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Forwards and Futures

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3 weeks
199 USD
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3 weeks
199 USD
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Course description

Forwards and Futures

Forwards and Futures play an extremely important role in the current world of finance and investment. Long-term investors, speculators, and hedgers extensively use them. They enable market participants to establish large positions with smaller market impacts and lower transaction costs. Many Forward and Future contracts are in fact much more liquid than the underlying securities, and sometimes trade a larger volume than the underlying markets.

In this course – Forwards and Futures, the basic financial theories and concepts relevant to the topic will be discussed. The relationship between Forwards and Futures and the underlying security will also be explained. We'll also review concepts such as cost of carry, transportation, storage, and convenience factors that should be incorporated in the valuation of Forwards and Futures.

This course also looks into the application of Forwards and Futures in equity, commodity, and interest rate markets. The importance of margin in Future trading, type of contracts, and their specifications such as size, maturity, and pricing standards are also explored.

Forwards and Futures are important hedging tools used by individuals as well as institutions and companies. Therefore, it is important to examine the concept of hedging and the role of Forwards and Futures.

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  • Self-paced Online
  • Online
  • English

Who should attend?


  • Intermediate MS Excel skills (use solver, etc.)
  • Basic probability
  • Basic calculus
  • Some knowledge of equity markets
  • Knowledge of fixed income basics

Training content

  • Module 01: Fundamentals (Audit this module for Free)
  • Module 02: Forwards and Futures Contracts
  • Module 03: Forwards and Futures Valuation
  • Module 04: Commodity Markets
  • Module 05: Hedging with Forwards and Futures
  • Module 06: Short Term Financial Forwards and Futures
  • Module 07: Long Term Financial Forwards and Futures

Course delivery details

This course is offered through New York Institute of Finance, a partner institute of EdX.

1-2 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$199
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • Explain Forwards and Futures and their applications in finance.
  • Understand the valuation of Forwards and Futures, and concepts such as interest rate, cost of carry, storage, and convenience charge.
  • Understand Forward interest rate and bootstrapping.
  • Apply Forwards and Futures to physical commodities such as wheat, oil and financial securities such as interest rates, currencies and equities.
  • Understand Forwards and Futures trading, margin, and contract specifications.

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