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Risk management, speculation, and derivative securities

Author: Geoffrey Poitras
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presenting an explanation of speculative trading and risk management from the practitioner's point of view, this text on financial risk management departs from the perspective of an agent whose main  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Poitras
ISBN: 0125588224 9780125588225
OCLC Number: 50609463
Description: xx, 601 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Derivative Securities, Risk Management, and Speculation --
Derivative Securities --
What are Derivative Securities? --
Futures Versus Forward Contracts: Basic Issues --
The Exchange --
The Futures Contract --
Margins --
OTC Versus Exchange Trading: Policy Issues --
History of Derivatives --
The Development of U.S. Derivative Markets --
A Canadian Perspective --
The U.S. Experience with Options --
Recent Derivatives Debacles --
The Hunt Silver Manipulation (1979-1980) --
Portfolio Insurance and the Stock Market Crash of October 1987 --
Metallgesellschaft AG and Rolling-Stack Hedges (1993) --
Index Option Straddles and the Collapse of Barings Bank (1995) --
The Collapse of Long-Term Capital Management (1998) --
Lessons from the Recent Derivatives Debacles --
Characteristics of Users of Derivative Securities --
Sources of Information --
Available Information on Derivative Usage by Financial Firms --
The Wharton Survey of Nonfinancial Derivative Users --
Other Surveys and Studies --
Regulations, Exchanges, and Available Contracts --
Information on the Internet --
Regulations --
The U.S. Exchanges, the OTC, and Foreign Markets --
Available Contracts --
Specifically on Options --
Suggestions for Essay Topics --
Risk-Management Concepts --
Profit Functions and Expected Utility Maximization --
The Wealth Process --
The Expected Utility Function --
Expected Utility and Moment Preference --
A Stylized Risk-Management Decision Problem --
Measuring Risk and Exposure --
Risk and Uncertainty --
Types of Risks to be Managed.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Poitras.
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