In Northwestern University’s Basics of Hedging Using Futures and Options course, students will examine the use of exchange-traded derivative contracts to offset risk in the underlying cash market. Topics discussed will include the history and role of the exchange, the difference between the cash market and the futures market, futures contract specifications and settlement procedures, trade clearing and the margining process, as well as an introduction to price risk management.

The course will be taught by instructors with significant academic as well as trading and industry experience. Students will be able to directly interact with the instructors and will benefit from the viewpoints expressed from both a theoretical/academic as well as a practical trading perspective. This program is designed for active traders as well as those considering a new career.

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