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Level

Introductory

Duration

2 or 3 days

Overview

This workshop begins by examining the historical behaviour of financial asset prices, such as exchange and interest rates, and equity and commodity prices, and how they can be explained by reference to mainstream theories. Detailed consideration is given to the limitations of classical models for reconciling such real-world phenomena as ‘asset bubbles’, non-random price action, and empirical anomalies concerning risk preference and aversion.

The programme then introduces alternative approaches to understanding price behaviour from contemporary schools, ranging from Behavioural Finance to Technical Analysis.

If required, the programme can incorporate a recorded live interview for each delegate to comment on a fictitious scenario of financial market developments, with appropriate coaching and feedback from a media expert.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically examine classical models of market price behaviour
  • Interpret statistical and econometric data
  • Appreciate the significance of economic cycles and cyclical behaviour
  • Understand macro-economic indicators and their impact on markets
  • Identify and explain market trends
  • Comprehend and critically assess the key insights of the Behavioural Finance School
  • Understand the impact on markets of changes in the political and regulatory environment
  • Discuss market developments in a live media environment (optional)