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This module introduces students to financial markets, asset pricing and portfolio diversification. It provides an extensive overview of financial markets and the key concepts that underlie this field of study. Topics covered include equity and bonds markets; Time value of money and term structure of interest rates; Risk and Uncertainty; Risk vs Return; Diversification; Portfolio Choice; Asset Pricing: CAPM; Arbitrage & APT; and International Parity Conditions. Numerical examples, using real-world data, are used to illustrate concepts, giving the students the opportunity to turn theoretical concepts into practical applications.