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Complete Understanding of Stock Futures: Derivatives Part 1
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5h 58m

Learn and understand Futures before you jump in to trade FnO. Conceptual educational course suitable for people across the globe.

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Col (Dr) Shabbar Shahid is an Army veteran and a mechanical engineer with over 38 years of experience. Qualified as a post graduate engineer coupled with a masters degree in financial management, a PhD and a passion for teaching he continues to be a learner. He is also a fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India) and a Chartered Engineer. Apart from academic qualifications and several specialized Army courses, his versatile experience in understanding people across a wide spectrum will add

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Those investing or trading in the stock market
  • Those who are interested in trading in stock derivatives, specially Futures
  • Those who are planning to take up stock trading as a profession or career
  • Those who invest in shares but would like to progress to derivative trading and Hedging
  • Students of finance, commerce and business
  • Students undergoing professional courses in Finance like CFA, CA, MBA etc. for better understanding of the subject

What you’ll learn:

  • Complete understanding of Futures as stock derivatives
  • The meaning and types of stock derivatives
  • An understanding of a Forward contract
  • The concept of trading Stock Futures
  • Difference between Forwards and Futures
  • Investing in Shares vis a vis Trading in Derivatives
  • Live trades of a Futures contract
  • The significance of margin money
  • The terminologies of Futures
  • Spot price, Future Price and Lot size
  • LTP contract value and types of margins
  • Going long, Going short and Squaring off
  • Short covering, Short squeeze, Long unwinding and Long unwinding pressure
  • Contango and Backwardation
  • Arbitration
  • Breakout, False breakout and Whipsaw
  • Difference between Spot and Derivative market
  • Placing a Buy or Sell order
  • Placing Market and Limit orders with stop loss and trigger price
  • Understanding Stop loss and Trigger price
  • Practical application of concepts
  • Minimizing losses through stop loss in a bullish trade
  • Protecting profits through stop loss in a bullish trade
  • Minimizing losses and protecting profits in a bearish trade
  • A complete understanding of Hedging with Futures


  • The course has been progressively built right from the very basics. Any person with interest in the stock market can understand. However, some basic knowledge of the stock market will certainly be helpful.

In this course hosted by PRUDENCE Engineering and Financial Consultants, Col (Dr) Shabbar Shahid, an Army Veteran and a postgraduate in Engineering and Finance with a Doctorate in Management, explains Stock Futures in a very simple manner with live examples.

This is an educational course to enhance your knowledge. The course does not include any tips or tricks or shortcut methods for getting rich, nor does it discuss anything about technical charts, technical analysis or buy-sell signals. In fact, the instructor would like to caution that trading in derivatives without proper knowledge and risk management could be disastrous.

Upon completion of this course, you will have a thorough knowledge and understanding of what Futures are and how they are traded. This course will be of immense benefit to those who invest in the Stock market and are interested in moving on to trade in derivatives and also those who intend to make stock trading their profession or career. Those who are already trading in derivatives will be able to enhance their knowledge and skills. This course will help the students of finance, commerce and those pursuing or intending to pursue financial management courses.

The instructor would like to make it very clear that this course is Part 1 of the Derivatives and explains only the Stock Futures. Options as derivatives have not been discussed in this course, for which a separate course titled “Complete Understanding of Stock Options: Derivatives Part 2” has been launched separately.

The speaker knows the subject well and speaks to the point without any glamour, frills or divergence, thus, respecting the value of time.

Legal Disclaimer:
This course is purely for educational purposes. Investment and trading in the stock market involve financial risk. Students taking this course are advised to exercise due diligence before making any investment or trade in the stock market. The instructor or any party related to this course or its content will not be responsible for any kind of loss to anyone in any way due to this course.

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned the concept of Futures, live trade and terminologies, trading and managing risk, and understanding Hedging and generating income through Hedging.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - The Basics: Understanding The Concept Of Futures
Introduction 00:00:00
Prelude 00:00:00
A Word Of Caution 00:00:00
The Meaning Of Derivatives 00:00:00
Types Of Derivatives 00:00:00
Understanding A Forward Contract 00:00:00
What Is A Stock Futures Or Futures Contract 00:00:00
Understanding The Concept Of Trading Futures 00:00:00
Forwards Vis A Vis Futures 00:00:00
Investing In Shares Vis A Vis Trading In Derivatives 00:00:00
Section 2 - Understanding Live Trade And The Terminologies Associated With Futures Trade
Live Trade Of A Futures Contract: Part 1 00:00:00
Live Trade Of A Futures Contract: Part 2 00:00:00
Live Trade Of A Futures Contract: Part 3 00:00:00
The Significance Of Margin Money 00:00:00
Terminologies Of Futures Trade 00:00:00
Spot Price, Futures Price And Lot Size 00:00:00
LTP, Contract Value And Types Of Margins 00:00:00
Going Long, Going Short And Squaring Off 00:00:00
Short Covering, Short Squeeze, Long Unwinding And Long Unwinding Pressure 00:00:00
Understanding Contango And Backwardation 00:00:00
Understanding Arbitration 00:00:00
Breakout, False Breakout And Whipsaw 00:00:00
Difference Between Spot And Derivative Market 00:00:00
Section 3 - Trading And Managing Risk
Placing A Buy Or Sell Order 00:00:00
Placing Market Orders And Limit Orders 00:00:00
Understanding Stop Loss And Trigger Price 00:00:00
A Word About Practical Application Of Concepts 00:00:00
Minimizing Losses Through Stop Loss In Bullish Trade 00:00:00
Protecting Profits Through Stop Loss In Bullish Trade 00:00:00
Minimizing Losses And Protecting Profits In Bearish Trade 00:00:00
Section 4 - Understanding Hedging And Generating Income From Hedging
Understanding Hedging Part 1 00:00:00
Understanding Hedging Part 2 00:00:00
Understanding Hedging Part 3 00:00:00
A Real Life Case Of Intraday Hedging 00:00:00
The Logic Of Hedging And Some Questions Thereon… 00:00:00
Generating Income Through Hedging-Part 1 00:00:00
Generating Income Through Hedging-Part 2 00:00:00
Generating Income Through Hedging-Part 3 00:00:00
Thank You Note 00:00:00

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