Derivatives: Futures & Options

  Futures & Options - Overview

Yes, Ooooh Deriavatives ... If you are feeling like Simpson, then you should be at BIC ... :)

Yes, Ooohhh Derivatives :)
Feeling like Simpson? Then you should be at BIC !

Come for the FREE Introduction to F&O and our course and see if its exactly what you have been looking for!

Futures & Options are two types of Derivative instruments that are traded on stock, commodity and forex markets. They are contracts which derive their value from what is called the underlying; i.e. the value of the contracts is based upon something else. To give a very simplistic example: the value of the Title Deed of a house is derived from the value of the house.

Derivatives allow investors, risk-takers and risk-avoiders to take various positions in the market that fulfil their requirements. They are very useful instruments that can be used and combined to give various outcomes: multiply profit potential (and therefore the risk of higher losses also), reduce the fluctuations on already existing investments, provide risk free returns and more ...

Derivatives may not be easy to understand for a few people but every serious and committed investor and trader must know about derivatives, how they work and how they give you a inside x-ray vision of the market. By virtue of this x-ray vision, one can have sophisticated positions in the market that can ensure you have greater profits and lower losses.

This course is not for the casual investor and it is recommended that only serious and committed market participants take this course. It is detailed, rigorous and goes to great depths so that the participants achieve a level of inner (and hopefully intuitive) understanding of Derivatives; which is important if one wants to use them successfully.

We have a Special Integrated Course Offer
that combines this course with the Derivatives Trading Strategies Course.
Details are below.

You may also like to look at the Footnote below for some food-for-thought issues on Derivatives.

IMP Note: We have only ONE BATCH of our F&O Course each year.

  Course Contents

NOTE: The list below is NOT the Sessions wise list. It only indicates the topics that will be covered.

  Futures:    FREE Introductory Session on Sat, 8 June.  4 pm        

1. What are Futures and their history? 1st Session:   Sat, 8 June   Please call us on +91 93419 67573 to let us know if you are interested in participating.

 2. How are Futures contracts constructed?
 3. Futures contracts in various global markets.
 4. Futures in India: details of how they work in India.
 5. Premium & Discount: what are they, how do they arise and what is their significance.
 6. Open Interest: what is it, how does it arise, how to analyse and it to "predict" price movements.
 7. Expiry and Rollover: what they are and their significance.
 8. How to trade Futures to increase profits.
 9. How to use Futures to protect underlying investments.

NOTE: All sessions will be recorded and you will be able to view any sessions you miss.

   Options:   FREE Introductory Session on Sat, 6 July.         Recording of the session is in the webinar below ...   Please call us on +91 93419 67573 for any questions or if you are interested to participate. 

Webinar - Long Intro to Options!

Note: EACH of the points below have several sub-points that dwell into the details of the topic.

 1.  What are Options and their history:  Sat, 6 July 2019, 5 PM IST. Live Webinar. - 1st class is free :) - watch the recording if you missed it :)   

 2.  How Options are created, regulated and settled.
 3.  Underlyings: Stocks, Indices, Commodities, others.
 4.  Puts and Calls.
 5.  American and European.
 6.  Strike Price.
 7.  Expiration of Option contracts.
 8.  Premium.
 9.  In / At / Out - of - Money. (ITM / ATM / OTM).
10. Intrinsic vs Time Value.
11. Exercise & Assignment.
12. Factors affecting Options Price.
13. Options Greeks: Delta, Gamma, Theta, Vega - IN DETAIL.
14. Types of Orders for Options.
15. Introduction to Options Trading Strategies.
16. Options Data capture & Analysis.
17. Options trading in India: opportunities & pitfalls.

NOTE: All sessions will be recorded and you will be able to view any sessions you miss.

  Course Presented by ...

The course will be delivered by Dr. Musa R Kaiser, MD, CMT.
Click Here to know more about the Course Presenter

  Sessions Format

Learning Futures & Options requires understanding and getting used to some very novel and unique concepts. To facilitate the process, the classes are held in a very semi-formal and comfortable setting. There is a lot of practical orientation so that concepts are easier to grasp. To ensure understanding, participants have opportunities to come up and explain & demonstrate concepts to others: this allows for a deeper involvement and precise learning.

A lot of time will be spent reviewing prior sessions and integrating various concepts into one whole and complete body-of-knowledge. Questions during this course are highly encouraged and expected from all participants. Participants will be organised into small groups so as to support each other in the learning process.


  Ideal For

The Serious and Committed Investor - Trader. For the market participant seeking the next level of knowledge, proficiency and sophistication in the markets. This is an Advanced Course and prior knowledge and experience in the markets is necessary to benefit fully from this course.


  What can you expect?

To achieve an "Inner Understanding" of the markets. A superior ability to predict market movements in advance and benefit from the same by taking (highly) profitable positions in the markets.

As a member of a an "Elite" group of people who participate in this course, you will be able to interact and bounce off ideas with others. Further, you will be able to keep abreast of market movements better by regularly interacting as a team.

  When & Where?

Next Course:   Commencing on Saturday, 3 Sep.

Course Duration:  4 weeks for for Futures, 4 weeks for Options and 8-10 weeks for Derivative Trading Strategies. Extra sessions to revise & reinforce concepts & practicals will be conducted as required.

Venue:   BIC Office, 45, Netaji Road, Fraser Town, Bangalore – 560 005.

Directions - click here & BIC on Google Maps

Interested in this course?
Click Here to Register your interest in any of our courses.


You can participate in the course in 2 ways:

1. Integrated Courses with Special Discounted Fees:

   Derivatives Integrated Courses


All Modules in which you participate Back-to-Back OR do all the sessions spread over different F&O Course batches.

* Extra Rebates for those who have completed Equity - Next Step & Technical Indicators Courses - see details below.


Rs. 1,09,950
discount of
Rs 10,050 !


Rs. 1,89,950
discount of
Rs 10,050 !

2. Session by Session
and pay the fee for only those modules / sessions you attend.

Module / Topic Online
    Fee  Fee
1  Futures - complete theory to practicals.
 20,000    30,000
2  Options - complete theory to practicals.  40,000    60,000

 Derivative Strategies -
 combines Spot, Futures & Option markets.
 very detailed, practical and hands-on live trades.
 60,000  1,10,000
   Total Course fee - module by module.
 Save Rs 10,050 by registering for the
 Integrated Course, see above.


Participants may register for individual modules or the Integrated course. Fees are inclusive of course fee, materials & refreshments. Taxes extra.

Special Discounts for BIC Alumni:

Recommended add-on:

Service Fee
1  IMR - India Market Review for 20 weeks - Rs 995 each.
2  DMR - Daily Market Reports for 20 weeks - Rs. 995 each.

   Get the above pack at 50% discount:
 Only for F&O Course participants. Save 10,000 !!!
 Rs. 29,800

  The BIC F&O Group

The BIC F&O Group are a dedicated group of folk who meet weekly to hone their F&O analysis. Most of them also take trading positions in the Derivatives markets and share their experiences - both the profitable and loss making ones. This has allowed the members to become better & more proficient over time and many of them are now making handsome profits on their F&O trades on a regular basis.

Do Contact Us if you would like to know more about the BIC F&O Group or meet any of the members.


Why should I learn Derivatives, especially, Options?

Research worldwide shows that 90% of the people in the stock markets don't really know what they are doing there. They mainly rely on Hope to make money and don't look at the essential education that can make them much better investors & traders. Of the 10% left, perhaps 10% of those really understand Derivatives (Futures & Options) completely. (I am talking about that "Inner Understanding", not just bookish knowledge). So you have perhaps 1% (probably less) of the market players who truly understand Options.

Now they are the Kings & Queens of Investing / Trading who have an inner feel of the market by virtue of their superior knowledge & understanding. And they are ones who make the big money, the big returns. How Big returns? Well, lets say 25 - 50% per month (yes, per month!) is a "Normal" returns for these folks.

Even if you don't trade Futures & Options, the inner knowledge you get by tracking them gives you a far superior understanding of the markets and allows you to have significantly better results in trading and investing in the spot (delivery) markets.

IF you wish to be in this elite group of people who have this superior knowledge, you MUST have an inner understanding of Options. Participating in this course will provide that big impetus to you in achieving your goal of superior knowledge and understanding. Welcome - to  the world of Derivatives.


  FAQ: What if I miss a class?

The Integrated Course Derivatives Course is a 4month course and it is quite possible that you may miss a class or two. And the question many have is "How will I make up if I miss a class?"

1.  Learning Options is a slow and steady process. In each class, there will revision of the previous session, presentation, discussion and Q&A by participants and a new concept that will be introduced gradually. Therefore, it should not be an issue to catch up.

2.  Further, the class will be divided into smaller teams of 2-3 people who will need to interact with each other for the homework and support each other in absorbing the concepts. Your team members are also there to support you to quickly learn and catch up anything that you may have missed.

3. The Course material will be quite detailed and will support you in revising and learning new concepts.

4. Most importantly the BIC F&O Group is an excellent support structure. They will be more than happy to support any of the Derivatives Course participants with any difficulties they may have during the course. 

The above aspects should sufficiently support you in quickly catching up with anything you may have missed.