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Introduction to Derivatives

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Guide: Intro to Derivatives
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Whether you are a potential investor, a policy maker or a member of the media, or a financial professional seeking to expand your derivatives product knowledge, this 48-page guide with brings the markets to life. The text covers the essential features of futures, options and swaps — such as physical commodities, bonds, foreign exchange, real estate, and other asset classes — and the exchanges on which they trade. The guide further explains the vital roles of hedgers and speculators, and the important functions of clearinghouses, industry professionals, and regulators. Lastly, the guide covers market safeguards and important developments within the industry's regulatory framework.The guide also includes a helpful glossary of definitions and industry jargon.