EF4323 - Trading Room Workshop

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Economics and Finance
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
(CB3410 or FB3410) and EF3320
Exclusive Courses:
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Several studies, such as Flanegin and Rudd (2005), suggested that the divergence in subjects covered in university finance programs and those used by practitioners on a fairly consistent basis in their jobs do exist. This course aims to bridge the gap. To achieve the objective, the course is divided into four major parts. The first part of the course describes the various activities that go on inside a trading room. The second part of the course is technical analysis. The third part of the course is trading simulation using the Financial Trading System (FTS). The forth part is group project.

This course aims to provide students with:

  • actual trading experience to supplement various segments of an investment course via experimental learning and simulated trading;
  • the ability to apply finance theories to actual trading in different financial market;
  • the ability to utilize popular professional databases to enhance financial analysis;
  • an understanding of how insights of behavioural finance complement the traditional finance paradigm; and
  • an understanding of major applications of technical analysis.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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