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Introduction to Futures Contracts (DER020A)

Content Outline:

1. Spot Trade and Futures Contract
2. Long and Short Positions
3. Forward and Futures Contracts
4. Rights and Obligations of Buyers and Sellers
5. Exchange and Trades on Exchange
6. Contract Specification and Margin Requirement
7. Index Futures Trade Example – Margin Call and Leverage
8. Settlement
9. Hedging, Investing and Trading
10. Basis of Futures Contract
11. Risks in Using Futures: Basis Risk, Mark-to-market Risk, Leverage, Liquidity Risk
12. Key Features of Futures Contract

Course Duration: 1.0 hr CPD Hours: 1.0 hr

  • Futures Contracts
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Users of Futures Contracts
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Feedback Survey
Completion rules
  • The course duration needs to be completed in order to gain the CPD hours.
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 1 year