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Spring 2009 - Financial Markets and Institutions

Spellman, Lewis J

Unique # 28065 Credit Hours: 3 Course ID: 353M
DayTimeLocation
TTH2:00 - 3:30 pmUTC 1.104
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.

Description
Topics will include:  an overview of financial market pricing of debt, equity, and foreign exchange and their interrelationships to each other and to the projected economic performance.  The course develops frameworks to understand the contemporaneous risks the market is pricing such as from an economic downturn, inflation/deflation, country risk and price interventions by governments in financial markets.  We examine how the global market came about and how it has affected financial pricing.  Other topics include financial market policy-making; regulation in financial markets; how debt securities are created and traded; primary and secondary market operations; investment banking and the functions of brokers, dealers and intermediaries.

Exams:  Midterm and Final Essays Questions.

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