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The Capital Asset Pricing Model

This lesson teaches the Capital Asset Pricing Model. It begins by discussing risk and its control by diversification, and how betas measure the risk of diversified portfolios.

The lesson is designed to guide the student through the CAPM in detail as part of a Corporate Finance or Mergers & Acquisitions course. In courses that do not cover the CAPM in detail, such as Business Association courses or Securities Regulation, this lesson can be used as further study or for skimming.

Free Writing Prospectuses Under Rule 433

This is an introduction to Securities Act Rules 164 and 433 and the requirements for free-writing prospectuses under Rule 433. Before taking this lesson, students should have a basic understanding of the registration requirement of the Securities Act of 1933, especially the restrictions in section 5 of that Act. The lesson provides links to the relevant statutory and regulatory provisions, but you might find it helpful to have your own copy of the Securities Act and Securities Act Rules 164 and 433.

Resales of Securities Under Rule 144

This lesson is an introduction to the Rule 144 safe harbor exemption for resales of securities. It discusses the basic conditions under which both affiliates and non-affiliates may resell securities without Securities Act registration. Before working through this lesson, students should have a basic understanding of the registration requirement of the Securities Act of 1933 and the restrictions in section 5 of that Act. The lesson provides links to the relevant regulatory provisions, but you might find it helpful to have your own copy of Rule 144.

Section 11 of the Securities Act - Part 1: Basic Requirements

This lesson is one of two lessons on section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933, which imposes liability for false or misleading registration statements. This lesson focuses on the basic requirements of a section 11 action; the other lesson discusses the defenses to liability in section 11(b). You should take this lesson first.

A basic understanding of registered securities offerings is helpful, but not essential, to understand this lesson.

Section 11 of the Securities Act - Part 2: Due Diligence and Other Defenses

This is one of two lessons on section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933, which imposes liability for false or misleading registration statements. This lesson discusses the defenses to liability in section 11(b); the other lesson focuses on the basic requirements of a section 11 action. You should take the other lesson before beginning this lesson.

A basic understanding of registered securities offerings is helpful, but not essential, to understand this lesson.

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