Today's Most Up-to-Date and Comprehensive Resource for Eurodollar Futures Traders, Hedgers, and ResearchersEurodollar futures, and put and call options traded on those futures, revolutionized the world of banking and finance and are now among the most widely traded money market contracts in the world. The Eurodollar Futures and Options Handbook explores the complete range of current research and trading practice on these uniquely flexible trading vehicles, and tells you everything you need to know to increase your profits--and, more important, control your losses--when navigating this complex market.Featuring contributions from leading Eurodollar experts, including the author's seminal articles on Eurodollar convexity bias and measuring and trading term TED spreads, this long-awaited book explains:Eurodollar futures-- What they are, how they are priced, and how they can be used to hedge interest rate risk and trade the yield curveEurodollar options -- Structures and patterns of Eurodollar rate volatilities, along with price, volatility, and risk parameter conventions of Eurodollar options Eurodollar futures and options trading has grown exponentially, with no end in sight to its phenomenal growth. Let The Eurodollar Futures and Options Handbook arm you with the latest knowledge on these important trading vehicles, and provide you with the strategies and techniques you need to make the most of this liquid and lucrative market.Today's Eurodollar market--the market for dollar denominated deposits outside of the United States--is perhaps the largest and most liquid of the world's short-term dollar markets and is becoming the new standard of value for fixed income markets. For over a decade, futures and options traders in this market have relied on Eurodollar Futures and Options (by Burghardt, Belton, Lane, Luce, and McVey) for accurate market analysis coupled with solid, results-oriented trading and hedging strategies. Markets have changed dramatically, however, and the need for a comprehensive new handbook has become obvious and acute.The Eurodollar Futures and Options Handbook takes over where that book left off and incorporates all of the major advances in understanding how Eurodollar futures and options work and how traders and hedgers should use them. With contributions from Galen Burghardt, his colleagues, and collaborators, this hands-on volume focuses on every facet of this powerful market. It provides practitioners with practical, detailed discussions of:The Eurodollar Market-- Growth, expansion, and consolidation of the interest rate markets Key money market developments The birth of Eurodollar futures Exchange-traded money market futures and OTC interest rate swapsEurodollar Futures-- The Eurodollar futures contract Forward and futures interest rates Hedging with Eurodollar futures Pricing and hedging swaps The convexity bias, with new convexity bias series Measuring and trading term TED spreads Hedging and trading with stacks, packs, and bundles Hedging extension risk in callable agency notes The S&P 500 calendar roll Trading the turnEurodollar Options-- The Eurodollar option contract Price, volatility, and risk parameter conventions Caps, floors, and Eurodollar options Structure and patterns of Eurodollar rate volatility Trading with serial and mid-curve Eurodollar options Relative versus basis point volatility, including volatility cones Hedging convexity bias Until now, most of the material in this book was available only in assorted and often hard to find research notes. Eurodollar futures and options traders had to seek out special courses or know someone who had access to these notes. The Eurodollar Futures and Options Handbook combines greatly improved basic tools and research applications with current research on E
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Die Devisenmärkte haben sich in den letzten Jahren enorm verändert. Der Markt für SWAP-Geschäfte ist beträchtlich gewachsen, der EURO spielt eine grosse Rolle und derivate Instrumente nehmen täglich zu. Durch diese Entwicklungen hat sich die internationale Geschäftsabwicklung für die kommenden Jahre nachhaltig verändert. Dies ist die komplett überarbeitete und erweiterte Auflage des berühmten Klassikers 'Foreign Exchange and Money Market Guide'. Es ist ein praktischer und verständlich geschriebener Leitfaden, der Informationen bietet zu allen wichtigen internationalen Märkten. Dramatic changes in the foreign exchange and money markets have considerably altered the way international business will be conducted in the new millennium. The advent of the Euro, the enormous growth of the swaps market, and the daily increase in the development of derivative instruments are at the forefront of this evolution. If you re an investor, corporate finance officer, or anyone seeking to gain the essential edge in the world s major financial markets, resources for sound, accessible, and timely information are more important than ever. This updated, totally revised, and expanded edition of finance expert Julian Walmsley s popular classic is the one book you ll need. Practical and easy-to-understand, this unique reference provides guidance on every important market around the world, including closely related money markets such as the commercial paper and Eurocommercial paper markets, national money markets, interest rate options markets, and numerous related instruments. You will also find state-of-the-art sections on: The Euro Swaps-the instrument with the fastest growing market of all time Money market calculations Foreign exchange calculations Derivatives Risk issues From currency option markets to the 'third generation' hedging products that combine forwards and options, The Foreign Exchange and Money Markets Guide, Second Edition, unites volumes of information in one single source-and demystifies the seemingly complex concepts facing investors today. Julian Walmsley is Managing Director of Askeaton Associates Ltd. and a Visiting Research Fellow at the International Securities Market Association Centre for Securities Research at the University of Reading, England. Previously, he was Chief Investment Officer for Mitsubishi Finance International and also Senior Investment Officer for Oil Insurance in Bermuda. He spent many years working with Barclays Bank s foreign exchange operations and their interest rate and currency swaps group in London and New York, and was a director in charge of swaps at the London subsidiary of National Bank of North Carolina (NCNB). His other books include New Financial Instruments and The Foreign Exchange Handbook (both published by Wiley), and Global Investing: Eurobonds and Alternatives. Mr. Walmsley earned his MA in economics at Cambridge University. THE CLASSIC GUIDEBOOK COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM Written by a well-known financial author and respected authority on international investing, trading, and risk management, this updated, totally revised, and expanded second edition of The Foreign Exchange and Money Markets Guide provides essential, easy-to-understand coverage of the considerable developments that have drastically reshaped the way international business will be conducted in the new millennium. From state-of-the-art sections on the dawn of the Euro, the rapidly growing swaps market, and the daily increase in derivative instruments, to money market and foreign exchange calculations and risk issues, this invaluable classic includes the most timely, accessible, and dependable information on every important market around the world. Here is the quintessential resource for institutional investors, bankers, pension fund managers, or anyone seeking to gain that crucial edge in the world s major financial markets.
A comprehensive yet simplified guide to the complex world of options investing and risk management Before trading derivatives, one needs to understand the secrets and mechanics behind the options market. Your Options Handbook: The Practical Reference and Strategy Guide to Trading Options offers a straightforward, practical explanation of the options marketplace, including its origins, the mechanics of the market, and how to profit from trading options. * Walks you through the stock and option markets from a professional's perspective, but uses plain language and simple analogies * Discusses different trading strategies based upon whether one's opinion of the market is bullish, bearish, or neutral * Details market players, useful tips, and trading psychology, and explains how options are priced Options are a versatile trading instrument that typically cost less and can have lower risk than stocks. They also offer investors a unique edge and lucrative opportunities that are not available to stock only traders. Your Options Handbook helps investors fully understand the options market, allowing them to enter the sector with greater ease.
Reflecting the fast pace and ever-evolving nature of the financial industry, the Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance details how high-frequency analysis presents new systematic approaches to implementing quantitative activities with high-frequency financial data. Introducing new and established mathematical foundations necessary to analyze realistic market models and scenarios, the handbook begins with a presentation of the dynamics and complexity of futures and derivatives markets as well as a portfolio optimization problem using quantum computers. Subsequently, the handbook addresses estimating complex model parameters using high-frequency data. Finally, the handbook focuses on the links between models used in financial markets and models used in other research areas such as geophysics, fossil records, and earthquake studies. The Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance also features: * Contributions by well-known experts within the academic, industrial, and regulatory fields * A well-structured outline on the various data analysis methodologies used to identify new trading opportunities * Newly emerging quantitative tools that address growing concerns relating to high-frequency data such as stochastic volatility and volatility tracking; stochastic jump processes for limit-order books and broader market indicators; and options markets * Practical applications using real-world data to help readers better understand the presented material The Handbook of High-Frequency Trading and Modeling in Finance is an excellent reference for professionals in the fields of business, applied statistics, econometrics, and financial engineering. The handbook is also a good supplement for graduate and MBA-level courses on quantitative finance, volatility, and financial econometrics. Ionut Florescu, PhD, is Research Associate Professor in Financial Engineering and Director of the Hanlon Financial Systems Laboratory at Stevens Institute of Technology. His research interests include stochastic volatility, stochastic partial differential equations, Monte Carlo Methods, and numerical methods for stochastic processes. Dr. Florescu is the author of Probability and Stochastic Processes, the coauthor of Handbook of Probability, and the coeditor of Handbook of Modeling High-Frequency Data in Finance, all published by Wiley. Maria C. Mariani, PhD, is Shigeko K. Chan Distinguished Professor in Mathematical Sciences and Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso. Her research interests include mathematical finance, applied mathematics, geophysics, nonlinear and stochastic partial differential equations and numerical methods. Dr. Mariani is the coeditor of Handbook of Modeling High-Frequency Data in Finance, also published by Wiley. H. Eugene Stanley, PhD, is William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor at Boston University. Stanley is one of the key founders of the new interdisciplinary field of econophysics, and has an ISI Hirsch index H=128 based on more than 1200 papers. In 2004 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Frederi G. Viens, PhD, is Professor of Statistics and Mathematics and Director of the Computational Finance Program at Purdue University. He holds more than two dozen local, regional, and national awards and he travels extensively on a world-wide basis to deliver lectures on his research interests, which range from quantitative finance to climate science and agricultural economics. A Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics Statistics, Dr. Viens is the coeditor of Handbook of Modeling High-Frequency Data in Finance, also published by Wiley.