An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Market Basics


  • R. Tee Williams, R. "Tee" Williams is a well-known consultant and Principal of Tee Williams Associates. Tee has built industry recognition as an expert on market data operations and strategy.

How do financial markets operate on a daily basis?  This first of four volumes introduces the structures, instruments, business functions, technology, regulations, and issues that commonly found in financial markets. Placing each of these elements into context, Tee Williams describes what people do to make the markets run. His descriptions apply to all financial markets, and he includes country-specific features, stories, historical facts, glossaries, and brief technical explanations that reveal individual variations and nuances. Reinforcing his insights are visual cues that guide readers through the material. While this book won’t turn you into an expert broker, it will explain where brokers fit into front office, middle office, and back office operations. And that knowledge is valuable indeed.
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New entrants into financial technology and financial markets positions, junior level financial technology and financial markets professionals looking to advance their careers.


Book information

  • Published: September 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374838-6

Table of Contents

Preface for the Set

Features of the Books




Preface for the Set




Visual Glossary

Part 1: Entities (The Players)

Chapter 1: The Buy Side

Chapter 2: The Sell Side

Chapter 3: Markets

Chapter 4: Support

Chapter 5: Regulators

Part 2: Instruments

Chapter 1: Cash

Chapter 2: Derivative Instruments

Chapter 3: Packaged Instruments

Part 3: Markets and Marketplaces

Chapter 1: The Primary Market

Chapter 2: Secondary Markets

Part 4: Functions (Activities)

Chapter 1: Categories

Chapter 2: Buy Side

Chapter 3: Sell Side

Chapter 4: Exchanges and Other Marketplaces

Chapter 5: Support

Chapter 6: Education

Part 5: Technology-Systems, Data, and Networks

Part 6: Global Markets

Part 7: Risk Management

Part 8: Regulation