well explained a must for even advanced users as sometimes we forget minor basics of the things present
This course guides you through the theory and practical applications of derivative investments. You will learn to navigate the complex world of derivatives, including forwards, futures, swaps, and options.
This Derivatives course covers all aspects of derivative instruments. It starts with the specifics of forwards, futures, swaps, and credit derivatives. You will learn how these instruments work in theory and how to apply them in practice for hedging or speculative purposes. We teach you how to use derivatives to manage risk, generate returns and implement different investment strategies. Next, we explain the controversies related to derivatives and the importance of arbitrage. You will learn to make the difference between price and value of derivatives and how to calculate them. We explain how to evaluate the costs and benefits of various trading strategies using forwards, swaps, futures, forward rate agreements (FRA), and others. Furthermore, we discuss the factors that determine the value of option contracts, the difference between European and American options, and the one-period binomial model for options. Most importantly, we give you the chance to practice calculating various metrics. So, prepare yourself for a lot of formulas, interrelations, and exercises throughout our Derivatives course. Sign up now and master your investment knowledge and skills!
The Derivatives course teaches you everything you need to know about derivatives, including:
In this section, you will meet your instructor and get acquainted with the Derivatives course structure. We also introduce the main types of derivatives contracts and their specifics.What does the course cover Free Defining derivatives Free Hedging vs. Speculating Free Forward Commitments vs. Contingent Claims Forwards, Futures and Swaps Options and Credit Derivatives Call Options Put Options Controversies Related to Derivatives The Arbitrage Principle
In this section, we examine various forward commitments in detail. We demonstrate how to calculate the value of forwards, futures, and swap contracts. The Derivatives course also covers forward rate agreements (FRAs) and the difference between swaps and a series of forward contracts.Derivatives Pricing Price vs. Value Calculating Net Cost of Carry Calculating Price and Value for forward contracts Monetary and Non-monetary Benefits Effects of Costs and Benefits on Forwards's Value Forward Rate Agreements Forwards' vs. Futures' prices Swaps vs. Series of Forward Contracts Mechanism of Swaps
This section of the Derivatives course is dedicated to option contracts. You will learn to calculate the exercise value, time value, and moneyness of options, differentiate between American and European styles, and evaluate the put-call parity conditions.Options European vs. American Options Value of an Option Put-Call Parity for Options One-period Binomial Model European vs. American Options
with Ned Krastev