Derivatives - Introduction

The "sexiest" subject on the Series 7 exam has to be derivative products, or options, and not just because it has the most evocative terminology in the financial lexicon (read on and see for yourself). It is a complex topic that requires you to have confidence in your mathematical and conceptual skills in order to master the calculations and strategies involved.

Derivative products are also a way to potentially make a great deal of money with little risk - or lose it all when assuming higher risk strategies.
What Are Options?
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