I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Introduction. 2. Financial Intermediaries and Financial Innovation. 3. The Role of the Government in Financial Markets.
II. DEPOSITORY INSTITUTIONS. 4. Depository Institutions: Activities and Characteristics. 5. Central Banks and the Creation of Money. 6. Monetary Policy.
III. NON-DEPOSITORY FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARIES. 7. Insurance Companies. 8. Investment Companies. 9. Pension Funds.
IV. DETERMINANTS OF ASSET PRICES AND INTEREST RATES. 10. Properties and Pricing of Financial Assets. 11. The Level and Structure of Interest Rates. 12. The Term Structure of Interest Rates. 13. Risk/Return and Asset Pricing Models.
V. ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE OF MARKETS. 14. Primary Markets and the Underwriting of Securities. 15. Secondary Markets.
VI. MARKETS FOR GOVERNMENT DEBT. 16. Treasury and Agency Securities Markets. 17. Municipal Securities Markets.
VII. MARKETS FOR CORPORATE SECURITIES. 18. Common Stock Markets in the United States. 19. Stock Markets around the World. 20. Markets for Corporate Senior Instruments: I. 21. Corporate Senior Instruments: II. 22. The Markets for Bank Obligations.
VIII. MORTGAGE AND SECURITIZED ASSET MARKETS. 23. The Mortgage Market. 24. Mortgage-Backed Securities Market. 25. Asset-Backed Securities Market.
IX. MARKETS FOR DERIVATIVE SECURITIES. 26. Financial Futures Markets. 27. Options Markets. 28. Pricing of Futures and Options Contracts. 29. The Applications of Futures and Options Contracts. 30. Interest Rate Swap and Interest Rate Agreement Market. 31. The Market for Foreign Exchange Rate Risk Control Instruments. Index.