Beating Forex with Spot and Options

This 1-day course is designed to equip bank credit analysts, relationship managers, risk managers, investment counsellors and treasury sales personnel to better understand how to utilize foreign exchange to better manage investment portfolio, hedging FX risk and achieving higher profitability.
The course will also explain the mechanics of FX market and how to communicate correctly and confidently to the dealers when leaving and
executing orders. The participants will also learn how to take advantage of the interest rate differential when dealing with loans and deposits.

Participants will be given scenarios of some common problems faced by clients. To put into practice, participants will also do exercises to provide
solutions to clients using FX spot, forwards and options.

By the end of the course, participants will have a good comprehension of FX and will be confident in using it to attain a higher portfolio performance for their clients.

  • Credit analysts
  • Relationship managers, investment counsellors
  • Risk Managers
  • FX Sales

Spot FX

  • What is Spot FX
  • Time Zone
  • Currency pair quoting convention
  • Crosses
  • Interbank trading and other modes of transactions
  • Trading Procedures
  • Settlements and Delivery
  • Spot trading for loans and deposits
  • Carry trades
  • The role foreign currencies play in portfolio construction
  • Example


European Currencies

  • Factors affecting the movements of European currencies


Commodity Currencies

  • Factors affecting the movements of commodity currencies


Asian Currencies

  • Factors affecting the movements of commodity currencies



  • Gold, silver and other metals



  • What are FX forwards outright?
  • Deriving forward points
  • Swaps
  • Using forwards for loans and deposits
  • Example


Non Deliverable Forwards

  • What are NDFs
  • How to use NDFs for hedging


Factors Affecting FX Movements

  • Role of Central Banks
  • Major Trends in the FX Market
  • Leaving limit and stop loss orders


Trading methodologies

  • Fundamental analysis
  • Technical analysis
  • System trading
  • Psychology of market
  • Divergence


FX Options

  • What are FX options
  • Calls and puts
  • Buying and selling of options
  • Barriers
  • Dual currency investments
  • Options strategies
  • Factors affecting options pricing
  • Hedging options and rescue strategies
  • Example


FX Accumulator and Decumulator

  • FX Accumulator
  • Mechanics of Accumulator and Decumulator
  • Hedging and managing FX Accumulator and Decumulator
  • Example


FX Margin Trading

  • Margin Ratios
  • Managing Margin calls
  • Examples

Early Bird Discount

Enjoy 10% early bird discount when you register one (1) month before the course commencement date.

The Platinum Package

When you register 4 delegates for the same course, the 5th delegate attends for free.

(Only 1 discount scheme is applicable at one time)




28 March 2018


9am – 5pm




7 Hours





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This programme is recognised under the Financial Training Scheme (FTS) and is eligible for FTS claims subject to all eligibility criteria being met.

Please note that in no way does this represent an endorsement of the quality of the training provider and programme. Participants are advised to assess the suitability of the programme and its relevance to participants’ business activities or job roles.

The FTS is available to eligible entities based on the prevalent funding eligibility, quantum and caps. FTS claims may only be made for recognised programmes with specified validity period. Please refer to for more information.