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AFF3751

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Accounting and Finance
OfferedNot offered in 2014

Synopsis

This unit examines the institutional features of futures and options markets, the use of futures, options and other derivatives in arbitraging, trading and hedging, and pricing of these instruments.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. discuss the operations of derivative markets
  2. explain the use of the options and futures markets for hedging and trading purposes
  3. implement trading strategies and measure positions
  4. demonstrate how to price and value standard futures and option contracts
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and / or group activities dealing with futures and options markets and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFF3751.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

Prerequisites

Prohibitions

AFC3340, AFF3751