The futures markets were created to enable farmers and ranchers to hedge their business activities. Further, stock index futures were created to offer portfolio managers an efficient means of hedging; yet, most market participants are purely speculating. Join us as we go back to the basics by looking at the E-mini and Micro E-mini stock index futures vehicles for hedging rather than speculating. We will also discuss a portfolio hedge that involves very little out of pocket expense using a combination of long put options and short call options.
*There are several presentations at this event, ours will take place on Tuesday, February 16th from 2:40 to 3:10 pm Eastern
Topics discussed includes:
- What is a portfolio hedge and why it can be beneficial?
- When should a portfolio hedge be used?
- What are the various methods of hedging?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of the various methods of hedging a stock portfolio?
- Pure hedge vs. partial hedge
- The opportunity costs of hedging your stock portfolio with futures and options on futures.