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Description : This is the second edition of the book on Commodity and Financial Derivatives. It 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 forward. 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 understanding of the subject matter. The textbook is primarily intended for the postgraduate students of finance, commerce and management. It will also be useful to all those who are engaged in derivatives trading and who facilitate derivatives trading. New to the second edition A large number of numerical examples and exercises are added to the various chapters to help the users understand the practical application of derivatives in hedging risk in diverse situations.
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.
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