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An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Market Basics

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.

New entrants into financial technology and financial markets positions, junior level financial technology and financial markets professionals looking to advance their careers.

Paperback, 336 Pages

Published: September 2010

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374838-6


  • 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






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