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Fundamentals of Derivatives Marketsis a succinct yet comprehensive adaptation of the authorrs"s successful text, successful text, Derivatives Markets .Streamlined for a broad range of undergraduate students, the approachable writing style and accessible balance of theory and applications introduces essential derivatives principles. By exploring various methods for valuing derivatives and by discussing risk management strategies in real-world context,Fundamentals of Derivatives Marketsdevelops studentsrs" financial literacy for todayrs"s corporate environment. Introduction to Derivatives.Insurance, Hedging, and Simple Strategies:An Introduction to Forwards and Options; Insurance, Collars, and Other Strategies; Introduction to Risk Management.Forwards, Futures, and Swaps:Financial Forwards and Futures; The Wide World of Futures Contracts; Interest Rates Forwards and Futures; Swaps.Options:Parity and Other Option Relationships; Binomial Option Pricing; The Black-Scholes Formula.Financial Engineering and Applications:Financial Engineering and Security Design; Corporate Applications; Real Options. For all readers interested in derivatives, options, and futures.

Author Biography

Robert L. McDonald is the Erwin P. Nemmers Distinguished Professor of Finance at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he has taught since 1984. He is co-editor of the Review of Financial Studies and has been an associate editor of the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Management Science, and other journals. He holds a BA in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a PhD in economics from MIT.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Derivatives
Insurance, Hedging, and Simple Strategies
An Introduction to Forwards and Options
Insurance, Collars, and Other Strategies
Introduction to Risk Management
Forwards, Futures, and Swaps
Financial Forwards and Futures
The Wide World of Futures Contracts
Interest Rates Forwards and Futures
Parity and Other Option Relationships
Binomial Option Pricing
The Black-Scholes Formula
Financial Engineering and Applications
Financial Engineering and Security Design
Corporate Applications
Real Options
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