Fixed Income Mathematics / Edition 1

Fixed Income Mathematics / Edition 1

by Robert Zipf
     
 

An introduction to common fixed income instruments and mathematics, Fixed Income Mathematics offers explanations, exercises, and examples without demanding sophisticated mathematics. The author utilizes his extensive business and teaching experience to highlight the fundamentals of investment and management decision-making to offer key questions and exercises that

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An introduction to common fixed income instruments and mathematics, Fixed Income Mathematics offers explanations, exercises, and examples without demanding sophisticated mathematics. The author utilizes his extensive business and teaching experience to highlight the fundamentals of investment and management decision-making to offer key questions and exercises that suggest the applicability of fixed income mathematics.

Written for readers with a general mathematics background and suffused with international examples, this self-teaching book is an ideal handy reference guide. Fixed Income Mathematics is your gateway to financial mathematics and increased competence in business analysis.

About the Author
Robert Zipf has more than 30 years experience in the financial field, with such companies as John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, IBM, Merrill Lynch, and AMBAC Indemnity Corporation. For many years he offered entry level professionals courses on municipal bonds and since 1993 has taught municipal bonds and fixed income mathematics at The FT New York Institute of Finance, now FT Knowledge Financial Learning. Mr. Zipf has written two books, How Municipal Bonds Work, and How the Bond Market Works, Third Edition, and has published articles in several municipal bond related publications. He is a member of The Municipal Bond Club of New York, the American Economic Association, and The Municipal Forum of New York, where he also served as President.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780127817217
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
0.94(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Interest; Compound Interest; Present Value; Annuities Certain; Bond Price Calculation; Future Value of Annuity; Accrued Interest; Discount Securities; Calculations for Other Securities; Quotations; Types of Yields; Sources of Return; Volatility and Its Measures; Duration' Convexity; Calculus Derivation; Probability Applications; Term Structure of Interest Rates; Uncertain and Variable Cash Flows; Mortgage Backed Securities; Futures; Options; Bibliography.

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