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Classic futures : lessons from the past for the electronic age

Author: Lester G Telser
Publisher: London : Risk, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This work looks at "the electronic futures market", providing a reference source for industry professionals and market participants. It includes section introductions to illuminate the selections,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lester G Telser
ISBN: 1899332928 9781899332922
OCLC Number: 43378688
Description: xli, 732 pages, [24] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), 1 color portrait ; 25 cm
Contents: Classic Futures Lessons from the Past for the Electronic Age -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTENTS Edited by Lester G. Telser Introduction - Electronic Trading Lester G. Telser Section 1 - Introduction 1 Structures and Methods for Meeting Uncertainty Frank H. Knight 2 Constructive Speculation Alfred Marshall Section 2 - Theory of Storage, Hedging and Futures Markets 3 Speculation and Economic Stability Nicholas Kaldor 4 Theory of the Inverse Carrying Charge in Futures Markets Holbrook Working 5 Professor Vaile and the Theory of Inverse Carrying Charges Holbrook Working 6 Futures Trading and the Storage of Cotton and Wheat Lester G. Telser 7 Speculation on Hedging Markets Holbrook Working 8 New Concepts Concerning Futures Markets and Prices Holbrook Working 9 The Pricing of Commodity Contracts Fischer Black Section 3 - The Rationale, Structure and Performance of Futures Markets 10 The Technique of Mediaeval and Modern Produce Markets Abbott Payson Usher 11 Futures and Actual Markets: How they are Related Lester G. Telser 12 Origins of the Modern Exchange Clearinghouse: A History of Early Clearing and Settlement Methods at Futures Exchanges James T. Moser 13 Organised Futures Markets: Costs and Benefits Lester G. Telser and Harlow N. Higinbotham 14 Futures Markets: Their Purpose, Their History, Their Growth, Their Successes and Failures Dennis W. Carlton 15 Monopoly, Manipulation and the Regulation of Futures Markets Frank H. Easterbrook Section 4 - Effects of Speculation 16 The Suspension of the Berlin Produce Exchange and its Effect upon Corn Prices R. H. Hooker 17 The State of Long-Term Expectation John Maynard Keynes 18 Speculation, Profitability and Stability William J. Baumol 19 A Theory of Speculation Relating Profitability and Stability Lester G. Telser 20 Profitable Speculation Michael J. Farrell 21 Price Destabilising Speculation Oliver D. Hart and David Kreps Section 5 - Returns to Speculators and the Costs of Hedging 22 Can Speculators Forecast Prices? H. S. Houthakker 23 Normal Backwardation, Forecasting and the Returns to Commodity Futures Traders Charles S. Rockwell 24 Futures Trading and Investor Returns: An Investigation of Commodity Market Risk Premiums Katherine Dusak 25 Luck versus Forecast Ability: Determinants of Trader Performance in Futures Markets Michael L. Hartzmark Section 6 - New Results on the Random Properties of Futures Prices 26 The Variation of Certain Speculative Prices Benoit Mandelbrot 27 The Variation of Some Other Speculative Prices Benoit Mandelbrot
Responsibility: [edited by Lester G. Telser].


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