Questions tagged [derivatives]

This tag is to be used for any question on derivatives. It should typically be used in conjuction with the actual instrument being used like futures, options, swaps, etc.

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UK taxation for options and futures trading

I live in UK and I see that there are 2 taxes when trading: CGT to be paid on capital gain and is 18% or 28% depending if you are basic tax payer or not income tax on any interest or dividend ...
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Do I get a second chance if I fail the SGX quiz?

To trade Specified Investment Products (SIPs) such futures, options and structured warrants, I need to pass the SGX quiz. What happens if I fail the quiz? Will I get a second chance? What is the ...
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Do banks need a foreign branch to access a derivatives market (e.g.) London

I would be very interested to know whether banks (e.g. Santander, Deutsche Bank, etc.) need a foreign branch in a country (e.g. UK - London) to access the derivatives market in this country. Would ...
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Financial product with high variance, instead of lottery

When I was a kid, our family would once a year play the lottery. We kids talked with our parents about what we would do if we won the jackpot, and whenever we won something small like $100, we would ...
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What does it mean to find the Present Value of a FRA?

What does it mean when the present value of a forward rate agreement is calculated? Is this a price that the owner of the FRA can sell it for? Thanks for the help.
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Do the rewards of custom contract size in OTC derivatives justify the counterparty risk?

If I decide to trade OTC derivatives, I take on counterparty risk. Since the transaction is not overseen by a clearing house/firm, I accept the risk that the counterparty may not honour the obligation....
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Looking for a simple and concrete example of how a CCP default auction works

I am currently studying for the FRM exam, and I come from a mathematics background rather than a finance background. I am learning about CCPs and find them to be an interesting topic, but I find ...
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Is this calculation of the Value and Price of the forward contract correct?

Let us consider a long forward contract on a 5 year bond which is currently traded at a price of 900 EUR. The delivery price is 920 EUR, the time to maturity of the forward contract is two years. The ...
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Are there any trading products which track inflation?

Are there any derivative trading products that track inflation very well? I was thinking for example that there would be something like consumer price index derivatives. Or maybe derivatives for some ...
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Return on a futures contract

If Sam invests $200000 on Futures and takes Futures short position on an index fund whose settlement is one year from now, with the current futures price being $1200. The relation between spot price(S)...
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Do compound options trade on exchanges or do they only trade over-the-counter?

Do options on options (i.e. compound options) trade on derivatives exchanges? Or are they only traded over-the-counter? If they do trade on exchanges, which exchanges do they trade on?
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Total return swaps for stock index

Apparently, inverse stock market ETFs (so-called bear ETFs) are constructed by taking positions in total return stock market index swaps, that is, the ETF forms a contract with an investment bank, who ...
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