Introduction to Energy Futures and Options

ICE Education
Course summary
1 day
750 GBP excl. VAT
Open / Scheduled
Next available date: 06/07/2020 - London
Course Dates
750 GBP
750 GBP

Course description

Introduction to Energy Futures and Options

The course provides a thorough knowledge and understanding of Futures and Options including market terminology, pricing, and basic trading strategies. It will also explore the exchange mechanisms and uses of futures and options in price risk management. This course provides a solid foundation for the 'Energy Derivatives Workshop' and, or, the 'Options Strategies & Risk Management Programme'.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • New traders and brokers
  • New entrants to the futures and options markets
  • Support and operations people involved in the energy markets
  • Sales and marketing personnel
  • Individuals working in organisations such as: trading companies, banks, brokers, oil producers, consumers, refiners, distribution companies, government and associated organisations.

Training Course Content

Morning Session - Futures

Basic Concepts

  • History of futures
  • Definitions and terminology

The Clearing House and Futures

  • Role of the clearing house
  • Initial and variation margin
  • Collateral

Characteristics and Pricing

  • Profit and loss
  • Rights and Obligations
  • Underlying
  • Basis
  • Contango/Backwardation

Trading and Uses of Futures

  • Hedging
  • Speculation
  • Arbitrage
  • Basic trading strategies

Contract specifications

  • Deliver procedure
  • Settlement and Expiry

Afternoon Session - Options

Basic Concepts

  • History of options
  • Definitions and terminology

Principles of Pricing

  • Profit and loss
  • Rights and obligations
  • Time value and intrinsic value
  • Pricing variables
  • Exercise and abandonment

Contract specifications

  • Trading months and strike prices
  • Settlement and Expiry

Trading and Uses of Options

  • Hedging
  • Performance enhancement
  • Basic options strategies
  • Basic trading strategies

The Clearing House and Options

  • Role of the clearing house
  • Futures and equity style margining
  • Collateral


The cost of this course is £850 + VAT per participant.

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Intercontinental Exchange

Intercontinental Exchange - Open Courses in Commodities and Financial Markets

Intercontinental Exchange's diverse markets span futures and options on interest rates, commodities, indexes and FX, as well as equities and equity options. These markets are relied upon by international market participants, along with our post-trade infrastructure. ICE is uniquely positioned...

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5th Floor, Milton Gate, Chiswell Street
EC1Y 4SA London

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Average rating 5

Based on 4 reviews

Anonymous - Corporate Client
This was a very good course above expectation
Anonymous - Corporate Client
The trainer was extremely knowledgeable, clear and patient
Anonymous - Corporate Client
The trainer was very knowledgeable and also had a good history of trading. Good use of examples to give a more detailed explanation
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