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Completely revised and updated to include the ongoing financial crisis and the Obama administration's programs to combat it, this introductory guide to Financial Markets and Instistutions provides balanced coverage of theories, policies, and institutions in a conversational style that avoids complex models and mathematics.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Overview
Money, A Unique Financial Instrument
Financial Markets, Instruments, and Market Makers
Financial Intermediaries and Risk
Interest Rates and Bond Prices
The Structure of Interest Rates
How Exchange Rates are Determined
The Money Market
The Corporate and Government Bond Markets
The Stock Market
The Mortgage Market
Savings Associations and Credit Unions
Regulation of the Financial System
Securities Firms, Mutual Funds, and Financial Conglomerates
Risk Assessment and Management
Forward, Futures, and Options
Asset Backed Securities, Interest Rate and Currency Swaps
The International Financial System
Monetary Policy in a Globalized Financial
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