Strela, Jake Xia

In the first lecture of this course, the instructors introduce key terms and concepts related to financial products, markets, and quantitative analysis.

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37 comments

  1. I accept you give this under licence but im stealing it and passin it off as my own work for money. I appreciate your cooperation and understanding. If you dont like it TOO BAD

  2. How about explaining the FRED charts that show M2 money supply, Mortgage Backed Securities, Industrial and Business Debt at all time highs in history? How about explaining that a .25% interest rate rise by the FED would cause not only the Market to crash but also the US Government to go bankrupt!! Also explain the @ $1 trillion in other over night Bank Re-Po market? This is a colossal Debt bubble! It’s going to end very badly!! Tell your students the truth!!

  3. your average person (even your rare genius) probably wouldn't know that vega isn't a greek letter. The guy that answered goes to college -where greek life is a thing. I doubt they're some savant that spends their time learning obscure languages. They're probably in a frat; frats require their members to know the greek alphabet and that's how they knew about vega.

    Literally, at 31.59 you can see the guy in bright green wearing his frat shirt with the greek letters alpha, delta, phi and their words.

  4. At 43:00 about Money machines that creates money when you sleep…To buy your own home (and then by several of these) is a advice from me because that is a real money machine in the long term and never ever rent it…

  5. What a donkey professor. How many words missing, I almost fell asleep. he doesn't follow thoroughly his point, jumping from a thing to another without consistency in one idea or one concept. this is like a chat with a friend, what exactly is he trying to teach? or what one idea he explained thoroughly, or even adequately? I will go out of this lecture with more questions.

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