Beyond Stocks and Bonds: Learning about Futures, Options, Derivatives, and More


Annual BRASS program
June 27, 2005
Chicago, Illinois

Discovering Information Resources for Commodities and Futures:
Selected Web Sites

Rita W. Moss
Davis Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professional Guide to Derivatives

The portal contains short descriptions and links to the most frequently read articles, books, journals, papers, newspapers/magazines and websites covering all types of derivatives and their applications.

Numa Financial Systems

Selected included links

  • Futures & Options Exchanges
  • Options Strategy Guide
  • Courses & Conferences
  • Journals
  • Acronyms
  • Guide To Futures And Options Orders
  • The Derivatives FAQ
  • The Derivatives Spreadsheet Library
  • Investment Banks, Brokers, Fund Managers
  • Newsgroups & chat forums

Derivative Links

Contains links to other sites, articles, working papers and surveys conducted by Capital Market Risk Advisors.

Financial Derivatives Toolbox

"The Financial Derivatives Toolbox provides components for analyzing individual derivative instruments and portfolios containing several types of interest-rate-based and equity-based financial instruments."

Readable articles on Options/Futures and Trading. Links to free "stuff".


Includes tools such as a put/call filter, option pricing calculator and charts.

A quick way to find quotes by Exchange or commodity. (free registration)

Chicago Board Options Exchange

This site includes options data back to 1996 (under data tab); descriptions of types of options (under the product tab); quotes and white papers (under the Institutional tab).

Free Commodity Trading Information Publications

E.g. Options on Futures,

bullet Beyond Stocks and Bonds: Learning about Futures, Options, Derivatives, and More
BRASS Program, ALA Annual Conference, June 27, 2005

Disclaimer : This publication has been placed on the web for the convenience of BRASS members. Information and links will not be updated. Posted 15 September 2005.