IMAC Lecture - Options, Futures & Other Derivatives

Nadima El-Hassan  |  University of Technology Sydney

About this Lecture

This lecture instructs IMAC candidates on the characteristics and analysis of options, futures and other derivative investments including:

  • the four primary roles of derivatives in investment portfolios;
  • the difference between futures and forwards contracts, and options;
  • the risk and return characteristics of options;
  • risk management and return enhancement strategies using derivatives;
  • the components of an option price including intrinsic value and time value;
  • the six factors that influence an option’s price; and,
  • the Black Scholes options pricing mode...

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