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During this module, you will learn how profits and losses are made in the futures markets, how futures margins work, how to create option payoff profiles from calls and puts, the creation of synthetic forwards using put-call parity, the ways in which options can be used for hedging, how options are affected by various sensitivities and how they can be managed, the key trading strategies and creating synthetic dividends and stock/loan borrow.

5 hours of video content.
Estimated 10 hours to complete.


  • Calculate futures profits and losses 
  • Calculate futures margins 
  • Be aware of the importance of clearing houses to the futures markets 
  • Understand the meaning of calls and puts both long and short and be able to draw payoff profiles 
  • Understand time value and intrinsic value 
  • Be able to create synthetic forwards using put-call parity 
  • Be able to create options hedges for long and short underlying positions and draw their payoff profiles 
  • Be able to explain the main option ‘Greeks’ and how they can be hedged
  • Be able to explain and draw payoff profiles for the main trading strategies 
  • Be able to create synthetic dividends using options 
  • Be able to create synthetic stock loan/borrow using options 


Complete topics step by step or jump to any of the below at any time.

  • Future fundamentals
  • Futures P&L
  • Future margins
  • Option fundamentals
  • Payoff profiles
  • ATM, ITM and OTM
  • Put-call parity
  • Options for hedging
  • Intrinsic and time value
  • Options price drivers
  • Volatility
  • The ‘Greeks’
  • Delta hedging
  • Options strategies and synthetics


This course is open to all. To maximize the benefit of this course we recommend an understanding of financial statements and Microsoft Excel.


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