Global Financial Markets

Entry requirements: Basic understanding of terminology: financial market, investments, strategies, supply and demand, micro- and macroeconomic factors and indicators, profitability, liquidity, forecasting. Analytical skills.

Credits: 4

Course: Elective

Language of the course: Russian

Objectives

Learning outcomes:

  • To know main information sources on indicators of global financial markets
  • To use technical means for analyzing the indicators of global financial markets, to design systems for analyzing these indicators
  • To identify key factors that influence the dynamics of the indicators of global financial markets, and to estimate their impact
  • To predict future dynamics and profitability of the financial market tools
  • To use basic tools and indicators of financial markets
  • To analyze the global financial market situation in the current economic conditions and in the perspective of its changes
  • To compile analytical reports

Contents

The course structure is made of two big sections:

– Role and functions of global financial markets
– Current development trends of global financial markets
– Key players of global financial markets
– Instruments and technologies of global financial markets: credit market, market of securities and derivative financial instruments, precious metals market, currency market, insurance market

Format

Lectures and labs

Assessment

Attendance is mandatory. Students should complete all the assignments. The final grade is based on the student performance throughout the course.