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#web3.0 Trading Digital & Financial Assets (TDFA)

Digitalization is rapidly changing the financial world and global markets allow for real-time trading of all kinds of assets. These financial markets keep on growing rapidly and finance and financial technology is a sector that sees huge investments year after year. In this minor we’ll explore these financial markets and the assets that are traded on these markets. Think of (crypto-)currencies, but also stocks, bonds, derivates and for example gold and silver. We’ll teach you how to analyze markets and assets and ultimately trade and invest successfully!

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  • Flexible learning: two days of deep-dive (online) lectures per week, in combination with online video lessons
  • Opportunity to expand your network through various events with (inter)national guest speakers (inhouse & outhouse events)
  • Online communication via Discord (1200+ members) to strengthen your network
  • Acquire the tools to become a profitable trader in a short period of time!

During the minor we’ll explore the workings of financial markets and discover how we are all part of these markets, whether we are aware of this or not. We’ll discover how we are exposed to certain developments and how we can anticipate and even profit from these developments. We’ll discover analyzing markets, businesses, stocks and cryptocurrencies. At the end of the minor, you will know how to invest capital, protect and trade capital and assets on financial and digital markets.

We’ll host exciting lectures by exciting professionals and organize a range of meetups at exciting locations, if regulation allows it. Communication goes via Discord (1200+ members), making it very easy to connect to your peers and other individuals from our network.

After a couple of weeks of theory, you will be participating in a trading competition where you will trade real funds on real markets. This will most likely be cryptocurrencies, due to the ease of access to funds and markets. You’ll learn how to manage and trade capital step-by-step and at the end of the competition prizes will be rewarded to the winners of the group.

After acquiring theoretical knowledge and practical skills during the competition, participants of this minor will know how to invest, trade, manage risk and manage capital. Next to this, we’ll take a close look at the psychology behind markets and traders. You will learn all about your own behavior in profitable and not so profitable times and you will be trained to recognize certain emotional pitfalls.

Last but not least, this minor will use the KOIOS infrastructure (Initiated by The Hague University, https://koios.world), meaning that lessons will be available online and the physical/online lectures will be used for deep dives into what you have learned online. KOIOS enables you to pick flexible routes, assignments, levels and makes education way more personal and social for you! For more general information, visit https://koios.world.

Are you curious and do you want to get in touch with us, please contact us via:

Malva Ahmed – m.p.ahmed@hhs.nl - https://www.linkedin.com/in/malva-ahmed/
Ricardo Eradus – r.eradus@hhs.nl - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ricardo-eradus-9a507414b/

Or find us in the Discord! Join here:  https://www.discord.gg/koios 

Classes and content of this course are in English, but official assignments & tests and communication with lecturers outside class can be done in Dutch as well.

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Leerdoelen

These competencies can be traced back to the professional (domain) competencies for the programme(s) offering the minor. Competencies are always on the university of applied sciences level. For a transfer minor, these competencies should be derived from the academic competency profiles.  

Provide a contribution to the design of the management control system aimed at the management, control and monitoring of an organization, such that the (strategic) goals are achieved.

  1. Selecting and applying appropriate analysis methods aimed at taking the right decisions by an organization.
  2. Finance professionals can translate practical questions in organizations on the basis of a critical analysis into a concrete knowledge need and answer these with practical, feasible advice or designs (e.g. product, process, model), focusing on decision making that leads to improvement or renewal of practical situations .
  3. Finance professionals are advisory. This means, among other things, that they are communicative in word / and writing, also in an international context. Finance professionals are agile because they can reflect on their own actions and their own learning process and can adjust their actions accordingly.

The above are the Finance & Control Program Learning Outcomes (PLO's) from which this minor is officially offered. 

Ingangseisen

There are no entry requirements, but it will help to have intermediate English. Assignments may be submitted in Dutch, but classes & content are done in English. Prior knowledge is not necessary, the minor takes students from scratch. Basic knowledge in project management, process control, strategy, and IT may give the student a possible lead. 

Literatuur

In addition to the Koios.world platform (see https://app.koios.world/#/worlds), which supports online content sharing, community building and field /network connecting, other aids are coming from:  

Recommended reading:

  • How to Make Money in Stocks – William K. O'Neil
  • Thinking Fast & Slow – Daniel Kahneman
  • Market Wizards – Jack D. Schwager
  • Insider Buy Superstocks – Jesse C. Stine

Useful online resources:

  • Join the community
  • Investopedia.com
  • Fidelity.com
  • Other online trading communities
  • Tradimo online technical analysis course

Rooster

There are three contact moments of each 4 hours per week. The theory lectures are provided by experts from the professional field and researchers from The Hague University. The theory lectures are held on two days per week but are not mandatory. These lessons will be recorded and are rewatchable.

Teaching method(s): 

Blended learning, classical education, individual assignments, presentations, portfolio's and reports. With use of okenized education. 

Study load:

- Web colleges + tutorials + lectures guest speakers.

- Intensive contact with industry i.e. advisory report.

- Application of blended learning where students prepare the material at home and come to class to discuss the material. In addition, the homework assignments for the portfolio are related to the teaching material.

- We strongly encourage ecosystem learning (on- and offline) via KOIOS.

- Minor is considered to be intensive, but instructive by students.

- Many hours are assigned to the portfolio and the final assignment. It combines theory and authentic experience in the field ("if you want to learn how to ride a bike, you need to hop and make some mileage on the road").

Topics per week:

  • Week 1.1: Financial markets
  • Week 1.2: Investing
  • Week 1.3: Financial Markets Analysis (FA+TA)
  • Week 1.4: Trading Digital & Financial Assets
  • Week 1.5: Risk Management
  • Week 1.6: Trading Psychology
  • Week 1.7: Video assignment
  • Week 1.8: Competition
  • Week 1.9: Competition
  • Week 1.10:  Closing week

Toetsing

Part of the weekly lesson is reserved for a written test on that week’s content. A total of five tests are given, of which four need ob e sufficiently completed to start on the video assignment, which will determine the final grade. In the video assignment, the student must explain a minimum of two subjects of the curriculum. End product: 4 passed weekly quizzes + final video assignment. (20%)

During the first six weeks, students will work on portfolio assignments in which theoretical knowledge and practical skills are tested. Each week a set of assignments relevant to that week's content needs to be completed. End product: document containing the completed assignments. (50%)

During week 8 and 9 the students participate in a trading competition to apply the skills learned so far. Part of this competition is tracking trading activities by keeping a journal and reflecting on each trade. End product: trading journal containing at least 20 trades and a reflection on these trades. (30%)

All three parts must at least score higher than the standard 5.5 rule (in THB). This deviation is necessary because a sufficient understanding of each component is absolutely essential for the overall knowledge of trading and managing digital assets.

Total Grade: 20% Tests + Video’s, 50% Portfolio, 30% Journal.

Aanvullende informatie

Main goal Minor: The student understands digital assets' technical and fundamental characteristics and can relate this to socio-economic (macro & micro) behavior. They will build up a comprehensive understanding of fundamental and technical analysis and the managing of digital assets and apply this theory in practice with field partners. In other words, the student can recognize opportunities and threats regarding the trading and management of digital assets and can relate this to field practice, macro-economic tendencies, and psychology and behavior.