This is a course that covers the basics of financial derivatives. The intended audience is anyone who has an interest in the financial market. No background is required. (Please feel free to ask for more background material if I don't cover it sufficiently.) I will likely throw in some hedging ideas here and there. But most of the complex stuff should be left for a later course.
- Lesson 0 - Introduction
Define financial derivatives and introduced the idea of underlying assets and the markets derivatives trade on.
The class will start this week.
Topics: 1. Introduction 2. Time Value of Money 3. Forward Contracts 4. Future Contracts 5. Options 6. Sensitivities (Greeks) 7. Swaps
This course will be taught over the next 2-3 months at /r/derivatives101. The course material is in text only (no live lectures, sorry). I plan to develop new materials every week. Expect to spend less than an hour a week.
Degree in Mathematics. ~4 years of work experience in quantitative roles in finance/insurance.