10: Fundamentals of Options and Volatility

Course Description

Learn the importance of appropriately pricing and evaluating options and volatility to understand their impact on the pricing of callable bonds.


1: Options

2: Volatility

3: Implied Volatility

4: Options and Callable Bonds

5: Option Related Measurement Tools


$995 for students, governments and non-profits

$1650 for corporate and for-profit entities

Group pricing for teams of 5 or more

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Course Requirements


Courses 6, 8 & 9 Recommended or Pass on Pre-Test

Program Level


Field of Study


Credit Hours


Course Instructor

Mark Mothner

Senior Managing Director, Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.


Mark is a seasoned Capital Markets Professional and long time supporter of investor education and training. Mark recently retired from his position as Senior Managing Director and Head of Government Agency Trading at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. where he was responsible for the underwriting and trading of GSE debt. While at Cantor, Mark also ran the Corporate Structured Notes trading area and was asked by the CEO to launch a cryptocurrency trading desk. Prior to joining Cantor Fitzgerald, Mark served as Head of Structured Notes for the Americas at Merrill Lynch. Previously, he worked at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch as a senior trader for Agency debt. He also served as Head of Agency Trading at Chase Securities. Mark is a graduate of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business where he received an MBA with a concentration in Finance, and of the University of Michigan School of Business where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

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