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  • Introduction to Agriculture

    Get a basic yet critical overview of agricultural futures and options markets. Learn who uses these contracts, how they work, and how participants use them.

  • Portfolio Management with Equity Index Futures and Options

    Equity index futures and options are important tools portfolio managers use to maximize capital efficiencies, minimize portfolio risks, and generate portable alpha. This course covers topics such as cash equitization, portable alpha, beta replication, and transition management.

  • Options on Futures for Equity Traders

    Learn about how knowledge of futures products could help you transition from equity options to options on futures using strategies you already know.

  • Trading and Analysis

    Once you have developed a trading plan, you are ready to determine how to make buy and sell decisions. Learn how to judge those decisions here.

  • Trading at a Basis to an Index (BTIC & TACO)

    Explore how market participants can execute a basis trade relative to the official open or close for the underlying index. These mechanisms allow for managing execution risk and more efficient capital management.

  • Understanding Livestock Markets

    Gain an understanding of key concepts of the livestock market. Learn about the different products, how various market participants use them, and factors that impact the markets; including the use of futures and options for risk management in the livestock markets.

  • Understanding the E-mini Nasdaq-100

    Learn more about the E-mini NASDAQ-100 futures contract and tools available to help investors.

  • Introduction to Grains and Oilseeds

    Get a basic yet critical overview of the agricultural grains market. Learn who uses these contracts, how they work, and how various market participants use them.

  • Introduction to SONIA

    Learn more about the Sterling Overnight Index Average (SONIA), and the details of CME Group’s two SONIA-based futures contracts – the Quarterly IMM SONIA and the MPC SONIA including the interest rate interval for each contract.

  • Clearing

    As a central counterparty, CME Clearing acts as the buyer to every seller and seller to every buyer to ensure the financial security of the marketplace and reduce clearing participants counterparty risk and achieve operational and financial efficiency. Gain an understanding of how the Clearing market structure is defined, risk management policies and procedures, and the activities of CME Clearing.

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