All About Derivatives (Paperback)

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Michael Durbin is a writer, educator, and financial technology consultant specializing in high-frequencytrading of financial derivatives. He has taught at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School and hashelped numerous Wall Street firms develop derivative pricing and trading systems. Durbin lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DERIVATIVES

All About Derivatives, Second Edition, presents the complex subject of financial derivatives with a clarity and coherence you won’t find in other books. Using real-world examples and simple language, it lucidly illustrates what derivatives are and why they are so powerful. This second edition of All About Derivatives provides a rock-solid foundation on:

  • The most common contracts available to you in today's market
  • Key concepts such as cost of carry, settlement, valuation, and payoff
  • Proven methods for establishing fair value
  • How leverage can work for you--and against you
  • The various derivative contracts traded today, including forwards, futures, swaps, and options
  • Pricing methods and mathematics for determining fair value
  • Hedging strategies for managing and reducing different types of risk

INCLUDES A BRAND-NEW CHAPTER ON THE ROLEDERIVATIVES PLAYED IN THE 2008 FINANCIAL MELTDOWN

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ISBN 9780071743518
Genre BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Investments & Securities / General
Format Paperback
Pages 272
Publisher Date 2010-11-16 00:00:00.0
Publisher McGraw-Hill
Copyright Year 2011
Height 9.25 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.85 lb
Language English
Edition Number 2
Edition Detail Revised
Audience General/trade
Authors Durbin, Michael
Country of Origin United States

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