Options Primer

About This Course

Options belong to the larger group of securities known as derivatives. The price of a derivative instrument is dependent on or derived from the price of something else. This short course will focus on understanding the mechanics of options and their uses in trading and investment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how options contracts, especially single stock and stock index options, work
  • Learn the essential pricing principles for options
  • Understand how to use options in trading and investing
  • Know simple but yet essential option payoffs
  • Understand options Greeks and their importance

Module 1: What is an Option?

  • Call options
  • Put Options
  • Options are All Around Us!

Module 2: Option Pricing Fundamentals

  • General Factors that Determine Option Prices

Module 3: Option Payoff

  • Call Options
  • Put Options

Module 4: Why Options?

  • Earning Income
  • Protecting the Value of Your Shares
  • Capitalising on the Share Price Movements Without Having to Purchase/Short-Selling Shares
  • Using Options Give You Time to Decide

Module 5: Trading Index Options

  • How are Index Options Different from Single Stock Options?
  • The Key Advantages of Trading Index Options

Module 6: Options Risk Metrics: The Greeks

  • Delta
  • Gamma
  • Theta
  • Vega
  • Rho
  • Minor Greeks

Module 7: Common Options Trading Mistakes


The Financial Training Scheme (“FTS”)

The Financial Training Scheme (“FTS”) is a training incentive scheme supported by the Financial Sector Development Fund (FSDF). The scheme supports financial sector-specific training programmes that raise the competency of the financial sector.

All our programmes are approved for listing on the Financial Training Scheme (FTS) Programme Directory and are eligible for FTS claims, subject to all eligibility criteria being met. For latest development on the Funding Support for IBF FTS, please visit the Financial Training Scheme site.

Early Bird Discount

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

Options Primer


Course Features
  • CPD
    1 Hour
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