Financial Markets and Institns 3 / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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This text describes financial markets and institutions by providing a conceptual framework to understand why markets exist and what their role is in the financial environment. Each type of financial market is described with a focus on its utilization by financial institutions, its internationalization, and recent events that have affected it. Each type of financial institution is described with a focus on its regulatory aspects, management, use of financial markets, and performance. This edition continues its strong tradition of emphasizing timely examples and practical applications, including Internet materials, and offers a unique tie into Internet resources.
Table of ContentsPART ONE: OVERVIEW OF THE FINANCIAL ENVIRONMENT. 1. Role of Financial Markets and Institutions. 2. Determination of Interest Rates. 3. Structure of Interest Rates. PART TWO: THE FED AND MONETARY POLICY. 4. Functions of the Fed. 5. Monetary Theory and Policy. PART THREE: DEBT SECURITY MARKETS. 6. Money Markets. 7. Bond Markets. 8. Bond Valuation and Risk. 9. Mortgage Markets. PART FOUR: EQUITY MARKETS. 10. Stock Markets. 11. Stock Valuation and Risk. PART FIVE: DERIVATIVE SECURITY MARKETS. 12. Financial Futures Markets. 13. Options Markets. 14. Interest Rate Derivative Markets. 15. Foreign Exchange Derivative Markets. PART SIX: COMMERCIAL BANKING. 16. Commercial Bank Operations. 17. Bank Regulation. 18. Bank Management. 19. Bank Performance. 20. International Banking. PART SEVEN: NONBANK OPERATIONS. 21. Thrift Operations. 22. Consumer Finance Operations. 23. Mutual Fund Operations. 24. Securities Operations. 25. Insurance Operations. 26. Pension Fund Operations. 27. Credit Unions.