BUS 422 - Advanced Financial Markets
The course has been designed to study economic and financial theory from the daily changes in market prices rather than from a textbook. The course is divided into two sections. The first section is a review of the various instruments that trade in the financial markets including stocks, bonds, commodities, forwards, futures, options, & mortgages. Students will examine the general features and risks of investing in each security. The second section of the course focuses on understanding how current events are affecting the financial markets and the implication of these changes. The overall goal of this course is to provide students with a strong command of what is going on in “the real world” and what issues are worrying market participants.