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Classic futures : lessons from the past for the electronic age

Author: Lester G Telser; Risk Books (London, England).
Publisher: London : Risk, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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; Risk Books (London, England).
ISBN: 1899332928 9781899332922
OCLC Number: 43378688
Description: xli, 732 pages, [24] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), 1 color portrait ; 25 cm
Contents: Structures and methods for meeting uncertainty / Frank H. Knight --
Constructive speculation / Alfred Marshall --
Speculation and economic stability / Nicholas Kaldor --
Theory of the inverse carrying charge in futures markets / Holbrook Working --
Professor Vaile and the theory of inverse carrying charges / Holbrook Working --
Futures trading and the storage of cotton and wheat / Lester G. Telser --
Speculation on hedging markets --
Holbrook Working - New concepts concerning futures markets and prices / Holbrook Working --
The pricing of commodity contracts / Fischer Black --
The technique of mediaeval and modern produce markets / Abbott Payson Usher --
Futures and actual markets : how they are related / Lester G. Telser --
Origins of the modern exchange clearinghouse : a history of early clearing and settlement methods at futures exchanges / James T. Moser --
Organised futures markets : costs and benefits / Lester G. Telser and Harlow N. Higinbotham --
Futures markets : their purpose, their history, their growth, their successes and failures / Dennis W. Carlton --
Monopoly, manipulation, and the regulation of futures markets / Frank H. Easterbrook --
The suspension of Berlin produce exchange and its effect upon corn prices / R. H. Hooker --
The state of long-term expectation / John Maynard Keynes --
Speculation, profitability and stability / William J. Baumol --
A theory of speculation relating profitability and stability / Lester G. Telser --
Profitable speculation / Michael J. Farrell --
Price destabilising speculation / Oliver D. Hart and David Kreps --
Can speculators forecast prices? / H. S. Houthakker --
Normal backwardation, forecasting, and the returns to commodity futures traders / Charles S. Rockwell --
Futures trading and investor returns : an investigation of commodity market risk premiums / Katherine Dusak --
Luck versus forecast ability : determinants of trader performance in futures markets / Michael L. Hartzmark --
The variation of certain speculative prices / Benoit Mandelbrot --
The variation of some other speculative prices / Benoit Mandelbrot.
Responsibility: [edited by Lester G. Telser].

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