The easy hands-on guide to the math behind every key financial instrument and technique.
* Financial market arithmetic — starting with the absolute basics. * Money and bond market calculations, zero-coupon rates, and yield curves. * Foreign exchange calculations, interest rate and currency swaps, options pricing, volatility, sensitivity, and more.
Success in today's sophisticated financial markets depends on a firm understanding of key financial concepts and mathematical techniques. Mastering Financial Calculations explains them in a clear, comprehensive way — so even if your mathematical background is limited, you'll thoroughly grasp what you need to know.
Mastering Financial Calculations starts by introducing the fundamentals of financial market arithmetic, including the core concepts of discounting, net present value, effective yields, and cash flow analysis. Next, walk step-by-step through the essential calculations and financial techniques behind money markets and futures, zero-coupon analysis, interest rate and currency swaps, bonds, foreign exchange, options, and more. Making use of many worked examples and practical exercises, the book explains challenging concepts such as forward pricing, duration analysis, swap valuation, and option pricing - all with exceptional clarity.
Whether you are a trader, fund manager, corporate treasurer, programmer, accountant, risk manager, or market student, you'll gain the ability to manipulate and apply these techniques with speed and confidence.