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Derivatives

Course overview

A financial instrument or a security whose value is dependent on the underlying assets are known as derivatives. The most common underlying assets include stocks, bonds, currencies, interest rates, commodities, and market indexes. Futures, Forward, Options and Swaps are the most common derivative types. This course acquaints students with the knowledge into diverse types of equity derivatives, trading process, clearing and settlement and the regulatory framework, preparing for a career in the world of derivatives trading.

Why a Capital Market/Stock Market Course?

In the fast-paced world of financial derivatives markets, it is important to develop domain knowledge expertise in quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. Increasing inter-linkages and inter-dependencies across global markets has necessitated a multi-dimensional approach for understanding the dynamics of volatility in different asset classes. This is particularly relevant in India, which witnessed rapid growth in recent period in commodity and currency derivatives markets on exchange platform.

In the fast-paced world of financial derivatives markets, it is important to develop domain knowledge expertise in quantitative and qualitative analytical skills. Increasing inter-linkages and inter-dependencies across global markets has necessitated a multi-dimensional approach for understanding the dynamics of volatility in different asset classes. This is particularly relevant in India, which witnessed rapid growth in recent period in commodity and currency derivatives markets on exchange platform.

What can a Capital Market/Stock Market Course do for your career?

The derivatives market offers unique opportunities for career seekers. In order to work in this sector, it needs education, ambition and long hours to rise to the top. One can go into the field of Sales, including retail and institutional, trading, analytics or back-office that includes everything from compliance officers to accountants. Derivatives have been introduced in the Indian Market in the form of index options and index futures. Index options and index futures are basically derivate tools based on stock index. They are really the risk management tools.

Colleges Offering the Course

  • Mansukh Institute of Financial Markets – Accounting for Derivates
  • Financial Technologies Knowledge Management Company Limited – Currency and Commodity Derivatives Markets
  • BSE's Certificate on Derivatives Exchange (BCDE) – Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd.
  • Basic Programs on Derivatives - Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd.
  • BSE - Commodity & Commodity Derivatives,BSE Training Institute, Mumbai
  • BSE - Advanced Programme on Derivatives,BSE Training Institute, Mumbai

Course Content

  • Basics of the derivatives market (Stock, Commodity & Currency)
  • Use of derivative products in speculating, hedging & arbitraging
  • Trading, clearing, settlement and risk management in equity derivatives
  • Regulatory, accounting and taxation issues relating to equity derivatives.

Course Fee

The fee structure of courses in Derivatives varies from Rs.4000 – Rs.25000 depending on the duration and the type of course.

Application process

Depending on the institution offering the course it may be open to graduates, or dealers, traders and others with no criteria for formal educational qualification.

Is it suitable for me?

Do you like number crunching and complex mathematical models?  Are you fascinated by trading in currencies, commodities? If yes this course is right for you.

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