Global Trading (FINC6015)


Global Trading is concerned with the processes which turn orders into trades in securities markets, and the forces which mould and effect both order flow and order execution. This unit is an introduction to fundamental market design and structure ideas. The increased worldwide emphasis on capital markets and stock exchanges have brought the market microstructure specialisation of financial economics into the limelight. Global Trading will provide insights into how we with the help of securities market microstructure can gain a better understanding of today's global financial markets; to be able to make better financing and investment decisions, to understand when, where and how to transact in financial instruments and how to make better use of the ever increasing flow of market information. As we increase our intuitive familiarity with today's diverse financial markets we are able to develop successful trading strategies in different instruments and across many markets, today and in the future.

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1x 3hr seminar per week


mid-semester exam (30%), 2x group assignments (2x10%), and final exam (50%)

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