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A guide to understanding the complex derivatives market, by the acclaimed author of After the Trade is Made In todaya€™s highly charged and rapidly changing financial climate, derivatives are dominating global headlines. It is essential for financial professionals to have a strong grasp of the products, practices, and regulatory agencies associated with the complex derivatives market in order to keep up. In this book, financial expert David Weiss introduces readers to the basic concept of a derivative and offers a thorough examination of the many derivative products. Breaking down a complex market into its basic parts, he systematically explains the structure, usage, and value aspect of all the products constituting the derivatives universe, including: Credit Default Swaps (CDS) Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) Exchange-Traded Funds Currency Rates Swaps Options Futures Forwards For each of these types of derivatives, Weiss introduces the players in the market, outlines the mechanics of trading, and explains the role of regulation and oversight in the process. Written for portfolio managers, brokers, financial planners, and institutional investors, this book is an indispensable tool for todaya€™s investor and will leave readers better equipped to understand one of financea€™s most complex arenas.In understanding the credit markets, onemust focus on the three core elements that makeuprisk. ... Thereare many more testsandmany different typesof analysisthat research analysts who work for financial institutions ... Their focus ranges from the workingsof Standard aamp;Poora#39;s, Moodya#39;s, or Fitch, three companies among othersthat rate government, corporate, and municipal debt, to TransUnion , Experian, anbsp;...

Author:David M. Weiss
Publisher:Penguin - 2014-07-31


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