Futures Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Futures




Total 69 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

Options and Futures

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Colorado State University OnlinePlus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Fort Collins, United States
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This course is intended for students with previous advanced coursework in finance, such as BUS 641 Financial Markets and Investments or several undergraduate courses in finance, and who are interested in more advanced topics in the field. The course covers issues dealing with the analysis and pricing of derivative securities, such as futures, options and swaps. Prior to enrolling in this course, students should be familiar with the definitions of call options, put options, beta as a measure of risk, and the calculation of beta from variances and covariances of historical returns.

Course Objectives: Students will learn some of the skills necessary to analyze and describe the following:
(1) the properties of common derivative securities, such as futures, forwards and options and the markets in which they trade, (2) the relative value of derivative securities via arbitrage (3) the risk characteristics of derivative securities, (4) the fundamentals of valuing options based on binomial trees and option pricing formulae, (5) the use of derivative securities for ... [Read More]

Options and Futures

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Colorado State University College of Business
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Fort Collins, United States
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This course addresses issues dealing with the analysis and pricing of derivative securities, such as futures, forwards and options. Derivative securities are legal contracts whose value is derived from some underlying asset (such as a stock or bond). This course provides useful information for the educated investor, but the majority of issues are tools and methods that financial institutions, professional traders and on-financial firms use for hedging, speculation or arbitrage. Such financial institutions include banks, mutual funds, insurance companies, investment banks and other securities firms.

Futures and Forward Markets

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Baruch College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, United States

Study of derivative securities: interest, foreign currency, and equity swaps, the spot and futures markets, caps, floors, collars, and corridors, forward rate agreements (FRAs), and program trading. Market structure and valuation methods are examined.

Futures, Options and Other Derivatives

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Saint Xavier University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, Orland Park, United States
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This course will study the uses of Options, Futures and other derivatives in Financial Engineering and Risk Management, typically found in finance, economics and business practices. The characteristics, market infrastructure and pricing of forward, futures, options, and swaps will be analyzed. Many of the hedging skills, techniques, and processes that produce financial innovations in the derivatives market will be developed. Cases will be illustrated where uses and abuses of the derivative securities in Financial Engineering and Risk management will be emphasized to enable students to become responsible financial managers.

Commodities and Managed Futures

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: IIT Stuart School of Business
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States
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Commodity markets have experienced dramatic growth and increased institutional investment in recent years. This course explores cash and futures markets in energy, grains, metals and soft commodities, as well as equity investments in commodity related firms. Students will explore the role of hedgers, speculators and institutional investors in commodity markets. The value of commodities in the institutional portfolio will be presented, which may allow hedging against inflation and the risks of declining stock and bond prices. Commodity trading advisers, commodity pool operators and the managed futures industry will be discussed. These fund managers initiate both long and short positions in futures markets, typically constructing portfolios from either a systematic or discretionary perspective.

Futures, OPT, and OTC Derivatives

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: IIT Stuart School of Business
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States
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This course provides the foundation for understanding the price and risk management of derivative securities. The course starts with simple derivatives, e.g., forwards and futures, and develops the concept of arbitrage-free pricing and hedging. Based upon the work of Black, Scholes, and Merton, the course extends their pricing model through the use of lattices, Monte Carlo simulation methods, and more advanced strategies. Mathematical tools in stochastic processes are gradually introduced throughout the course. Particular emphasis is given to the pricing of interest rate derivatives, e.g., FRAs, swaps, bond options, caps, collars, and floors.

Futures Options and OTC Derivatives

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: IIT Stuart School of Business
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States
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This course provides the foundation for understanding the price and risk management of derivative securities. The course starts with simple derivatives (e.g., forwards and futures) and develops the concept of arbitrage-free pricing and hedging. Based upon the work of Black, Scholes, and Merton, the course extends their pricing model through the use of lattices, Monte Carlo simulation methods, and more advanced strategies. Mathematical tools in stochastic processes are gradually introduced. Particular emphasis is given to the pricing of interest rate derivatives.

Options and Futures Markets

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: University of Illinois at Chicago
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Chicago, United States

History and institutional structure of options and futures markets. Uses of futures and options for arbitrage, speculation and hedging by managers of domestic and multinational organizations. Analysis of factors which determine futures and options prices.

Derivatives II: Forwards, Futures and Swaps

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: University of Houston
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Houston, United States

Analysis of the theory of forwards, futures, and swaps, and their applications in practice. Emphasis is on the use of these derivatives in risk management by investors and firms of all sizes.

Futures and Options

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Dallas Baptist University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dallas, United States
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This course covers derivative securities such as forward, futures, options and swaps and their markets. Topics include the determination of forward and futures prices, financial futures and commodity futures, swaps, Black-Scholes option pricing, binomial option pricing, index options, currency options, interest options, options on futures, hedging and risk management techniques, application of option pricing in corporate financial management, and other issues related to derivative securities.

Options and Futures Markets

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: The Naveen Jindal School of Management
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Dallas, United States

Examines the valuation of derivative securities such as options and futures contracts, as well as the use of these instruments in managing business and financial risks. The topics to be covered include pricing of futures contracts, swaps, and options, the use of derivative instruments in hedging, portfolio insurance, exotic options, and the valuation of options on debt instruments.

Futures, Options and Derivatives

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Baltimore, United States
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Subtitled &,quot,Hedging, Gambling, or Bankrupting the Economy? The Economic Role Of, and the Law Pertaining To, Financial Derivatives Seminar,&,quot, financial derivatives, including options and futures contracts, are a multi-trillion dollar economic market, recently far surpassing in value the traditional and better known equity and debt markets. These financial contracts, in their most benign form, are designed to allow market participants to hedge financial exposure in their businesses and/or in their other financial obligations. The most common financial derivatives are stock options or future contracts traded on organized and highly regulated financial exchanges. Over the last two decades, however, the Nation�largest banks and hedge funds, for example, have designed ever growing number derivatives that are complex and interconnected and that are not traded on formal and traditional exchanges, but, instead, they are exchanged by computerized trading engines. These latter derivative transactions, which garner huge profits for these banks and funds, are referred t... [Read More]

Options and Futures

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Suffolk University Sawyer Business School
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Boston, United States

Students explore the pricing of options and futures contracts, the characteristics of the markets in which these contracts are traded, options and futures strategies, and the application of these contracts in the hedging of financial positions. In addition, students are exposed to swap markets and a variety of swaps.

Futures,Options & Risk Management

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Seattle Pacific University
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Seattle, United States

Studies futures and options markets, pricing, and their use in asset allocation, hedging and risk management.

Agricultural Futures and Options

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Truro, Canada
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This class begins with an introduction to agricultural futures markets and leads into a study of fundamental and technical analyses of futures markets, before concluding with a consideration of price risk management using futures markets. Following this is an introduction to options markets and price risk management. The class concludes with a topic of importance when exporting or importing agricultural commodities internationally: managing exchange-rate risk using futures and options.

Futures and Options

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Johnson & Wales University Providence Campus
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Providence, United States

This course includes a thorough foundation of options, futures, swaps, and other derivative securities. Topics include theoretical and normative pricing methods as well as the use of derivatives in portfolio and corporate risk management.

Options and Futures Markets

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Neeley School of Business at TCU
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Fort Worth, United States

Must be a full-time second-year MBA student or equivalent. Introduction to derivatives - financial contracts that &,quot,derive&,quot, value from other instruments or prices. An in-depth study of the valuation of derivatives. Valuation techniques include methods such as binomials and Black-Scholes models.

Financial Futures and Options Markets

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tulsa, United States

Foundation in financial futures and options markets. A balance of institutional detail necessary to understand the structure of these markets and the theoretical developments necessary to apply the contracts to various uses. The use of financial futures and options to manage price risk.

Commodity Futures Markets

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tulsa, United States

The economics of commodity futures markets. The vocabulary of futures markets and the mechanics of trading and hedging. Basis and producer marketing strategies. Fundamental analysis and statistical analysis of data. Technical analysis, behavioral finance, efficient market hypothesis, and basics of option pricing.

Options and Futures

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: The University of New Orleans
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New Orleans, United States
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The course is an examination of the organization structure of speculative markets and the performance of
speculative assets. Topics include the institutional nature of options and futures markets, investment and
hedging strategies, and the valuation of options on stocks, interest rates, and futures contracts as well as the
analysis of commodity, interest rate, stock index, and foreign exchange futures prices.

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