This book responds to the dynamics of the currently much changed financial market environment by providing a text that presents a more up-to-date description of financial markets - one that offers more current insight into the behaviour of financial markets and financial sector institutions than is currently represented in available books on the subject.
1. The Role of Financial Markets and Institutions: an Overview 2. The Theory of Financial Intermediation 3. Depository Financial Institutions 4. Nondepository Financial Institutions 5. The Risk Management of Financial Institutions 6. Monetary Policy and the Role of the Central Bank 7. Basic Financial Markets Concepts: Risks and Return 8. Modern Portfolio Theory 9. Capital Market Theory 10. Financial Markets and the Term Structure of Interest Rates 11. Money Markets 12. Bond Markets 13. Stock Markets 14. Financial Markets and the Efficient Market Hypothesis 15. Behavioural Finance 16. Foreign Exchange Markets 17. Forward and Futures Contracts and Futures Markets 18. Options Markets and Options Pricing 19. Swap Markets 20. The Regulation of Financial Markets and Institutions
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