This is an interactive online course with live presentations and open discussions.
Oil traders use many types of options. In fact, a key element of successful oil trading is optionality, having several possibilities for a cargo or choices in how a contract is carried out. Traders also use financial options which are derivative contracts. This course will examine the basics of financial options in oil markets.
Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of oil markets, pricing and derivatives (swaps and futures).
What is an option?
Futures, forwards and swaps: a quick review
Option basics: rights and obligations
Fundamentals of Options
Call and Puts
European, American and Asian Options
Pricing an Option:
Simple view of the Black-Scholes Model
Volatility: historical, actual and implied
Inputs for the model
What is the price of an option?
Using Options in Trading
Hedging with options
Making markets and running an option book
Who uses options in the real world?
Supplier versus Producers
What makes an option exotic?
Different types of exotics
Please check your time zone:
@ 9 am in London
@ 12 pm in Dubai
@ 4 pm in Singapore
Course Duration: 2 Hours
2 CPD credits Industry Certificate