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Understanding Financial Contracts

Learn about Put and Call options as financial contracts, and what it means to go short or long, with this free course.

Publisher: Khan Academy
This free online financial contracts course will teach you how to understand a wide variety of financial contracts. In this course you will learn about the "Put" and "Call" options widely used in financial contracts, the difference between American and European options, and what it means to go short or long on an investment. Take this course today and learn how to properly understand the small print in the contracts that you sign!
Understanding Financial Contracts
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    1.5-3 Hours
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Put options and Call options are widely used financial contracts by investors and are part of very important financial trading methods that keep the financial markets running.

In this course you will learn more about the role of put and call options as financial contracts, what the difference between American and European options are, what going short and going long on investments mean, how to balance investment risks by taking a long straddle and how to use payoff diagrams to read the outcomes of put and call options.

This course will be of great interest to finance and business professionals who would like to learn more about put and call options and how they are used as financial contracts, and to all learners who would like a greater understanding of important financial trading methods.

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