Financial Futures

$129.00

This course is designed to introduce participants to futures. The focus will be on equities and bonds. The features and characteristics of these instruments are analyzed and then the course moves into pricing, applications, and risks.

  • Date: TBD 2020
  • Recommended CPE Credits: 2.4
  • Instructor: Ken Kapner
  • Duration: 2 Hours

Description

In the United States, futures have been around since the 1840s! Although originally targeting the agricultural sector, futures have expanded well beyond their original target audience. Today, futures not only cover commodities, but also include a wide variety of asset classes including equity, bonds, and short-term interest rates. This course is designed to introduce participants to futures. The focus will be on equities and bonds. The features and characteristics of these instruments are analyzed and then the course moves into pricing, applications, and risks. Giving the class a very high rating, a recent graduate said they found “the comparing and contrasting of futures and forwards useful.”

Course Objectives

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the features and characteristics of futures
  • Discuss applications for speculating and hedging
  • Demonstrate how to price a futures contract
  • Identify the risks for futures

Prerequisites: Suggested but not required

  • Introduction to Capital/Financial Markets or equivalent knowledge

Program Level: Foundational

Target Audience: Anyone who wants to learn about futures such as staff from operations, IT, legal, compliance, middle office, and HR, and regulators who work closely with various aspects of the equity, fixed income, foreign exchange, short term interest rates, and commodities markets.

Advance Preparation: None

Computers and Financial Calculators: Computers or tablets for viewing and accessing the electronic documents

Recommended CPE Credits: 2.4

Duration: 2 Hours

Price: $129 Hours