Futures Markets (Routledge Revivals)

Author: Barry Goss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135047511

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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First published in 1986, this book discusses many important aspects of the theory and practice of Futures Markets. It describes how they, at the time, grew to be an increasingly important feature of the world's major financial centres. Indeed, they adopted the role of being efficient forward pricing mechanisms and this was reflected by the interest of economists in the study of risk, uncertainty and information. Here, the contributors focus on areas that were of concern in the late 1980s such as feasibility, forward pricing and returns, and the modelling of price determination in Futures Markets. Evidence is drawn from twenty-five different commodities representing all the major commodity groups; and from all the world's major centres of Futures Trading.
Futures Markets

Author: A. G. Malliaris

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: PSU:000047278974

Category: Financial futures

Page: 1456

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A collection of 70 influential articles which cover a range of topics, including stock indexes, arbitrage, portfolio insurance, volatility and the October 1987 crash, price distributions, theories and determinants of hedging, portfolio selection with futures, institutions, market characteristics, speculation, pricing, efficiency, interest rates and insurance, and foreign currencies. In addition, the editor has written introductory essays for each volume which analyze speculation and hedging, explore the relatively new idea that futures markets can be modelled as chaotic processes, and demystify financial futures while presenting evidence of their benefits. No subject index. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
A Complete Guide to the Futures Market

Author: Jack D. Schwager

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118853757

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 720

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Focusing on price-forecasting in the commodity futures market, this is the most comprehensive examination of fundamental and technical analysis available. This guide treats both approaches in depth, with forecasting examined in conjunction with practical trading considerations including spread trading, option trading, and more. Schwager is the starting point for any serious reading on futures and options trading. Well-written and clear, and truly encyclopedic in scope: every conceivable options trade, with all permutations thereof, is discussed and dissected, even inadvisable ones.
The general use of futures contracts in risk management companies can use trading on US exchanges

Author: Hedwig Heerdt

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656345169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 18

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Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject Economics - Finance, grade: 1,0, University of Westminster (Westminster Business School), course: International Risk Management , language: English, abstract: Since the 1970s futures contracts have proven a real success story, but in the course of the crisis, several futures-trading businesses went bankrupt. Because of a lack of trust, futures trading volumes started decreasing. But, even though the futures market has been adversely affected, futures contracts still serve as a fundamental risk management tool. This paper provides an insight into the use of futures contracts in risk management, trading on US exchanges. After a brief introduction to the topic of futures contracts, current literature will be reviewed. The literature review focuses primarily on current issues and developments on the futures market, while the third chapter explains step by step - based on an example of foreign exchange hedging - the use of futures contracts as well as how futures transactions are processes. Finally, the third chapter summarises relevant criteria a company has to reflect when considering to invest in futures contracts.