Understanding Financial Derivatives
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Understanding Financial Derivatives

Financial derivatives explained simply. What are they, how to use them & how they are abused.
5.0 (1 rating)
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Last updated 4/2017
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand financial derivatives (forwards, futures, options & swaps). Appreciate the power of leverage as well as its destructive ability. Be comfortable with using these tools for hedging as well as trading.
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Requirements
  • Needed: An Open Mind & Interest in Finance & Investments
Description

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you have an interest in financial markets & want to add to your knowledge of financial derivatives, this course is for you.
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Curriculum For This Course
11 Lectures
01:55:50
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Introduction
11 Lectures 01:55:50

A quick introduction to the fascinating world of financial derivatives. What, why, when, who...(reads like a thriller, doesn't it?)

My article on Financial Derivatives is included as an additional resource, courtesy, The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (Knowledge Bank), & The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Pune Chapter (Research Publication, Golden Jubilee Celebration, January 2016). The link is provided from the IFAC (International Federation of Accountants) Global Knowledge Gateway.

Preview 11:29

Test your understanding of the basics

Introduction
3 questions

Forward Contracts, Future Contracts, the Distinctions between the two. 

Plus, a brief description of counter-party risk & margins.

Forward & Future Contracts
11:48

Test Your Understanding

Forward & Future Contracts
6 questions

The pricing of forward & future contracts.  No-arbitrage price & arbitrage opportunities.

Pricing & Arbitrage
11:03

Test your understanding

Pricing & Arbitrage
5 questions

Reverse Cash & Carry Arbitrage & the all-important concept of Convergence

Arbitrage (cont.) & Convergence
07:13

Test your understanding

Arbitrage (cont.) & Convergence
5 questions

Quick discussion on payoffs in futures & forwards

Payoffs from Future Contracts
05:50

Test your understanding

Payoffs from Future Contracts
4 questions

Introduction to Options, calls, puts, European, American.

Options
12:41

Test your understanding

Options
12 questions

Moneyness of Options.  Payoffs vs Profits in Options

Moneyness, Payoffs & Profits
12:38

Test your understanding

Moneyness, Payoffs & Profits
6 questions

Tricky, very  tricky. How does one price options?

Option Pricing
13:18

Test your understanding

Option Pricing
7 questions

What is a hedge? How does it work?

Hedging
08:33

Test your understanding

Hedging
4 questions

Basic understanding of Swaps & how they are set up.

Swaps
11:18

Test your understanding

Swaps
5 questions

Financial Derivatives are powerful tools,  with huge downside risks. Please use abundant caution.

Dangers Lurk
09:59

Final Exam
30 questions
About the Instructor
Manohar V Dansingani
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Author, Corporate Trainer, Professional Investor

Professor Manohar V  DansinganiACMA, DBF, CSSBBP, Chartered MCSI, is a corporate trainer for over a decade & a professional investor for over three decades. 

He is the author of three books, SIMPLY  FINANCE, FROM  THE  HEART, & SIMPLY FINANCE: BUSINESS VALUATION.  

He has facilitated two online course-packs, Foundations of Finance, & Corporate Finance & Decision Making , on The Harvard Business School Publishing website.

Funda-Mentally Simple, YouTube playlist is now live.  

His  Workbook for Strategic Performance Management & Business Valuation, has been published by The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Pune Chapter.

A National Merit Scholar, member of The Million Dollar Round Table (now retired), he was founder editor of his college magazine “Dawn & Dusk”,  and has acted in & directed several plays in English, Hindi & Sindhi.

He has conducted Professional, CEP & Academic sessions & webinars for The Institute of Cost Accountants of India,  IBS  Business School,  Gokhale  Institute of  Politics & Economics, National Academy of Defence Financial Management, & National Institute of Securities Markets (among others)

ICAI-CMA, Pune Chapter awarded him Best Faculty 2015 (Final level)

Some of his webinars, articles and presentations feature in (among others), IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway, ICMAI Knowledge Bank & The Management Accountant Journal, Portfolio  Organizer (IUP),  Treasury Manager (IUP),  WIRC Bulletin of  ICMAI & i-Think (III)..  

He is a Chartered Member - Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, Associate Member – Institute of Cost Accountants of India,  Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Professional, Associate Member - Association of Certified Fraud Examiners  & a committed, life-long student.

He swears by two principles: 

            a)            Vidya  Dhanam  Sarvadhana  Pradhanam (The Wealth of  Knowledge is The Greatest Wealth)

            b)            Good Is Not Enough…..Excellence  Is  The  Goal