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Introduction to Derivatives


The common definition of derivatives is that they are financial products that are derived from and based on another financial product. After that, things get a great deal more complicated.

The International Accounting Standards Board states that a derivative must have three basic characteristics: its value must change in response to the fair value of an underlying interest; there is little or no initial investment; and its expiry date lies in the future.

This course will guide anyone who seeks a step-by-step explanation of derivatives through the forest of options, forwards, swaps, futures, puts, and calls. Whether or not you view derivatives with fascination, fear, or awe, it will answer your questions, calm your fears, and make derivatives altogether more understandable.

Format: Online

No. of Pages: 41 pages

SK CE Credits: 5 hours

ON CE Credits: 5 hours

CFP®: 5