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    DescriptionA sensational and compelling insider's view that lifts the lid on the fast-paced and dazzling world of derivatives, now in a smaller, paperback format. Traders Guns and Money is a wickedly comic expose of the culture, games and pure deceptions played out every day in trading rooms around the world. And played out with other people's money. This sensational insider's view of the business of trading and marketing derivatives, explains the frighteningly central role that derivatives and financial products played in the global financial crisis. This worldwide bestseller reveals the truth about derivatives: those financial tools memorably described by Warren Buffett as 'financial weapons of mass destruction'. Traders, Guns and Money will introduce you to the players and the practices and reveals how the real money is made and lost. 'The sexier side of finance ...at last ...a convincing picture of what life is like in today's modern financial industry.' Corporate Financier '...more riveting than the Da Vinci Code...in the mould of Liars' Poker...an insider's account of how derivatives markets work...' Goola Warden, The Edge


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    Title
    Traders, Guns and Money
    Subtitle
    Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Satyajit Das
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780273776765
    ISBN 10: 0273776762
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FIN
    BIC subject category V2: KFFK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.9
    BIC subject category V2: KFFM, KFF, KFFL
    BISAC V2.8: BUS027000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27840
    BISAC V2.8: BUS036000, BUS014000, BUS004000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: KFFM1
    DC23: 332.6457
    Thema V1.0: KFFM, KFF, KFFK, KFFL
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Pearson Education Limited
    Imprint name
    FT Publishing International
    Publication date
    20 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Harlow
    Author Information
    Satyajit Das is a globally known and respected consultant in the area of financial derivatives and risk management. He is the author of bestselling Traders,Guns & Money: Knowns and Unknowns in the Dazzling World of Derivatives and Extreme Money.
    Table of contents
    List of figures and tables Prologue Miracles and mirages Serial crimes Beginning of the end/end of the beginning Knowns and unknowns Unreliable recollections Summary judgment 1 Financial WMDs - derivatives demagoguery School days It's all Chinese to me A derivative idea Betting shops Secret subtexts Leveraged speculations Under the radar Whole lotta swapping going on The golden age/LIBOR minus 50 Warehouses Serial killings Forbidden fruit Derived logic 2 Beautiful lies - the 'sell' side Smile and dial Market colour Rough trade Analyze this Class wars Ultra vires Feudal kingdoms Uncivil wars Golden rules Business models The medium is the message Bondage Tabloid cultures Conspicuous currency Ethnic cleansing Foreign affairs FILTH Lost in translation A day in the life 3 True lies - the 'buy' side Turn of the fork Risky business Magic kingdoms Stripping or stacking/hedging perils, again Me too 'Zaiteku' or the bride stripped bare The gamble in P & G Tobashi, baby Gnomes of Zermatt and Belgian dentists Death swaps Investment fashions Alpha, beta, zeta Looking after the relatives Agents all Unique selling propositions 4 Show me the money - greed lost and regained Money uncertainty Toll booths Take a seat Efficient markets On the platform A day at the races Black swans, black sheep Trading places Secret intelligence Overwhelming force Oracle of Delphi Free money The colour of money In reserve A comedy of errors Black holes What's the number? Nothing like excess Nice work if you can get it Dukes of Hazard 5 The perfect storm - risk mismanagement by the numbers Shock therapy Holy risk! Risk spin Risque matters Placebo effects Among the unbelievers Risk cults In the long run ... Modus operandi Secret trader's business Let the good times roll The perfect storm Weather forecasts Endgame Mean risk Extreme sports 6 Super models - derivative algorithms Out of the sheltered workshops Rocket science Culture wars Conveyor belts Trivial pursuits Grand oprey The quest Genesis Gospels Greek tragedies Failing the model test CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) 1987 - 'Oh LOR-dy!' CSI 1992 - ERM (extremely risky, man!) CSI 1998 - selling England by the pound CSI 1998 - Asian fever Model envy Omitted variable bias 7 Games without frontiers - the inverse world of structured products Driving over lemons The best of times ... the worst of times Ghostbusters It wasn't me, sir Heaven and hell Split personality Golfing holidays The flood Power to the people Recycling junk Six packs Take no prisoners The usual suspects 8 Share and share alike - derivative inequity Billion dollar baby Self arbitrage Arbitraging others Taking it over Buying back the farm Who's fooling who? Strippers Pearls of wisdom Own goals Taxing times Fund times 9 Credit where credit is due - fun with CDS and CDO Credit wars Credit epiphanies First-to-credit derivatives Remote credit Mistaken identity Heard it on the grapevine Guaranteed delivery Re-re-re-re-restructuring - CDS stutters Beyond the push and pull Imitation and flattery Tranche warfare It's super A capital idea The arbitrage age Hangovers UFOs Geeks with Greeks Never believe your own lies Russian dolls Black holes Epilogue The Asian century redux Vexatious litigation The more things change Hot tubbing Rogue trader Bangs and whimpers The China Club BOAT (Best of all time) Knowns and unknowns Afterword: Credit crunch - the new known known of financial markets Living in the Age of Kali ... Supersize my debt! Would you like debt with that? The new liquidity factory Lying NINJA mortgagors The lines of transmission It's different this time! The bear comes out of hibernation Waiting for the other shoe to fall ... Financial shell games The short and long of it all Model shock Missing the mark Truth in labelling Regulatory irregularities Reversion to mean Credit crunch Notes Index