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MAF307 - Equities and Investment Analysis

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

S Deb

Prerequisite:

MAE356/MAF356 or MAF256 and MAF202 or MAF255

Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: MAF207
Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit is about understanding risk, return and capital  allocation in financial  markets.  In particular, the emphasis is on equity investments, other asset classes, such as fixed income and derivatives are not discussed in this unit. A great deal of emphasis is laid on modern portfolio  theories, asset pricing  models, valuation of securities and portfolio performance evaluation.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (Individual) - Cloud (Online) test - 10%

Assessment 2 - Simulated Investment and Portfolio Management - 20%:

-Part A (Individual) - Weekly Investment Strategy Journal - 10%

-Part B (Group) - Video presentation - Critical Analysis of Group's Investment Strategies -10%

Assessment 3 (Group of 2-3 students) - Written Group Assessment (3500 words) - 20%

Examination 2 hours (50%)

Hurdle requirement: students must obtain at least 50% of the available marks in the examination in order to qualify for a passing grade.

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