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The OTC derivatives market has been hit by a massive wave of regulatory change. Capital and margin requirements have increased, trade reporting has been mandated, and execution mechanisms are evolving. Most of all, central clearing is being imposed for many transactions.
OTC Derivatives: Bilateral Trading and Central Clearing explains the new rules and the new models. It discusses the traditional bilateral market, then sets out how this will change due to mandatory central clearing and the new ways in which OTC derivatives will have to be traded, reported, and processed.
Behavioral Finance and Capital Markets reveals the main foundations underpinning neoclassical capital market and asset pricing theory, as filtered through the lens of behavioral finance.Review"Szyszka provides an excellent introduction to this intellectual conflict [between the dominant neoclassical and upstart behavioral paradigms] and the basic contours of the theoretical and empirical grounds upon which the battle is taking place. The text offers something for just about any reader interested in a better understanding of capital markets, whether undergraduate students considering a future in finance, graduate students forming their own research agenda, or professionals in finance wanting to develop better predictive models or simply gain a better grasp of current academic debates about market behavior.
The landscape of commodity markets has drastically changed in recent years. Once a market of refineries, mines and farms, it has been transformed into the market of hedge funds, exchange traded funds, and commodity trading advisors. How did it affect the commodity markets? Are commodity investments still as beneficial as 20 or 30 years ago? The Financialization of Commodity Markets makes an attempt to answer these questions. First, it explores the fundamentals of passive and active investment strategies in commodity markets, discusses sources of return, benchmarks, and performance.
From the lost empires of the Sahara to today’s frenzied global gold rush, a blazing exploration of the human love affair with gold by Matthew Hart, the award-winning author of DiamondIn the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the price of gold skyrocketed—in three years more than doubling from $800 an ounce to $1900. This massive spike drove an unprecedented global gold-mining and exploration boom, much bigger than the Gold Rush of the 1800s. In Gold, acclaimed author Matthew Hart takes you on an unforgettable journey around the world and through history to tell the extraordinary story of how gold became the world’s most precious commodity.B
In Trading by the Minute, Joe Ross reveals his Major, Minor, and Intermediate intraday trading signals. He shows you exactly what they are and explains why they are important. He emphasizes the hows, whys, and whens of both stop loss and profit protecting stop placement. You will learn about hedging your positions, how to deal with the floor and your advantages over them. Joe reveals several methods for identifying a trend before anyone else sees that it is happening.
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