Skip to main content

Electronic Trading in Financial Markets

Learn about technology’s impact on financial markets and the characteristics of financial instruments that are traded on electronic markets.

There is one session available:

After a course session ends, it will be archived.
Starts May 18
Estimated 4 weeks
1–2 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Cost to Enroll
$99 USD

About this course

Skip About this course

Taught by instructors with decades of experience on Wall Street, Electronic Trading in Financial Markets is a comprehensive study of the impact of technology on financial market systems.

This economics and finance course provides students with a foundation in market structure (what is ‘liquidity?’) before building to introduce electronic trading fundamentals (order books) and advanced electronic trading techniques (algorithmic trading). Learners will study the history of technology in markets, the details of electronic trading protocols and the impact of innovation on market structure.

This course is broken down into 6 modules:

  • Module 1: Fundamentals of Market Structure
  • Module 2: Fundamentals of Electronic Trading
  • Module 3: Mechanics of an Order Book
  • Module 4: Advanced Electronic Trading
  • Module 5: Electronic Trading in Fixed Income
  • Module 6: Innovation Guidelines

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate bearing the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) name. A NYIF certificate, highly valued in the financial industry, will bolster a resume or LinkedIn profile and prove the skills you’ve gained to potential employers.

At a glance

  • Institution: NYIF
  • Subject: Economics & Finance
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    Familiarity with capital markets and instruments. Some knowledge of financial market participants (market makers, brokers, asset managers, hedge funds, etc.).

  • Language: English

What you'll learn

Skip What you'll learn
  • Understand how financial markets functioned prior to the electronic trading era
  • Identify the major events in electronic trading development
  • Effectively describe the workflow of all major electronic trading protocols
  • Understand how market makers and retail traders use electronic trading and buy side institutions
  • Understand the characteristics of financial instruments that are traded on electronic markets & those products that do not trade electronically
  • Debate the current issues regarding electronic trading and the impact on financial stability

Module 1: Fundamentals of Market Structure
Module 2: Fundamentals of Electronic Trading
Module 3: Mechanics of an Order Book
Module 4: Advanced Electronic Trading
Module 5: Electronic Trading in Fixed Income
Module 6: Innovation Guidelines

About the instructors

Interested in this course for your business or team?

Train your employees in the most in-demand topics, with edX for Business.