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Understanding Derivatives

Lecture no. 21 from the course: Advanced Investments

Understanding Derivatives

Taught by Professor Steve L. Slezak | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Economics & Finance Courses

Begin your examination of derivative securities, first by defining them and then by looking at option contracts called “puts” and “calls.” Also examine how a lack of transparency in a type of derivative called credit default swaps contributed to instability during the financial crisis of 2008.

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