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The Futures Game: Who Wins, Who Loses, & Why

The Futures Game: Who Wins, Who Loses, & Why

Author: Richard Teweles, Frank J. Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/1998

Since it first exploded onto the markets in 1974, THE FUTURES GAME has helped thousands of traders gain an intelligent understanding of futures markets. Over the years, Richard Teweles and Frank Jones have kept their fingers on the pulse of the dynamic futures trading industry, first updating their classic text in 1987. Now, this third edition of THE FUTURES GAME has been completely updated and revised to keep all participants--whether speculators or hedgers, new or veteran--one step ahead of this fast moving, high-stakes game. Combining two decades of strength and wisdom with todayOs most innovative research and strategic recommendations, this guide to the futures markets continues its reign as the number one tool for futures trading mastery. THE FUTURES GAME, 3rd Edition, walks you through the universe of futures trading possibilities and opportunities, starting with an in-depth discussion of market basics that includes the nature of the contract, the organized markets for those contracts, and the relationship between cash and futures prices. The elements of successful trading are isolated, described, and analyzed to make you familiar with profitable decision-making processes. After that, detailed chapters devoted to particular markets explain price determinants and speculative possibilities within currencies, commodities, and stock index futures. Notes from a Trader sections go beyond theory and speculation to provide valuable tips and pointers -- expert guidance you can use to squeeze the maximum benefit from each trade. The comprehensive facts and insights packed into this traderOs bible will help you predict what might happen--and why it might happen--in virtually every kind of market. New information in this important third edition includes: Latest research on important topics including efficient market hypothesis, technical and fundamental analysis, and much more E A comprehensive listing of valuable Internet website names and addresses. Stronger emphasis on financial instruments E Innovative strategies for maneuvering through the increasingly important international market E Completely revised sections devoted to Basics of the Game, Playing the Game, How to Win or Lose, Succeeding as a Broker, and Choosing the Correct Markets. Filled with knowledgeable trading strategies and insights, revealing charts on todayOs most interesting futures markets, and numerous respected trading approaches that will allow you to craft a style based on your own strengths and requirements, THE FUTURES GAME is likely to become the one resource you refer to most often.

Emerging Capital Markets

Emerging Capital Markets

Author: J. Jay Choi, John A. Doukas Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/1998

The editors of this volume provide a comprehensive and in-depth collection of articles on financial and investment issues in emerging capital markets. The collection offers coverage of all major emerging countries as well as all major topics related to emerging market finance. By presenting general, conceptual essays as well as technical, specific essays in a coherent framework, the book attempts to broaden the traditional finance and international finance literature to include emerging market countries where markets are more rigid, segmented, or fragmented than developed market countries. Researchers, graduate students, finance professionals, investors, and policy makers will find this volume useful.

The Conservative Investor's Guide to Trading Options

The Conservative Investor's Guide to Trading Options

Author: Leroy Gross Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/11/1998

Originally published almost a decade ago, LeRoy Gross's authoritative, yet highly accessible book has been the only resource available for conservative investors looking to further their investment goals with options. Now, with a new Introduction by the bestselling author Larry McMillan, The Conservative Investor's Guide to Trading Options has been updated to help market practitioners of the present garner the same rewards reaped by investors of the past. Using the clear, balanced approach he used with his clients during a long career in the securities industry, Gross explores the various options strategies most frequently employed with individual stocks, examines the risk factors associated with each, and offers a unique perspective on how to use options as a hedging tool. From buy stock/write call to sell stock/buy call, the strategies covered are designed to help investors be better able to increase stock income, reduce stock risk, and seek stock profits. In addition to recommended systems, Gross also points out those that conservative investors should avoid, including naked cal writing, calendar spread, and call option butterfly spread. With clear, easy-to-understand explanations, here's where you'll find complete details on: Reading and understanding option tables. Entering option orders. Negotiating commission discounts. Understanding the language of options trading with a complete glossary. Filled with practical examples and no-nonsense information, this is essential reading for all those who want to expand their portfolios using conservative option strategies.

Technical Markets Indicators

Technical Markets Indicators

Author: Richard J. Bauer, Julie R. Dahlquist Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/1998

The use of technical market indicators has long been a controversial subject, highly regarded by some and treated with great skepticism by others. Yet, the number of indicators-and the number of individual investors and finance professionals using them-continues to grow. Now, more than ever, there is an urgent need for objective testing to determine the validity of these indicators. Technical Market Indicators is a unique study of the performance of many of the most widely used technical analysis indicators. The authors explore in an unbiased, rigorous manner whether these indicators consistently perform well or fail to do the job. They explain which indicators work best and why, providing a clear picture of what the investor is likely to experience when using technical analysis. Unlike other books on the subject, Technical Market Indicators provides a comprehensive testing of indicators that uses a large sample of stocks over a twelve-year time period, encompassing varying market conditions. Instead of using the traditional technical analysis charts, this detailed analysis takes a different approach, calculating numbers based on various relationships and letting the numbers dictate the decisions. This allows the investor to use technical methods without ever consulting a chart. From an objective standpoint, the authors address both the pro and con arguments of using technical analysis and attempt to shed additional light onto the controversy through their systematic testing. They also alert the investor to the many different issues that must be addressed when using technical indicators, including performance measurement criteria, consistency of results, combining indicators, portfolio considerations, and leveraging. This indispensable resource features: Comprehensive testing of sixty different technical indicators, fully described, including Trading Band Crossover, Relative Strength Peaks, Random Walk Breakout, Candle Belt Hold, and Volume Trend An explanation of the underlying concepts behind the indicators and their methods of calculation In-depth results of tests on each individual indicator, with over 250 pages of detailed tables An examination of trading rules that combine two or more indicators and a report of a sampling of the best combinations An annotated bibliography. For those new to technical analysis or for the experienced analyst looking for some fresh angles on the subject, this one-of-a-kind resource is the only one you'll need to navigate the increasingly complex maze of technical market indicators. Can technical analysis be used as an effective tool to enhance investment performance? This question is currently on the minds of many investors and traders. The answer can be found in this invaluable, comprehensive resource, which provides a detailed analysis of the most commonly used indicators, explaining in detail which indicators seem to work best, why, under what conditions, and with which kinds of financial instruments. Do technical market indicators provide useful information to the stock trader or is it impossible to beat a buy and hold strategy? Bauer and Dahlquist tackle this controversy by rigorously testing 60 indicators on 878 stocks over a 12-year period. Their explanations of the indicators, the testing process, and the results are clear and concise. The 12 major conclusions based on this extensive research will provide the reader with plenty of opportunities to follow Bauer and Dahlquist's final advice: 'Keep learning and keep thinking. ' - Tom Bierovic Manager, System Trading & Development Education Omega Research, Inc. Who says a technician has to use charts? Here is a book that sidesteps traditional technical analysis and describes how tabular data can be more informative. - Ralph Acampora Managing Director Prudential Securities.

Risk Management and Analysis

Risk Management and Analysis

Author: Carol Alexander Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/1998

The author/editor has produced two stand-alone or companion volumes. Only one third of the original material remains. New Markets and Products begins with two chapters on emerging markets. The book then goes on to cover markets and products of increasing complexity: standard equity and interest rate derivatives, exotic options, swap (and swaptions), volatility trading and finally credit derivatives. The contributors are all acknowledged experts in their fields: Michael Howell, Mark Fox, Ian King, Chris Rogers, Andrew Street, Riccardo Rebonato, Edmond Levy, Bryan Thomas, Vincent Lacoste, Desmond Fitzgerald and Blythe Masters. New Markets and Products will be an essential reference tool for risk managers, institutional investors, fund managers, bankers, corporate treasurers and financial consultants. In this volume Carol Alexander has gathered together ten articles that are concerned with important recent developments in financial markets. Two of the articles are concerned with emerging markets. They explore the reasons for their growth and the nature of the investment opportunities available. The remaining eight articles are concerned with derivatives. There are chapters on equity derivatives, interest rate derivatives, exotic options, volatility trading, and credit derivatives. The final chapter on credit derivatives is particularly timely. This market is in the process of transforming the way banks manage credit risk. I have seen no other discussion of the market as comprehensive and useful as that provided by Blythe Masters. Market participants and students alike will find much useful and thought-provoking information in this volume. - John Hull, August 1998

Risk Management and Financial Derivatives

Risk Management and Financial Derivatives

Author: Satyajit Das Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/1998

Modern financial management entails an appreciation of a number of key mathematical concepts. This is particularly relevant to risk and risk management products, such as derivatives. The central role played by these products in capital markets is forcing an ever broader range of personnel to be aware of and utilise these concepts either from a supervisory perspective or in their day-to-day activities. This book explains the mathematical basis of risk and derivatives in a non-technical manner to allow non (maths) specialists to gain an appreciation of the concepts that are utilised. Each chapter is written by a leading market practitioner. The book looks at the basic mathematics underlying risk and risk management products and the applications of these techniques to a number of common settings. This should allow understanding to be gained about concepts actually used.

Investment Mathematics for Finance and Treasury Professionals

Investment Mathematics for Finance and Treasury Professionals

Author: Gregory V. Kitter Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/1998

For Finance and Treasury professionals to effectively pitch, sell, and comprehend the true appeal and relevance of a particular security, there is nothing more important than knowing how the value of said security has been determined. While punching numbers into a computer may provide the information needed, it is nevertheless essential to have a firm grasp of the valuation concepts in order to make the best, most informed decisions. Offering a straightforward, accessible approach not found anywhere else, this comprehensive new book provides a clear-cut road map through the mathematical concepts associated with the investments sector of Treasury management. Written by an expert in the field, Investment Mathematics for Finance and Treasury Professionals explains the principles and formulae used in the fixedincome cash markets. It presents an in-depth, yet practical look at the applications associated with these money and capital markets instruments. The book also covers calculations and applications in the foreign exchange and equities markets. The same in-depth coverage is applied to the various fixed-income and foreign exchange derivatives markets used as both speculative and hedging tools. Spanning the spectrum from price/yield changes to risk/return, and packed with numerous examples that illustrate key concepts, this exhaustive resource includes: Yield spread analysis--methods of price/yield quotation, yield spreads by maturity, off-the-run vs. on-the-run Price/yield sensitivity--hedge ratios, basis point value, dollar duration, convexity Term structure of interest rates different yield curve structures, zero coupon yield curve, Treasury trading STRIPS Foreign exchange--crossrates, spot rates, forward points, covered interest arbitrage Options--plain vanilla vs. exotic options, over-the-counter vs. exchange-traded options, understanding option valuation models, and option hedging and trading strategies Interest rate swaps, swaptions, caps, floors, collars, inverse floaters Risk/return--valuation theory, capital asset pricing model, value at risk Complete with supporting appendixes that contain statistical information on such essentials as historical interest rate patterns, conversion factors for Treasury bond futures, the standard normal distribution, and day count basis for different bonds, Investment Mathematics for Finance and Treasury Professionals is an indispensable reference for anyone involved with corporate and municipal treasury functions. Providing Finance and Treasury professionals the fundamental information necessary to understand the mathematical concepts and applications used in investment decisions, this in-depth and accessible resource explains and clarifies the concepts behind investment mathematics. With numerous examples and comprehensive appendixes containing important statistical data, Investment Mathematics for Finance and Treasury Professionals covers everything from price/yield changes and yield spread analysis to term structure of interest rates, derivatives, and risk/return.

Africa's Emerging Securities Markets

Africa's Emerging Securities Markets

Author: Robert A. Clark Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/1998

The increasing globalization of financial markets has resulted in a substantial increase in net private capital flows to developing countries, primarily the emerging economies of Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Until recently, investors have ignored opportunities in Africa. African markets caught investors' attention in 1994 with Kenya's 179% U.S. dollar returns leading world equity markets, along with six of the world's top ten markets being in Africa. With low levels of correlation between African and developed world markets, the African exchanges represent ideal portfolio diversification opportunities. Moreover, rates of return for African investments are among the highest returns in the world, yet African nations have not attracted the foreign direct investment that is required to change their economies. Dr. Clark's research examines the nature and evolution of Africa's emerging securities markets and their role in regional economic development. He shows that the continent's trading systems represent many different trading arrangements without standardized rules and procedures. African countries continue to implement reforms to strengthen the development of financial markets, but without the appropriate market microstructure and custodial arrangements international investors will not provide African projects with the equity capital required for further development. The government's role in the regulation of developing equity markets, therefore, is a critical element to the success of the reform process. Clark argues that freeing the economies to international competition will reap significant dividends for the continent's emerging economies. As the markets evolve, structural impediments will reduce, leading to increased efficiencies and lower capital costs.

The Hedge Fund Edge

The Hedge Fund Edge

Author: Mark Boucher Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/10/1998

Achieve higher returns with lower risk and take your profits globally. A leading hedge fund trader offers a solid and profitable trading approach to the world markets. This is the best stock market book that I have read in a long time. Boucher lays it out clearly, concisely, and in a most interesting manner. A 'must read' for anyone who invests in the equities market. -Dan Sullivan Editor, The Chartist A leading practitioner offers rich theoretical insights and sound practical advice based on years of successful trading. Mark Boucher is that rare investment analyst who knows what really works in trading and can communicate it with authority and grace. -Nelson Freeburg Editor and Publisher, Formula Research, Inc. The Hedge Fund Edge is an indispensable guide for any investor or trader who wants to consistently profit from the markets without having to undergo huge risks. Mark Boucher, hedge fund manager and well-known speaker on trading, provides readers with a solid methodology for achieving market-beating, long-run returns with risk that is substantially below the long-run risk of U.S. and global equities. Boucher first looks at the limitations of traditional stock and bond investing, and then explains how to determine the safest and most profitable periods for investing in stocks in any country. He explains this strategy both conceptually and with an objective model that has been used to manage money successfully since the 1950s. He shows how to allocate funds among global equities at any given time while following safe, reliable, and profitable trends. The book also provides a thorough discussion of the Austrian Liquidity Cycle, an original combination of Austrian Economics, Economic Alchemy, and Liquidity Cycle Theory. Boucher explains how to use this theory to understand the major moves behind the markets and determine the most profitable market in which to invest. The Hedge Fund Edge provides critical valuation and technical models as well as essential information on stock selection techniques to help readers identify which markets and stocks are both lower-risk and higher-performing. Boucher also describes, in detail, the impact of governmental policies on the markets and the connection between macroeconomic performance and investment performance. Also included are essential timing models for determining when to invest in gold, bonds, commodities, and other asset classes, as well as methods for allocating a portfolio with the goal of investing in the very best trends at any one point in time across all asset classes. The book emphasizes the power of diversification among asset classes, such as arbitrage funds, global hedge funds, different types of futures funds, distressed bonds, and other market-uncorrelated investments. Boucher explains how this diversification can be used to build a bullet-proof and highly profitable portfolio that returns consistently high profits with much lower than market risk. Boucher provides examples from his own real-time hedge fund trading experience and offers his performance as proof of what can be achieved via these techniques. The Hedge Fund Edge melds market timing, vehicle selection, risk management techniques, economic insight and understanding, and tactical asset allocation into a totally new philosophy and approach that has been proven to produce spectacular gains with relatively low risk.

Getting Started in Annuities

Getting Started in Annuities

Author: Gordon K. Williamson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/1998

Getting Started in annuities One of the most popular retirement investment options, annuities are also among the most difficult to comprehend. This handy volume provides an in-depth, easy-to-understand look at these complex instruments, revealing exactly what they are, how they work, and what advantages they have over other investment vehicles. Along with performance tables, sample portfolios, and a helpful Q & A section, you'll find up-to-date details on tax law changes, as well as complete information on:

The Bond Markets Of Developing East Asia

The Bond Markets Of Developing East Asia

Author: Robert F. Emery Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/1998

Drawing on the most recent data available, this comprehensive book provides detailed descriptions and analysis of the bond markets in eight East Asian developing economies: Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. Robert Emery devotes a full chapter to evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each country's bond market.For each country, Emery describes the history of the bond market and identifies its key participants, the different types of bonds, and the current terms for bond issues. He also discusses the size of the bond market, the bond issuing process, trading procedures and the structure of the market, the clearing and settlement system, and fees and taxes. Finally, he lists the regulators of the market, current regulations, and bond rating agencies; assesses the market's past performance; and offers suggestions for improvement.Each country chapter is organized into a standard format, making it easy for the reader to locate and compare specific information. Emery concludes the book with cross-country comparisons of the eight countries' bond markets. It will be an invaluable reference for economists, policymakers, and all those interested in emerging capital markets.

Successful Spread Betting

Successful Spread Betting

Author: Geoff Harvey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/1998