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Pricing Money: A Beginner's Guide to Money, Bonds, Futures and Swaps

ISBN: 978-0-471-48700-5
192 pages
November 2001
Pricing Money: A Beginner

Description

Pricing Money provides a highly practical introduction to the principles of bonds and fixed income and is aimed at readers who have little prior knowledge.

The book is written in a style that is not overly mathematical or theoretical but takes a practical approach focusing on the aspects of pricing and trading fixed-income securities that are most relevant to the day-to-day activities of people working in the markets.

Starting at a basic level the author explains the concepts and principles behind fixed income in an informative way using every day examples that can be understood by the layman. It includes a listing of the terms used; the rules and conventions; the techniques for valuation and pricing and a description of the different roles within the industry. This book will be an excellent training tool for new recruits to the financial markets.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

PART I: A BEGINNER'S TOOLKIT.

Money Markets.

Government Bonds.

Futures.

Swaps.

Options.

Foreign Exchange.

Players.

People.

Price Action

PART II: MORE DETAIL.

Swaps Revisted.

Non-Government Issuance.

Yield, Duration, Repo and Forward Bond Prices.

Bond Futures.

Basic Fixed-Income Arithmetic.

Index.
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Author Information

J.D.A. WISEMAN is a bond and swap trader at Credit Suisse First Boston, having previously been an analyst there and at J.P. Morgan. The author read mathematics at Queens' College, Cambridge, and lives in London.
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