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Designed for those with limited training in mathematics, this thoroughly revised and updated second edition offers an in-depth exploration of futures and options. The author examines trading strategies and how markets work, as well as contemporary pricing, hedging, and risk management tools. CONTENTS: Introduction. PART I: FUTURES AND FORWARD MARKETS_Mechanics of Futures and Forward Markets. The Determination of Forward and Futures Prices. Appendix: A Proof that Forward and Futures are Equal When Interest Rates Are Constant. Hedging Strategies Using Futures. Appendix: A Proof of the Minimum Variance Hedge Ratio Formula. Interest-Rate Futures. Swaps. PART II: OPTIONS MARKETS_Mechanics of Options Markets. Basic Properties of Stock Options. Trading Strategies Involving Options. An Introduction to Binomial Trees. The Pricing of Stock Options Using Black-Scholes. The Early Exercise of American Call Options on Dividend-Playing Stocks. Options on Stock Indices and Currencies. Options on Futures. Hedging Positions in Options and the Creation of Options Synthetically. Valuing Options Numerically Using Binomial Trees. Biases in the Black-Scholes Model. Interest-Rate Options. Answers to Quiz Questions. Table for N(x) when x - 0. Table for N(x) when x ? 0. Major Exchanges Trading Futures and Options. Index. Printed Pages: 400. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 10749
Titel: Introduction to Futures and Options Markets,...
Verlag: PHI Learning
Auflage: 2nd edition.