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Derivatives

Derivatives

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Published by Hersh Oberoi
Financial derivatives
Financial derivatives

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Published by: Hersh Oberoi on Nov 19, 2012
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Fi8000Valuation ofFinancial Assets
Spring Semester 2010Dr. Isabel Tkatch Assistant Professor of Finance
 
Derivatives - Overview
Derivative securities
are financial contractsthat derive their value from other securities.They are also called
contingent claims
 because their payoffs are contingent on theprices of other securities.
 
 
Derivatives - Overview
Examples of underlying assets:
Common stock and stock index
Foreign exchange rate and interest rate
 Agricultural commodities and precious metals
Futures
Examples of derivative securities:
Options (Call, Put)
Forward and Futures
Fixed income and foreign exchange instruments suchas swaps

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