Financial Markets and Institutions, Abridged Edition (with Stock-Trak Coupon)

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Reflecting the latest developments from the field, best-selling FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS: ABRIDGED, 11E equips you with a solid understanding of why financial markets exist, how financial institutions serve these markets, and what services those institutions offer. This succinct paperback emphasizes securities traded by financial institutions and the scope of participation of those entities within each market. It focuses on the management, performance, and regulatory aspects of financial institutions and explores the functions of the Federal Reserve System, the major debt and equity security markets, and derivative security market. Extremely reader friendly, the book combines clear writing with timely real-world examples. "Using THE WALL STREET JOURNAL" features pull relevant examples of chapter concepts straight from recent headlines. In addition, the ongoing Flow of Funds Exercise at the end of each chapter illustrates how a manufacturing company relies on all types of financial markets, institutions, and services.

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Jeff Madura is Emeritus Professor of Finance at Florida Atlantic University. The recipient of multiple awards for excellence in teaching and research, Dr Madura has written several successful finance textbooks. His research on financial markets and institutions has been published in numerous journals, including Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Financial Management; Journal of Financial Research; and Financial Review. Dr Madura has served as a consultant for international banks, securities firms and other multinational corporations. In addition, he is a former director of the Eastern Finance Association and a former director and president of the Southern Finance Association. He earned his BS and MA from Northern Illinois University and his DBA from Florida State University.

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PART I: OVERVIEW OF THE FINANCIAL ENVIRONMENT. 1. Role of Financial Markets and Institutions. 2. Determination of Interest Rates. 3. Structure of Interest Rates. PART II: THE FED AND MONETARY POLICY. 4. Functions of the Fed. 5. Monetary Policy. PART III: DEBT SECURITY MARKETS. 6. Money Markets. 7. Bond Markets. 8. Bond Valuation and Risk. 9. Mortgage Markets. PART IV: EQUITY MARKETS. 10. Stock Offerings and Investor Monitoring. 11. Stock Valuation and Risk. 12. Market Microstructure and Strategies. PART V: DERIVATIVE SECURITY MARKETS. 13. Financial Futures Markets. 14. Options Markets. 15. Swap Markets. 16. Foreign Exchange Derivative Markets. PART VI: COMMERCIAL BANKING. 17. Commercial Bank Operations. 18. Bank Regulation. 19. Bank Management. 20. Bank Performance. PART VII: NONBANK OPERATIONS. 21. Thrift Operations. 22. Finance Company Operations. 23. Mutual Fund Operations. 24. Securities Operations. 25. Insurance and Pension Fund Operations. Appendix A: Comprehensive Project. Appendix B: Using Excel to Conduct Analyses. Glossary. Index.

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