Introduction to Futures and Options

Edited by

  • Donald Spence, Consultant, UK

This is a comprehensive guide to the workings of the world’s commodity and financial futures and options markets. For all those new or already active in the futures and options markets, it is a handbook of first and last resort for traders, brokers, advisers and investors alike, and is written by a highly experienced market practitioner with contributions from leading experts in the field. It begins with an examination of the markets and instruments - including the OTC market and erivatives, and goes on to explain trading, regulation and management. It also evaluates the likely future developments in futures and options.
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Traders, brokers, advisers, and investors


Book information

  • Published: August 1997
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-85573-323-7

Table of Contents

Part 1 Markets, instruments and trading: History of the markets; The 24-hour market; The exchanges and their contracts; Using exchange-traded futures and options; OTC derivatives; Managed futures; Market analysis. Part 2 Regulation and management: Lessons from the past; Regulation and compliance; Training and education; The taxation of futures and options. Part 3 The future: The way ahead; Future futures.