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Department: MSc Finance
Module Description: All decisions depend on a forecast. In finance, these forecasts may relate to the demand for banking products, the performance of alternative investments, the volatility of prices, the probability of bankruptcy of a borrower, or short term movements in share prices or exchange rates.
The aim of this course is to give students a practical understanding of statistical and judgmental techniques used by traders and analysts to make these forecasts. It also enables the students to apply different principles and techniques commonly used in the analysis and trading of financial markets.
Each lecture is supported by a session in the computer lab using standard software packages for econometric forecasting and technical analysis
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