Futures and Options
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Futures and Options

Futures and Options is a comprehensive 237-page textbook, developed by practitioners and published by the Institute for Financial Markets, known for providing balanced, high-quality information. The book covers the fundamentals of the futures and options markets in a well outlined and concise format, and is a "must read" for the aspiring professional and a basic component in any collection of industry reference materials.

The text and accompanying questions and answers cover all the relevant aspects of futures and options, and underlying cash markets for both physical commodities and financial instruments. Unique features include:

  • a comprehensive treatment of the major types of futures and options orders
  • a thorough analysis of the principles and practices of futures clearing and margining
  • a survey of technical and fundamental analysis
  • an in-depth treatment of hedging
  • an integrated treatment of futures and options on futures
  • coverage of specific groups commodity and financial futures and options (i.e. energy, metal, agricultural, forex, security futures etc.)

To review the 14 chapters of the Futures and Options, click here. Also, the book features an extensive glossary as well as study questions and answers with detailed explanations after each chapter lets you test you comprehension of the material.

Futures and Options is the preeminent text and reference book for new participants in the futures industry, students, academics, U.S. and international regulators, and other financial service industry professionals and investors who need to build market knowledge and learn the important aspects of the industry. It is used by broker-dealers, futures commission merchants (FCMs), introducing brokers (IBs) and money managers to train employees in the theoretical and institutional foundations of the industry.

Series 3 Exam
The IFM's Futures and Options book is used by firms and self-regulatory organizations and others to prepare individuals for the market knowledge section of the National Commodity Futures (Series 3) Exam. It is used together with the IFM's Guide to U.S. Futures Regulation, which covers the regulation section of the Series 3 exam.

Cost: $95, plus $15 shipping each (in the U.S.) or actual postage (International). International postage rate will be confirmed prior to billing. Series 3 exam self-study materials are available in competitively priced packaged sets - basic, standard and best deal. For details about our Series 3 packaged set click here.

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