This technical note explains the different types of financial products available. It then takes a deeper dive into the main types of financial products: assets such as properties, shares, bonds, loans, currency and merchandise; and derivatives such as forwards, options and swaps.
Due to the variety of financial products, they are classified between complex and non-complex products. It also considers the fact that these instruments are negotiated in organized and non-organized markets. Finally it explains the three types of market operators: speculative, hedges and arbitration.