UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

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) trading games and trading reports; (2) quizzes; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Ms Yeok Fun Mah
Unit rules
Prerequisites: FINA5432 Introduction to Finance
Incompatibility: FINA3307 Trading in Securities Markets
Contact hours up to 3 hours per week which may include lectures/seminars/workshops
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/FINA5524/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/FINA5524/SEM-2/2017

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