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International Monetary Fund (IMF) defines derivatives as "financial instruments that are linked to a specific financial instrument or indicator or commodity and through which specific financial risks can be traded in financial markets in their own right. The value of a financial derivative derives from the price of an underlying item, such as an asset or index. Unlike debt securities, no principal is advanced to be repaid and no investment income accrues". Derivative instruments are defined by the Indian Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 to include (1) a security derived from a debt instrument, share, secured/unsecured loan, risk instrument or contract for differences, or any other form of security and (2) a contract that derives its value from the prices/index of prices of underlying securities. Thus, derivatives are financial instruments/contracts the value of which depends upon the value of an underlying. Since their value is essentially derived out of an underlying, they are financial abstractions whose value is derived mathematically from the changes in the value of the underlying. In recent years, derivatives have become increasingly important in the field of finance. While futures and options are now actively traded on many exchanges, forward contracts are popular on the over-the-counter (OTC) market. This book explains at length the various concepts of financial derivatives, reasons for their popularity, risks involved and their emergence in the Indian capital market.
This is a book of hypothetical cases written to give students real examples of key finance concepts. Each case contains a strong critical thinking/analytical component. The cases match topics covered by all of our undergraduate books, making it the perfect companion. Each case is 3-4 pages in length, and concludes with questions and problems that walk students through calculations and critical analysis of the case to help them make business decisions.
Gegenstand dieses Lehrbuchs ist die Rechnungslegung fur den Einzelabschluss von Unternehmen nach den deutschen handels- und steuerrechtlichen Vorschriften sowie nach den International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Neben den Grundsatzen ordnungsmassiger Buchfuhrung und den entsprechenden IFRS-Rahmengrundsatzen wird schwerpunktmassig die jeweilige Bewertungskonzeption dargestellt. Daruber hinaus werden die Bewertungsmethoden sowie Ansatz und Bewertung der einzelnen Positionen des Jahresabschlusses im jeweiligen Rechnungslegungssystem behandelt. Mithilfe zahlreicher Beispiele, UEbersichten und Tabellen wird die schwierige Materie anschaulich erklart. Aufgaben mit ausfuhrlichen Loesungen ermoeglichen ein aktives Lernen mit unmittelbarer Selbstkontrolle und sichern so den Lernerfolg. Daher eignet sich das Buch auch ausgezeichnet zum Selbststudium. Neben der Berucksichtigung der aktuellen Rechtslage im deutschen Handels- und Steuerrecht enthalt die 9. Auflage im Bereich der internationalen Standards u.a. eine ausfuhrliche Darstellung der neuen Standards IFRS 9 "Finanzinstrumente und Hedge Accounting" sowie IFRS 16 "Leasing".
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Praise for SAFELY PROSPEROUS or REALLY RICH? "Howard's brilliant concept that the roads to Prosperity and Riches are very different is very liberating. In most financial books, the author would never do what Howard has done-recount with unflinching honesty the big financial mistakes he and his subscribers have made over the years so readers can avoid the same stumbling blocks and pitfalls. Only a very secure man would have the guts to do that." -Robert Allen author of Multiple Streams of Income and Nothing Down "Howard Ruff is back, offering a wealth of powerful new financial advice for America's middle class. In his new manual, Safely Prosperous or Really Rich?, he challenges you to choose between two roads. The older I get, the more I favor 'Safely Prosperous,' but you make the call. I also love Howard's old-fashioned moral perspectives on money." -Mark Skousen editor of Forecasts and Strategies "Safely Prosperous or Really Rich? is destined to be one of the most influential books of the early twenty-first century, just as his mega bestseller, How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years, changed millions of lives in the late '70s. Welcome back, Howard." -John Mauldin author of Bull's Eye Investing
With an emphasis on models and techniques, this textbook introduces many of the fundamental concepts of stochastic modeling that are now a vital component of almost every scientific investigation. In particular, emphasis is placed onlaying the foundationfor solvingproblemsin reliability, insurance, finance, and credit risk.
The material has been carefully selected to cover the basic concepts and techniques on each topic, making this an ideal introductory gateway to more advanced learning. With exercises and solutions to selected problems accompanying each chapter, this textbook is for a wide audience including advanced undergraduate and beginning-level graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in mathematics, statistics, engineering, and economics."
CMAexcel flash cards to prepare for the exam - updated for the 2020 CMA Exam Use the Wiley CMAexcel Flash Cards - the only official prep materials of IMA(R) - to reinforce and improve knowledge retention for the CMA exam. The flash cards have been fully updated to cover the most current and critical Learning Outcome Statements published by ICMA. With over 250 flash cards in an easy-to-transport box, this product provides an opportunity to study and test yourself on the go. Use flashcards to reinforce and improve knowledge retention for Part 2 of the exam. 250+ flashcards total Cover the most critical points to know on Part 2of the CMA exam Flash Cards help you: Reinforce the most current Learning Outcome Statements published by ICMA Pinpoint strengths and weaknesses so you can focus your efforts and save time Gain confidence answering exam questions Study and test yourself when you are away from your computer
Michael Erkens analyzes the determinants and consequences of information disclosure. He presents an empirical investigation of corporate risk management disclosures of nearly 400 firms from 20 European countries. The results show that countries' institutional settings and cultural values are predominant factors why firms disclose information on their risk management practices. In another study, the author analyzes the economic consequences associated with the publication of an annual report in English by European firms from non-English speaking countries. He finds that the release of English annual reports attracts more analysts and foreign investors to the firm, and decreases information asymmetries between insiders and outsiders of the firm.
October 19th 1987 was a day of huge change for the global finance industry. On this day the stock market crashed, the Nobel Prize winning Black-Scholes formula failed and volatility smiles were born, and on this day Elie Ayache began his career, on the trading floor of the French Futures and Options Exchange.
Experts everywhere sought to find a model for this event, and ways to simulate it in order to avoid a recurrence in the future, but the one thing that struck Elie that day was the belief that what actually happened on 19th October 1987 is simply non reproducible outside 19th October 1987 - you cannot reduce it to a chain of causes and effects, or even to a random generator, that can then be reproduced or represented in a theoretical framework.
"The Blank Swan" is Elie's highly original treatise on the financial markets - presenting a totally revolutionary rethinking of derivative pricing and technology. It is not a diatribe against Nassim Taleb's "The Black Swan," but criticises the whole background or framework of predictable and unpredictable events - white and black swans alike -, i.e. the very category of prediction.
In this revolutionary book, Elie redefines the components of the technology needed to price and trade derivatives. Most importantly, and drawing on a long tradition of philosophy of the event from Henri Bergson to Gilles Deleuze, to Alain Badiou, and on a recent brand of philosophy of contingency, embodied by the speculative materialism of Quentin Meillassoux, Elie redefines the market itself against the common perceptions of orthodox financial theory, general equilibrium theory and the sociology of finance.
This book will change the way that we think about derivatives and approach the market. If anything derivatives should be renamed "contingent claims," where contingency is now absolute and no longer derivative, and the market is just its medium. The book also establishes the missing link between quantitative modelling (no longer dependent on probability theory but on a novel brand of mathematics which Elie calls the "mathematics of price") and the reality of the market.
Discovered in the seventies, Black-Scholes formula continues to play a central role in Mathematical Finance. We recall this formula. Let (B ,t? 0; F ,t? 0, P) - t t note a standard Brownian motion with B = 0, (F ,t? 0) being its natural ?ltra- 0 t t tion. Let E := exp B? ,t? 0 denote the exponential martingale associated t t 2 to (B ,t? 0). This martingale, also called geometric Brownian motion, is a model t to describe the evolution of prices of a risky asset. Let, for every K? 0: + ? (t) :=E (K?E ) (0.1) K t and + C (t) :=E (E?K) (0.2) K t denote respectively the price of a European put, resp. of a European call, associated with this martingale. Let N be the cumulative distribution function of a reduced Gaussian variable: x 2 y 1 ? 2 ? N (x) := e dy. (0.3) 2? ?? The celebrated Black-Scholes formula gives an explicit expression of? (t) and K C (t) in terms ofN : K ? ? log(K) t log(K) t ? (t)= KN ? + ?N ? ? (0.4) K t 2 t 2 and ? ?
First published in 1923, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is the fictionalized biography of Jesse Livermore, one of the greatest speculators who ever lived. Now, more than 80 years later, it remains the most widely read, highly recommended investment book ever written. Generations of investorshave found that it has more to teach them about themselves and other investors than years of experience in the market. They have also discovered that its trading advice and keen analyses of market price movements ring as true today as in 1923.
Jesse Livermore won and lost tens of millions of dollars playing the stock and commodities markets during the early 1900s. So potent a market force was he in his day that, in 1929, he was widely believed to be the man responsible for causing the Crash.
Originally reviewed in The New York Times as a nonfiction book, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator vividly recounts Livermore's mastery of the markets from the age of 14. Always good at figures, he learns, early on, that he can predict which way the numbers will go. Starting out with an investment of five dollars, he amasses a fortune by his early twenties and establishes himself as a major player on the Street. Bullish in bear markets, and bearish among bulls, he claims that only suckers gamble on the market. The trick, he advises, is to protect yourself by balancing your investments, and selling big on the way down. Livermore goes broke three times, but he comes back each time feeling richer for the learning experience.
Offering profound insights into the motivations, attitudes, and feelings shared by every investor, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator is a timeless instructional tale that will enrich the lives - and the portfolios - of today's traders as it has those of generations past.
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