An informative guide to market microstructure and trading
Over the last decade, the financial landscape has undergone a
significant transformation, shaped by the forces of technology,
globalization, and market innovations to name a few. In order to
operate effectively in today's markets, you need more than just the
motivation to succeed, you need a firm understanding of how modern
financial markets work and what professional trading is really
about. Dr. Anatoly Schmidt, who has worked in the financial
industry since 1997, and teaches in the Financial Engineering
program of Stevens Institute of Technology, puts these topics in
perspective with his new book.
Divided into three comprehensive parts, this reliable resource
offers a balance between the theoretical aspects of market
microstructure and trading strategies that may be more relevant for
practitioners. Along the way, it skillfully provides an informative
overview of modern financial markets as well as an engaging
assessment of the methods used in deriving and back-testing trading
strategies.Details the modern financial markets for equities,
foreign exchange, and fixed incomeAddresses the basics of market
dynamics, including statistical distributions and volatility of
returnsOffers a summary of approaches used in technical analysis
and statistical arbitrage as well as a more detailed description of
trading performance criteria and back-testing strategiesIncludes
two appendices that support the main material in the book
If you're unprepared to enter today's markets you will
underperform. But with "Financial Markets and Trading" as your
guide, you'll quickly discover what it takes to make it in this
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