Options – Introduction

This course provides all fundamentals of options, including the working of these instruments, both from the position of the holder and writer, option valuation, factors of influence and settlement of
contracts, as well as the financial performance of positions.

This course covers the following videos:

1. Single-sided right
2. Tool to speculate or hedge
3. Position management
4. A premium to compensate risk
5. Options trading – Brokers & exchanges
6. Open interest
7. Contract specifications – Introduction
8. Contract specifications – Strike
9. Contract specifications – Maturity
10. Contract specifications – Underlying value
11. Contract specifications – Contract size
12. Contract specifications – Settlement type
13. Contract specifications – Style
14. Contract specifications – Currency
15. Contract specifications – Additional notes
16. Position management – Right vs obligation
17. Position management – Opening & closing
18. Position management – Settlement
19. Position management – Netting
20. Intrinsic value – Introduction
21. Intrinsic value – Pay-off
22. Intrinsic value – Option positions
23. Premium – Introduction
24. Premium – Pricing or options
25. Premium – Price driving factors – Introduction
26. Premium – Price driving factors – Volatility
27. Premium – Price driving factors – Price u.v.
28. Premium – Price driving factors – Cost of carry
29. Premium – Price driving factors – Strike price
30. Premium – Price driving factors – Maturity
31. Premium – Price driving factors – Option style
32. Valuation – Intrinsic value & time value
33. Moneyness – Introduction
34. Moneyness – At-the-money
35. Moneyness – In-the-money
36. Moneyness – Out-of-the-money
37. Moneyness – Application
38. Premium erosion
39. Positions – Investing & speculation
40. Positions – Leverage
41. Positions – Financial performance – Long call
42. Positions – Financial performance – Short call
43. Positions – Financial performance – Long put
44. Positions – Financial performance – Short put
45. Positions – Financial performance – Zero-sum