Financial Instruments and Markets
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- 29 Jun 2020
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of financial markets with some depth in security trading and pricing;
- use a range of cognitive and communication skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise relevant theories, concepts and information drawn from a range of sources in order to demonstrate critical thinking and judgement in making financial decisions; and
- work independently to plan and execute tasks to enhance professional knowledge and skills.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- TravelDetails - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
- OtherDetails -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Students will develop an in depth understanding of the major products traded in global financial markets. The role of money and capital markets, including equity and debt securities, is examined. Derivative instruments and their role in risk reduction are discussed. The domestic financial system and the role of financial institutions are explored in the context of facilitating transactions. Using theories from behavioural finance, students consider how people interact in financial markets.
Qualitative and quantitative questions: 20%; LOs 1 and 3 Essay: 1,500 words; 10%; LOs 2 and 3 Online Quizzes: 1,000 words; 10%; LOs 1 and 3 Final Examination: 2,000 words; 60%; LOs 1-3. Students must obtain at least 50% in the exam (and at least 50% overall) to receive a pass (or better) in the unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Qualitative and quantitative questions (20%%)
- Essay (10%%)
- Online Quizzes (10%%)
- Final Examination (60%%)
Financial Institutions and Markets
Hunt, B. and Terry, C., Cengage