Financial Markets and Trading Level II

This course is a one-trimester elective that continues to build on the stocks and options material presented in the Financial Markets & Trading Level I elective. Classes will comprise of lectures, classroom discussions and hands-on use of the Financial Trading System (FTS) course software to learn about Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), intermediate-level equity options concepts and introductory fixed income concepts. Course content will include detailed discussion of the stock, options and bond markets, and extensive participation in FTS Real-time trading simulations and related FTS analytic tools. Students will continue to keep a Trading Journal to summarize the results of their trading decisions. Students will also be expected to keep up with key economic data, political and current events and developments in the financial markets.