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ECON 455 - Options and Futures (4)

Options, futures and other derivative contracts are widely used to manage risk by businesses and financial institutions. This course provides students with a solid understanding of: i) the economic functions of futures, forwards and options; ii) the operation of futures and options markets; iii) the pricing of futures, options and other derivatives; and iv) basic strategies in trading options. Offered every Spring. Prerequisites: ECON 120 and ECON 350.