This is a one-day entry-level course aimed at delegates with little or no existing knowledge of derivatives. The morning session focuses upon futures with the afternoon session focussed upon options.
Who Should Attend
New traders and brokers New entrants to the futures and options markets Support and operations people involved in the commodity markets Sales and marketing personnel Individuals working in organisations such as: trading companies, banks, brokers, commodity producers, consumers, refiners, distribution companies, government and associated organisations.
Course Content Futures
- Definition of derivatives - Types of derivative - Derivatives evolution - Derivatives exchanges - Underlying asset class variations - Definition of futures - Key features of futures - Futures contract specifications - Key language; long and short - Using futures; hedging and speculation - Real world; futures trading screens - The Clearing House - Delivery and settlement - Futures pricing - The basis spread - Carry (contango) and backwardation - Futures spread trading - Volume and Open Interest - Key trading terminology
- Option basics; calls and puts - Everyday examples of calls and puts - Definitions of calls and puts - Option contract specifications - Options evolution - Exercise and assignment - Using options; hedging and speculation - Hedging with futures vs hedging with options - Key option terminology; at/in/out of the money - Option pricing and volatility - Basic option strategy - Option resources and glossary (in manual) - Q&A Session
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