Introduction to Derivatives

Introduction to Derivatives

A derivative is a financial product, whose price is derived from the price of another product. In this video Gontran briefs us about the history of derivatives and exchanges. He further explains the types of derivatives along with the usages and also highlights it's advantages and disadvantages.
Overview

It is difficult to make money in trading, but it is very easy to lose some. When it comes to derivatives, you're up against experts who are better educated, better trained, better controlled, and have far more resources than you to deal with adversity. Hence, it is advised to be careful while trading in derivatives and not overextend ourselves financially with products you may not understand well.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the history of derivatives and exchanges.

  • What are Derivatives and its types?

  • What is Counterparty risk?

  • What are the three key things to learn about Derivatives exchange?

  • Why should we use Derivatives?

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Gontran de Quillacq

Gontran de Quillacq

Gontran de Quillacq has 25 years of experience in derivatives trading, portfolio management, proprietary trading, structured products and investment research. He has worked with top-tier banks and hedge funds in both London and New York.

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