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Derivatives Essentials: An Introduction to Forwards, Futures, Options and Swaps Hardcover – Illustrated, July 12 2016

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Today's derivative securities are complex and made up of many moving parts, and in order to remain effective, practitioners must have a complete working knowledge of these products. This masterfully written book presents meaningful, in-depth coverage of derivative securities products and strategies that go beyond broad descriptions. Derivatives Essentials gets you up close to the ins and outs of several key products and strategies and the reasons behind investing in them.

No other resource provides so much preparation from one of the leading minds on the subject. Through straightforward explanations brought to life with examples of how concepts actually play out in the real world, you gain a versatile mastery of conceptual and quantitative insights. Not only will you accurately use quantitative pricing and valuation models, but you will know why the models represent price and value. You will quickly be able to discuss the importance of the sensitivity measures known as the Greeks and put them to use to analyze and characterize products and strategies. You will effectively form numerous trading strategies with an expert's confidence of knowing why you did it. Keep this everyday resource at your fingertips to:

  • Effectively put into practice protective, yield-enhancing, spread, and price and volatility trading strategies, as well as create synthetic positions
  • Round out your essential skillset with ad- vanced concepts related to moneyness, the option exercise decision, put-call parity, pricing and valuation, implied volatility, and the Greeks
  • Navigate the nuances of interest rate swaps, credit default swaps, cross-currency swaps, and other swaps, including swap concepts and conventions and how to transform cash flows using swaps

Sophisticated skills are not needed in statistics, finance, or math for this completely accessible resource to enable you to communicate your understanding of derivative securities in both concepts and equations. Derivatives Essentials gives practitioners the convenient balance of conceptual explanations, quantitative detail, and practical examples they need to get the most out of these products and strategies.

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Today’s derivative securities are complex and made up of many moving parts, and in order to remain effective, practitioners must have a complete working knowledge of these products. This masterfully written book presents meaningful, in-depth coverage of derivative securities products and strategies that go beyond broad descriptions. Derivatives Essentials gets you up close to the ins and outs of several key products and strategies and the reasons behind investing in them.

No other resource provides so much preparation from one of the leading minds on the subject. Through straightforward explanations brought to life with examples of how concepts actually play out in the real world, you gain a versatile mastery of conceptual and quantitative insights. Not only will you accurately use quantitative pricing and valuation models, but you will know why the models represent price and value. You will quickly be able to discuss the importance of the sensitivity measures known as the Greeks and put them to use to analyze and characterize products and strategies. You will effectively form numerous trading strategies with an expert’s confidence of knowing why you did it. Keep this everyday resource at your fingertips to:

  • Effectively put into practice protective, yield-enhancing, spread, and price and volatility trading strategies, as well as create synthetic positions
  • Round out your essential skillset with advanced concepts related to moneyness, the option exercise decision, put-call parity, pricing and valuation, implied volatility, and the Greeks
  • Navigate the nuances of interest rate swaps, credit default swaps, cross-currency swaps, and other swaps, including swap concepts and conventions and how to transform cash flows using swaps

Sophisticated skills are not needed in statistics, finance, or math for this completely accessible resource to enable you to communicate your understanding of derivative securities in both concepts and equations. Derivatives Essentials gives practitioners the convenient balance of conceptual explanations, quantitative detail, and practical examples they need to get the most out of these products and strategies.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wiley; 1st edition (July 12 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1119163498
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1119163497
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 550 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 2.51 x 22.86 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 32 ratings

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Aron Gottesman writes on financial markets, derivative securities, and asset management. He has published more than 30 academic articles and books and has been extensively cited in newspapers and popular magazines. He is a Professor of Finance at Pace University and holds a Ph.D. in Finance, an MBA in Finance, and a BA in Psychology, all from York University, and is a CFP&reg; Professional.

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Mel
5.0 out of 5 stars SIMPLE, STRAIGHT FORWARD, OPTIONS MADE EASY - WILL SOUND SMARTER AFTER READING IT.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The title should be: derivatives made easy!
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