Options, swaps, futures, MBSs, CDOs, and other derivatives


Options allow investors and speculators to hedge downside (or upside). It allows them to trade on a belief that prices will change a lot—just not clear about direction. It allows them to benefit in any market (with leverage) if they speculate correctly. This tutorial walks through option basics and even goes into some fairly sophisticated option mechanics.

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