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Quantitative Finance For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-76946-1
Paperback
408 pages
August 2016
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Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with Quantitative Finance 5

CHAPTER 1: Quantitative Finance Unveiled 7

CHAPTER 2: Understanding Probability and Statistics 27

CHAPTER 3: Taking a Look at Random Behaviours 45

Part 2: Tackling Financial Instruments 65

CHAPTER 4: Sizing Up Interest Rates, Shares and Bonds 67

CHAPTER 5: Exploring Options 85

CHAPTER 6: Trading Risk with Futures 99

Part 3: Investigating and Describing Market Behaviour 119

CHAPTER 7: Reading the Market's Mood: Volatility 121

CHAPTER 8: Analysing All the Data 139

CHAPTER 9: Analysing Data Matrices: Principal Components 159

Part 4: Option Pricing 183

CHAPTER 10: Examining the Binomial and Black-Scholes Pricing Models 185

CHAPTER 11: Using the Greeks in the Black-Scholes Model 209

CHAPTER 12: Gauging Interest-Rate Derivatives 223

Part 5: Risk and Portfolio Management 239

CHAPTER 13: Managing Market Risk 241

CHAPTER 14: Comprehending Portfolio Theory 257

CHAPTER 15: Measuring Potential Losses: Value at Risk (VaR) 275

Part 6: Market Trading and Strategy 291

CHAPTER 16: Forecasting Markets 293

CHAPTER 17: Fitting Models to Data . 313

CHAPTER 18: Markets in Practice 329

Part 7: The Part of Tens 345

CHAPTER 19: Ten Key Ideas of Quantitative Finance 347

CHAPTER 20: Ten Ways to Ace Your Career in Quantitative Finance 355

Glossary 361

Index 369

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