Lecture: 2 hours/week
Seminar: 2 hours/week
Hybrid: Alternating weeks of above and online
Lecture, seminar, and online. This course focusses on valuing and trading securities using an online trading simulation platform.
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.
Upon completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:
1. Describe structure of capital markets, market efficiency and financial services industry.
2. List and explain the different types of market indexes.
3. Conduct and explain use of different types of trades, margin accounts and short sales.
4. Value the different types of equity securities
5. Demonstrate use of various types of fixed income securities.
6. 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.
Assessment will be based on course objectives and will be carried out in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.
Midterm(s), Tests or Quizzes
40% - 60%
20% - 25%
30% - 40%
No single assessment will be worth more than 40%.
Students must achieve a minimum grade of 50% on the combined invigilated components to pass the course.
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 as approved by Department.