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Options

A comprehensive e-learning product covering strategies,
concepts and pricing of Options.

The themes of this product are:

  • Fundamentals of Options contracts
  • Knowledge of the concepts of Options
  • Pricing of both American and European Options
  • Mechanics of Option trading strategies by market participants
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Overview
Growth of internationalization has increased the use of derivative instruments in the financial markets. Financial Options have changed the face of finance by creating new ways to understand, measure, and manage risks. These should be considered part of any firm's risk-management strategy to ensure that value-enhancing investment opportunities are pursued. This product is targeted at those individuals needing to understand the positions that can be taken in option transactions. It is an excellent product for anyone involved in option transactions, as it is filled with ideas for graphically detailing the risk/reward profile of various option positions. Analytical and numerical methods of option pricing have been dealt in detail.


After completing this course you will be conversant with:
  • The concepts and terminologies used in Options market
  • Different types of Options available in the financial market
  • Application of various pricing models
  • Identification of Options as a tool for speculative and hedging activities

Target Audience
Every professional involved in the global financial services industry (as a provider, user, regulator or advisor of product/services, marketplace/exchange) would benefit from KESDEE’s innovative solutions.

  • Supervisory Agencies

  • Central Banks

  • Financial Institutions

  • Commercial Banks

  • Investment Banks

  • Housing Societies/Thrifts

  • Mutual Funds

  • Brokerage Houses

  • Stock Exchanges

  • Derivatives Exchanges

  • Insurance Companies

  • Multinational Corporations

  • Accountancy Firms

  • Consultancy Firms

  • Law Firms

  • Rating Agencies

  • Multi-lateral Financial Institutions

  • Others


  • Course Level and Number of Courses
    Basic & Intermediate Level. Library of 10 Courses

    Instructional Method
    Dynamic, Interactive e-learning

    Recommended Background
    Familiarity with basic financial concepts

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    Options
    Time taken to complete each Course: Two - Three hours

    1. Options-Fundamentals

    • Objectives
    • Basics
    • Option Premium
    • Basic Options Positions

    2. European Option Pricing

    • Objectives
    • Introduction
    • Single-period Binomial model
    • Multi-period Binomial model
    • Black-Scholes model

    3. Options-The Greeks

    • Objectives
    • Introduction
    • Delta
    • Gamma
    • Theta
    • Vega
    • Rho

    4. Options-American Style

    • Objectives
    • The Option of Early Exercise
    • Black-Scholes Option Pricing model
    • Binomial Option Pricing model

    5. Trading Strategies

    • Objectives
    • Introduction
    • Covered strategies
    • Spreads
    • Straddles
    • Butterflies
    • Strangles
    • Summary of strategies

    6. Interest Rate Options

    • Objectives
    • Introduction
    • Pricing
    • Caps, Floors and Collars
    • Trading Strategies

    7. Currency Options

    • Objectives
    • Introduction
    • Types and Characteristics
    • Pricing
    • Uses of Currency Options

    8. Swaptions

    • Objectives
    • Introduction
    • Swaption Variants
    • Pricing of Swaptions
    • Uses of Swaptions

    9. Options on Futures

    • Objectives
    • Introduction
    • Quotations
    • Pricing

    10. Exotic Options

    • Objectives
    • Introduction
    • Forward-Start Options
    • Compound Options
    • Chooser Options
    • Barrier Options
    • Look-back Options

    JOB AIDS

    • Measurement Tools
    • Disclosures
    • Regulations
    • Global Best Practices
    • Benchmarking Data

    Calculators in Options

    1. Historical volatility
    2. Implied volatility
    3. Risk-free rate of interest
    4. Single-period Binomial Option pricing model
    5. Multi-period Binomial Option pricing model
    6. Multi-period Binomial Option pricing model –dividends
    7. Unit Normal Cumulative Probabilities
    8. Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model
    9. Black-Scholes-Merton Option Pricing Model
    10. Calculating Delta
    11. Calculating Gamma
    12. Calculating Rho
    13. Calculating Theta
    14. Calculating Vega
    15. A Comprehensive Calculator for Option Pricing and also for Greeks
    16. Bivariate Normal Cumulative Probabilities
    17. Binomial Approximation with a continuous dividend yield
    18. Binomial Approximation with a known dividend yield
    19. Binomial Approximation with a known dollar dividend
    20. Pseudo American call option pricing
    21. Analytic approximation of American stock option prices
    22. Chooser Options
    23. Forward Start Options
    24. Options on Futures
    25. Options on LIBOR
    26. Swaptions
    27. Currency Options Calculator - Binomial Model

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