Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Absolutely. It is a course that give you a crash course to derivatives and other financial terminologies and strategies. The course provides an indepth look into the commodity markets and the option pricing model. It helps to break down the model in a much simpler way and provide more in sight as to the construction of the model and how to properly utilize it. It is a course that addresses all of the non-popular aspect of the financial market which are pretty cool.
For me it will have to be learning what derivatives exist. I have struggled with the subject matter for a while, and to not only know the definition but also the reason why it exist or was created helps to provide more insight and understanding into derivatives. The reason why it exists is to reduce or control risk, which is something every investors and people in general want to eliminate or reduce as much as possible. Also, learning about option price model and the futures and forward contracts was pretty cool.
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Advice for students:
Do all your reading, it is worth it and it will help you with the discussion and final paper. Also do some research outside of class to get more information about all the topics discussed in this course. There are some insight that you will gain as a potential and future investor.