Best Derivatives Courses

Find the best online Derivatives Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Derivatives Courses.

CFA® Level 1 (2021/2022) – Complete Derivatives

Deep dive into Derivatives with the Bestselling CFA® prep course provider | With visual learning + Quizzes

Created by PrepNuggets | by Keith Tan, CFA - #1 Complete CFA® Level I Prep Provider!

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Students: 9941, Price: $49.99

Students: 9941, Price:  Paid

Bestselling and Highest Rated CFA® courses on Udemy!

(for 2021 and 2022* CFA® Level I exam)

The CFA® program is rewarding but gruelling. The majority of candidates fail the exam. In order to pass, you are going to need much more than summaries or crash courses. But we can fully empathise if you feel the curriculum is too lengthy and too difficult given your busy schedule.

That is why we have crafted for you this complete series of 10 courses covering all 10 topics of the CFA® curriculum. These courses are not superficial summaries, but a detailed and concise coverage of the curriculum for each topic area.

We keep our videos short so as to help you follow the Pareto Principle. We believe that if you put in the optimal 20% effort using the right approach, you can potentially achieve 80% of the results!

The PrepNuggets approach is to condense pertinent material from the curriculum to easily digestible nuggets for you to consume during your pockets of free time. Each nugget is painstakingly crafted to explain really complex concepts using engaging illustrations and animations. No more wading through pages and pages of words, or sitting through long boring lessons with bullet-point slides.

By the end of this course, we are confident you will be able to comfortably handle at least 80% of the questions under this topic area.

Don't take our word for it! Hear what some of our students have to say:

  • "This is an INCREDIBLY useful course for visual learners. The concepts are clear and concise. You will begin to see the relationships between concepts as you progress. Excited for the rest of this course and the other courses in the rest of the series." - Andrew Bachman

  • "One of the best courses I've seen, if not the best. Prepnuggets staff know how to pass on knowledge, both by visualization and by verbal explanations. Excited to finish this course and continue to other courses." - Lidor Sigron

Take action now! It is never too early or too late to start preparing. Join thousands of CFA candidates worldwide in making us your preferred prep companion!

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NOTE: This course is part of a complete series of 10 courses that fully cover all 10 topics for CFA® Level I. We recommend you begin your exam preparation with our Quantitative Methods course. For our full catalog of courses, look for our instructor profile down below and click on the PrepNuggets logo.

Bestselling and Highest Rated CFA® courses on Udemy!

(for 2021 and 2022* CFA® Level I exam)

The CFA® program is rewarding but gruelling. The majority of candidates fail the exam. In order to pass, you are going to need much more than summaries or crash courses. But we can fully empathise if you feel the curriculum is too lengthy and too difficult given your busy schedule.

That is why we have crafted for you this complete series of 10 courses covering all 10 topics of the CFA® curriculum. These courses are not superficial summaries, but a detailed and concise coverage of the curriculum for each topic area.

We keep our videos short so as to help you follow the Pareto Principle. We believe that if you put in the optimal 20% effort using the right approach, you can potentially achieve 80% of the results!

The PrepNuggets approach is to condense pertinent material from the curriculum to easily digestible nuggets for you to consume during your pockets of free time. Each nugget is painstakingly crafted to explain really complex concepts using engaging illustrations and animations. No more wading through pages and pages of words, or sitting through long boring lessons with bullet-point slides.

By the end of this course, we are confident you will be able to comfortably handle at least 80% of the questions under this topic area.

Don't take our word for it! Hear what some of our students have to say:

  • "This is an INCREDIBLY useful course for visual learners. The concepts are clear and concise. You will begin to see the relationships between concepts as you progress. Excited for the rest of this course and the other courses in the rest of the series." - Andrew Bachman

  • "One of the best courses I've seen, if not the best. Prepnuggets staff know how to pass on knowledge, both by visualization and by verbal explanations. Excited to finish this course and continue to other courses." - Lidor Sigron

Take action now! It is never too early or too late to start preparing. Join thousands of CFA candidates worldwide in making us your preferred prep companion!

———

NOTE: This course is part of a complete series of 10 courses that fully cover all 10 topics for CFA® Level I. We recommend you begin your exam preparation with our Quantitative Methods course. For our full catalog of courses, look for our instructor profile down below and click on the PrepNuggets logo.

*(Course is currently for 2021 candidates. We will add new materials meant for 2022 candidates by October 2021)

REQUIRED DISCLAIMER: CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, or warrant the accuracy or quality of the products or services offered by PrepNuggets or Udemy. CFA Institute, CFA®, and Chartered Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

Financial Derivatives: A Quantitative Finance View

The financial engineering of forwards, futures, swaps, and options, with Python tools for fixed income and options

Created by Cameron Connell - Mathematician, Statistician, and Quantitative Financier

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Students: 9301, Price: $109.99

Students: 9301, Price:  Paid

Student Testimonials:

  • This course offers an unreal value. Very rich content! This beats any financial course I've taken at my university. Looking forward to completing this course and using some of these skills in my career.--Steven

  • Cameron is an outstanding teacher. Thank you very much for making the most important and difficult Finance concepts so easy to understand. Looking forward to the further courses.--Gevorg

  • I got (am getting) some intuition about quant finance, not just leaning facts without really understanding the concepts.

    Cameron gives nice detailed answers to students questions.--Rich

Interested in a lucrative and rewarding position in quantitative finance?  Are you a quantitative professional working in finance or a technical field and want to bridge the gap and become a full on quant?  Then read on.

The role of a quantitative analyst in an investment bank, hedge fund, or financial company is an attractive career option for many quantitatively skilled professionals working in finance or other fields like data science, technology or engineering.  If this describes you, what you need to move to the next level is a gateway to the quantitative finance knowledge required for this role that builds on the technical foundations you have already mastered.

This course is designed to be exactly such a gateway into the quant world.  If you succeed in this course you will become a master of quantitative finance and the financial engineering of the most influential class of financial products that exist on markets today: derivatives.

About the instructor:

This course was created by a mathematician and financial quant holding a Ph.D. from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU, and who earned his quant chops on Wall Street after an accomplished career as a theoretical materials scientist.

The focus of the course is thus very much on the practical skills someone working in the trenches in the real world of finance needs to have.  But since the course author also has 10 years of college teaching experience, it is taught with an eye to sound course structure and sensitivity to the concerns of students.

What you will learn:

Many finance students and professionals find derivatives the most challenging subject in their field.  But if you have a background in quantitative fields like statistics or computer science this course will show you that these most daunting of financial products are completely accessible to you.

Even if you are completely new to the world of finance, after completing this course you will have a deep mastery of the fundamental derivative structures traded on markets today: forwards, futures, swaps, and options.  But since this course is presented by a practitioner you will also learn how derivatives are actually used in the real world, as tools for both speculation and risk management.

The world of finance and markets is fast-paced and exciting, but can also be very intimidating.  In the heat of the moment, the markets are volatile and unpredictable, positions go south in unanticipated ways, you have traders yelling at you, you have computer software failing, you're relying on data you can't trust.  Keeping your head above water in this environment can be well nigh impossible.

You need a conceptual framework that allows you to keep above the fray and keep your wits about you.  In this course, my primary purpose is to convey that conceptual framework to my students.  The same conceptual framework that allowed me to survive and thrive in the pits of Wall Street during the dark days of the financial crisis.

Concerned that you may not have the required background to succeed in this course?  As long as you meet the formal prerequisites you need not be.  A quantitatively strong business background is more than enough to meet these requirements.  Any decent course in statistics and the basics of calculus is enough.  In truth, high school mathematics is all that is needed for 80-90% of the course material.  The most important requirement is simply to think analytically and logically.

Here is a sampling of some of the main topics that we'll cover on your journey into the quant profession:

  • Interest rate fundamentals

  • Periodic and continuous compounding

  • Discounted cash flow analysis

  • Bond analysis

  • The fundamentals of equity, currency, and commodity assets

  • Portfolio modelling

  • Long and short positions

  • The principle of arbitrage

  • The Law of One Price

  • Forwards, futures, and swaps

  • Risk management principles

  • Futures hedging

  • Stochastic processes

  • Time series concepts

  • The real statistics of asset prices: volatility clustering and autocorrelation

  • Fat-tailed distribution and their importance for financial assets

  • Brownian motion

  • The log-normal model of asset prices

  • Options

  • Put-call parity

  • The binomial model of option pricing

  • The Black-Scholes theory and formula

  • Option greeks: delta, gamma, and vega

  • Dynamic hedging

  • Volatility trading

  • Implied volatility

Includes Python tools

Python based tools are now included for computations with bonds, yield curves, and options.  All software that is part of this course is released under a permissive MIT license, so students are free to take these tools with them and use them in their future careers, include them in their own projects, whether open source or proprietary, anything you want!

So Sign Up Now!

Accelerate your finance career by taking this course, and advancing into quantitative finance.  With 23 hours of lectures and supplemental course materials including 10 problem sets and solutions, the course content is equivalent to a full semester college course, available for a fraction of that price, not to mention a 30 day money back guarantee.  You can't go wrong!

Financial Derivatives Basics

The Course is structured to help students understand structure of Derivatives instruments

Created by CFINACC Trusted Mentor in the Field of Finance & Accounting - Happy Learning

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Students: 7116, Price: Free

Students: 7116, Price:  Free

What you will learn?

  • Types of Derivative Instruments and markets

  • Definitions and terminologies

Requirements

  • None

Description

If you are a beginner and don’t know much about Financial Derivatives. Then you have come to the right place as I have covered all the concepts from scratch.

Why you should take this course? What value it will add?

Let me first discuss some problems and issues that students encounter when they study Financial derivatives.

  • First, Financial derivatives is one of the complexed courses in Finance, as the students need to have a strong knowledge about fundamentals of Finance to understand the pricing and valuation of financial derivatives instruments.

  • Second, one concept leads to another, so students find it difficult to understand linkages between various interlinked concepts.

  • Third, many of the concepts covered in Financial derivatives are difficult to relate to real life examples as compared to the other subjects in Finance such as Corporate Finance or Financial Reporting and Analysis.

I have tried to address the above mentioned issues

  • By adding complementary lectures to explain fundamentals of finance which are relevant to the topics covered in the Financial derivatives

  • I have divided the concepts into various parts and explained each part separately and also how all components are related to one another

  • I have included examples and focused on relating a concept to a situation. This will help students to visualize, which in turn help them to retain the concepts

  • Used plain language

This course is divided into three sections

  • Introduction

  • Forward & Futures

  • CDS, Options and SWAPs

I will advise you to watch the videos in the manner that they are listed as videos in the later sections contain examples explained in the earlier videos.

Who this course is for

  • This course is for CFA Level 1 Candidates

  • This course is for students who are interested in studying Financial derivatives at University level programs

Investment Banking Pitchbooks (Hedging and Derivative Sales)

Step-by-step walkthrough of the optimal template for selling investment banking and financial services products

Created by Perry Fisher - Corporate Trainer | Consultant | The Tauro Group

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Students: 1912, Price: Free

Students: 1912, Price:  Free

Selling and presentation skills are invaluable tool for any business person or front-office employee. In this course I will share some of the insights I gained during my years working at one of the largest investment banks in South Africa.

A pitch book is a sales presentation sent to a client with the objective of beginning the sales process. Investment banks and companies involved in the financial services sector provide a whole host of services to businesses and governments. In order to do so they need to communicate their expertise, capabilities and product offerings clearly and concisely. Pitch books allow them to do so by bridging the gap between their capabilities, and how those capabilities would be useful in providing solutions to their client’s problems. In this course I will discuss the ways to craft deal-winning sales presentations or pitch books.

Pitch books are usually prepared in the form of slides. They are usually accompanied by an in-person presentation, where a representative from a financial services company would present the slides to the prospective client, and provide the client the opportunity to ask questions to elaborate or clarify the content of the presentation. The sales presentations are usually done by client-facing or sales-focused employees. We typically refer to these types of employees as being front-office employees.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Put together your own sales presentation, using a tried and trusted format used by top global investment banks and advisory firms.

  • Structure your sales presentation to go along with a verbal presentation that is relevant to your client, builds rapport, and opens up the selling discussion leaving you with the only step necessary afterwards: CLOSING THE DEAL!

CFA Level 1 (2021) Fixed Income, Derivatives & Alternatives

Fixed Income, Derivatives & Alternatives|Plus 217 practice questions with answers|Prof. James Forjan, PhD, CFA

Created by Analyst Prep - Financial Education Company

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Students: 1675, Price: $34.99

Students: 1675, Price:  Paid

Wouldn’t it be great if studying for the CFA® exam was as easy as watching TV?
With AnalystPrep video lessons, it is!

Our video lessons follow the same pattern as the 57 readings from the curriculum, with the exception that we emphasize on the LOS – the learning objectives on which exam questions are based! Plus we add convenient mathematical examples throughout so that you are better prepared on the big day.

Professor James Forjan, who has taught college-level finance classes for over 23 years, summarizes Level I of the CFA exam curriculum in 57 clear and simple videos. With a clear passion for teaching, Prof. Forjan has worked in the CFA exam preparation industry for decades after earning his charter in 2004. His resume includes:

  • BS in accounting

  • MSc in Finance

  • PhD in Finance (minor in Economics and two PhD level classes in Econometrics)

  • Has taught at different 6 universities (undergraduate and graduate-level Finance classes)

  • Co-author of investment books

  • Has crafted, edited, updated, and upgraded a multitude of CFA exam type questions at all levels

  • And much more…

This course includes:

  • Videos covering each Fixed Income, Derivatives, and Alternative Investments reading (downloadable)

  • Downloadable Powerpoint slides (in PDF format)

  • 217 Fixed Income, Derivatives, and Alternative Investments practice questions with detailed answers (PDF files)

In this video series, Professor James Forjan summarizes the CFA Level 1 Fixed Income, Derivatives, and Alternative Investments chapters. Prof. Forjan has taught undergraduate and graduate business classes for over 25 years and is a co-author of investment books. All of the important concepts from the CFA Level I Fixed Income, Derivatives, and Alternative Investments chapters are explained in details and each video includes many questions examples.

This course also includes 217 Fixed Income, Derivatives, and Alternative Investments practice questions in PDF format from AnalystPrep's mock exams. The answers file includes detailed explanations and the referring LOS. Learn from the #1 rated CFA & FRM preparation institution − AnalystPrep.

The readings covered in this course are:

  • Reading 42 – Fixed-Income Securities: Defining Elements

  • Reading 43 – Fixed-Income Markets: Issuance, Trading and Funding

  • Reading 44 – Introduction to Fixed-Income Valuation

  • Reading 45 – Introduction to Asset-Backed Securities

  • Reading 46 – Understanding Fixed-Income Risk and Return

  • Reading 47 – Fundamentals of Credit Analysis

  • Reading 48 – Derivative Markets and Instruments

  • Reading 49 – Basics of Derivative Pricing and Valuation

  • Reading 50 – Introduction to Alternative Investments

Introduction to derivatives and options

Basic and fundamental concepts

Created by Bruno Nappini - Chief trader presso sunnymoney.it e sunnymoney.cloud

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Students: 809, Price: Free

Students: 809, Price:  Free

In this course we introduce derivatives and options, an interesting subject that scares the layman, partly because of an apparent complexity of management, partly because of the images that are reported to us by the media. Derivatives are accused of being the evil of modern finance, instruments of death and speculation aimed at ruining the real economy and jobs. In reality, derivatives are like kitchen knives: it all depends on the use made of them! We provide you with the basic knowledge and tools to understand how to operate with options. They are fantastic tools with enormous flexibility. Whether you are an aspiring trader or a long-term investor, you will notice the huge benefits that mastering these concepts can bring to your trading. They are non-linear tools that allow us to reduce the risk of our money put on the market and at the same time increase the probability of profit.

Introduction to Financial Derivatives in an HR

Introduction to Derivatives and Preparation Strategy for FRM

Created by Partha Deshpande - Teacher, PFS, FRM L2

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Students: 546, Price: $19.99

Students: 546, Price:  Paid

Develop a brief understanding of how different derivatives function such as Forwards, Futures, Swaps and Options using common everyday examples. Introduction to derivatives a key chapter in Financial Risk Management syllabus and this video will help you develop a broader perspective of how it functions.

In the coming videos we will see how to value and price forwards, futures and bonds.

This a core reading and to do other readings this is a must. (Chapter- Introduction to Derivatives- Book 3, FRM-I)

Also, follow this simple technique of studying to ace your FRM Exam in just 1 go! Tricks and shortcuts in the course!

Understanding Financial Derivatives

Financial derivatives explained simply. What are they, how to use them & how they are abused.

Created by Manohar V Dansingani - good is not enough.....excellence is the goal

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Students: 528, Price: $59.99

Students: 528, Price:  Paid

This is an introductory course on financial derivatives. No prior knowledge of derivatives markets is necessary.

Forwards, futures, options, swaps are explained simply. Each video attempts to explain the logic behind the relevant theories.

Additional matter has been included to supplement the videos. Some advanced material is also included, for the intermediate-level student who wishes to learn more.

There is a short quiz after every video to strengthen your concepts.

"Understanding Financial Derivatives" will explain the power of these financial tools & seek to alert you to the dangers & pitfalls of misuse & abuse of these potent, dangerous financial instruments.

And of course, the Final Exam.....enjoy proving to yourself that you know the subject.

Thank you & Happy Learning.

Derivatives for Level 1 CFA® Exam

Learn everything about Level 1 CFA® exam derivatives: options, swaps, forwards and futures. Videos and questions.

Created by Soleadea Co. - Study Portal for CFA® Exam Candidates

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Students: 475, Price: $44.99

Students: 475, Price:  Paid

      A derivative is a financial instrument whose value depends on the value of some underlying asset. There are a number of different assets that may serve as underlying assets for derivatives, for example stocks, stock indices, bonds, interest rates, exchange rates, commodities, other derivative instruments, and so on. Very often the change in the price of the underlying asset, say a share, affects the value of the derivative. 

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Calculus 1 Derivatives of Math Functions Review Course

Differentiation of Polynomial, Rational, Radical, Exponential, Trigonometric and Logarithmic Functions.

Created by Julio Gonzalez - Math & Science Teacher

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Students: 315, Price: $99.99

Students: 315, Price:  Paid

This calculus 1 derivatives course focuses on differentiating functions.  It explains how to find the derivatives of functions that you will typically encounter in your first semester calculus.  This course is for university students taking college calculus and high school students who are taking AP Calculus AB.

Here is a list of topics:

1.  Derivatives of Constants

2.  The Power Rule and Constant Multiple Rule

3.  Derivatives of Rational Functions

4.  Derivatives of Square Root and Radical Functions

5.  How to Differentiate Polynomial Functions Using The Sum and Difference Rule

6.  Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions - sin, cos, tan, sec, cot, csc

7.  Average Rate of Change vs Instantaneous Rate of Change

8.  Writing Equations of the Tangent Line

9.  Limit Definition of the Derivative Process

10.  Alternative Form of Limit Definition of Derivative 

11.  Derivatives of Exponential Functions

12.  Derivatives of Natural Log Functions - Ln x

13.  Differentiation of Logarithmic Functions

14.  The Product rule and Quotient Rule

15.  The Chain Rule - Plenty of Examples

16.  Implicit Differentiation

17.  Derivatives of Inverse Trigonometric Functions

18.  Logarithmic Differentiation

19.  Free Response Video Quiz

Financial Derivatives, Futures and Options – Applied Course

Learn Derivatives from Real Data on NSE; A Risk Management Approach; Covers Stock Futures & Options, Commodities

Created by Sandesh Banger - MBA (IIM), CFA level 2, Finance Enthusiast

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Students: 310, Price: $19.99

Students: 310, Price:  Paid

This course takes a Risk Management Approach to Derivatives. And, thus, not ideally suited if you want to explore only Futures/Options Trading & Profit Making. Although, under Options segment, the course covers & evaluates Options Trading Strategies to a fair extent. The course also involves lot of mathematics & number crunching - working on stock prices, derivatives prices, using MS Excel.

This is a beginner to intermediate level course to the world of Derivatives. It can be used as a replacement or as an addendum to the College level courses on Derivatives.

Here you will learn concepts through an application-oriented approach to derivatives. The course works on live as well as historical data available on Derivatives – extracted from National Stock Exchange or NSE website (Stock Futures, Stock Options, Index Futures, Index Options), and Multi Commodity Exchange or MCX website (for Commodity Futures contract). Various excel based exercises and models are used to enhance learning.

The course also covers multiple Derivatives Trading Strategies. However, focus is more around the Derivatives concepts from Hedger’s viewpoint and less from Speculator’s viewpoint, although the course attempts to do justice with both. 

Course Highlights: 

  • Application based course with 6 hours of extensive coverage on Forwards, Futures and Options

  • Insightful coverage of Derivatives using Real Market Data from NSE website

  • Fetch and apply concepts directly on Derivatives and Stock Prices of companies like Reliance Industries, Infosys, HUL, IndusInd Bank, Nifty

  • The course is full of financial workings on derivatives and include multitude of practice exercises

  • Extensive use of Microsoft Excel for enhanced learning

  • All excel workings, templates and models are downloadable resources

  • Covers Derivatives on Stocks (Stock Options and Futures), Commodity Derivatives (Gold, Aluminium, Cotton) and many more from the real world

  • Preview videos to multiple chapters are available - enroll if you find value after watching previews 

Complete Understanding of Stock Options : Derivatives Part 2

Stock market. Part 2 of Futures & Options. Trading in Call & Put Options. Hedging. Stock Trading and NOT passive income.

Created by Col (Dr) Shabbar Shahid. M-Tech, MBA(Fin), CE, FIE(I), PhD - Engineering and Finance Professional

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Students: 145, Price: $59.99

Students: 145, Price:  Paid

In this course hosted by PRUDENCE Engineering and Financial Consultants, Col (Dr) Shabbar Shahid, an Army Veteran and a post graduate in Engineering and Finance with a Doctorate in management explains Options as a derivative in context of Stock market in a very simple manner with live examples.

The meaning, concepts and characteristics of options have been explained in a very simple manner right from the basics. Terms like Strike price, Moneyness of Options, Time value and Intrinsic value of Options, Option chain and Profitability of Options have been explained in great depth. The concept of hedging with the help of Options and the Option Greeks have been adequately explained. The methodology adopted is such which one does not find in books.

It is an educational course to enhance your knowledge. The course does not include any tips or tricks or shortcut methods of getting rich nor does it discuss anything about technical charts, technical analysis or buy sell signals.  In fact, the instructor would like to caution that trading in derivatives without proper knowledge and risk management could be disastrous.

This course will be of immense benefit to those who invest in Stock market and are interested in moving on to trade in derivatives and also those who intend to make stock trading as their profession or career. Those who are already trading in derivatives but with limited knowledge,  will be able to enhance their knowledge and skills.  This course will help the students of finance, commerce and those pursuing or intending to pursue financial management courses.

The instructor would like to make it very clear that this course is Part 2 of the Derivatives and explains  only the Options in context of stock market.  Futures as derivatives have NOT been discussed in this course but in another course by the same instructor and is titled "Complete Understanding of Stock Futures: Derivatives Part 1". 

Students are advised to see the FREE preview lessons of the course "Complete Understanding of Stock Futures: Derivatives Part 1" since those basic lessons on derivatives are not included in this course to avoid repetition. 

The speaker knows the subject well and speaks to the point without any glamour, frills or divergence thus, respecting the value of time.

Complete Understanding of Stock Futures: Derivatives Part 1

Stock market trading. Part one of Futures and Options. Arbitration & Hedging. Concerns Stock Trading NOT passive income.

Created by Col (Dr) Shabbar Shahid. M-Tech, MBA(Fin), CE, FIE(I), PhD - Engineering and Finance Professional

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Students: 119, Price: $29.99

Students: 119, Price:  Paid

In this course hosted by PRUDENCE Engineering and Financial Consultants, Col (Dr) Shabbar Shahid, an Army Veteran and a post graduate in Engineering and Finance with a Doctorate in management explains Stock Futures in a very simple manner with live examples.

Conceptual differences between investing in shares and trading in derivatives, Spot market and derivative market, Going long and Going short, Market and Limit orders, Breakout-False breakout and Whipsaw, Contango and Backwardation and various concepts like Minimizing losses and protecting profit through application of stop loss and triggers in bullish and bearish trades, Arbitration and protection of Portfolio through Hedging have been explained in a very simple manner right from the basics. The methodology adopted is such which one does not find in books.

It is an educational course to enhance your knowledge. The course does not include any tips or tricks or shortcut methods of getting rich nor does it discuss anything about technical charts, technical analysis or buy sell signals.  In fact, the instructor would like to caution that trading in derivatives without proper knowledge and risk management could be disastrous.

This course will be of immense benefit to those who invest in Stock market and are interested in moving on to trade in derivatives and also those who intend to make stock trading as their profession or career. Those who are already trading in derivatives will be able to enhance their knowledge and skills.  This course will help the students of finance, commerce and those pursuing or intending to pursue financial management courses.

The instructor would like to make it very clear that this course is Part 1 of the Derivatives and explains  only the Stock Futures.  Options as derivatives have not been discussed in this course for which a separate course titled "Complete Understanding of Stock Options: Derivatives Part 2" has been launched separately.

The speaker knows the subject well and speaks to the point without any glamour, frills or divergence thus, respecting the value of time.

Derivatives Day Trader Online Course

Learn to Day Trade The Futures Markets Like @ES & @NQ Using Technical Analysis

Created by Jeff Whitt - Professional Trader

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Students: 104, Price: $89.99

Students: 104, Price:  Paid

Derivatives Day Trader Online Course – Profitable Futures Trading Made Simple

~Learn to Day Trade The Futures Markets Like @ES & @NQ Using Technical Analysis

A 5-Part Online Day Trading Course

  • Learn to read and understand the markets with technical analysis that ACTUALLY works!

  • Learn how to identify high quality, consistent setups based on chart patterns and candlesticks to trade each day.

  • Discover price levels that REALLY matter that you can lean on for daily opportunities.

  • Understand how trading with the appropriate size and a DECENT win rate can lead to consistent profits.

  • Develop the right trading attitude and create a winning mindset that the pros use to get the results they desire.

Here’s what you’re going to get:

Access to our FULLY ONLINE, digital day trading course where we cover:

    • Part 1: Basics of Intraday Trading

    • Part 2: Price Action & Candlesticks

    • Part 3: Key Intraday Price Points to Learn

    • Part 4: Risk Management & Stops

    • Part 5: Trading Psychology

    • *BONUS* Part 6: LIVE Trading Example Videos & Screenshots REVIEWED & EXPLAINED

Are you ready to take your trading to the next level? Trading consistently and making money in the markets is no easy task.

Having someone to personally guide & teach you exactly what you need to know, on a consistent basis, is truly the BEST way to master the markets.

Let us guide you on your journey.

CFA Level 1 (2019) – Financial Derivatives

The Course is structured to help students preparing for CFA level 1 Exams

Created by CFINACC Trusted Mentor in the Field of Finance & Accounting - Happy Learning

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Students: 75, Price: $49.99

Students: 75, Price:  Paid

What you will learn?

  • Types of Derivative Instruments and markets

  • Definitions and terminologies

  • Pricing and Valuation of derivative Instruments

  • Various factors affecting price and valuation of derivative instruments

  • Include all major topics covered in Reading 56 & 57, especially Arbitrage, No-Arbitrage Pricing, Option Value Drivers, Put-Call parity, SWAP valuation, FRAs.

Requirements

  • None

Description

If you are a beginner and don’t know much about Financial Derivatives. Then you have come to the right place as I have covered all the concepts from scratch.

Why you should take this course? What value it will add?

Let me first discuss some problems and issues that students encounter when they study Financial derivatives.

  • First, Financial derivatives is one of the complexed courses in Finance, as the students need to have a strong knowledge about fundamentals of Finance to understand the pricing and valuation of financial derivatives instruments.

  • Second, one concept leads to another, so students find it difficult to understand linkages between various interlinked concepts.

  • Third, many of the concepts covered in Financial derivatives are difficult to relate to real life examples as compared to the other subjects in Finance such as Corporate Finance or Financial Reporting and Analysis.

I have tried to address the above mentioned issues

  • By adding complementary lectures to explain fundamentals of finance which are relevant to the topics covered in the Financial derivatives

  • I have divided the concepts into various parts and explained each part separately and also how all components are related to one another

  • I have included examples and focused on relating a concept to a situation. This will help students to visualize, which in turn help them to retain the concepts

  • Used plain language

This course is divided into five sections

  • Introduction

  • Forward & Futures

  • Options

  • Pricing and Valuation of Forward

  • Swaps

I will advise you to watch the videos in the manner that they are listed as videos in the later sections contain examples explained in the earlier videos. By the end of his course you will be able to understand all major concepts covered in Reading 56 & 57

Who this course is for

  • This course is for CFA Level 1 Candidates

  • This course is for students who are interested in studying Financial derivatives at University level programs

Required Disclaimer: CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, or warrant the accuracy or quality of the products or services offered by CFINACC or Udemy. CFA institute, CFA® and the Chartered Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

Financial Modeling – Derivatives Concepts and Applications

Financial Engineering

Created by Matthew Fried - Prof.

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Students: 65, Price: $29.99

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This is a full course in understanding, pricing and building derivatives. It goes through the concepts and the actual implementation. It includes swaps, options, futures and forwards - among other products. It is comprised of slides, examples, and more examples. There are many ways in which steps are spelled out and explained. Hopefully, everyone, no matter the background, can benefit from this course.

Options, Futures and other Derivatives – Incl CFA Level 1

An introduction to financial derivatives, covering options, futures, and other financial instruments.

Created by M Waterton - Corporate Finance Professional, PhD

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Students: 62, Price: $19.99

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This course covers financial derivatives. The course covers key topics such as the payoffs and profits from those derivatives and their usefuleness for both speculation and for hedging. The course is useful in several contexts, such as revising for CFA, studying for university courses, and for learning about speculation and hedging with derivatives. Further, derivatives are a core part of securities trading and investment banking.

Mathematics for Economics – Functions and Derivatives

Beginners to Intermediate Level Course

Created by Sagar Raut - Professor

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Students: 51, Price: $19.99

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The course is meant for absolute beginners. The students who wish to understand economics texts better but aren't able to understand it because of calculus algebra will better understand texts after doing this course. The course provides intuition behind every mathematical concept taught. The course requires basic understanding (graduation level economics ) of micro and macro economics to understand the course. There are no mathematical prerequisites required.

The course is meant for absolute beginners. The students who wish to understand economics texts better but aren't able to understand it because of calculus algebra will better understand texts after doing this course. The course provides intuition behind every mathematical concept taught. The course requires basic understanding (graduation level economics ) of micro and macro economics to understand the course. There are no mathematical prerequisites required.

The course is meant for absolute beginners. The students who wish to understand economics texts better but aren't able to understand it because of calculus algebra will better understand texts after doing this course. The course provides intuition behind every mathematical concept taught. The course requires basic understanding (graduation level economics ) of micro and macro economics to understand the course. There are no mathematical prerequisites required.  Thank you.

Introduction to Financial Derivatives

Understanding Forwards, Futures, Swaps and Options and the basics of derivatives trading with case studies

Created by MT Training & Consultancy - Treasury Management Consultancy

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Students: 36, Price: $24.99

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· You will understand the main categories of Financial Derivatives: forwards, futures, swaps and options and all related terms about derivatives trading with case studies

· You will learn how to make scenario analysis for Cross Currency Forwards, Cross Currency Swaps, Interest Rate Swaps (IRS), Forward Rate Agreement (FRA) by solving examples

· You will learn the basics of options valuation and Greeks. You will understand how to calculate the Breakeven level and make scenario analysis on Options.

· You will be able to discuss effects of Monetary Policy Decisions, Economical Environment, Market Efficiency, Volatility and Leverage on the value of derivatives and the basics of margin valuation.

Exchange Rate Arithmetic (With Intro to Derivatives)

Learn currency exchange rates along with introduction of derivatives(Forward Contracts, Futures, Options, Currency Swaps

Created by Kumar Gaurav Khullar - Professional Banker, Masters in Computers, investor, Coach

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Students: 36, Price: $19.99

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This course is primarily intended as an introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of Exchange Rate Arithmetic for anyone interested in how the exchange rates work and other intricacies involved with Exchange Rates.

This course is ideal for the students taking various examinations of the Institute of Bankers.
With many case studies included in this course which will prove useful to many who are actually engaged in this interesting branch of International Banking.

If you are new to this field then this course is a perfect starting point.

The course is taught in simplest language with example given at each and every point.

Topics Covered in this course-

  • What is Foreign Exchange?

  • Different FOREX participants.

  • Currency Pairs.

  • Appreciation and Depreciation of currency.

  • Types of FOREX transactions.

  • Direct/ Indirect Quote.

  • Bid/ Ask Rate.

  • Two Way Quotation Method.

  • Cross Currency rate mechanism.

  • Discounts and Premiums.

  • Factors determining Exchange rates.

  • Various Foreign Currency accounts.

  • What are Derivatives?

  • Types of Derivatives- Forward Contracts, Futures, Options, Currency Swaps.

  • Case Studies on Exchange Rate Arithmetic, Futures, Options.

Financial Education Application: Learn to Trade Derivatives

Learn Compound Interest Fundamentals of Generating Sustainable Wealth By Trading Derivatives, Futures & Commodities

Created by Francis Isugu - Coaching you to start trading/startup and set up a business.

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Students: 10, Price: $29.99

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Here Is A Course on Financial Education From A Very Practical Perspective of entering the financial market to experience its surprises, as you will see in Lecture 15 of Section 3 which gives you a complete idea of what Robert Kiyosaki meant by being "Done With Stocks..." Saying:

I’m Robert Kiyosaki, the author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, the #1 best-selling personal finance book of ALL TIME…

And I’ve Just declared that I’m DONE with stocks.

And for good reason.

The market is more volatile than ever, any gains are minimal, and experts agree that a crash could happen at any second.

So I’ve uncovered a whole new way to make money without plainly buying stock shares…

And the only way you’re going to get the chance to learn how you could make enormous profits outside the world of stock investing is by seeing the new financial surprise of the financial market.

And Jim who co created this new financial market surprising strategy for trading indexes to make $1000s in weekly profit would later explain this strategy in details as you would learn in the main content of Lecture 15. An extract of Jim's explanation could be seen below:

Jim: Sure, remember when I talked about the guessing what the weather will be here in Scottsdale next week?

If the historical average this time of the year is 75 degrees…

It’s very unlikely that the temperature will be higher than 100 degrees or lower than 20 degrees.

So I’m willing to bet money that the temperature will stay inside that range, between 100 and 20 degrees.

That’s what we’re doing with indexes.

We look at historical data of market prices and normal volatility…

And we’re trying to find the optimal range….

A cash flow zone that’s wide enough that it will be very likely you’ll get paid.

Now, this is a very simplified version of the mechanism we use.

This stuff can get complicated behind the scenes.

There’s a ton of math involved.

The good news is we have computers that do all the calculations for us.

For example, the pros on Wall Street use this formula to determine the parameters that go into the cash flow zone:

The geniuses who came up with this formula…. Myron Scholes and Robert Merton… even won a Nobel prize in Economic Sciences for their work.

Here’s where this story gets interesting…

Myron Scholes used to be my partner at Long Term Capital Management. So, I’m very familiar with this formula.

I spoke to him almost every day for six years… so I worked closely with the man who literally wrote the formula.

Using this formula, you can actually calculate the probability you’ll make money.

But don’t worry… the computer will do all the calculation for you.

And you can actually see the probability of profit on your screen when you open the trade. Here let me show you how it looks on my computer…

So, when I set up these cash flow trades, I’m looking at trades that give me at least an 80% chance of success.

That’s the bare minimum I look for.

And this is really it.

I mean, I could spend hours here teaching this stuff but I don’t want to bore you to the death with all the math details.

Here’s what you really need to know…

You just place a simple trade once a week…

Then if the trade ends up in the cash flow zone, you can get paid $1,000s.

Isn't it surprising to learn a strategy for trading the financial market with high probability of weekly profitability as you've seen in the brief discussion by Jim from the extract above?

The financial market is full of surprises which you could take advantage of to make big time profits as a trader than most people are able to make from other markets, because the financial market is the world's largest market.

See a brief of the kind of surprises Jim, Brian and Robert were discussing as you will learn about in details in lecture 15.

It is a highly profitable strategic way to trade indexes with higher win probability rate of 80-90% where ordinarily individual stocks trading market  volatility would have caused you a big loss within a week's trading timeframe.

In fact, in this financial education application course you're going to learn how to safely trade the financial market with overall understanding of the safest ways and times to trade one financial market  or the other.

You could then apply the knowledge in taking real trades in any markets where your learnt strategy will guarantee lesser risk of loss and higher probability of profit, such as not trading options but trading futures and knowing when to switch between options and futures contracts as a derivative market trader.

Or switching between Forex trade and stocks trade when you are looking to compound your interest faster.

And, or switching between trading indexes and trading individual stocks when you want to profit off very low volatility in the financial market.

Thus, this is the kind of financial market education you need to be able to compound your interest by trading the financial market more knowledgeably than the average person trading one financial market without knowledge of the other.

The brief discussion below is an extract from lecture 15 of this course that features a surprising strategy for netting high profits from trading indexes. Take a quick look at what you will learn in lecture 15 on trading indexes with a unique strategy designed by Jim and Robert below:

Jim: A big reason why this strategy reduces risk is because we’re not betting on any single stock…

We’re betting on something called an index, which is a basket of securities.

I’m talking about indexes, like the S&P 500, the Russel 2000 and the Nasdaq 100.

Let’s look at the S&P 500 index, for example.

It’s a basket of 500 large companies that are listed on big exchanges.

And it basically represents the US stock market overall.

So by betting on the S&P 500, we’re NOT betting on any single stock.

Let me show you why that’s important.

Look what happened with the S&P 500 index at the beginning of 2018.

Let’s assume you placed a cash flow zone trade right here.

So you’re not trying to guess if the stock market will go up or down.

You’re just betting it’s going to finish inside this big green area.

Now, let’s zoom in and see what happened.

The market dropped almost 10% because the Federal Reserve, the US central bank, said it might raise the interest rate to slow down the economy.

That was bad news for the market.

But it recovered and it finished about 2% lower.

Now, here’s the thing…

During that same time that the market was very volatile, some stocks fell much more than that…

Shares of a company called Inpixon, for example, fell 60%...

A company called Concept therapeutics fell 39%...

And shares of Chipotle fell 23%…

Let’s say you had $5,000 invested in each of those stocks…

You’d have lost $6,100.

Now compare that to the cash flow zone strategy.

Because the S&P 500 is more diversified, it fell only 2% during that time and it finished inside the zone.

And you could have walked away with $1,380... instead of losing more than 6 grand.

And even with the crash, if you look at the chart…

You can see that the S&P 500 index stayed inside the chosen zone 88.9% of the time.

So this was a very high probability trade.

Isn’t that amazing?

Brian: Yes, it is. That is really amazing.

It’s shocking most people don’t even know you can place those types of trade.

I mean…

It sounds like these trades are relatively safe…

But if you talk to financial advisors and Wall Street guys…

They’ll tell you that if you want a good return you have to take big risks.

Are these financial advisors wrong, Robert?

I mean, these financial advisors are pros…

Robert: Most of these financial planners, they're just salespeople. They're good people, but they're salespeople.

They have to put food on the table like all of us do. They will tell you almost anything that Wall Street tells you to tell us.

As my rich dad taught me, you're either on the inside or the outside. The two of you, when it comes to Wall Street, are insiders. I mean, would you buy a 401k? Yes? No.

Insiders don't touch that stuff, but the outsiders do. So, that's why they partnered up. We have to say something, because friends and families are getting ripped off as we speak because of lack of financial education.

Financial education application in this course refers to the ability to apply financial literacy to real life scenes of making financial decisions that have immediate financial impact on the learner. The decisions are practices of trading derivatives in the futures and commodity markets that can be done with proper guidance to help the decision maker take care in choice of market trading instruments, market options and trading strategies to achieve predictable financial outcomes.

This course condenses the concept of financial education by putting it in a real life test situation of financial decision making involving financial market trades and their dynamics.

Having a strategy for trading indexes profitably is a great opportunity to enjoy its benefits in the financial market, you will learn more about the index trading advantages.

Just think about it this way…

Indexes greatly reduce company specific risks…

Such as bad earnings results, a surprising acquisition announcement, etc…

I mean, the index cannot lose a CEO.

The index cannot have a bad earnings report or cut dividends.

And the index cannot fail an FDA approval.

Does that make sense?

By taking this course "financial education application," to learn derivatives trading, you will immediately start applying the knowledge of compound interest fundamentals of generating sustainable wealth to systematic trading of derivatives in the futures and commodity markets.

You could, by so doing, in order to experiment with the overall values of financial education you acquire here, begin to measure its impacts on your life, as your financial blueprint gets changed.

Robert explained why you can really expect this financial blueprint change. See it below:

Robert: Well, let me say it again. Cash is either flowing in, or it's flowing out. And the reason so many people are struggling is because without financial education, the cash keeps flowing out.

With this system you have a chance of reversing the direction of cash flow, to have it flow in. And that's called financial intelligence or financial IQ.

Any idiot can have money flow out. It takes some degree of intelligence to have cash flowing back in, right?

This system that Jim and I have put together is safer, it makes more sense.

It gives you a better chance to make money no matter what's happening. Going up or down, you can still have income coming in. And that's the beauty of this system. That’s much better than a 401k.

With this financial education application course, you will be equipped to make a regular active market participation commitment to your individual financial wellbeing, and demonstrate how this financial education has enhanced your financial capabilities by becoming a consistently profitable derivatives trader.

Calculus: Derivatives By Rishi

Covering calculus derivatives along with trigonometric formulae

Created by Rishi Bhalla - Mathematics By Rishi

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Students: 9, Price: $19.99

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  1. The course provides a thorough understanding of calculus derivatives with focus majorly on practical approach.

  2. Course covers a lot of sums from all levels. Each topic contains sums from the basic level to boost confidence and gradually increase the complexity level.

  3. Course covers a variety of modules from the basic i.e. what is derivatives, addition rule, subtraction rule, product rule, quotient rule to more important topics like chain rule, logarithmic functions, inverse trigonometric functions, implicit functions, parametric functions and finally higher order derivatives.

  4. Course list downs nearly all the trigonometric formulae with nice tips and tricks to remember them. These formulae will be helpful for all the calculus topics like limits, continuity, derivatives, integration and differential equations.

  5. There has been a proper use of color coding to help students understand things in a better and easy way.

  6. I have tried to solve each sum myself so that students look, understand and learn along with me as and when I solve.

  7. During the lectures, I have tried to repeat myself as many times as possible for things which students often tend to overlook and which might seem confusing.

  8. Course has been prepared in an easy, free-flowing manner to help students gain as much from it as possible.

  9. I am sure this course will make calculus learning fun for students and they will really enjoy this course.

  10. Finally, I would like to thank all the students for enrolling to this course and I wish them all the very best for their future.

Derivative Valuation Simplified: I.R. Swaps, Caps, & floors

This course provides a conceptual overview of the valuation of interest rate swaps, caps, and floors.

Created by Illumeo Learning - Condensed and Efficient Courses for Busy Professionals

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Students: 6, Price: $24.99

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This course is designed to provide a conceptual overview of the valuation of interest rate swaps, caps, and floors. Although derivatives valuation involves complex math equations, this course focuses on concepts, not formulas. It explains derivative valuation in terms of logical statements, graphs, and numerical examples. It is intended for executives that may manage staff or consultants involved in derivatives valuation as well as analysts that may want a conceptual introduction to the fundamentals of derivatives valuation. It provides a sound fundamental understanding should more in depth study be contemplated.

First, it provides an overview of the provisions of contracts for swaps, caps, and floors. Second, it discusses and illustrates the rationale for investor use of these derivatives. Third, it explains and illustrates the conceptual basis for the valuation of those derivatives, using simple numerical illustrations and graphs. Fourth, it discusses the various factors that affect the value of swaps, caps and floors. Finally, it covers the interactions among swaps, caps, and floors and how dealer risk management impacts market efficiency.