BUS-123 - Introduction to Investments

Spring 2012
Southwestern Community College
Instructor: Frank Paiano

Announcements and Gradesheets

Announcements (Online students)
Week #18 - Final Exam! - Student Evaluations - Thank you for a great semester!
Week #17 - Other Investment Alternatives - Final Exam Next Week - Student Evaluations
Week #16 - Brokerage Firms, Buying on Margin, and Selling Shorting
Week #15 - After Exam 4 - Options & Futures: "Weapons of Mass Financial Destruction"
Week #14 - Exam 4 This Week - Starting Options & Futures Next Week
Week #13 - Chapter 11 - Asset Allocation - Exam #4 Next Week
Week #12 Continuing Bonds and Starting Hybrid Securities (Snore...)
Week #11 After Exam #3 Introduction to Bonds (Yawn...)
--> Week #10 Chapter 8 Finishing Stocks Exam #3
Week #9 The Last Two Weeks on Stocks Chapters 17 and 7 Exam #3 Next Week
Week #8 Exam #2 This Week Chapter 5, Introduction to Stocks Chapter 6, Stock Valuation Techniques
Week #7 Beginning Chapter 6, Stock Valuation Techniques Exam #2 Next Week
Week #6 Continuing Chapter 5, Introduction to Stocks
Week #5 After the First Exam Starting Stocks!
Week #4 - Finish Mutual Funds - Exam 1 This Week - Chapter 1 Assignments Due This Week
Week #3 Starting Mutual Funds Exam 1 Next Week Chapter 1 Assignments Due Next Week
Week #2 - Continuing Introduction to Investments - Risk versus Return - Short-term Investments
Week #1 - Introduction and Welcome to BUS-123, Introduction to Investments, for Fall 2012
Week #0 - Presemester Announcement

Chapter Presentations, Handouts, and Assignments


Part 1: Introduction

Syllabus:
BUS-123-501 Online - Audio Commentary of Syllabus
Chapters 1, 3 & Notes A Brief History of Risk and Return
Security Types
Short-term Securities
Presentation
Handout / Assignment / Lecture Notes - Commentary
Short-Term Investments Assignment - Commentary
TreasuryDirect.gov Assignment - Commentary
Sample Portfolio Assignment - Commentary - Snapshot (23 Sep 2012) Up 3% since the beginning of the semester -- not bad!
How to Submit Assignments - Commentary

Books to Read (Eventually) - Commentary
Security Types Matching Handout - Answer Key
Future Value Worksheet - Commentary - Answer Key
Future Value Tables
Turn $33,000 into $7,000,000 in just 2 years! - Rates of Return - Commentary

Short-term Investment Examples - 1  2  Commentary
Interview with a Dyed-in-the-Wool CD Investor

Online Audio Lectures
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 14    Introduction: What is an Investment?
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 2 - Slides 15 to 34    Overview of Investment Types
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 3 - Slides 35 to 54    Risk versus Return
      Liar's Poker Story - Slide 48   Are you a Speculator or an Investor?
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 4 - Slides 55 to 72    Short-term Investments

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 14    Introduction: What is an Investment?
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 2 - Slides 15 to 34    Overview of Investment Types
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 3 - Slides 35 to 54    Risk versus Return
      Liar's Poker Story -- Slide 48   Are you a Speculator or an Investor?
Chapters 1, 3, Notes - Lecture 4 - Slides 55 to 72    Short-term Investments
Chapter 4 Mutual Funds Presentation
Handout / Assignment - Commentary
Mutual Fund Annual Report Assignment - Commentary
Thrift Savings Plan Assignment - Commentary
Mutual Fund Case Studies (not an assignment) - Commentary

Southwestern's 403(b)/457 Mutual Fund Options (Audio lecture 2) - Commentary: Audio - Audio/Visual
      Rant & Rave by Your Humble (and Angry) Professor
Strategies for Navigating the 401(k) Jungle -- Tom Petruno, LA Times

ICA Prospectus (Audio lecture 2)
Mutual Fund Types Scramble Sheet (Audio lecture 3) - Commentary

A Sample Mutual Fund (Just one of over 10,000!)
ICA: 78 Years of Investing (Audio lecture 4) -  Commentary: Presentation - Audio
Top 75 Holdings of ICA (Audio lecture 4) -  Commentary
The Benefit of Time (Audio lecture 4) -  Commentary
Worst Day / Best Day (Audio lecture 4) -  Commentary

Offerings of Sample Mutual Fund Companies Performance (Audio lecture 4)
Vanguard Funds
American Funds
Fidelity Funds Performance (This page shows over 5,000 funds, both Fidelity Funds and funds offered through Fidelity.)
Fidelity Funds (This one is not interactive and it only shows Fidelity Funds, but it is easier to read.)
Dodge and Cox Funds
T. Rowe Price
Franklin Templeton Funds

Hypothetical Illustrations (Audio lecture 4)
$100 per month for 30 years
$100 per month for 40 years
$100 per month for 40 years - increase $10 each year
$500 per month for 20 years
   Commentary: Presentation - Audio

Annual Reports and Prospectuses (Mutual Fund Annual Report Assignment)
Vanguard Funds - Annual Year in Review
American Funds - Investing Perspectives
Fidelty Funds (Choose Fidelity Mutual Funds, then choose Browse Fidelity Funds)
Dodge and Cox Funds - Annual Year in Review
T. Rowe Price - Investing Insights
Franklin Templeton Funds - Investing Commentary

Online Lectures
Chapter 4 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 18    Introduction to Mutual Funds
Chapter 4 - Lecture 2 - Slides 19 to 38    Fees, Expenses, and Class Shares, Oh My!
Chapter 4 - Lecture 3 - Slides 39 to 59    Types of Mutual Funds (Scramble Sheet)
Chapter 4 - Lecture 4 - Slides 60 to 76    Fund Families and a Sample Mutual Fund

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Chapter 4 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 18    Introduction to Mutual Funds
Chapter 4 - Lecture 2 - Slides 19 to 38    Fees, Expenses, and Class Shares, Oh My!
Chapter 4 - Lecture 3 - Slides 39 to 59    Types of Mutual Funds (Scramble Sheet)
Chapter 4 - Lecture 4 - Slides 60 to 76    Fund Families and a Sample Mutual Fund

Part 2: Stocks

Chapters 5, 2 & Notes The Stock Market
Buying and Selling Securities
Introduction to Stocks
Presentation
Handout / Assignment
Stock Markets Assignment - Commentary
Earnings Call Assignment - Commentary
Using Yahoo! to Research Stocks (Assignments, Audio lecture 2)

Ancillary Presentations
Casas de Cambio - San Ysidro and Tijuana (Audio lecture 1) - Audio/Visual Commentary
Seventy-Eight Years Ago (Audio lecture 2) - Commentary - Results Don't Peek!

Stock Certificates
Disney - Allied Signal - Campbell Soup Company - Commentary

Stock Worksheets
Stocks Worksheet 1 - (Audio lecture 2) - Commentary - Answer Key
Stocks Worksheet 2 - (Audio lectures 3 and 4) - Commentary - Answer Key
Stocks Worksheet 3 - (Audio lecture 4) - Commentary - Answer Key

Dividend Reinvestments Plans (DRIPs)
Sempra Energy DRIP (Audio lecture 3) - Commentary

Penny Stock Scams
DPER -- From $0.006 To $0.06 In Just 9 Days! (Audio lecture 4) - Commentary   Psst. It is now at $0.0002
PPTL -- Turn $0.0138 to $0.05 In Just One Week!   What is it selling for now? $0.0005
Yahoo! Advertisement for Penny Stock Newsletter - A Recent Spam E-mail Solicitation
The same people who are doing the recommending to you are the same scam artists who are selling the bogus stocks to you!
Penny Stocks Made Me Rich!    How? By pumping up the price and dumping all the shares!
Two British Teens Ran "Stock-Picking Robot" Scam

History of Bear Markets - (Audio lecture 2) - Commentary
Don't Lose Perspective (Audio lecture 4) - Commentary
Books to Read about Stocks - Commentary (Same as Chapter 1)
FINRA High-Frequency Trading Concerns
BGFN, The Benjamin Graham Financial Network! - Commentary

Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 5 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 33     Introduction to Stocks and Stock Markets
Chapter 5 - Lecture 2 - Slides 34 to 60    Stock Transactions, Commissions, and Market Indexes
Chapter 5 - Lecture 3 - Slides 61 to 74    Other Stock Characteristics including Dividends
Chapter 5 - Lecture 4 - Slides 75 to 92    Types of Stocks, Market Capitalization, and Stock Strategies

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" College Finance" in iTunes.)
Chapter 5 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 33     Introduction to Stocks and Stock Markets
Chapter 5 - Lecture 2 - Slides 34 to 60   Stock Transactions, Commissions, and Market Indexes
Chapter 5 - Lecture 3 - Slides 61 to 74   Other Stock Characteristics including Dividends
Chapter 5 - Lecture 4 - Slides 75 to 92    Types of Stocks, Market Capitalization, and Stock Strategies
Chapter 6 Common Stock Valuations Presentation
Handout / Assignment
Chapter 6 Assignment - Commentary
Chapter 6 Bonus Assignment - Commentary   Aye! Southwestern's Library canceled their subscription!
     The Value Line is available at the Chula Vista and San Diego Central Libraries.
     It is also available at selected San Diego branch libraries.

Pretzels Unlimited Dividends & Earnings Spreadsheet (Audio lecture 2)
Valuation Worksheet 1 - Commentary - Answer Key
   Jimba Jomba Jumba Juice Dividends & Earnings Spreadsheet
Valuation Worksheet 2 - Answer Key

Chapter 6 Formulas
Present Value Table (Needed for Dividend Discount Model calculations)

Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 6 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 16   Introduction to Valuation Techniques, Price Ratio Models
Chapter 6 - Lecture 2 - Slides 17 to 55   Dividend Discount Models, The Value Line

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Chapter 6 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 16   Introduction to Valuation Techniques, Price Ratio Models
Chapter 6 - Lecture 2 - Slides 17 to 55   Dividend Discount Models, The Value Line
Chapter 17
(Chapter 7 Third Edition)
Projecting Cash Flow and Earnings
(Financial Statements and Ratio Analysis, Chapter 7 Third Edition)
Presentation
Handout / Notes
Financial Ratios Assignment - Commentary
Financial Ratios Formulas

Walgreen Balance Sheet
Walgreen Income Statement
Walgreen Cash Flow Statement
Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 17 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 19 Financial Statements & Ratio Analysis
Chapter 17 - Lecture 2 - Slides 20 to 38 More Ratio Analysis

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Chapter 17 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 19 Financial Statements & Ratio Analysis
Chapter 17 - Lecture 2 - Slides 20 to 38 More Ratio Analysis
Chapter 7 Stock Price Behavior and Market Efficiency Presentation
Handout / Notes / Assignment - Commentary
2012 is going to be great! So said these oddball indicators. And so far, they have been correct.
Women are better investors than men!
Wise advice: Do the opposite of what everyone else is doing!
Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 7 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 25   Stock Price Behavior & Market Efficiency

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Chapter 7 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 25   Stock Price Behavior & Market Efficiency
Chapter 8 Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing Presentation
Handout / Notes / Assignment - Commentary
Technical Analysis Example    Using Technical Analysis in Yahoo! Finance
Random Charts Spreadsheet (Press [F9] repeatedly.) - Commentary
Learn to be a trader in 3 days!  Special price! Only $1,495!
Traders Boot Camp!  Only $6,900 -- That's $1,000 off the regular price!

Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 8 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 29    Behavioral Finance & the Psychology of Investing

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Chapter 8 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 29    Behavioral Finance & the Psychology of Investing

Part 3: Bonds, Interest Rates, and Bond Valuation

Chapters 9, 18, 19 and 20 Introduction to Bonds Presentation
Handout / Assignment
Introduction to Bonds Assignment - Commentary

Bond Quote Sources
finance.yahoo.com/bonds (Yahoo bond search sometimes fails)
FINRA bond advanced search page (Careful: Choose Corporate or Municipal)
Yield Curve and Composite Bond Rates from Yahoo!

Bond Quotes
Ford: Mar 09 - Oct 09 - Jun 10 - Oct 10 - Mar 11 - Oct 11 - Mar 12 - Commentary
AT&T: Apr 09 - Oct 10 - Mar 11 - Oct 11 - Mar 12 - Commentary
Muni Bonds - Gardena: Mar 09 - Oct 10 - Mar 11 - Oct 11 - Mar 12 - Commentary
Muni Bonds - Poway: Feb 09 - Jun 10 - Oct 10 - Mar 11 - Oct 11 - Mar 12 - Commentary
Advanta: May 09 - Commentary - Sure 'nuff! They went under!

When Will the Madness Stop? It already has for some bonds

Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 9 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 24   Introduction to Bonds, Bonds & Interest Rates
Chapter 9 - Lecture 2 - Slides 25 to 41   Types of Bonds, Bond Ratings

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Chapter 9 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 24   Introduction to Bonds, Bonds & Interest Rates
Chapter 9 - Lecture 2 - Slides 25 to 41   Types of Bonds, Bond Ratings

Face-to-Face Class Audio Lectures (BUS-123-01)
TueThur Lecture 1 Audio -- 22 Mar   Introduction to Bonds, Bonds & Interest Rates
TueThur Lecture 1 Audio -- 27 Mar   Types of Bonds, Bonds Ratings
Chapter 10 Bond Prices and Yields Presentation
Handout / Assignment
Bond Valuation Assignment - Commentary
Bond Valuation Worksheet #1 - Commentary - Answer Key
Bond Valuation Worksheet #2 - Answer Key
Bond Valuation Formulas
Present Value Tables
Bond Calculator Spreadsheet - Commentary

Yield Curve and Composite Bond Rates from Yahoo!

Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 10 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 19    Bond Yield Calculations
Chapter 10 - Lecture 2 - Slides 20 to 39    The Yield Curve, Bond Valuation

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Chapter 10 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 19    Bond Yield Calculations
Chapter 10 - Lecture 2 - Slides 20 to 39    The Yield Curve, Bond Valuation

Face-to-Face Class Audio Lectures (BUS-123-01)
TueThur Lecture 1 Audio -- 27 Mar   Bond Yield Calculations
TueThur Lecture 2 Audio -- 29 Mar   The Yield Curve, Bond Valuation
TueThur Lecture 3 Audio -- 10 Apr   Bond Valuation Calculations, Finish Chapter
Chapter 18 (Parts) Hybrid Securities
Preferred Stocks and Convertible Securities
Presentation
Handout / Assignment
Convertible Securities Assignment - Commentary
Convertible Securities Worksheet - Commentary - Answer Key

Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 18 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 17    Preferred Stock & Convertible Securities

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Chapter 18 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 17    Preferred Stock & Convertible Securities

Face-to-Face Class Audio Lectures (BUS-123-01)
TueThur Lecture 1 Audio - 10 Apr    Preferred Stock & Convertible Securities

Part 4: Portfolio

Chapter 11 Diversification and Risky Asset Allocation Presentation
Handout / Assignment - Commentary

Bonds in Retirement versus Stocks in Retirement versus Stocks and Bonds (a.k.a. Balanced)
   Audio/Visual Commentary
Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 11 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 25    Diversification and Risky Asset Allocation

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Chapter 11 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 25    Diversification and Risky Asset Allocation

Face-to-Face Class Audio Lectures (BUS-123-01)
TueThur Lecture 1 Audio - 12 Apr    Diversification and Asset Allocation

Part 5: Options and Futures (Derivatives)

Chapter 15 Stock Options Presentation
Handout / Assignment - Commentary
Options Notes Sheet
Options Worksheet - Commentary - Key

Options Chains (Quotes) on Yahoo!    Johnson & Johnson versus Oracle

Optionetics 2-Day Seminar -- Only $4,495 Plus Shipping & Handling -- What A Deal!
Wait! Wait! Jim tells you why he buys options! Update: He no longer trades options...

Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 15 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 16    Stock Options; Calls and Puts
Chapter 15 - Lecture 3 - Slides 17 to 42    Options Characteristics and Strategies
Chapter 15 - Lecture 3 - Slides 43 to 52    Employee Stock Options; Final Comments

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Chapter 15 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 16    Stock Options; Calls and Puts
Chapter 15 - Lecture 2 - Slides 17 to 42    Options Characteristics and Strategies
Chapter 15 - Lecture 3 - Slides 43 to 52    Employee Stock Options; Final Comments

Face-to-Face Class Audio Lectures (BUS-123-01)
TueThur Lecture 1 Audio -- 19 Apr   Introduction to Options Contracts
TueThur Lecture 2 Audio -- 24 Apr   Options Strategies, Employee stock Options
Chapter 14 Futures Contracts Presentation
Handout   No assignment
Foreign currency trading is easy an easy way to lose money Los Angeles Times

Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 14 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 14    Futures Contracts

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Chapter 14 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 14    Futures Contracts

Face-to-Face Class Audio Lectures (BUS-123-01)
TueThur Lecture 1 Audio -- 24 Apr   Introduction to Futures (After Options)
TueThur Lecture 2 Audio -- 26 Apr   Review and Finish Futures

Part 6: Margin Accounts & Selling Short

Chapter 2 Buying and Selling Securities Presentation
Handout  No assignment
Margin and Shorting Worksheet - Commentary - Key

Online Audio Lectures
Chapter 2 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 8    Brokerages Firms and Services
Chapter 2 - Lecture 3 - Slides 9 to 24    Buying on Margin and Margin Accounts (It's risky!)
Chapter 2 - Lecture 3 - Slides 25 to 42    Shorting Stocks (Don't do it! It's even more dangerous than margining!)

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Chapter 2 - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 8    Brokerages Firms and Services
Chapter 2 - Lecture 2 - Slides 9 to 24    Buying on Margin and Margin Accounts (It's risky!)
Chapter 2 - Lecture 3 - Slides 25 to 42    Shorting Stocks (Don't do it! It's even more dangerous than margining!)

Face-to-Face Class Audio Lectures (BUS-123-01)
TueThur Lecture 1 Audio -- 26 Apr   Brokerage Firms, Buying on Margin
TueThur Lecture 1 Audio -- 1 May   Shorting (Hoping the price goes down)

Part 7: Miscellaneous Topics in Investing

Topic 1 Retirement Accounts, Regular Accounts, and Annuities Presentation
Handout   No assignment

Online Audio Lectures
Account Types - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 17

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Account Types - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 17

Face-to-Face Class Audio Lectures (BUS-123-01)
TueThur Lecture 1 Audio -- 3 May
Topic 2 Real Estate and Real Estate Investment Trusts Presentation
Handout   No assignment
Worksheet - Commentary - Key

Online Audio Lectures
Real Estate - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 18

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Real Estate - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 18

Face-to-Face Class Audio Lectures (BUS-123-01)
TueThur Lecture 1 Audio -- 1 May
TueThur Lecture 2 Audio -- 3 May
Topic 3 Precious Metals, Art, and Collectibles Presentation   No assignment

Online Audio Lectures
Precious Metals, Art, etc. - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 6

Online Audio/Video Lectures (Apple mobile users: Search "BUS123" in iTunes.)
Precious Metals, Art, etc. - Lecture 1 - Slides 1 to 6

Face-to-Face Class Audio Lectures (BUS-123-01)
TueThur Lecture 1 Audio -- 3 May
Net Present Value and
Internal Rate of Return
Additional Lecture (Not Going to Be On Final!) BUS-123-01 Face-to-face Class
Presentation
Spreadsheet
Audio Lecture -- 3 May
Review for Final Pre-Final Valuation Problems Worksheet and Answer Key Pre-Final Valuation Problems - Answer Key

Text Book

Here are links to sellers of the 6th, 5th, and 4th edition of the text book: "Fundamentals of Investments" by Jordan & Miller
The text book is also available at the college book store as well as numerous other outlets including Otay Books (across the street).
There are now web-based versions of text books available at www.coursesmart.com.
Except for the data being updated, there are not many differences between the 4th, 5th, and 6th editions.
Here are the prices for the editions across the street at Otay Books:
"Fundamentals of Investments, 4th ed." 11 used copies for $23.70 plus tax.
"Fundamentals of Investments, 5th ed." 12 used copies for $51.06 plus tax.
"Fundamentals of Investments, 6th ed." 2 used for $144.64 plus tax and 2 new copies for $196.75 plus tax.
6th Edition -- This is the "official" book of the Fall 2012 class
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Investments-Stock-Trak-Mcgraw-Hill-Insurance/dp/0077457641/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
Half.com: http://product.half.ebay.com/Fundamentals-of-Investments-by-Bradford-D-Jordan-and-Thomas-Miller-2011-Hardcover/99510715&tg=info
5th Edition -- Very similar to the current edition (but cheaper)
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Investments-Stock-Trak-Mcgraw-Hill-Insurane/dp/0077283295/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1322833773&sr=1-6
Half.com: http://product.half.ebay.com/Fundamentals-of-Investments-by-Bradford-D-Jordan-and-Thomas-Miller-2008-Hardcover/66239818&tg=info
ValoreBooks.com: http://www.valorebooks.com/textbooks/foundations-of-investments-5th-edition/9780077283292
4th Edition -- Also very similar to the current edition (but even cheaper)
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Investments-McGraw-Hill-Finance-Insurance/dp/0073027219/ref=sr_11_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1199133503&sr=11-1
Half.com: http://product.half.ebay.com/_W0QQprZ51726165QQcpidZ1373341548

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