Pricing Money

Pricing Money : A Beginner's Guide to Money, Bonds, Futures and Swaps

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Pricing Money provides a highly practical introduction to theprinciples of bonds and fixed income and is aimed at readers whohave little prior knowledge.

The book is written in a style that is not overly mathematical ortheoretical but takes a practical approach focusing on the aspectsof pricing and trading fixed-income securities that are mostrelevant to the day-to-day activities of people working in themarkets.

Starting at a basic level the author explains the concepts andprinciples behind fixed income in an informative way using everyday examples that can be understood by the layman. It includes alisting of the terms used; the rules and conventions; thetechniques for valuation and pricing and a description of thedifferent roles within the industry. This book will be an excellenttraining tool for new recruits to the financial markets.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 206 x 11mm | 230g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0471487007
  • 9780471487005
  • 1,044,616

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This book is an introduction to the markets in deposits, bonds, futures and swaps. It explains the purpose and design of thesefinancial instruments, and how they are used by the various playersin the financial system.

The book is for new recruits and potential new recruits infinancial markets, as well as accountants, lawyers, and thosewishing to understand the basic principles of finance. The author'sengaging, accessible and non-mathematical style is comprehensibleby those with no prior financial knowledge.
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Table of contents

A Beginner's Toolkit; Money Markets; Government Bonds; Futures; Swaps; Options; Foreign Exchange; Players; People; Price action; More Detail; Swaps II; Non-government issuance; Yield, duration, repo and forward bond prices; Bond futures; Basic fixed-income arithmetic;.
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About Julian A. Wiseman

J.D.A. WISEMAN is a bond and swap trader at Credit Suisse First Boston, having previously been an analyst there and at J.P. Morgan. The author read mathematics at Queens' College, Cambridge, and lives in London.
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