Fundamentals of Investments and Trading Securities (8 Weeks) (FOI101)
This applied course intends to impart the basic theoretical framework about investment in the financial markets. Along-side the students are expected to participate in a stimulating real-time portfolio investment game that faithfully and realistically mimics the market and thereby exposes the participants to the choices/trade-offs faced by professional traders and investment companies.
Thanks to the competitive pressure of the game, students learn the fundamentals of investment decision making, as well as the analysis of the information. The course follows a consistent and chronological pedagogy, including the description of history and anatomy of financial markets and a unified treatment of the three prime financial asset classes, viz. stocks, bonds, derivatives. Topics are organized in a way that makes them easy to apply – covering both fundamental and technical analysis. Throughout the course, actual trading of securities will be explained along with the use of indicators analyzing price action, pattern recognition, and technical analysis tools.
Dr. Manish Sharma is an adjunct professor at the Continuing Education Program at Temple University Japan Campus.
Besides delving in government think tank and management consulting, Dr. Sharma has spent almost 9 years doing macro-economic research and teaching, at premier institutions such as Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Tokyo, London School of Economics and Chuo University. Till April 2012, he worked at the Tokyo headquarter of Daiwa Capital Markets, as Director in the Corporate Finance Department.
Dr. Sharma runs an investment Advisory. He also works as a newscaster with NHK World Radio Japan and as an advisor to a Japan-Government funded alternative fuel venture. In 2006 he co-founded a rural primary education initiative in India. He has published in top-notch academic journals, edited books and newspapers.
He holds a Ph.D. in financial economics.
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