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An in-depth look at the nature of market making and exchanges
From theory to practicalities, this is a comprehensive, up-to-date handbook and reference on how markets work and the nuances of trading. It includes a CD with an interactive trading simulation.
Robert A. Schwartz, PhD (New York, NY), is Marvin M. Speiser Professor of Finance and University Distinguished Professor in the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY. Reto Francioni, PhD (Zurich, Switzerland), is President and Chairman of the Board of SWX, the Swiss Stock Exchange, and former co-CEO of Consors Discount Broker AG, Nuremberg.
Chapter 1. Role of an Equity Market.
Chapter 2. From Information to Prices.
Chapter 3. Liquidity.
Chapter 4. What We Want From Our Markets.
Chapter 5. Institutional Order Flow.
Chapter 6. Order Driven Markets.
Chapter 7. Intermediated Markets.
Chapter 8. The Evolving Scene in the US.
Chapter 9. The Evolving Scene in Europe.
Chapter 10. Clearing and Settlement.
Chapter 11. Regulation.
Chapter 12. Simulated Trading.
Appendix A: Prices and Returns.
Appendix B: From Portfolio Decisions to Trading in a Frictionless Environment.
Appendix C: Dimensions of Informational Efficiency.
Appendix D: The Concept of Self-Regulation.