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Financial Time Series - MAT00041M

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  • Department: Mathematics
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Wenyang Zhang
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

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Pre-requisite modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2022-23

Module aims

This module aims to provide a comprehensive and systematic introduction to financial time series models and their applications to modelling and prediction of financial time series data.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of the module students should:

  • Know the basic characteristics of financial data, understand the application of financial time series models, and gain the experience in analysing financial time series.
  • Have a reasonable ability to derive theoretical results relating to some important financial time series models.
  • Have a reasonable ability to fit time series models to time series data, and carry out related predictions using appropriate computer software.
  • Have a reasonable ability to use residual plots and other techniques to assess the goodness of fit of a time series model.
  • Have a reasonable ability to choose between alternative time series models for sets of time series data.



Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam 24 hrs
Financial Time Series
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam 24 hrs
Financial Time Series
N/A 100

Module feedback

Current Department policy on feedback is available in the student handbook. Coursework and examinations will be marked and returned in accordance with this policy.

Indicative reading

Ruey S. Tsay, Analysis of Financial Time Series, Wiley (2010).

Fan, J. and Yao, Q. Nonlinear Time Series: Nonparametric and Parametric Methods, Springer-Verlag, New York (2003)

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