|Course code ACFI3130||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School|
Investment concerns financial decision-making about where to place wealth to provide for future returns. Students develop an understanding of binomial option pricing, the Black-Scholes option-pricing model, put-call parity for equity options and are introduced to currency options. The use of futures and options, payoff structures for options and arbitrage bounds will also be examined. Focus is given to options on futures. Students engage in independent or collaborative work processes developing communication experience reflective of professional practice.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||On completion of this course, you should be able to: |
1. Comprehend the nature and pricing of options contracts together with their uses in portfolio management and risk
2. Demonstrate what a futures contract is, how futures markets are organised and the determinants of futures prices.
3. Interrelate the system of deposits, margins and marking-to-market used by futures exchanges
4. Interpret and explain speculation and hedging strategies using futures contracts, inclusive of reasons for
5. Define the features of the major financial contracts traded on the Sydney Futures Exchange and analyse the
speculation and hedging strategies using their futures contracts
6. Explain the uses of forward-rate agreements
7. Identify the major types and characteristics of options, distinguish between options and futures, and expound the
factors that affect option prices
8. Apply basic option pricing theorems, including put-call parity
9. Examine the Black-Scholes and binomial option pricing models and how they are used to calculate option prices
10. Explain the characteristics and uses of foreign currency options
11. Work individually or in teams to analyse and communicate investment information leading to independent investment
12. Evaluate different financial paradigms and outcomes to inform and direct personal and professional learning.
|Content||Covers analysis of derivative securities, binomial option pricing, put-call parity for stock options and the like.|
|Assumed Knowledge||ACFI2080, EBUS2000, STAT1060 or ECON1130.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for ACFI3130|