Interactive Brokers

Derivatives - Options & Futures

This course is part of Practical Guide to Trading Specialization

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Jeff Praissman
Lucas Deaver
Andrew Wilkinson

Instructors: Jeff Praissman

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  • Language of stock options, understanding of the roles and responsibilities of buyers and sellers. The mechanics of trading in the futures markets.

  • Learn how to deconstruct options, distinguish between call and puts and the roles of contract writers and owners

  • Examine multiple stock option payoff charts and determine breakevens and maximum profit and loss

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There are 5 modules in this course

Overview of options, which includes: Distinguishing between call and put options; Identifying the components of an options contract on a trading platform; Making certain decisions in the options market as a contract writer or owner; Viewing different stock options positions; Examining whether a given position is in- or out-of-the-money and Understanding some of the benefits and critical risks faced by equity options traders. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. For more information read the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options, also known as the options disclosure document (ODD). To receive a copy of the ODD call 312-542-6901 or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.optionsclearing.com/about/publications/character-risks.jsp.

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5 videos1 reading6 quizzes

Learn about the Options Market Mechanics by introducing topics such as put-call parity, pricing, payout of an option trade, and certain risk variables referred to as "The Greeks". Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. For more information read the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options, also known as the options disclosure document (ODD). To receive a copy of the ODD call 312-542-6901 or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.optionsclearing.com/about/publications/character-risks.jsp. Multiple leg strategies, including spreads, will incur multiple commission charges.

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4 videos3 readings4 quizzes

This module will focus on some basic strategies to use in bull markets – when prices rise – and in bear markets – where prices fall. As you may have gathered from earlier lessons, the characteristics of options requires skill and precision when making investment decisions. These strategies are displayed to give you an idea of what might work when making investing decisions. In this module, we’ll offer an explanation of several strategies for either type of market outlook, and we’ll also walk you through what they are designed to achieve. We’ll further provide a practical demonstration of how to set up each trade using IBKR’s Trader Workstation. Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. For more information read the Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options, also known as the options disclosure document (ODD). To receive a copy of the ODD call 312-542-6901 or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.optionsclearing.com/about/publications/character-risks.jsp.

What's included

11 videos6 readings11 quizzes

In the previous module we introduced you to several trades designed to be of use in either up or down markets. In this module, we’ll explore a couple of strategies that may be used by option traders to take advantage of a lull in the markets.

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5 videos3 readings5 quizzes

Introducing the Mechanics of Futures Market course, where we’ll introduce you to some of the risks faced by investors in the futures market, how certain of those risks are mitigated, as well as the difference between spot and forward prices, and contango and backwardation. We’ll also provide you with other insights about the mechanics of trading futures, including the roles of commoditized contracts, as well as margin requirements.

What's included

9 videos3 readings8 quizzes

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4.4 (51 ratings)
Jeff Praissman
Interactive Brokers
3 Courses70,911 learners
Lucas Deaver
Interactive Brokers
3 Courses70,911 learners

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