Frank Paiano

Professor
School of Business and Technology
Southwestern Community College

Aye, Paquito!

Fall 2016 Semester started August 22nd

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BUS-121, Financial Planning & Money Management, Fall 2016
BUS-123, Introduction to Investments, Fall 2016

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Lectures now available on iTunes University, YouTube, and 3cMediaSolutions
Apple mobile users (iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone) can now view the audio/visual presentations at iTunes University. Go to iTunesU and search for "BUS121" or "BUS123" to find the classes. The lectures are also available in YouTube and 3cMediaSolutions. Please see the links on the class web page. YouTube has closed-captioning but it is not very good. 3cMediaSolutions has excellent closed-captioning.

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BUS-121 In The News!  Kinda', sorta', well, it's a start, at least.
BUS-123 In The News!  Or at least on a blog ...
BUS-121 One of Top Ten Personal Finance Classes
San Diego is about to be hosed by the Chargers!  Marketwatch.com


Financial Planning and Money Management -- Fall 2016

BUS-121 - Financial Planning & Money Management - Fall 2016

Section Code Syllabus Next Exam Days Times Room
BUS-121-501 03887 Syllabus
Syllabus Commentary
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Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself (YouTube)
Text Book Information
Exam 4: Chapters 12, 13, Real Estate and Other Investment Alternatives
Wednesday, November 23rd, to Sunday, November 27th

Chapter 12: Stocks
Chapter 13: Mutual Funds
Lecture Notes: Real Estate and Other Investment Alternatives
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BUS-121-502 03888 Syllabus
Commentary
Class Web Site
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself (YouTube)
Text Book Information
Exam 4: Chapters 12, 13, Real Estate and Other Investment Alternatives
Wednesday, November 23rd, to Sunday, November 27th

Chapter 12: Stocks
Chapter 13: Mutual Funds
Lecture Notes: Real Estate and Other Investment Alternatives
Online Class Online Class Online Class
Presentations, Handouts, Assignments, Audio Lectures Downloads, Textbook info, etc.


Introduction to Investments -- Fall 2016

BUS-123 - Introduction to Investments - Fall 2016

Section Code Syllabus Next Exam Days Times Room
BUS-123-501 03890 Syllabus
Syllabus Commentary
Class Web Site
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself
Your Humble Professor Introduces Himself (YouTube)
Text Book Information
Final Exam: Chapters 15, 14, 2, and Miscellaneous Topics, General Questions on Everything Else
Final Exams Week #16

Chapter 15: Options (a.k.a. Options Contracts)  (Stay away! You'll be sorry!)
Chapter 14: Futures (a.k.a. Futures Contracts)  (Don't do it! Don't get hooked gambling with these things!)
Chapter 2: Brokerage Firms; Shorting and Buying on Margin (Don't short stocks or buy on margin, either! They are dangerous!)
Miscellaneous Topics in Investing: Account Types; Real Estate & REITs; Precious Metals, Art, Etc.; Starting a Business
Review:
  General Questions on All Other Chapters
  Chapter 6: Common Stock Valuations (Constant Perpetual Growth Model and Discounted Cash Flow Model)
  Chapter 10: Bond Yield and Valuation Techniques
  (See Pre-final Valuation Calculations Worksheet)
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Instructor Availability - Fall 2016
Availability Fall 2016 Office Hours
Main Campus Office: 210F Mondays & Wednesdays 2:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Donovan Correctional Facility
Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:30 to 8:20 p.m. Online (Via Skype or by phone or at a determined location)
On main campus by appointment
Please Contact Me!
E-mail: fpaiano@swccd.edu
Office Phone: 619-421-6700 x 5692
Home Phone: 619-223-5264 (emergency -- not after 8:30 p.m., please)



Resources for Online Students


Southwestern Online Learning Orientation
California Online Education Initiative Student Success Resources
California Online Education Initiative Readiness Resources
What it takes to be a successful online student
Canvas Online Tour for Students



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"I pledge allegiance to the Corporations
of the Citizens United of America
and to the Billionaires,
for whom they benefit,
one nation, under SuperPACs,
economically divided,
with liberty and justice
for the 0.1%."

Wealth and Income Distribution in the United States
Pale Blue Dot
Do you have $2,385,036? No? Then you are not in the wealthiest 1%.  Scroll down for a very good video.
"There's class warfare, all right, but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning."
-- Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway
35 Years of Income Distribution in the USA -- 1985 to 2014
Disturbing video of mall cop throwing a 15-year-old girl to the ground for failing to listen to his lecture

Goal setting lesson from Nestor  14-year-old creates a goal and accomplishes it 10 years later.
Update: Community steps forward

Watch two crazy liberals debate immigration policy  Ronald Reagan and George Bush, the Elder

New York Daily News re: Very Ugly Man
CNN's Fahreed Zakaria re: Very Ugly Man



Be not afraid.

Yes, he is a proven racist and misogynist. Yes, he has stoked hatred of and encouraged violence against people of color, women, immigrants, and the disabled. Yes, a large number but not a majority of voters were afflicted with the horrible diseases of anger, fear, and ignorance. Yes, he has violated every code of ethics and professional behavior from every honorable organization in the last 100 years. Yes, he has his supporters enacting fascist rituals that are directly out of The Lord of the Flies. Yes, he believes that an example of a good leader is Vladimir Putin, a man who secretly sends his troops into a foreign country and then calls them "volunteers" when they are caught or killed. Yes, he believes democracy is a tool to be used to his own ends, claiming fraud if he loses and claiming victory if he wins. Yet it is important to understand that this sick man only took advantage of deep divisions already present. His election is more a symptom than a cause.


We will not be afraid. We stand against him. There is no doubt that some of his supporters will resort to violence. The KKK is celebrating victory. Anti-Semitism is running rampant. Attacks against minorities and immigrants are almost sure to follow. We will bear witness to the upcoming crimes against humanity and will we not back down. Jesus and Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr. will be by our side

Do your part.
Take the pledge to stand in solidarity against Donald Trump's agenda of fascism, racism, sexism, xenophobia and hate.
Click here to add your name

"The moral arc of the universe in long, but it bends toward justice." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.


P.S. I spoke with two of my friends who are moderate Republicans. They both believe that the inflammatory rhetoric and fascist rituals will be replaced with what is essentially a typical center-right Republican adminstration. I pray that they are correct. However, we have seen in the past what has happened when certain segments of a society are demonized and de-humanized. Personally, I believe there are forces of hatred and xenophobia that have been irrevocably unleashed in the United States and it will be difficult to impossible to tame them.


Fight Ignorance -- Read!


Good Deal for Students from Amazon
Music from trash This is good. Scroll down and play the video.
Agribusiness Comes To Mexico  And the results ain't pretty.
What is the world's population percentages of the three major races?


Ending Prohibition II  Uh, it's about time, dontcha' think?
"We Couldn't Have Done Worse If We Tried"  Orange County Judge / Prosecuter says it is time to end the War on Drugs
It's High Time to End Prohibition II
What Science Says About Marijuana  Psst! It is far less dangerous than alcohol and tobacco
Why Is Marijuana Illegal?  Can you say, "Racism?" Sure you can!
The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests Did anyone say, "Racism?" Sure they did!


Climate change? What climate change!?  Shhh. Don't show this to your Republican friends.
Southern Florida is in big trouble  And their governor refuses to allow state employees to say the words "climate change."
And Greenland's glaciers and ice sheets are melting  Courtesy of Yale Climate Forum. Yale? Wasn't that where W went to college?


Scams
Untold Riches Can Soon Be Yours!  Real estate scam

 
CFOs give their best personal finance advice in one minute and 12 seconds
Excellent advice from an 84-year-old financial planner
Five Years After The Financial Meltdown Tom Petruno of the Los Angeles Times Discusses the Winners & Losers
A Wall Street Money Manager Criticizes the Republicans Inferior People Should Not Be Allowed to Vote!
 
Benjamin Graham Financial Network - Buy When Stocks Are On Sale! - Commentary
Jack Bogle on Yahoo! Breakout - Session #1 - Stocks are still the best long-term investment    
Jack Bogle on Yahoo! Breakout - Session #2 - "Buy 'n' hold" is still the best strategy
Mr. Bogle sticks it to the insurance companies  And Senator Hatch is not amused...

An hour of TV takes 22 minutes from your life!
The National Institute of Health's quick take on the study

Good explanation of what Goldman Sachs is being sued for
What's in a Name? Another example of investor silliness.
Run with the herd? Or ag'in' it?
Retired abroad?

Remembrance of Sir John Templeton
Quotes from some of the best investors of the last 100 years
This is what buying low feels like -- A bit of humor

The Oracle of Manitoba?
Randolph McDuff -- Forbes Article
The Oracle of Manitoba is Buying -- Sept 2011
Why He is Bullish -- Interview on Marketocracy -- Sept 2011

What's that McRib made of, anyway?  Uh, maybe you do not want to know...

The Standard Model of Physics is Given a Shot in the Arm by Cris Fitch  Here is the latest version of the paper that might change the world.
The World According to Cris Fitch  Saved for posterity. Quite possibly a new understanding of sub-atomic particles.


Just for Laughs!

Canadian Screaming Severed Head (Yes, it is funny. Not scary.)
This guy is crazy!
FireFox or Chrome or IE?
Guess the Web Browser!
I don't ever want to drive in Russia ...
Spurious Correlations   Per capital consumption of cheese and civil engineering Ph.D's!


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Support Same-Sex Marriage

Everyone Deserves The Right To Be Miserable!


In this day and age, no one should be denied the opportunity
to make what could be the worst decision of their lifetime!
Equality California


Excellent video of the struggle for equality


Read!

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In Loving Memory Of

Silvia Arechiga-Pearce

Administrative Secretary II
1960-2000

(Has she really been gone this long?)

We Miss You Silvia

We Miss You Very Much