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ETF3300 - Quantitative methods for financial markets

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Paul Kim


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Evening)


This unit covers statistics and econometric tools to assess the time series properties and distributional properties of financial series, and teaches how to model and estimate risk return relationship of assets; estimate and test capital asset pricing models and anomalies; and use various statistical procedures to test the efficient market hypothesis. This unit also introduces the recent literature on modelling, estimating and forecasting financial markets' volatility. Parametric, nonparametric and simulation method will be used to estimate the value at risk. EVIEWS computer software will be used to carry out financial data analysis and applied research projects.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:


Five minor projects: 50%
Final examination (2 hours): 50%

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week


ETX2111 or ETX2121 and AFF2631


ETC3460, ETC4346