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All about derivatives

 Format: Print  Author/s: Durbin, Michael  Call Number: HG6024 A3 D87 2011  Publisher: McGraw-Hill  Place of Publication: New York  Date of Publication: 2011  ISBN: 9780071743518  Pages: 272  Language: English  Dimension: 23 cm  Tags: Derivative securities |
 About the Resource:

All About Derivatives, Second Edition, presents the complex subject of financial derivatives with a clarity and coherence you won’t find in other books. Using real-world examples and simple language, it lucidly illustrates what derivatives are and why they are so powerful. This second edition of All About Derivatives provides a rock-solid foundation on:


  • The most common contracts available to you in today’s market
  • Key concepts such as cost of carry, settlement, valuation, and payoff
  • Proven methods for establishing fair value
  • How leverage can work for you–and against you
  • The various derivative contracts traded today, including forwards, futures, swaps, and options
  • Pricing methods and mathematics for determining fair value
  • Hedging strategies for managing and reducing different types of risk
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