A Guide to Derivatives Trading

Seminar fee: $35* / *Early bird price valid until 23 April 2019 (U.P. $40)

Derivatives are useful tools in times of uncertainty and volatility. Understanding how they work can help you to trade and hedge more efficiently. Different instruments are designed for specific purposes, with derivatives being one of the best instruments for traders. However, without a good understanding on how they work, potential traders may not be able to see results. During the workshop, there will be an in-depth discussion about “Trading” and “Futures” using examples on Stock Index Futures such as the Singapore MSCI Index and others. After this workshop, participants will gain confidence to start exploring derivatives trading.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Uses of derivatives as a trading and hedging instrument
  • Choose the right type for every trader or fund house
  • Understand the correct usage on margin or leverage trading

Seminar Outline:

Session 1 – Types of Derivatives

  • The different types of derivatives
  • What are futures and how do they work?
  • Identifying you as a trader or an investor – The importance of your identity
  • Choosing the right Futures contract to get started
  • The attributes of leverage trading
  • Handling margin trading – How to avoid margin call
  • Advantages of derivatives over cash trading
  • Spread trading and roll-over for expiring contract

Session 2 – Getting started in Futures trading

  • How to read your Futures account Financial Statement
  • Types of working orders and their applications
  • What role does your broker play?
  • Skills required to be proficient in trading

Session 3 – Evaluation on your suitability

  • Evaluating your suitability with live demonstration

Trainer’s Profile:

Wong Kon How has more than 20 years of trading experience in the finance industry. He is currently investing and managing his own fund and Founder of Weipedia Private Limited. Kon How specializes in the study of behavioural science or the market psychology and is an investment strategist. He is also an expert in risks management.

Kon How conducts workshops for industry practitioners, fund managers, private bankers, propriety traders, dealers and retail investors. His clients and participants are securities and derivative exchanges, regulators, investment banks, institutions and brokers. His delivery has gained good reviews and testimonies from his partners and their clients. He also conducts training sessions for Trading Representatives as part of their Continuous Education Program in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.

He studied Engineering but was passionate about investment and trading. This led him to pursue in the financial market after his graduation. He started his career in SiMEX as an apprentice and a runner in 1995, he later worked as a floor trader and financial dealer with varies institutions. Since then, he has been an active practitioner in both the Securities and Derivatives market. Some of the organizations he has participated with are the Singapore Exchange, Bursa Malaysia, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, Hong Kong’s regulator – Securities Futures Commission and Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong’s Treasury Market Association, Banks, Universities, Singapore Press Holdings and other non-profit organizations.

Contact Us

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Terms and Conditions


Singapore Exchange reserves the right to make changes to the time, date, syllabus, speakers, venue or cancel the course if warranted by circumstances beyond its control.

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Event Details
    • Beginner
  • Start Date
    Tue, 30 Apr 19
  • Time
    07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Status
  • Address
    Jakarta Room, 2 Shenton Way, SGX Centre 1
  • S$40
    Online Registration Closed*
    Call (65) 6011 8922 to check availability.