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International Finance For Dummies

International Finance For Dummies

Ayse Evrensel

ISBN: 978-1-118-59182-6

Apr 2013

336 pages



Want to get the most out of your International Finance course?

Nowadays the value of daily foreign exchange trading is more than one hundred times the value of annual international trade in goods and services. As result of the great importance of international financial transactions, the subject of international finance continues to develop as fast as—or faster than—any other field in economics and finance. International Finance For Dummies sheds light on this increasingly important subject for the growing number of students required to take this course.

If you're an undergraduate or MBA student enrolled in an international finance course, this hands-on, friendly guide gives you everything you need to succeed. Plus, it includes up-to-date information on the latest changes to International Finance Reporting Standards, its impact on a company's overall finances, and the various currencies and institutions available worldwide.

  • Serves as an excellent supplement to your international finance texts
  • Provides easy-to-understand explanations of complex material
  • Brings you up-to-speed on the concepts and subject matter you need to know

International Finance For Dummies is your ticket to scoring your highest in your international finance course.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with International Finance 9

Chapter 1: Money Makes the World Go ’Round 11

Chapter 2: Mastering the Basics of International Finance 21

Chapter 3: Buy, Sell, Risk! Users of Foreign Exchange Markets 39

Chapter 4: It’s All about Change: Changes in the Exchange Rate 51

Part II: Determining the Exchange Rate 69

Chapter 5: It’s a Matter of Demand and Supply 71

Chapter 6: Setting Up the Monetary Approach to Balance of Payments 87

Chapter 7: Predicting Changes in Exchange Rates Based on the MBOP 115

Part III: Understanding Long-Term

Concepts and Short-Term Risks 135

Chapter 8: Your Best Guess: The Interest Rate Parity (IRP) 137

Chapter 9: Taking a Bite Out of the Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) 155

Chapter 10: Minimizing the FX Risk: FX Derivatives 167

Part IV: Conducting a Background Check: Changes in Currency through the Years 189

Chapter 11: Macroeconomics of Monetary Systems and the Pre-Bretton Woods Era 191

Chapter 12: The Bretton Woods Era (1944–1973) 211

Chapter 13: Exchange Rate Regimes in the Post–Bretton Woods Era 227

Chapter 14: The Euro: A Study in Common Currency 255

Part V: The Part of Tens 271

Chapter 15: Ten Important Points to Remember about International Finance 273

Chapter 16: Ten Common Myths in International Finance 279

Appendix: Famous Puzzles in International Finance 285

Index 293