Introduction to Equity Indices

Introduction to Equity Indices

Imran Lakha

20 years: Equity derivatives trading

Join Imran as he explains what equity indices are, the different types, why people use them, and some of the most popular products that are traded on them.

Join Imran as he explains what equity indices are, the different types, why people use them, and some of the most popular products that are traded on them.

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Introduction to Equity Indices

9 mins 39 secs

Overview

An index whose value is derived from a weighted average or aggregate of a group of stock prices of different companies that represent either a particular country or a sector of the company.

Key learning objectives:

  • What are some examples of Equity Indices?

  • Understand the two main types of equity index.

  • Understand why people trade indices.

  • Explain ETFs, futures & options

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Imran Lakha

Imran Lakha

Imran has been an equity derivatives trader for over 20 years and has run European equity index options trading desks for Merrill Lynch and Citibank. He also spent time as a macro portfolio manager at Bluecrest Capital. Currently, Imran runs his own training company specialising in teaching people how to trade options. This is: Options Insight - Traders That Teach, www.options-insight.com

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