154-0537/01 – Financial Markets II. A (FM II.A )

Gurantor departmentDepartment of FinanceCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Tomáš Tichý, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Kateřina Kořená, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation2018/2019
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOR21 Ing. Kateřina Kořená, Ph.D.
NOV33 Ing. Martina Novotná, Ph.D.
TIC02 prof. Ing. Tomáš Tichý, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of this course is to extend basic knowledge of financial markets. At the end of the course students should be able to: - understand stock analyses and to compare these analyses, - learn to elaborate fundamental analysis, - grasp derivative instruments, - understand asset managemet and a role of a portfoliomanager, - understand basic principles and necessity of ethic behaviour in financial markets, - define financial markets regulation, - evaluate situation in global financial markets and in the Czech financial market including investment possibilities in these markets.

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The aim of this course is to extend students' knowledge of financial markets. Completion of this course will enable students to understand stock analyses and practically apply a fundamental analysis, understand financial derivative instruments, understand portfolio management and the role of portfolio manager, grasp the basic principles and need for ethical behaviour in financial markets, define regulation of financial markets, and assess the current state of financial markets in the world. Exercises are focused on deepening the knowledge of lectures using illustrative examples and application of acquired knowledge, especially in the field of fundamental analysis and option strategies.

Compulsory literature:

BODIE, Zvi, Alex KANE a Alan J. MARCUS. Investments. Tenth global edition. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill, 2014. ISBN 978-0-07-716114-9. FABOZZI, F. J., F. MODIGLIANI a F. J. JONES. Foundations of financial markets and institutions. 4th ed., Pearson new international ed. Harlow: Pearson, 2014. ISBN 978-1-292-02177-5. McMILLAN, Michael G. Investments: principles of portfolio and equity analysis. Hoboken: Wiley, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-91580-6. CFA Institute. Ethical and Professional Standards and Quantitative Methods. 1.st. edit. Wiley, 2013. ISBN 978-1937537609.

Recommended literature:

CECCHETTI, Stephen G. a Kermit L. SCHOENHOLTZ. Money, banking, and financial markets. Fifth edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2017. 678 p. ISBN 978-1-259-92225-1. FABOZZI, Frank J. a Franco MODIGLIANI. Capital markets: institutions and instruments. 4th ed., Pearson international ed. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, c2009. ISBN 978-0-13-715499-9. HITCHNER, James R. Financial valuation: applications and models: with website. Fourth edition with website. Hoboken: Wiley, 2017. ISBN 978-1-119-28660-8. KOLLER, Tim, Marc GOEDHART a David WESSELS. Valuation: measuring and managing the value of companies. Seventh edition. Hoboken: Wiley, 2020. ISBN 978-1-119-61088-5. MISHKIN, Frederic S. a Stanley G. EAKINS. Financial markets and institutions. Eight edition. Boston: Pearson, 2016. ISBN 978-1-292-06048-4. PECK, Sarah W. Investment ethics. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2011. 282 p. ISBN 978-0-470-43453-6. REILLY, Frank K. a Keith C. BROWN. Analysis of investments & management of portfolios. 10th ed., international ed. Mason: South-Western Cengage Learning, 2012. ISBN 978-0-538-48248-6.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements



Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Fundamental analysis I.-II. Technical analysis Financial market indicators Psychological analysis Portfolio theory Derivatives Option strategies Czech capital market Regulation of the Czech capital market Global financial markets Contemporary situation in the global financial markets

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2009/2010 Summer semester, validity until: 2018/2019 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 36  20
        Examination Examination 64  10
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2010/2011 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T010) Finance (01) Finance P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (N6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202T010) Finance (01) Finance P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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