Security Analysis

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Finance
Course Code
FINC 3390
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course focuses on the analysis of individual equity and fixed income securities using theoretical, fundamental and technical techniques. Major areas covered are capital markets, financing, listing and regulation, the process of investing using stock trading simulation software, equities, fixed income securities, derivatives, market analysis, valuation of securities, portfolio approach to investing, mutual funds, hedge funds, and different types of investment accounts. Credit will not be given for both FINC 3350 and FINC 3390.
Course Content

1. Characteristics, needs, users and sources of investment capital.

2. Structure of capital markets, market efficiency and market indexes.

3. The investment process, types of trades and accounts.

4. Characteristics and types of equities.

5. Principles, features and types of fixed income securities.

6. Warrants, options, futures and forwards.

7. Equity valuation models and techniques.

8. Bond prices, yields and duration.

9. Structure, redemption and regulation of mutual funds and ETFs.

10. Styles, benefits and risks of hedge funds and other specialized products.

11. Portfolio approach to investing.

Methods Of Instruction

Material will be presented within a lecture/discussion/application environment.

Means of Assessment

Midterm exam(s)    30%- 40%
Term Project          20%-25%
Quizzes                 10%-15%
Final Exam             30%-40%
Total                     100%

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe structure of capital markets, market efficiency and financial services industry.

2. List and explain the different types of market indexes.

3. Demonstrate and explain use of different types of trades, margin accounts and short sales.

4. Describe the different types of equity securities

5. Demonstrate features of various types of fixed income securities.

6. List and describe the different types of derivative securities and their features.

7. Demonstrate the different types of valuation models and techniques on equities.

8. Perform bond price, yield and duration calculations.

9. Identify and describe the various types of mutual funds and ETFs, their structures and regulations.

10. Identify and explain the features of hedge funds and other specialized products.

11. Demonstrate the principles and methods which apply to the portfolio approach to investing.

Textbook Materials

Jordan, Miller, Dolvin, Yuce, Fundamentals of Investments, McGraw Hill, Latest Edition, or other textbooks determined by the department. Students will be required to purchase and use Stock-Trak software or equivalent.


Calculator: Texas Instruments BA II Plus or other calculator approved by the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration may be used for tests and examinations.

Requisites

Prerequisites

FINC 2340 or approved substitute OR currently active in the:
PDD Financial Planning or
PDD Financial Analysis.  

Corequisites

Nil

Equivalencies

Nil

Requisite for

Nil

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Langara College (LANG) LANG FMGT 2475 (3) 2009/01/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV BUS 3XX (3) 2017/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
34550
Wed
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Hosseini Ghinani
Ahmad Reza
Open
Online
This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
34
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
12:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
35709
Thu
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Xue
Peng
Open
Online
This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
31
4
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
18:30 - 21:20