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New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering    
  Feb 20, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FRE-GY 6071 Derivatives, Financial Markets and Technology

1.5 Credits
This course covers basic derivatives, including futures contracts, forward contracts, option contracts and swap contracts. The principal focus is on the use of these instruments by financial institutions. Basic valuation concepts are discussed, as are the use of derivatives for speculation, hedging and arbitrage. The specifics of the contracts and the markets in which they trade are also discussed. The main focus gives students in the Financial Technology track a general understanding of the derivatives market and risk management.

Prerequisite(s): FRE-GY 6003 , FRE-GY 6023  and FRE-GY 6103  and matriculation into a graduate program sponsored by the Department of Finance & Risk Engineering, or permission of the Department.
Weekly Lecture Hours: 1.5 | Weekly Lab Hours: 0 | Weekly Recitation Hours: 0

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