This subject focuses on the sharemarket and equity as an asset class, including discussing how shares are traded and examining the sectors of the Australian sharemarket including industrial, resources and mid-small capitalised companies. Students discuss the viability of shares as an investment, including analysing the economic factors that influence equity markets. They also conduct independent sharemarket research to then formulate investment recommendations to buy, hold or sell shares in given case-study companies. In addition, a fundamental overview of other products traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and equity derivatives is provided. For more information, please refer to the subject outline.