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Skilled investors know that to play in today's high-risk global-investment environment, they must maximize return while hedging risk. To do this successfully, investors must understand the intricacies and nuances of a myriad of investment vehicles, many relatively new to the investment arena. In Derivative Securities: The Complete Investor's Guide, two renowned experts show how a unified approach to derivatives that pays equal attention to options and futures pricing in both theory and practice, allows the investor to achieve his or her goals. Particular attention is paid to the issue of credit risk in pricing and the crucial function of risk management.
1. Introduction to Derivatives. 2. Simple Arbitrage Relationships for Forward and Futures Contracts. 3. Simple Arbitrage Relationships for Options. 4. Asset Price Dynamics. 5. The Binomial Pricing Model. 6. Martingale Pricing. 7. American Options. 8. The Black-Scholes Model. 9. Extensions of the Black-Scholes Model. 10. Replication and Risk Exposure with Model Misspecification. 11. Foreign Currency. 12. Stock Indices, and Commodities. 13. Interest Rate Contracts. 14. Swaps. 15. Interest Rate Derivatives. 16. Pricing and Hedging Treasury Bonds and Futures with Model Misspecification. 17. Pricing and Hedging Interest Rate Options with Model Misspecification. 18. Credit Risk. 19. Non-Standard (Exotic) Options. 20. Non-Standard (Exotic): Path Dependent.