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Advanced Technical Analysis

I.     Course Prefix/Number: FIS 247

       Course Name: Advanced Technical Analysis

       Credits: 2 (2 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

FIS 140

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course reviews methods and techniques of price analysis of commodity futures markets. Content includes focus on applying and examining validity of various methods of price analysis available for use in trading the commodity futures markets, for stock and bond trading, trading of live markets, and stop-loss procedures.

IV.   Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, students who complete all assignments will have a working knowledge of monetary and fiscal trading.

V.    Academic Integrity

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

VI.   Sequence of Topics

1.   Fiscal effects on stock prices.
2.   Monetary effects on stock prices I.
3.   Monetary effects on stock prices II.
4.   Monetary considerations of stock sectors.
5.   Relative Strength of stock sectors.
6.   Options Volatility and Envelope Trading.
7.   Liquidity Concerns, Supply Side Concerns.
8.   Stocks and Inflation, sector analysis.

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Lectures, discussions, audio/visual, and simulations.   

Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

College level reading and writing skills are necessary. Emphasis is placed upon class participation.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Varies by instructor.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Class participation, quizzes, final examination, term papers or trading simulation.

XI.   Other Course Information

Attendance is mandatory unless cleared in advance with the instructor.

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.