- Class Number 4206
- Term Code 3230
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Xiaoting Wei
- Dr Xiaoting Wei
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 21/02/2022
- Class End Date 27/05/2022
- Census Date 31/03/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 28/02/2022
This unit is designed to further students’ understanding of futures and options contracts and their use in managing risk. It builds upon material covered in FINM7006 and STAT7055. FINM7041 provides an overview of options, futures, forwards and swaps on a range of underlying assets/commodities including stocks, interest rates, foreign exchange as well as more exotic instruments. The models used for pricing these instruments will be examined as well as techniques used for risk management.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain in detail how options, futures, forwards, and swaps can be used on a range of underlying assets/commodities;
- Demonstrate the appropriate use of option trading strategies;
- Demonstrate the use of derivatives for a range of assets/commodities including stocks, interest rates, foreign exchange as well as exotic instruments and weather and electricity derivatives;
- Explain in detail and be able to demonstrate various models to price forward, futures, swap and option contracts;
- Use these pricing models for risk management; and,
- Collect, process, interpret and communicate the outcomes of complex financial problems.
Some topics driven by the lecturer’s research experience. Sharing with students the latest research findings or methods in relevant research area.
Examination Material or equipment
A non-programmable scientific calculator is a necessity for every enrolled student in this course.
Hull, J., Treepongkaruna, S., Heaney, R., Pitt, D., and D. Colwell, Fundamentals of futures and options markets, 1st adaption, Pearson Education 2014. (i.e., The textbook readings are optional for this course. In addition, this textbook is available to students as a 2 hour or 2 day loan from ANU library). Further, an e-book version of this text is available at: https://library.anu.edu.au/record=b6460173
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
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|Summary of Activities
|No tutorial or workshop
|Hedging using Futures
|Interest Rate Contracts and Swaps
|Options and Trading Strategies
|Valuing Options – Binominal Trees
|Valuing Options – Black and Scholes
|Quiz 2 No workshop
|Index and Foreign Exchange Options
|Options on Futures Contracts
|The Greeks Letters
|Exotic Options and Other Non-standard Products
|Credit, Weather, Energy and Insurance Derivatives; Real Options in Project Evaluation
Tutorials will be available on campus, live through scheduled Zoom sessions and as pre-recorded videos. Information regarding enrolments for these options will be provided on Wattle no later than week 1 of the semester.
|Return of assessment
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Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Course content delivery will take the form of pre-recorded weekly lectures (available via echo360 on Wattle), on-campus weekly workshops (available via echo360 on Wattle) and weekly tutorials, delivered in hybrid format (on campus, live through scheduled Zoom sessions and as pre-recorded videos).
Centrally scheduled examinations through Examinations, Graduations & Prizes will be timetabled prior to the examination period. Please check ANU Timetabling for further information.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Weight: 40% in total
Duration: 20 minutes each
Time: Weeks 4, 6, 8, & 10
Submission: via Wattle
Below are the topics covered:
Quiz 1 on Lectures 1 – 3
Quiz 2 on Lectures 4 – 5
Quiz 3 on Lectures 6 – 7
Quiz 4 on Lectures 8 – 9
Four online quizzes are counted towards the final grade and all quizzes are of equal value (10%). The quizzes are to be completed individually. Each quiz is 20mins and
this includes the time to upload your document. Each quiz will open at 2pm on Thursday of the relevant quiz week and it will close at 2.20pm. There is only one attempt allowed for each student. Each quiz contains one calculation question and you must show all workings. The marking criteria will be based on model solutions and answers prepared by the lecturer and will be made available to students via Wattle after the quiz week. No alternative arrangement will be made if a student misses a quiz. In cases where students apply for special considerations and have them approved before the quiz, the weighting of the quiz will be transferred to the final exam.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Duration: 3.5 hours
Time: Examination Period
Submission: via Wattle
The final exam will be a Wattle-based online exam and will be worth 60%. You will have 3.5 hours to complete the exam and it is to be completed individually. A mixture of
theoretical and practical (numerical) questions will be included. All topics covered in this course will be examined. It will be open book and all materials are permitted.
The exam will be centrally timetabled and more details about the exam will be provided in Week 10.
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All assessments are to be submitted online.
There are no hard-copy submission for this course.
No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
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Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
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Banking and Corporate Finance
Dr Xiaoting Wei