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Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets

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ISBN-10: 0132993341

ISBN-13: 9780132993340

Edition: 8th 2014

Authors: John C. Hull

List price: $272.00
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Directed primarily toward undergraduate finance students, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals.Based on Hull's Options, Futures and Other Derivatives, Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets presents an accessible overview of the topic without the use of calculus. Packed with numerical examples and accounts of real-life situations, this text effectively guides readers through the material while helping them prepare for the working world.
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Book details

List price: $272.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 1/4/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.904
Language: English

John C. Hull is the noted author of such texts as Introduction to Futures and Options, Markets and Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives. In these books, and others, he explains in readable form concepts related to the Futures market, investing, and business. Largely aimed at students, Hull's books serve as an excellent introduction to the field or a valuable refresher to those already in the corporate world. John C. Hull has been a professor of finance and director of the Centre for Finance Studies at the University of Toronto in Canada. He received degrees from Cranfield University, Cambridge University, and Lancaster.

Introduction
Mechanics of futures markets
Hedging strategies using futures
Interest rates
Determination of forward and futures prices
Interest rate futures
Swaps
Securitization and the credit crisis of 2007
Mechanics of options markets
Properties of stock options
Trading strategies involving options
Introduction to binomial trees
Valuing stock options: The Black--Scholes--Merton model
Employee stock options
Options on stock indices and currencies
Futures options
The Greek letters
Binomial trees in practice
Volatility smiles
Value at risk
Interest rate options
Exotic options and other nonstandard products
Credit derivatives
Weather, energy, and insurance derivatives
Derivatives mishaps and what we can learn from them
Answers to Quiz Questions
Glossary of terms
DerivaGem software
Major exchanges trading futures and options
Tables for N(x)
Index