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Guide to Financial Markets

Marc Levinson

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ISBN 10: 1861979568 / ISBN 13: 9781861979568
Published by Economist Books
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Title: Guide to Financial Markets

Publisher: Economist Books

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

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Financial markets play a hugely important role in the modern economy and globalisation of them markets continues apace. Electronic trading has led to exponential year by year growth in trading on the money and foreign exchange markets. And billions of dollars-worth of derivatives in all kinds of new and fancy - and often almost incomprehensible - forms are created and sold daily. Stock markets have bubbled and burst, proving that their performance can never be taken for granted and giving the bond market a fillip. This book provides a brilliantly clear guide to this complex world that even those who work in it often find hard to understand. With chapters on the markets that deal in money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, financial futures, options and other derivatives, it looks at why these markets exist, how they work and who trades in them, and it gives a run-down of the factors that affect prices and rates.

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The credit crunch and ensuing financial crisis showed just how volatile the financial markets can be. Even slight movements in market prices can have substantial effects on national economies, businesses and institutional investors such as pension funds. Individual investors, meanwhile, face choices among highly complex financial products that are increasingly difficult to get to grips with. Astute use of the financial markets can make all the difference to the bottom line. But in order to act astutely you must understand what you are doing.

The Guide to Financial Markets provides a clear explanation of the different markets. It goes well beyond stocks and bonds to explain the purposes and uses of equity futures and options, securitised instruments, and innovations such as the credit derivatives that can help manage risk but can also prove toxic when not used carefully. And so for anyone who wants a good understanding of:

  • why markets matter

  • international fixed-income markets

  • foreign-exchange markets

  • equity markets

  • money markets

  • futures and options markets

  • bond markets

  • derivatives markets

  • securitisation

there is no better reference source than this fully revised and updated fifth edition of the Guide to Financial Markets.

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