Fundamentals of Futures and Options

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Roger G Clarke

Ensign Peak Advisors

Harindra de Silva

Analytic Investors, Inc.

Steven Thorley

BYU Marriott School of Business

Date Written: November 1, 2013

Abstract

Derivative securities and markets have experienced tremendous worldwide growth since 1970. But even so, they are not always well understood. To remedy this situation, the authors explain the link between options and futures and the underlying security or index from which they ultimately derive their value. Pricing and hedging relationships of futures contracts, option characteristics and strategies, and option pricing and hedging relationships are also addressed. To further assist the reader, the authors include exercises to reinforce the concepts as well as a glossary. The result is an updated look at options and futures that can benefit many of us.

Keywords: Futures, Options

JEL Classification: G1, G2

Suggested Citation

Clarke, Roger G and de Silva, Harindra and Thorley, Steven, Fundamentals of Futures and Options (November 1, 2013). CFA Institute Research Foundation 2013 - 3. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2616227

Roger G Clarke (Contact Author)

Ensign Peak Advisors ( email )

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Harindra De Silva

Analytic Investors, Inc. ( email )

555 West 5th Street
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Los Angeles, CA 90013
United States
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Steven Thorley

BYU Marriott School of Business ( email )

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Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
United States
801-378-6065 (Phone)
801-378-5984 (Fax)

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