This course is intended to give an understanding of the factors affecting investment decisions and the importance of measuring these against the risks involved. The course also relates investment objectives (security of capital, stability of income, capital growth, marketability) to different investment vehicles. Topics include: calculation of yields; taxation of investments; objective setting; RRSPs, and other sheltered investments; bond valuation; stock valuation; options warrants; preferred shares; and other investments. PREREQ: FNCE 3006(cst 3) cr 3. Methods of teaching: lectures and case studies. Credits: 3. Students cannot retain credit for both COMM 4227 and FNCE 4007.