Financial Instruments Explained

Learn what it is traders trade.
Phillip Konchar
Course
Materials

Do you know your derivatives from your cash markets? Too many traders don’t actually know what it is they’re trading so we’re going to hit the ground running in this course with a really detailed look at financial instruments. We’re going to examine the differences between cash and derivative instruments and introduce you to the four broad asset classes.

What you'll learn
  • Why traders interact with financial instruments
  • The three layers of a financial instrument
  • The differences between cash and derivatives
  • What the four asset classes are and what instruments are included within each
  • What indices are, and the nuances of price and capitalization weightings
How to take the course
The course is online and on-demand, available on both desktop and mobile, so you can study at your own pace anytime and anywhere. Process through the video lessons, practice tasks and test how much you have learned with the knowledge check.
Who this course is for
  • Beginners that have placed a trade or two but what to learn more
  • Competent traders wanting a refresh
Prerequisites
None.
Time to complete
The course is split into two parts, the theory part will take about 30 minutes to complete. The practical part will take about the same.
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Course Includes

  • 15 years instructor experience
  • 1 hour to complete
  • 8 on-demand lessons
  • Expert support
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile & desktop
  • Certificate of completion