Singapore University of Social Sciences

Financial Markets

Financial Markets (FIN306)


Financial markets facilitate the transfer of resources in a complex system comprising individuals and institutions. Problems related to the transfer of resources give rise to financial instruments. Recent developments in the financial markets due to information technology and the internet have given rise to virtual markets, institutions and instruments. FIN306 Financial Markets provides a basic understanding of the significance of financial markets in a world of digital economy and shifting global concerns.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY REGULAR SEMESTER


  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Financial Instruments: Assets, Contracts and Tokens
  • Financial Institutions: Banks, Funds and other Companies
  • Regulation of Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Money and Bond Markets
  • Stock Markets: Instruments and trading (stocks, ETFs, REITs, etc.)
  • Foreign Exchange and Derivative Markets
  • Hedging market risk
  • Payment Systems
  • Alternative and Virtual Assets
  • Virtual Markets, Institutions and Instruments
  • Financial Markets in Global Transitions

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise the significance of financial markets, institutions and instruments
  • Show how financial instruments are transacted
  • Distinguish between traditional and virtual entities in financial markets
  • Examine payment systems, financial markets in global transition and systems risk
  • Use information technology to search effectively for financial markets information
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing about issues concerning financial markets
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