Intermediate Futures & Forwards (Part 1) Course Overview
This Intermediate Futures & Forwards (Part 1) course provides an overview of different futures and forward contracts, how they are priced, and various trading strategies such as hedging, speculating, and arbitrage. You will have the opportunity to work through practice examples and learn how to identify key information on Bloomberg Terminal. By the end of this course, you will have an enhanced understanding of futures and forwards which will prepare you for learning other derivatives and advanced strategies.
In Part 1, we will explore:
- Futures & forwards review
- Futures & forwards contracts
- Commodity contracts
Intermediate Futures & Forwards (Part 1) Learning Objectives
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
- Identify what futures and forwards are, and how they can be used
- Understand how to calculate futures prices and identify if they are in contango or backwardation markets
- Explain how to identify an arbitrage opportunity using futures and forwards
- Understand how market makers help the derivatives market flourish
Intermediate Futures & Forwards (Part 1) Is an Elective Course of CFI’s CMSA® Program
CFI’s Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® program covers all the basic, intermediate, and advanced topics about sales and trading, investment banking, and asset management. This program teaches you trading strategies used in the finance and capital markets industry. It is ideal for students who want to learn how to trade different asset classes. The program is completely online so you can take it at your own pace, from anywhere in the world.
Common career paths for students who take the CMSA® are Sales & Trading, Asset Management, Wealth Management, Treasury, Risk Management, and other capital markets careers.
Who Should Take This CMSA® Course?
This Intermediate Futures & Forwards (Part 1) course is perfect for anyone who would like to build up their understanding of derivatives, specifically futures and forwards. This course is designed to equip anyone who desires to begin a career in the capital markets as a derivatives trader.
- Skills Learned Trading strategies used in the finance and capital markets
- Career Prep Work in capital markets, whether on the buy-side or the sell-side
5 courses from beginner to intermediate level.01Optional
8 courses from beginner to intermediate level.02Required
16 courses in advanced and intermediate levels.03Required
Submit your CMSA® checklist and order your certificate.04Required
Join Our Community
Get access to the Global Corporate Finance Society.05Optional
How the Certification Works
Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® courses are offered 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to start the Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® program anytime and learn when it’s most convenient for you.
The program is a part of the All Access Subscription, which includes all programs and courses.
CFI courses are designed by instructors with over 21 years of financial analyst training experience.
Excellent course I will recommend to my friends.
VENKATABALA CHANDRASEKHAR REDDY KALUPUDI
This course is good for all learners to keep up-to-dated concepts of futures and forwards with the practical case studies.
Kwong Sang Yeung
Delivery of the materials was concise and clear. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation.