FINA5524 Trading and Markets

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit explores the structure and trading practices of financial markets. It examines the roles of market participants, price discovery processes and the impact of regulation and transactions costs. The unit provides an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in the trading of financial assets.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe the structure of different markets and how securities and currencies are traded; (2) outline what motivates market participants to trade; (3) identify and measure trading costs; (4) form trading strategies to minimise trading costs and maximising profit under different market structures; (5) explain how market structure, trading efficiency and asset pricing relate; (6) recognise financial market anomalies and regularities, along with their causes; and (7) explain the role of regulations and ethics in trading.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) assignments; (2) participation; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Yeok Fun Mah
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
for Master of Commerce students: FINA5432 Introduction to Finance
or
equivalent; for Master of Applied Finance students: a finance major
or
FINA5533 Finance Essentials
and
FINA5523 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation
and
FINA5632 Investments
and
FINA5631 International Financial Analysis
Incompatibility:
FINA3307 Trading in Securities Markets
Contact hours
up to 3 hours per week which may include lectures/seminars/workshops
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