What role the financial market plays in the global market

As part of the grade evaluation, students will prepare a research paper focused on a particular financial market of choice outside of the U.S. The majority of the focus should be on the current state of the market but having an understanding of the history of the currency is required as well. Students will choose one of the major world financial markets as a topic with the following points to be considered in drafting the report:

  • Brief history of the market
  • What role the financial market plays in the global market
  • Major regulations governing the market
  • Discuss which financial instruments are available to be traded in the market besides debt and equity
  • Track the performance of the equity market since the financial crisis and discuss how the market has
    performed including the driving factors behind this performance
  • Identify the local currency underpinning the market and how the currency has performed including
    an indication of any impact the currency had on the performance of the financial markets
  • Discuss the major points of monetary policy in the country since the financial crisis and any impact the monetary policy had on the performance of the financial markets being specific in your
    assessment
    Students will be required to submit a written paper of approximately 6-8 pages (1” margin, 11 pt font, anddouble-spaced with bibliography) via the available drop box on Blackboard. The paper is to be submitted by the end of week 12. Late submissions will not be accepted.
    Students should make use of some of the following resources in preparing their written papers:
  • Wall Street Journal
  • NY Times business section
  • The Financial Times
  • Bloomberg
  • CNBC