There are many different types of financial derivatives, but most tend to fall within one of four general categories. Forward contracts In this type of derivatives contract, a customized deal is made between two parties to buy or sell a particular quantity of an asset at an agreed-upon price, with delivery of the asset taking […]

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In spite of the huge amount of discussion around financial derivatives, as well as the significant impact they have on our financial markets, the world of financial derivatives nevertheless remains rather confusing for both investors and the general public. Read on for an introduction to some of the basic concepts behind these unique financial instruments. […]

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