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Equity, FX, and Rate Futures Course Overview

This course focuses on currency futures, equity index futures, and interest rate futures and forwards. The course provides insight into key concepts such as cross rates, triangular arbitrage, and currency swaps. You will also learn how to calculate the fair value of equity index futures and use these instruments to hedge a position. By the end of the course, you will also have an understanding of forward rate agreements (FRAs), short-term interest rate futures (STIRs), interest rate swaps (IRS), and the relationship between spot rates and forward rates. Equity, FX, and Rate Futures Learning Objectives
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify triangular arbitrage opportunities by calculating cross rates
  • Understand how to use equity index futures to hedge a position
  • Describe the relationship between spot rates and forward rates
  • Explain FRAs, STIRs, and IRS
  • Understand currency futures, equity index futures, and interest rate futures

Who Should Take This Course?

This Equity, FX, and Rate Futures course is ideal for anyone looking to enhance their understanding of futures and forwards. It is designed to benefit students and professionals looking to begin a career in derivatives trading or for anyone interested in learning more about the space.    

Equity, FX, and Rate Futures

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Equity, FX, and Rate Futures is part of the Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA)® certification, which includes 41 courses.
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A must for all thoses interested in Equity, Fx rates , Futures and forward contratcs.

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Most practical and informative finance course
As a person who has been working in the financial industry near a decade, I would say CFI is the art of revealing the applicable dimension of highly academic knowledge in finance. My experience with CMSA has been beyond my expectation. I am so grateful for this opportunity to learn from the professionals. Thank you CFI team

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Very good lecturer
This course requires a firm understanding of maths, but the lecturer explains very step very precisely.

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