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Bridge the gap between theory and practice. Designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice, this introductory text on the futures and options markets is ideal for those with a limited background in mathematics. The eighth edition has been updated and improved-featuring a new chapter on securitization and the credit crisis, and increased discussion on the way commodity prices are modeled and commodity derivatives valued.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Mechanics of Futures Markets Chapter 3. Hedging Strategies Using Futures Chapter 4. Interest Rates Chapter 5. Determination of Forward and Futures Prices Chapter 6. Interest Rate Futures Chapter 7. Swaps Chapter 8. Securitization and the Credit Crisis of 2007 Chapter 9. Mechanics of Options Markets Chapter 10. Properties of Stock Options Chapter 11. Trading Strategies Involving Options Chapter 12. Binomial Trees Chapter 13. Wiener Processes and Ito’s Lemma Chapter 14. The Black-Scholes-Merton Model Chapter 15. Employee Stock Options Chapter 16. Options on Stock Indices and Currencies Chapter 17. Options on Futures Chapter 18. Greek Letters Chapter 19. Volatility Smiles Chapter 20. Basic Numerical Procedures Chapter 21. Value at Risk Chapter 22. Estimating Volatilities and Correlations Chapter 23. Credit Risk Chapter 24. Credit Derivatives Chapter 25. Exotic Options Chapter 26. More on Models and Numerical Procedures Chapter 27. Martingales and Measures Chapter 28. Interest Rate Derivatives: The Standard Market Models Chapter 29. Convexity, Timing, and Quanto Adjustments Chapter 30. Interest Rate Derivatives: Models of the Short Rate Chapter 31. Interest Rate Derivatives: HJM and LMM Chapter 32. Swaps Revisited Chapter 33. Energy and Commodit Derivatives Chapter 34. Real Options Chapter 35. Derivatives Mishaps and What We Can Learn from Them