Finance in Movies and TV/Excel for Finance
The first part of the discussion should be fun. Many of you without
a background in finance may have gotten your impression of the
finance world from TV or movies. Even the highly prestigious
Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute has published Top 20
Films about Finance: From Crisis to Con Men.
Share what your impressions are based on a recent TV show or
movie, or one of the movies from the CFA Institute’s list if you
can find one of the movies online. If you haven’t watched anything
finance-related lately, check out the one of these movies: The Big
Short, Margin Call, or Wall Street (the original one, not the awful
sequel). TV shows include Billions or some early episodes of
Silicon Valley that involve getting finance for the new company.
Post your thoughts in the first week of the module.
For the second week of the module, dig into the assignments and
start to use Microsoft Excel. There are some videos on Excel in the
background reading page, but find an additional video or two that
helps you get started. Share the link with your classmate and
discuss the usefulness of the video you found.
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