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    Classroom by WRDS is a teaching and learning toolkit designed to introduce finance and business concepts through interactive applications and simulations.
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    Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Suply Small

    Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply

    Using this introductory aggregate demand and aggregate supply model, students learn how macroeconomic events impact economic output and price levels.

    • Interactive AD/AS graph
    • Visualize impact of economic fluctuations
    Balance Sheet (Small)

    Balance Sheet

    Students learn the balance of assets and liabilities/equity. On-screen output includes such items as:

    • Cash and Short-Term Investments
    • Depreciation and Amortization
    • Accounts Payable
    • Total Shareholders' Equity
    Beta Visualization

    Beta Visualization

    WRDS' proprietary Beta Visualization application teaches students about beta, R2, and how the two metrics represent stock risk.
    • Select stocks individually or by industry
    • Compare to industry averages
    • Fully interactive and integrated charting of risk measures
    CAPM Equity Valuation (Small)

    CAPM Equity Valuation

    Students will learn to calculate cost of equity and evaluate the relationship between risk and expected return.
    • Understand the capital asset pricing model
    • Download and evaluate company returns
    • Compute the cost of equity
    CAPM Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) Valuation (Small)

    CAPM ETF Valuation

    Using ETF information, students will learn to calculate cost of capital and evaluate the relationship between risk and expected return.

    • Understand the capital asset pricing model
    • Download and evaluate ETF returns
    • Compute the cost of capital
    Efficient Frontier Small

    Efficient Frontier

    Students will learn important concepts in diversification and portfolio optimization using a rich, interactive application.

    • Visualize the efficient frontier
    • Adjustable parameters
    • Stocks from the Dow 30
    Estimating Volatility (Small)

    Estimating Volatility

    Using MATLAB, students will learn about volatility clustering in stock prices and test the predictive power of the GARCH model. 
    • Identify volatility clustering
    • Apply econometric methods (GARCH)
    • Interpret statistical output and test model fit
    Fama-French 3-Factor Analysis Small

    Fama-French Three-Factor Analysis

    In this teaching tool, students are introduced to the Fama-French three-factor model. Extending the CAPM, Fama-French adds both size and value factors in this sophisticated asset pricing model.

    • Fama-French factors explained
    • Step-by-step multiple regression
    • Practical Excel skills

    Financial Ratios Visualization

    Financial Ratios Visualization

    Students become acquainted with a broad range of financial ratios using this sophisticated and intuitive visualization tool.
    • Over 70 different ratios organized by category
    • Compare to industry averages
    • Fully interactive visualizations
    Liquidity Ratios Small

    Firm Liquidity Ratios

    How to do managers and investors determine a company's liquidity? The Firm Liquidity Ratios tool teaches students about different ratios commonly used to determine a company's ability to meet its financial obligations.

    • Visually engaging format
    • Firm and industry-level comparisons
    Fiscal Policy: Multiplier Effect Small

    Fiscal Policy: Multiplier Effect

    Using this multiplier calculation tool, students learn how fiscal policy – both government spending and tax policies – can impact aggregate demand.

    • Visual representation of multiple rounds of spending
    • Allows users to input custom values for initial demand and MPC
    Income Statement (Small)

    Income Statement

    Understand the structure of a company's profit and loss accounting using the income statement. Students will become acquainted with the following income statement components:
    • Sales
    • Operating Income
    • Net Income
    • Earnings Per Share
    Internal Rate of Return

    Internal Rate of Return

    Measure and compare the profitability of different investments using a capital budgeting analysis.
    • Calculate and understand cash flows, IRR, and NPV
    • Examine multiple investment scenarios
    GAAP Financial Statements (Small)

    Introduction to Financial Statements

    Review the complete financial statements of a company for multiple years.

    • Execute web queries to download financial statements
    • Validate elements of the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows
    Linking Financial Statements (Small)

    Linking Financial Statements

    Students will learn how the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement are interrelated.
    • Visualize links with simple illustrations
    • Work with a real-world company
    Market and Firm Specific Risk

    Market and Firm-Specific Risk

    Use the Beta Visualization application to learn about alpha and beta, and how they relate to firm-specific and market risk. Gain exposure to:
    • Alpha, beta, and measures of risk
    • R2 and beta reliability
    • Sophisticated visualization of metrics
    Mechanics of Diversification Small

    Mechanics of Diversification

    How does diversification work? Students are introduced to the mechanics of diversification in an engaging format using three interactive tools:
    • Variance-covariance matrix
    • Two-asset opportunity set
    • Limits of diversification graph

    Mutual Fund Turnover

    Mutual Fund Turnover

    Duplicate market returns or try to exceed them? Students evaluate the impact of management styles on mutual funds.

    • Understand effects of trading activity in mutual funds
    • Buy-and-hold vs. actively managed funds
    Wharton OTIS Trading Simulator (Small)

    OTIS Trading Simulator

    Teach students the nuances of portfolio management and the impact of fluctuations on a large portfolio.
    • Manage a virtual portfolio of tradeable securities
    • Trade domestic and international stocks, bonds, ETFs, options, futures, and more
    • Review portfolio analytics
    Portfolio Diversification (Small)

    Portfolio Diversification

    Using a series of visualizations, students will see the progressive impact of diversification on portfolio return and volatility.
    • Understand the effects of diversification
    • Generate and interpret graphs of the efficient frontier
    • Understand concepts of returns, standard deviations and correlations
    Understanding Portfolio Risk Over Time (Small)

    Portfolio Risk Over Time

    Looking at descriptive statistics of stock returns, students evaluate the impact of diversification.
    • Download and graph time series of stock returns
    • Estimate and understand portfolio risk by calculating return variances
    Cash Flow Statement (Small)

    Statement of Cash Flows

    Students learn the components of a company's Statement of Cash Flows. Includes data such as:

    • Cash from Operating Activities
    • Cash from Investing Activities
    • Cash from Financing Activities
    • Net Change in Cash
    Three Levers of Performance (Small)

    Three Levers of Performance

    Students learn the methods that financial managers use to increase ROE.
    • Understand how managers deliver financial value to shareholders
    • Learn about the return on equity (ROE) performance metric
    • How Profit Margin, Asset Turnover, and Financial Leverage affect ROE

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