This text is the American Institute of Management Research's recommended text for students preparing for the Chartered Financial Analyst exam. With a conversational writing style and comprehensive coverage of derivatives, the text provides a balance between introductory and advanced topics.
Written in a clear, conversational style, this fourth edition of the classic Futures, Options, and Swaps provides the most comprehensive coverage of derivatives currently available. This book is renowned for providing an excellent balance between introductory and advanced topics. This new edition includes many new applications exercises at the end of each chapter. An enhanced and updated version of OPTION! - the IBM PC-compatible program that can compute virtually every option and swap value discussed in this book - is included with the text. The software is also downloadable from the Futures, Options, and Swaps website, http: //www .blackwellpublishing.com/kolb. The fourth edition has been extensively updated and reflects the evolution away from the 'Chicago'-style markets that has happened in recent years. Chapters on futures markets, interest rate futures, and stock index futures have also been significantly revised.
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"Bob Kolb's Futures, Options, and Swaps is the best college textbook I have ever reviewed in my 25-year teaching career. In my opinion, every finance professor and practitioner should have a copy because it breaks new ground on several fronts. This book is self-contained and combines theory with practice. It is solidly grounded in modern derivative theory and yet has strong ties to the real world of financial derivatives." Suk H. Kim, University of Detroit Mercy
"This edition, with its outstanding balance of theory and application along with its thorough coverage of relevant institutional arrangements, provides students at all levels with an excellent understanding of these markets. The accompanying OPTION! software is a powerful teaching aide for the pricing of various option and swaps products." Gerry Gay, Georgia State University
About Robert W. Kolb
Robert W. Kolb is the author and editor of over a dozen books and numerous articles on finance and investments. He currently devotes his time to writing and research, especially in the areas of futures markets, investments, and bond portfolio management. He was previously a professor of finance at the University of Florida, Emory University, and the University of Miami.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Futures Markets. 3. Futures Prices. 4. Using Futures Markets. 5. Interest Rate Futures: Introduction. 6. Interest Rate Futures: Refinements. 7. Stock Index Futures: Introduction. 8. Stock Index Futures: Refinements. 9. Foreign Currency Futures. 10. The Options Market. 11. Option Payoffs and Option Strategies. 12. Bounds on Option Prices. 13. European Option Pricing. 14. Option Sensitives and Option Hedging. 15. American Option Pricing. 16. Options on Stock Indexes, Foreign Currency, and Futures. 17. The Options Approach to Corporate Securities. 18. Exotic Options. 19. Interest Rate Options. 20. The Swaps Market: Introduction. 21. Swaps: Economic Analysis and Briefing. 22. Swaps Applications. Option! Installation and Tutorial Exercises for Option!Appendicies. Answers to Selected End-of- Chapter Problems. Index.
Futures, Options and Swaps by Robert W. Kolb
Robert W. Kolb
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