Fixed Income Strategy: A Practitioner's Guide to Riding the Curve

Overview

Market players put their jobs on the line with every position they take. Any fixed income investor in the circumstance of being granted one wish would probably want to know what interest rates are going to do in the future. Economists and others have constructed models of interest rate behaviour, but no model works in all circumstances. The main aim of this book is to straddle the different worlds of theoretical models and practical market experience, while offering an ...

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Overview

Market players put their jobs on the line with every position they take. Any fixed income investor in the circumstance of being granted one wish would probably want to know what interest rates are going to do in the future. Economists and others have constructed models of interest rate behaviour, but no model works in all circumstances. The main aim of this book is to straddle the different worlds of theoretical models and practical market experience, while offering an interdisciplinary framework for fixed income investing and trading.

  • A focussed but very practical approach to fixed-income investment, aimed at practitioner market
  • Contains investment checklists and interviews with market practitioners
  • Offers an interdisciplinary framework for fixed-income investing and trading, and combines worlds of theoretical models and practical market experience
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470850633
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/17/2003
  • Series: Wiley Finance Series , #256
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 6.93 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

TAMARA MAST HENDERSON is a senior fixed income strategist for a leading provider of independent research and market analysis, responsible for European sovereign debt.  Ahead of this, Dr. Henderson was deputy head of the International Monetary Fund's Investment Unit, responsible for the management of $11 million in trust funds.  Henderson has also worked as an economist for the US Department of Commerce, IMF and Salomon Smith Barney.  She has a B.A. in Foreign Affairs and Economics from the University of Virginia, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Claremont Graduate University.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Biography.

Introduction.

PART I: BASIC TOOLS FOR ESTABLISHING A FIXED INCOME STRATEGY.

1. Fixed Income Basics.

2. Fixed Income Securities: Beyond the Basics.

3. Economic Fundamentals.

PART II: ENHANCED TOOLS FOR ESTABLISHING A VIEW ON INTEREST RATES.

4. Government Policy: The Interface between Economics and Politics.

5. Human Factors.

6. Technical Analysis: Applied Social Psychology.

7. Other Techniques for Short-Term Analysis.

8. An Integrated Approach to Bond Strategy.

PART III: IMPLEMENTING YOUR VIEW.

9. Fixed Income Instruments, Investors and Portfolio Management Styles.

10. Fixed Income Trading.

11. Odds and Ends.

12. Survival Principles for the Financial Battlefield.

Bibliography.

Index.

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