FIN08016 2016 Financial Markets 2
This module introduces the learner to the inner workings of the financial markets. The core concepts of the FOREX markets and the exchange traded fund market will be discussed and examined. This module concludes with a discussion of the role and applications of technical analysis for the financial markets.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Understanding of the inner workings of the financial markets.
Analysis of the exchange traded funds market.
Discuss the role of technical analysis in the financial markets.
Examine the role of the FOREX markets.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
The student will engage with the content of the module through lectures, tutorials and computer labs.
The student will develop and apply their learning through practical examples and case studies.
Module Assessment Strategies
Written examination during and at the end of the semester.
Project case studies requiring participation in PBL.
Repeat written examination.
1.Introduction to the inner workings of the financial market.
2. An analysis of the exchange traded fund market.
3. Trading and the FOREX market.
4.Technical Analysis of the financial markets.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Continuous Assessment||Continuous Assessment||Assessment||40 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4|
End of Semester / Year Assessment
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Final Exam||Final Exam||Assessment||60 %||End of Semester||1,2,3,4|
Full Time Mode Workload
Required & Recommended Book List
2009-08-24 The ETF Book: All You Need to Know About Exchange-Traded Funds Wiley
ISBN 0470537469 ISBN-13 9780470537466
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are revolutionizing the investment industry. From their introduction in 1993, ETFs have expanded exponentially over the past fifteen years. You, as an informed investor, need to know what makes ETFs unique, how they work, and which funds may help you achieve your financial goals. The updated edition provides the most current look at the ETF market, where the number of funds has doubled since the book first published in December 2007. A huge number of bonds funds, commodities funds, currency funds, leverage and short funds have been introduced. In addition, actively managed ETFs are here now, and some major mutual fund companies, like Fidelity and PIMCO, are getting into the market. Remarkably, the terminology in the ETP marketplace is also evolving at a rapid pace. The acronym ETP for exchange-traded product has become an industry standard. The term did not exist two years ago. Written by veteran financial professional and experienced author Richard Ferri, The ETF Book, Updated Edition gives you a broad and deep understanding of this important investment vehicle and provides you with the tools needed to successfully integrate exchange-traded funds into any portfolio. This detailed, yet clearly articulated guide contains the most up-to-date information on navigating the growing number of ETFs available in today's marketplace. Divided into four comprehensive parts, this guide addresses everything from ETF basics and in-depth fund analysis to the tax benefits of using ETFs. Included are a variety of portfolio management strategies using ETFs and examples of different model portfolios that you can easily adapt to your own investment endeavors. Whether you're just getting started or are a seasoned ETF investor, The ETF Book, Updated Edition will help enhance your understanding of this evolving field by:* Examining the fundamental differences between exchange-traded portfolios* Highlighting how to effectively implement a wide selection of ETFs from * Exploring specific ETF strategies from buy and hold to market timing and sector rotation* Introducing Index Strategy Boxes a new way to understand index construction and how a fund is investing your money* And much moreEach chapter of The ETF Book, Updated Edition offers concise coverage of various issues. It is filled with in-depth insights on different types of ETFs and practical advice on how to select and manage them. The appendixes are an added benefit, offering an ETF Resource List, which will point you to more places for information on these structures, and a detailed Glossary to help you with industry-specific definitions. The ETF Book, Updated Edition is an invaluable road map for developing a winning investment strategy. Armed with the knowledge found throughout these pages, you'll be prepared to build a solid portfolio of ETFs that will benefit you for years to come.
1999-01-04 Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications (New York Institute of Finance) New York Institute of Finance
ISBN 0735200661 ISBN-13 9780735200661
John J. Murphy has now updated his landmark bestseller Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets, to include all of the financial markets.
"If one could read only one book on technical analysis, this should be the one." --Knight-Ridder Financial Products and News (on the first edition, Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets, 0-13-898008-X)
This outstanding reference has already taught thousands of traders the concepts of technical analysis and their application in the futures and stock markets. Covering the latest developments in computer technology, technical tools, and indicators, the second edition features new material on candlestick charting, intermarket relationships, stocks and stock rotation, plus state-of-the-art examples and figures. From how to read charts to understanding indicators and the crucial role technical analysis plays in investing, readers gain a thorough and accessible overview of the field of technical analysis, with a special emphasis on futures markets. Revised and expanded for the demands of today's financial world, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in tracking and analyzing market behavior.
"One way to get started in technical analysis is to read a good book on the subject. One of my favorites is Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets: A Comprehensive Guide to Trading Methods and Applications by John J. Murphy. It's an easy read." Ralph J. Acampora, CMT, Managing Director, Prudential Securities Inc.
2014-01-28 The Economist Guide to Financial Markets (6th Ed): Why they exist and how they work (Economist Books) The Economist
ISBN 1610393899 ISBN-13 9781610393898
Extensively revised and updated following the fallout from the global financial crisis, the 6th edition of this highly regarded book brings the reader right up to speed with the latest financial market developments, and provides a clear and incisive guide to a complex world that even those who work in it often find hard to understand.
In chapters on the markets that deal with money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, financial futures, options and other derivatives, the book examines why these markets exist, how they work, and who trades in them, and gives a run-down of the factors that affect prices and rates.
Business history is littered with disasters that occurred because people involved their firms with financial instruments they didn't properly understand. If they had had this book they might have avoided their mistakes. For anyone wishing to understand financial markets, there is no better guide.
2011-09-26 Forex Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Foreign Exchange Success Wrightbooks
ISBN 0730375242 ISBN-13 9780730375241
Forex Made Simple is the essential guide for anyone who wants to make money trading foreign exchange, without all the fuss
You don't need to be a financial wizard or spend all day glued to a computer screen to trade forex profitably. Including the information you need to know (and nothing more), this book provides straightforward strategies anyone can use--no expensive broker required!
Inside you'll find information on:
- currencies and economies
- types of forex markets
- retail forex dealers and market makers
- placing trades
- economic indicators and events that affect exchange rates
- money and risk management
If you're ready to take the plunge into the forex market and maximize your success without all the stress, this is the book for you.
2002-08-15 Currency Trading: How to Access and Trade the World's Biggest Market Wiley
ISBN 0471215546 ISBN-13 9780471215547
The foreign exchange (FOREX) market used to be the exclusive arena for professional currency traders and major financial institutions. With the barriers to this market now removed, you too can participate and profit from currency trading but first you must learn how. In Currency Trading: How to Access and Trade the World's Biggest Market, expert trading veteran Philip Gotthelf provides a cutting-edge and comprehensive overview of the largest market in the world where currency trading volume exceeds USD1 trillion daily and shows you how to take advantage of the fluctuations within currency markets to reap enormous rewards. Currency Trading is filled with in-depth insights and valuable advice that any level of currency trader can appreciate. Numerous real-world examples and case studies help drive each point home in a straightforward, no-nonsense manner. Topics discussed include: The principle of "parity" and how to master it How currency markets such as futures, options, Interbank, and forwards work Events that affect currency value from interest rates to a country's economic position Forecasting using fundamental and technical analysis Basic to advanced trading strategies for currency markets How to avoid scams and take advantage of legal manipulations within currency markets The dynamics and rules of currency trading are constantly changing. There is no point in following the outdated advice of "experts. " Currency Trading offers practical information which will allow you to cultivate your own views of currency trading, sharpen your skills, and ultimately, draw your own conclusions on where, when, and how to trade almost any currency from U. S. Dollars to Euros.