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FINC302 Applied Investments

Techniques for empirical testing and practical application of investment theory.

This paper covers applied investments with the following emphases in this order:

  1. Investment world; institutional capital markets; quantitative fund management; equities; practitioner applications of theory; empirical tests and stylised facts
  2. Basic spreadsheet skills; fundamental and technical analysis; trading; fundamental fund management
  3. Personal finance; options; fixed income; corporate finance perspective

Paper title Applied Investments
Paper code FINC302
Subject Finance
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $813.45
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
FINC 202
Schedule C
Commerce
Contact
accountancyfinance@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Timothy Crack
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures
Textbooks
Foundations for Scientific Investing, latest edition, Author: Crack, T F
Course outline
View the course outline for FINC 302
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Loosely speaking, "To get our hands dirty and to learn the names of things"
  • Improve quantitative critical-thinking skills relevant to capital-markets-investments decision making
  • Improve data-analysis skills
  • Gain empirical knowledge of the financial markets: mostly equity, some derivatives and fixed income
  • Grasp big-picture understanding of portfolio construction, different styles of investing and some of the important T-cost issues
  • To understand key issues surrounding the choice of active versus passive investing (from both the manager and investor perspectives)
  • Improve some practitioner skills: like data-handling protocols and spreadsheet construction
  • Separate practitioner wheat from academic chaff
  • Time permitting - to discuss at least ten cutting-edge current practitioner techniques, results, products or trends

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
M1 Wednesday 12:00-13:50 9-15, 17-22
Thursday 12:00-13:50 9-15, 17-22

Techniques for empirical testing and practical application of investment theory.

This paper covers applied investments with the following emphases in this order:

  1. Investment world; institutional capital markets; quantitative fund management; equities; practitioner applications of theory; empirical tests and stylised facts
  2. Basic spreadsheet skills; fundamental and technical analysis; trading; fundamental fund management
  3. Personal finance; options; fixed income; corporate finance perspective

Paper title Applied Investments
Paper code FINC302
Subject Finance
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
FINC 202
Schedule C
Commerce
Contact
accountancyfinance@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Timothy Crack
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures.
Textbooks
Foundations for Scientific Investing, latest edition, Author: Crack, T F
Course outline
View the course outline for FINC 302
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Loosely speaking, "To get our hands dirty and to learn the names of things"
  • Improve quantitative critical-thinking skills relevant to capital-markets-investments decision making
  • Improve data-analysis skills
  • Gain empirical knowledge of the financial markets: mostly equity, some derivatives and fixed income
  • Grasp big-picture understanding of portfolio construction, different styles of investing and some of the important T-cost issues
  • To understand key issues surrounding the choice of active versus passive investing (from both the manager and investor perspectives)
  • Improve some practitioner skills: like data-handling protocols and spreadsheet construction
  • Separate practitioner wheat from academic chaff
  • Time permitting - to discuss at least ten cutting-edge current practitioner techniques, results, products or trends

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
M1 Wednesday 12:00-13:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Thursday 12:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22