Examine derivative securities: options, futures, and swaps. Investors and financial institutions that make use of these derivative securities to take positions are either speculators or hedgers. Speculators are attempting to predict the direction of some economic or market variable and generate gains on those predictions using derivative securities. Hedgers will have a specific operational risk that could be transferred using these derivative securities.
In reference to common stock investments, compare and contrast the potential for gains alternative option securities, future positions, and swap positions and the roles of speculators, hedgers, and pickers.
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