An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Trading, Markets, Instruments, and Processes

An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Trading, Markets, Instruments, and Processes

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  • Author: R. "Tee" Williams
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080951188

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Description

Trading on the financial markets requires the mastery of many subjects, from strategies and the instruments being traded to market structures and the mechanisms that drive executions. This second of four volumes explores them all. After brief explanations of the activities associated with buying and selling, the book covers principals, agents, and the market venues in which they interact. Next come the instruments that they buy and sell: how are they categorized and how do they act? Concluding the volume is a discussion about major processes and the ways that they vary by market and instrument. Contributing to these explanations are visual cues that guide readers through the material. Making profitable trades might not be easy, but with the help of this book they are possible.

Key Features

  • Explains the basics of investing and trading, markets, instruments, and processes
  • Presents major concepts with graphs and easily-understood definitions
  • Builds upon the introduction provided by Book 1 while preparing the reader for Books 3 and 4

Readership

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

Table of Contents

  • Preface for the Set

    Features of the books

    Acknowledgments

    Preface

    Overview

    Taxonomy of markets

    Entities

    Instruments

    Functions

    Technology

    Global markets

    Risk management

    Regulation

    Compliance

    Visual Glossary

    PREFACE

    OVERVIEW

    PART 1: INVESTING AND TRADING

    PART 2: MARKETS AND MARKETPLACES

    PART 3: INSTRUMENTS

    PART 4: PROCESSES

    Part 1: Investing and Trading

    Introduction

    1. Investing

    Investing concepts

    Investment styles

    2. Trading

    Trading concepts

    Trading tools

    Trade motivation

    Trading styles (approaches)

    Retail behavior

    The spectrum of orders

    Trading economics

    Conclusions

    Related information in other books

    Part 2: Markets and Marketplaces

    Introduction

    1. The Primary Market

    Primary market methods

    Market organization

    Primary market economics

    2. Secondary Markets

    Secondary market structure

    Types of markets

    Market format

    Market mechanics

    Market tools

    Liquidity behavior

    Related information in other books

    Part 3: Instruments

    Introduction

    1. Cash Instruments

    Equities

    Fixed income (fixed interest)

    Currencies

    Commodities

    2. Derivative Instruments

    Options

    Futures

    Complex derivatives

    Conclusions and related information in other books

    Part 4: Processes

    Introduction

    1. Primary Market Process

    Steps in the underwriting process

    2. Secondary Market Process

    Steps in the trading process

    Business process flow

    3. Support Processes

    Investment research

    Steps in the investment research process

    Street support processes

    Customer support processes

    Related information in other books

    Conclusion

    Book 1: an introduction to trading in the financial markets: market basics

    Book 3: an introduction to trading in the financial markets: technology—systems, data, and networks

    Book 4: an introduction to trading in the financial markets: global markets, risk, compliance, and regulation

    Appendix: Historical settlement methods

    Fixed Calendar Settlement Dates

    Daily balance orders

    Glossary

    References

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2011
  • Published: February 14, 2011
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080951188

About the Author

R. "Tee" Williams

R. "Tee" Williams is an expert on market data operations and strategy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant and Principal of Tee Williams Associates

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