Basics of Derivatives


Have you also heard that a person earned a lot of money from the stock market in a single day or lost all the money in just one day? Trading in the Stock Market is surely a hard nut to crack. So, allow Quest’s newest contributor CA Vishal Thakkar to guide you through the ins and outs of derivatives trading by clearing your basics!

5 Modules

2 Hrs.


Course Outline

What you will learn:

  • Introduction to derivatives market

  • How derivatives work in the stock market

  • Basics of Futures and types of Future contracts

  • All about options and option strategies

About Course

Most people have the notion that earning in the stock market is sheer luck. But, very few know the difference between investing and trading. If you are trading then basically you are betting on the share price and that is where luck comes into play. In investing, you keep shares for a longer period, maybe upto a decade but you need luck when you are trading. But before trading and hoping for luck, you need to get your basics right? For trading, you need to know the basics of derivatives. But, what are derivatives? What are the terminologies that you should know before trading? What things should you know before entering into the derivative segment of the stock market?


This course will highlight the introduction of the derivatives market, what futures are, types of futures contracts, options and options strategies. The returns from trading in derivatives can be very attractive, but they also come with a higher risk as these instruments are based on leverage which means you do not have to pay full amount on your purchase but have to settle the account at the end of the day. So, there are a few chances of high profits but there are very high chances of huge losses. 


The best part, you get to enrich your learning with an amazing Industry Expert with 15+ years of experience! He’s the Co-founder & CEO at ConTeTra, Corporate Finance Trainer, Author, Finance Mentor for SMEs & Startups and a VAT & GST Expert. Man! He is an amazing mentor! So, get started and supercharge your learning. 😁

What you will get?





Course Syllabus

  • Brushing up the basics of Stock Market
  • Introduction to Derivatives Market
  • Basics of Futures
  • Index Futures, Stock Futures & Commodity Futures
  • Basics of Options
  • Straddle Strategy
  • Strangle Strategy
  • Strip Strategy


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Specially tailored for the newbies in the domain, there are no prerequisites for this course.

It's slow and it's steady; buckle up, and get ready. This course falls under the Marathon category and can be completed in a duration of 2-3 hrs.

In the course, we have basics of derivatives, futures and different option strategies. Further, we have discussed different types of futures contracts in the course.

No, you do not need to install any specific software for this course. However, it is advised for a user to have an active Internet connection and an updated web browser for a seamless learning experience. 

Finology provides you with an opportunity to access all its tools and courses by subscribing to Finology One. Hence, you can access this course as long as your subscription of Finology One is active.

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