This comprehensive new book explains and clarifies the essential building blocks underlying the pricing and risk analysis of fixed–income securities and derivatives–using mathematics lightly, to make things easier, not harder. The emphasis throughout is on how–to–do, on building operational knowledge from the ground up. There are more than 300 examples and exhibits based on current market data.
The international dimension is also an integral part of the analysis. A true global financial village has emerged, heavily dependent for its operations on real–time international telecommunications networks. The focus of this book is on instruments which can be freely traded internationally, generally without controls, taxes, or other restrictions. You will find essential information on:
∗ The global money market
∗ Foreign exchange transactions and foreign exchange derivatives
∗ Bonds and zero coupon bonds–including a risk management–driven discussion
of duration and convexity
∗ Interest rate swaps, currency swaps, and exchange–traded futures
∗ Stochastic models and option pricing
∗ Stochastic models of the yield curve
Written for a wide range of finance professionals and packed with a wealth of exhibits, this is the ideal resource for anyone seeking a firmer grasp of this important topic.
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SHORT–TERM MONEY MARKET INSTRUMENTS.
Background and Terminology.
Interest, Discount, Compounded Yield.
LONG–TERM SECURITIES, FUTURES, AND SWAPS.
Fixed– Interest Coupon Bonds.
Futures on Bonds and Notes.
An Introduction to Options.
Fixed–Income Options, Bonds with Optionlike Features.
Modeling the Yield Curve.