E-Learning Course - Futures and Forwards (Library of 7 courses)

  • ID: 306085
  • Training
  • Region: Global
  • KESDEE Inc
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A comprehensive e-learning product covering strategies, concepts and pricing of futures and forward contracts

The themes of this product are:

- Fundamentals of futures contracts

- Knowledge of the concepts of futures and forward contracts

- Develop positions in futures market so as to exploit and manage risks

- Mechanics of trading futures and forward contracts by market participants

Course Overview:

Growth of internationalization has increased the use of derivative instruments in the financial markets. Futures markets provide the widest range of trading opportunities. It is important for firms to exploit and manage market risk, commodity risk, foreign exchange rate risk and interest rate risk. Hence, it is important to understand the characteristics of futures and forwards and their usage as a financial instrument for risk management purposes.

After completing this course you will be familiar with:

- The concepts and terminologies used in futures and forward market

- The different types of futures available in the financial market

- Application of pricing theory to futures contracts

- Identification of futures and forwards as a tool for arbitrage, speculative, hedging and trading activities

- Calculation of forward/forward rates and FRA settlement

Target Audience:

Every professional involved in the global financial services industry (as a provider, user, regulator or advisor of product/services, marketplace/exchange) would benefit from our innovative learning solutions.

Supervisory Agencies
Central Banks
Financial Institutions
Commercial Banks
Investment Banks
Housing Societies/Thrifts
Mutual Funds
Brokerage Houses
Stock Exchanges
Derivatives Exchanges
Insurance Companies
Multinational Corporations
Accountancy Firms
Consultancy Firms
Law Firms
Rating Agencies
Multi-lateral Financial Institutions
Others

Course Level and Number of Courses:
Basic & Intermediate Level.
Library of 7 Courses

Instructional Method:
Dynamic, Interactive e-learning

Recommended Background:
Familiarity with basic concepts of corporate management
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Library of 7 Courses - Futures and Forwards

Time taken to complete each Course: Two - Three hours

1. Futures Fundamentals

Objectives
Overview
Mechanics of trading
Trading strategies
Uses of futures contract
Regulation

2. Pricing of Futures

Objectives
Introduction
Futures prices models- Overview
Cost-of-Carry model- Perfect markets
Cost-of-Carry model-Imperfect markets
Pricing of futures contracts

3. Commodity and Equity Futures

Objectives
Commodity futures and hedging strategies
Arbitrage and Speculation using Commodity Futures
Equity futures and hedging strategies
Arbitrage and speculation using Equity Futures

4. Currency Futures

Objectives
Introduction
Trading in foreign currency futures
Currency futures pricing
Currency futures- Basis trade

5. Short-term Interest Rate Futures- Euro Dollar and T-bill Futures

Objectives
Introduction
Eurodollar Futures- Pricing and Arbitrage Strategies
Hedging and Speculation using Eurodollar Futures
T-bill Futures- Pricing and Arbitrage Strategies
Hedging and Speculation using T-bill Futures

6. Long-term Interest Rate Futures- T-bond Futures

Objectives
Introduction
Mechanics of Trading T-bond Futures
Pricing of T-bond Futures
Applications of T-bond Futures

7. Forward Rate Agreements

Objectives
Introduction to forwards
FRA concepts and Mechanics of trading
FRA Settlement
Forward / Forward rates
Hedging, Trading and Arbitrage using FRAs
Futures and FRAs

JOB AIDS
Disclosures
Regulations
Measurement Tools
Benchmarking Data
Global Best Practices
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