What Are Swaps?

What Are Swaps? The Short Explanation: A swap is a type of a derivative contract between two parties to exchange financial instruments, such as: Interest rates, currencies, cashsflows, derivatives or securities. The instrument used in a Swap can be almost anything, but most swaps involve cash based on a notional [...]

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What Are Forwards?

What Are Forwards? The Short Explanation: Forwards are a derivative instrument, much like Futures, meaning they are an agreement between two parties to buy or sell an asset for a predetermined price at a future date. Where Forwards differ from Futures though, is that they are customisable and not traded [...]

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What Are Derivatives?

What Are Derivatives? The Short Explanation: A derivative is a contract between two or more parties whose value is based on an agreed-upon underlying financial asset(s). These include stocks, indexes, bonds, currencies, interest rates and other commodities. There are different types of derivatives. Most commonly used are futures, forwards, options, [...]

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What Are Options?

What Are Options? The Short Explanation: Options are a type of a derivative financial contract which gives the option for the holder of the contract to either sell or buy an asset within a specified time frame for a predetermined price. An option that gives the holder of the contract [...]

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