Academic Catalog

IAM520 FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES

Course Code: 9700520
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Institute Of Applied Mathematics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. SEZA DANIOLU
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course is designed to provide a solid foundation in the principles of derivatives. It attempts to strike a balance between institutional details, theoretical foundations, and practical applications. Parallel to the already increasing attempts to integrate derivative securities and markets into the Turkish financial system, it is believed that this course will fill a gap in that students will be exposed to a rather comprehensive coverage of theory and application in the derivatives area. Outline of Topics: Introduction to Derivative and Financial Markets. The Structure of Options Markets. Principles of Option Pricing. Option Pricing Models. Basic Option Strategies. Advanced Option Strategies. The Structure of Forward and Futures Markets. Principles of Spot Pricing. Principles of Forward and Futures Pricing. Futures Hedging Strategies. Advanced Futures Strategies. Options on Futures. Foreign Currency Derivatives. Swaps and Other Interest Rate Agreements.