Description : This book provides an in-depth analysis of the underlying concepts of the different types of commodity and financial derivatives, namely forwards, futures, options and swaps. It explains the trading processes of the derivatives and highlights their uses. Beginning with an overview of the subject, the text discusses in detail the forwards emphasizing the currency forwards. It presents the different types of futures—commodity futures, currency futures, stock futures, index futures, interest rate futures and the different types of options—stock options and currency options. The text continues to explain the option pricing models. It concludes with a chapter on financial swaps, which describes the operational modalities of currency swaps and interest rate swaps. The Indian context and environment are highlighted while explaining the trading processes of the different types of derivatives to familiarize the reader with the Indian derivatives market. The text is supported by illustrative examples, diagrams, tables and review questions to reinforce the students’ understanding of the subject matter. This textbook is primarily intended for the postgraduate students of finance, commerce and management. It would also be useful to derivative practitioners, chartered accountants and chartered financial analysts.
Description : The second edition of the book on Security Analysis and Portfolio Management covers all the areas relevant to the theme of investment in securities. It begins with an introduction to the investment process and the risk involved in it and then explains the different methods of security analysis such as Fundamental Analysis (including economy, industry and company analysis), Technical Analysis and Random Walk Theory (including Efficient Market Hypothesis). The valuation of securities such as shares and bonds is illustrated with examples. The securities market environment and the trading system in India are also discussed in sufficient detail. The different phases of Portfolio Management such as portfolio analysis, portfolio selection, portfolio revision and portfolio evaluation are explained in separate chapters. Pricing theories such as Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT), and Option Pricing Theory are explained with suitable examples. The book also provides an introduction to Derivative Instruments in four chapters. Each chapter is supported with examples, review questions and practice exercises to facilitate learning of the concepts and theories. The book is intended to serve as a basic textbook for the students of finance, commerce, and management. It will be useful to the students pursuing professional courses such as chartered accountancy (CA), cost and management accountancy (CMA), and chartered financial analysis (CFA). The professionals in the field of investment will find this book of immense value in enhancing their knowledge. New to the SECOND Edition • Two new chapters on Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT) and Option Pricing are introduced. • Two new sections on MCX-SX (the new stock exchange in India) and Value at Risk (VaR) Analysis are also added. • A Glossary of important terms has also been appended for the benefit of readers.
Description : During 1995 the Isaac Newton Institute for the Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University hosted a six month research program on financial mathematics. During this period more than 300 scholars and financial practitioners attended to conduct research and to attend more than 150 research seminars. Many of the presented papers were on the subject of financial derivatives. The very best were selected to appear in this volume. They range from abstract financial theory to practical issues pertaining to the pricing and hedging of interest rate derivatives and exotic options in the market place. Hence this book will be of interest to both academic scholars and financial engineers.
Description : Presenting an integrated explanation of speculative trading and risk management from the practitioner's point of view, "Risk Management, Speculation, and Derivative Securities" is a standard text on financial risk management that departs from the perspective of an agent whose main concerns are pricing and hedging derivatives.
Description : Security Analysis and Portfolio Management endeavours to provide concepts, text and cases for a course on Security Analysis and Portfolio Management, which is widely taught in the business schools around the world. It is consciously planned to help students to acquire knowledge, develop analytical skills and gain insights pertaining to how a fund manager strikes winning strategies for investment by using time-tested, validated and proven techniques which ranges from fundamental analysis to mundane mathematical models. The book is divided in four broad parts. " Part One describes the global investment scenario, major investment decisions, and the dynamics of the securities markets. " Part Two deals with the critical aspects of risk and return culminating in Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). " Part Three discusses the most important analysis in investment decisions, wherein good mathematical models are factored in and applied to live conditions through building up case analysis. " Part Four deals with the exotic instruments of derivatives and its applications, where cutting-edge research around the globe is going on. The book is designed to meet the expectations of common investors as well as hard core professionals (fund managers) in putting the precious resources at risk for higher returns. New in this edition: The following chapters are added to make the book more result oriented, contemporary, focused and comprehensive. " Dynamics of the Indian economy " Fundamental Analysis: Valuation of companies " Performance of mutual fund in India " Sub-prime crisis and securitization " Private equity
Description : The revised and enlarged second edition of Security Analysis and Portfolio Management provides a more comprehensive coverage of concepts. It has been expanded to strengthen the conceptual foundation and incorporates the latest research and up-to-date thinking in all the chapters. This edition contains completely new chapters on portfolio risk analysis, portfolio building process, mutual fund management, portfolio performance evaluations and hedging portfolio risk have been included. The volume also contains an Indian perspective that has been presented through cases and examples to help students from Indian business schools relate to the concepts discussed. Each chapter begins with a feature called ‘The Situation’, in which managers in a fictitious company must make certain key decisions in the derivatives market.
Description : The text aims to build understanding of the investment environment, to recognise investment opportunities, and to identify and manage an investment portfolio. This book captures the developments in capital market and investment in securities and also provides a simple way to understand the complex world of investment. Wherever possible, reference to Indian companies, regulatory guidelines and professional practice has been included. * This book covers the requirement for discussion to help practitioners like portfolio managers, investment advisors, equity researchers, financial advisors, professional investors, first time investors (interested in managing investments in a rational manner), lay investors to reason out investment issues for themselves and thus be better prepared when making real-world investment decisions. The book is structured in such a way that it can be used in both semester as well as trimester patterns of various MBA, PGDM, PGP, PG Courses of all major universities. * Concepts are explained with a large number of illustrations and diagrams for clear understanding of the subject matter. * Investing Tip profiles sound investing tips and considerations. They often present alternative investment options. * Industry Experience highlights real world investing situations, experiences and decisions. * Provides a detailed coverage of security analysis by integrating theory with professional practices. * The strong point of the book is guidelines for investment decision and Investment story, which have been included for class discussion, EDP's, FDP's and investment Consultation.
Description : This book seeks to capture the essence of modern developments in investments and provides a guided tour of the intricate and complex world of investments.Written by a highly acknowledged author and expert, this book:*Describes the characteristics of various investment alternatives available to investors *Discusses how the securities market functions *Explains the techniques used by professionals for analyzing and valuing investment alternatives *Discusses the implications of modern research in the field of investments *Explains how financial derivatives like futures and options are valued *Presents a framework for portfolio management *Provides insights into the strategies followed by the investment wizards of the world *Sensitises the reader to the pitfalls in the investment game *Offers a set of guidelines for investors with varying inclinations
Description : Used extensively by professionals, organizations, and schools across the country, INVESTMENT ANALYSIS AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT, Tenth Edition, combines solid theory with practical application in order to help students learn how to manage their money so that they can maximize their earning potential. Filled with real-world illustrations and hands-on applications, this text takes a rigorous, empirical approach to teaching students about topics such as investment instruments, capital markets, behavioral finance, hedge funds, and international investing. It also emphasizes how investment practice and theory are influenced by globalization. In addition, this tenth edition includes new coverage of relevant topics such as the impact of the 2008 financial market crisis, changes in rating agencies and government agencies such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, global assets risk-adjusted performance and intercorrelations, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : The second edition of Derivatives and Risk Management serves as a textbook for an introductory course on derivatives and risk management.