About the Program

Derivatives are financial instruments whose value is derived from the value of an underlying asset, index, or rate. They are contracts between two parties, known as the buyer and the seller, where the value of the derivative is based on the future movements of the underlying asset.

Derivatives are widely used for hedging, speculation, and managing risk in financial markets. There are several types of derivatives, with the most common ones being futures contracts, options, and swaps.

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Key aspects of the Program

Futures Contracts

Futures contracts obligate the buyer to purchase, or the seller to sell, a specific quantity of an underlying asset at a predetermined price on a specified future date. These contracts are standardized and traded on organized exchanges. Futures contracts are commonly used for hedging against price fluctuations in commodities, currencies, and financial instruments.


Options provide the buyer with the right (but not the obligation) to buy (call option) or sell (put option) an underlying asset at a predetermined price within a specified time frame. The buyer pays a premium for this right. Options are used for speculation, hedging, and risk management. There are two types of options: call options and put options.


Swaps are agreements between two parties to exchange cash flows or other financial instruments over a specified period. Common types of swaps include interest rate swaps, currency swaps, and commodity swaps. Swaps are often used to manage interest rate risk, currency risk, or to optimize cash flow.


Forwards are similar to futures contracts but are typically traded over-the-counter (OTC) rather than on organized exchanges. A forward contract is an agreement between two parties to buy or sell an asset at a specified future date for a price agreed upon today. Unlike futures contracts, forwards are customizable and may not be as standardized.

Interest Rate Derivatives

These derivatives are based on interest rates and include instruments like interest rate swaps, forward rate agreements (FRAs), and interest rate futures. They are used for managing interest rate risk in various financial transactions.

Commodity Derivatives

Derivatives related to commodities include futures and options contracts based on the prices of commodities such as gold, oil, agricultural products, and more. They are used by producers, consumers, and investors to manage price volatility.

Currency Derivatives

Currency derivatives, such as currency futures and options, allow participants to hedge or speculate on currency exchange rate movements. These are commonly used in the foreign exchange market.

Derivatives play a crucial role in financial markets, providing participants with tools to manage risk, enhance liquidity, and facilitate price discovery. However, they also carry risks, and their use requires a thorough understanding of the underlying assets and market dynamics. Derivatives markets are regulated to ensure transparency and fair practices.

How to Apply

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