More about Derivatives: Different types of derivatives and their uses

Derivatives are financial instruments that enable the trading of risk from one party to the other. In case you need to gain the understanding of derivatives from first principles you can check out the article on derivatives. In this article, we will expand the idea on different kind of derivatives that exist and why they are needed. Derivatives are one of the key factors that led to the growth of finance in the past four decades. They gave an elegant [...]


Oh, Derivative! Who art thou? (or an Introduction to Derivatives)

Finance has been jargonized so much that people with non-financial background often find themselves asking the same question over and over again “…but what does it mean?” Does this sound familiar? Do financial concepts often make you feel that it is too complicated and is not your cup of tea? I have had my fair share of personal experiences and learnings in finance. Often after understanding a concept, I wonder, if only it were explained more simply I would have mastered [...]