Our guide offers an overview on how markets work and how the products they trade are used to solve real-world problems.
The IFM's publications appeal to a broad audience, from industry professionals, investors, and market regulators to lifelong learners of the markets. While diverse, members of this audience share many of the same educational needs:
- the need for greater understanding of the risk management and price discovery functions of derivatives markets;
- the desire to understand the mechanisms that safeguard customers and the integrity of the global financial system;
- and, the need to understand the role of open, competitive markets that facilitate efficiency and innovation.
Since 1989, the IFM has been the reliable resource for information about exchange-traded derivatives, and specifically, the workings and economic importance of futures, options on futures and swaps. Whether you are a finance professional or an investor, a policymaker or a member of the media, or an academician or student, you will find IFM publications to be balanced and well written. We will help you understand markets and the important risk-management role derivatives play in the global economy.
Futures and Options
Combining real-world practice with supportive theory, learn how derivatives are used in risk and investment strategies -from grains, metals, energy, to interest rates and more.
U.S. Futures Regulation
Straightforward review of relevant rules and regulations as covered by the Commodity Exchange Act, Dodd-Frank Act and recent NFA and CFTC rule changes.