Financial Markets & Trading Level I

This course is a one-trimester elective open to all students at BCA. Conducted in a real-time trading room environment, it serves as an introduction to the financial markets. The course format will be lecture and classroom discussion based, and students will have opportunities to use the Financial Trading System (FTS) course software to learn about introductory stock and options markets concepts. Course content will include detailed discussion of current economic developments and stock and index equity options markets, as well as extensive participation in FTS Real-time trading cases and related analytic tools. Students will be expected to develop and maintain a Financial Analysis Template to analyze and evaluate company financial performances. Students will also be expected to keep a Trading Journal to summarize the results of their investment decisions and to keep up with key economic data, political and economic current events and developments in financial markets.