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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.

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Course Overview

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!

Topics covered

DerivativesInvestment AnalysisRisk Management

What You'll Learn

The Derivatives course teaches you everything you need to know about derivatives, including:

How to use derivatives for hedging and speculative purposes
The principle of arbitrage
The difference between forward and futures contracts
Understanding forward rate agreements (FRA)
How to estimate the put-call parity for European options
Calculating the price and value of forward contracts, options, and other derivative instruments


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Ned Krastev

“Derivative investments act as hedging and speculative instruments equally well in bull and bear markets.”

Ned Krastev

CEO at 365 Data Science


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