Derivatives Fundamentals

  • Description
  • Learning objectives
  • Key topics
  • Description
  • During this module, you will learn how profits and losses are made in the futures markets, how futures margins work, how to create option payoff profiles from calls and puts, the creation of synthetic forwards using put-call parity, the ways in which options can be used for hedging, how options are affected by various sensitivities and how they can be managed, the key trading strategies and creating synthetic dividends and stock/loan borrow.

    6.5 hours of video content.

    Estimated 12.5 hours to complete.

  • Learning objectives
    • Calculate futures profits and losses 
    • Calculate futures margins 
    • Be aware of the importance of clearing houses to the futures markets 
    • Understand the meaning of calls and puts both long and short and be able to draw payoff profiles 
    • Understand time value and intrinsic value 
    • Be able to create synthetic forwards using put-call parity 
    • Be able to create options hedges for long and short underlying positions and draw their payoff profiles 
    • Be able to explain the main option ‘Greeks’ and how they can be hedged
    • Be able to explain and draw payoff profiles for the main trading strategies 
    • Be able to create synthetic dividends using options 
    • Be able to create synthetic stock loan/borrow using options 
  • Key topics
    • Future fundamentals
    • Futures P&L
    • Future margins
    • Option fundamentals
    • Payoff profiles
    • ATM, ITM and OTM
    • Put-call parity
    • Options for hedging
    • Intrinsic and time value
    • Options price drivers
    • Volatility
    • The ‘Greeks’
    • Delta hedging
    • Options strategies and synthetics

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    • Pre-requisites

      This course is open to all. To maximize the benefit of this course we recommend an understanding of Microsoft Excel.

    • Technical Requirements

      You will need an Internet connected device to access the videos and download supporting resources. Supporting resources can be used offline, which require Microsoft Excel 2003 or later and a PDF reader.

    • Comprehensive Resources

      Bite-size trainer led HD videos detailing step by step techniques and best practices. Download the slides and files as used in the videos, which can be completed while watching or saved for later. Open forum for quick problem solving.

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