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C for Financial Markets

Author : Daniel J. Duffy
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A practice-oriented guide to using C# to design and program pricing and trading models In this step-by-step guide to software development for financial analysts, traders, developers and quants, the authors show both novice and experienced practitioners how to develop robust and accurate pricing models and employ them in real environments. Traders will learn how to design and implement applications for curve and surface modeling, fixed income products, hedging strategies, plain and exotic option modeling, interest rate options, structured bonds, unfunded structured products, and more. A unique mix of modern software technology and quantitative finance, this book is both timely and practical. The approach is thorough and comprehensive and the authors use a combination of C# language features, design patterns, mathematics and finance to produce efficient and maintainable software. Designed for quant developers, traders and MSc/MFE students, each chapter has numerous exercises and the book is accompanied by a dedicated companion website,, providing all source code, alongside audio, support and discussion forums for readers to comment on the code and obtain new versions of the software.

Practical C and WPF For Financial Markets

Author : Jack Xu
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Practical C# and WPF for Financial Markets provides a complete explanation of .NET programming in quantitative finance. It demonstrates how to implement quant models and back-test trading strategies. It pays special attention to creating business applications and reusable C# libraries that can be directly used to solve real-world problems in quantitative finance. The book contains: • Overview of C#, WPF programming, data binding, and MVVM pattern, which is necessary to create MVVM compatible .NET financial applications. • Step-by-step approaches to create a variety of MVVM compatible 2D/3D charts, stock charts, and technical indicators using my own chart package and Microsoft chart control. • Introduction to free market data retrieval from online data sources using .NET interfaces. These data include EOD, real-time intraday, interest rate, foreign exchange rate, and option chain data. • Detailed procedures to price equity options and fixed-income instruments, including European/American/Barrier options, bonds, and CDS, as well as discussions on related topics such as cash flows, term structures, yield curves, discount factors, and zero-coupon bonds. • Introduction to linear analysis, time series analysis, and machine learning in finance, which covers linear regression, PCA, SVM, and neural networks. • In-depth descriptions of trading strategy development and back-testing, including strategies for single stock trading, stock pairs trading, and trading for multi-asset portfolios.

Financial Market Rates and Flows

Author : James C. Van Horne
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The first half of the book is devoted to the foundations for understanding interest-rate behavior: market equilibration, the mathematics of bond interest and money market yields, inflation, maturity, coupon rate, default risk, and bond price volatility. The remaining chapters use these foundations to explore a variety of derivative securities and their uses, the influence of taxes on interest-rate differentials, and the social allocation of capital in society. The institutional backdrop is presented in conjunction with concepts, not abstractly as separate chapters. This approach is more lively than the chapter-by-chapter treatment seen in most texts.

Financial markets in Poland

Author : Andrzej Bury
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Revisiting the Implications of Heterogeneity in Financial Market Participation for the C CAPM

Author : Monica Paiella
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Capital Markets Handbook

Author : John C. Burch
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Capital Markets Handbook, Sixth Edition is the definitive desk reference for capital market professionals and a complete resource for anyone working in the financial markets field. Written by seasoned professionals in association with the SIA, Capital Markets Handbook covers the latest developments in major securities legislation, and all aspects of documentation, underwriting, pricing, distribution, settlement, immediate aftermarket trading of new issues, compliance issues, a glossary, a bibliography, and appendices containing the full text of the primary statutes and regulations. The Sixth Edition includes coverage of new developments, including compliance issues such as: New amendments to NASD Rule 2710 ("The Corporate Financing Rule") governing underwriting compensation Updates on PIPE and Registered Direct Transactions Amendments to Rule 10b-18 governing corporate repurchase of equity securities Online Dutch auction procedures in use for the Google, Inc. IPO United Kingdom Financial Service Authority guidance on conflict of interest regarding pricing and allocation issues which have been adopted by one major U.S. investment bank Amendments to Rule 105 Regulation M concerning short selling in connection with public offerings Currency conversion in settlement of a global offering NASD Rule 2790-Restriction on the Purchase and Sale of IPO equity securities NASD IPO Distribution Manager procedures for filing with NASD Corporate Financing Proposed NASD Rule 2712 concerning allocation and distribution of shares in an initial public offering A reorganized compliance chapter in a checklist format designed to ease and enhance CEO and CFO Compliance Certification required by a proposed amendment to NASD Rule 3010 (Supervision) and the adoption of Interpretive Material 3010-1 And more

Building Automated Trading Systems

Author : Benjamin Van Vliet
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Over the next few years, the proprietary trading and hedge fund industries will migrate largely to automated trade selection and execution systems. Indeed, this is already happening. While several finance books provide C++ code for pricing derivatives and performing numerical calculations, none approaches the topic from a system design perspective. This book will be divided into two sections—programming techniques and automated trading system ( ATS ) technology—and teach financial system design and development from the absolute ground up using Microsoft Visual C++.NET 2005. MS Visual C++.NET 2005 has been chosen as the implementation language primarily because most trading firms and large banks have developed and continue to develop their proprietary algorithms in ISO C++ and Visual C++.NET provides the greatest flexibility for incorporating these legacy algorithms into working systems. Furthermore, the .NET Framework and development environment provide the best libraries and tools for rapid development of trading systems. The first section of the book explains Visual C++.NET 2005 in detail and focuses on the required programming knowledge for automated trading system development, including object oriented design, delegates and events, enumerations, random number generation, timing and timer objects, and data management with STL.NET and .NET collections. Furthermore, since most legacy code and modeling code in the financial markets is done in ISO C++, this book looks in depth at several advanced topics relating to managed/unmanaged/COM memory management and interoperability. Further, this book provides dozens of examples illustrating the use of database connectivity with ADO.NET and an extensive treatment of SQL and FIX and XML/FIXML. Advanced programming topics such as threading, sockets, as well as using C++.NET to connect to Excel are also discussed at length and supported by examples. The second section of the book explains technological concerns and design concepts for automated trading systems. Specifically, chapters are devoted to handling real-time data feeds, managing orders in the exchange order book, position selection, and risk management. A .dll is included in the book that will emulate connection to a widely used industry API ( Trading Technologies, Inc.’s XTAPI ) and provide ways to test position and order management algorithms. Design patterns are presented for market taking systems based upon technical analysis as well as for market making systems using intermarket spreads. As all of the chapters revolve around computer programming for financial engineering and trading system development, this book will educate traders, financial engineers, quantitative analysts, students of quantitative finance and even experienced programmers on technological issues that revolve around development of financial applications in a Microsoft environment and the construction and implementation of real-time trading systems and tools. * Teaches financial system design and development from the ground up using Microsoft Visual C++.NET 2005. * Provides dozens of examples illustrating the programming approaches in the book * Chapters are supported by screenshots, equations, sample Excel spreadsheets, and programming code

Heterogeneous Interacting Agents in Financial Markets

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Financial Markets in Central and Eastern Europe

Author : Morten Balling
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The countries of Central and Eastern Europe have been through a profound transition process for more than a decade now. The financial sectors and markets in the region have been subject to major structural reforms including privatization, liberalization and the acquisition by foreign banks of controlling interests in local financial institutions. This important new book includes papers that chart this process. Topics discussed include the implications of future EU membership, and the strategies pursued by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

International Financial Markets

Author : Peter Koveos
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Stressing the interrelatedness and complexity of the global economy, International Financial Markets: An Overview helps students understand the international financial environment and its various implications. Over the course of seven chapters, students become familiar with foundational concepts in international finance. The first chapter introduces the foreign exchange market and describes its structure, conduct, and performance. In the second chapter, students examine major derivative products and markets. Chapter Three explains the interrelationships among the different markets, covering topics including market efficiency, purchasing-power parity, forward-rate expectations, and more. Chapter Four discusses the international monetary system, while Chapter Five expands on the topic by presenting variables that influence exchange rates. Dedicated chapters examine exchange rate forecasting, exchange risk and exposure, and international bond and equity markets. The second edition features significant updates and new material in every chapter to align with current events, trends, and research in the field. Rooted in a strong belief that all business students need to understand international finance, International Financial Markets can be used in courses in finance, accounting, and economics. Peter E. Koveos earned his Ph.D. at Pennsylvania State University. He is a finance professor, department chair, and the director of the Kieback Center for International Business at Syracuse University. His research focuses on international business, finance, and market behavior, as well as Chinese and Asian business, and financial reform. George C. Philippatos was professor emeritus in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He held a Ph.D. in finance and investment from New York University and completed post-doctoral work in econometrics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and game theory at Yale.

Open Market Operations and Financial Markets

Author : David Mayes
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A mixture of academic and practitioner research, this is the most detailed book available that provides an account of open market operations. With broad international appeal it includes discussions of central bank operations in Europe, North America, Australia and Japan. Exploring the effectiveness of short-term interest rates and other modern central bank activities in monetary policy and the effect of structural changes in the securities markets and greater liquidity upon them, this volume represents a unique exchange of views between central bankers. It covers a range of topics including: bankers recent experience of open market operations monetary and financial economists on the impact of monetary policy on the yield curve the practitioners in banking and finance on recent and prospective operations in money and capital markets. Covering the full range of the subject, both the issues and geographically, in a logical order and in a coherent style the, this set of carefully selected papers on a common theme are an essential read for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying Macroeconomics, international finance and banking.

Financial Markets and Institutions

Author : Jakob de Haan
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Now in its third edition, this successful textbook insightfully analyses the global financial system from a European perspective.

Statistically Sound Indicators For Financial Market Prediction

Author : Timothy Masters
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In my decades of professional experience as a statistical consultant in the field of financial market trading, the single most important lesson that I've learned about trading is this: the quality of the indicators is vastly more important than the quality of the trading algorithm or predictive model. If you are sloppy about your indicator computation, no high-tech model or algorithm is going to bail you out. Garbage in, garbage out still rules. This book presents numerous traditional and modern indicators that have been shown to carry significant predictive information. But it will do far more than just that. In addition to a wealth of useful indicators, you will see the following issues discussed: There are simple tests that let you measure the potential information-carrying capacity of an indicator. If your proposed indicator fails this information-capacity test, you should consider revising it. This book describes simple transformations that raise the information-carrying capacity of your indicators and make them more useful for algorithmic trading. You will learn how to locate the regions in your indicator's domain where maximum predictive power occurs so that you can focus on these important values. You will learn how to compute statistically sound probabilities to help you decide whether the performance of an indicator is legitimate or just the product of random good luck. Most traditional indicators examine one market at a time. But you will learn how examining pairs of markets, or even large collections of markets simultaneously, can provide valuable indicators that quantify complex inter-market relationships. Govinda Khalsa devised a powerful indicator called the Follow-Through Index which reveals how likely it is that an existing trend will continue. This indicator is extremely useful to trend-following traders, but due to its complexity it is not widely employed. This book presents its essential theory and implementation in C++. Gary Anderson developed a detailed and profound theory of market behavior that he calls The JANUS Factor. This theory enables computation of several powerful indicators that tell us, among other things, when trading opportunities are most likely to be profitable and when we should stay out of the market. This book provides the fundamental theory behind The JANUS Factor along with extensive C++ code. Whether you compute a few indicators and trade by watching their plots on a computer screen, or do simple automated algorithmic trading, or employ sophisticated predictive models, this book provides tools that help you take your trading to a higher, more profitable level.

EU Securities and Financial Markets Regulation

Author : Niamh Moloney
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The Global Financial Crisis has re-ordered how the EU intervenes in the EU financial market, both with respect to regulation and with respect to supervision. After 5 years of a behemoth reform agenda, the new landscape is now clear. Rule-making power has decisively moved to the EU and radical reforms have been made to the organization of supervision. EU Securities and Financial Markets Regulation provides the first comprehensive, critical, and contextual account of the vast new rule-book which now applies to the EU financial market in the aftermath of the seismic reforms which have followed the financial crisis. Topics covered in-depth include the AIFMD, EMIR, the Short Selling Regulation, the new market abuse and transparency regimes, the rating agency regime, the UCITS IV-VI reforms, and MiFID II/MiFIR; the analysis is wide-reaching, extending to secondary legislation and relevant soft law. The book also examines the far-reaching institutional changes which have followed and considers in detail the role and impact of the European Securities and Markets Authority and the potential impact of the Single Supervisory Mechanism for euro area banks on the supervision of the EU financial market. EU Securities and Financial Markets Regulation is the third edition of the highly successful and authoritative monograph first published as EC Securities Regulation. Almost entirely recast and re-written from the 2008 second edition to reflect the changes wrought by the Global Financial Crisis, it adopts the in-depth contextual and analytical approach of earlier editions and so considers the market, political, international, institutional, and constitutional context of the new regulatory and supervisory regime, and the underlying forces which have (and will continue to) shape it.

Forecasting Financial Markets

Author : Dunis
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Today? s financial markets are characterised by a large number of participants, with different appetites for risk, different time horizons, different motivations and reactions to unexpected news. The mathematical techniques and models used in the forecasting of financial markets have therefore grown ever more sophisticated as traders, analysts and investors seek to gain an edge on their competitors. Written by leading international researchers and practitioners, this book focuses on three major themes of today? s state of the art financial research: modelling with high frequency data, the information content of volatility markets, and applications of neural networks and genetic algorithms to financial time series. Forecasting Financial Markets includes empirical applications to present the very latest thinking on these complex techniques, including: High frequency exchange rates Intraday volatility Autocorrelation and variance ratio tests Conditional volatility GARCH processes Chaotic systems Nonlinearity Stochastic and EXPAR models Artificial neural networks Genetic algorithms

Financial Markets

Author : Jenny Kimmis
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Money Banking and Financial Markets in Central and Eastern Europe

Author : R. Matousek
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This book provides a deep insight into the market changes and policy challenges that transition economies have undergone in the last twenty years. It not only comments on and evaluates the development of financial markets in transition economies, but also highlights the key obstacles to full integration of financial markets into the EU market.

Capital Flows Financial Markets and Banking Crises

Author : Chia-Ying Chang
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The increasing capital flows in the emerging markets and developed countries have raised various concerns worldwide. One main concern is the impact of the sharp decline of capital flows – so-called sudden stops – on financial markets and the stability of banking systems and the economy. The sudden stops and banking crises have been identified as the two main features of most financial crises, including the recent Asian Financial Crisis and Global Financial Crisis. However, how capital flows and banking crises are connected still remains unanswered. Most current studies on capital flows are empirical work, which faces various challenges. The challenges include how data has been collected and measured in each country and how sensitive the results are to the data and the adopted methodologies. Moreover, the links between capital flows and banking systems have been neglected. This book helps provide some insight into the challenges faced by empirical studies and the lessons of the recent crises. The book develops theoretical analysis to deepen our understanding on how capital flows, banking systems and financial markets are linked with each other and provides constructive policy implications by overcoming the empirical challenges.

Trading Systems Developer Interview Guide C Edition

Author : Jeff Vogels
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This book will help you with interview preparation for landing high-paying software engineering jobs in the financial markets industry – Hedge Funds, Banks, Algo Trading firms, HFT firms, Exchanges, etc. This book contains 120+ questions with solutions/answers fully explained. Covers all topics in breadth and depth. Questions that are comparable difficulty level to those asked at top financial firms. Resources are provided to help you fill your gaps. Who this book is for: 1)This book is written to help software developers who want to get into the financial markets/trading industry as trading systems developers operating in algorithmic trading, high-frequency trading, market-making, electronic trading, brokerages, exchanges, hedge funds, investment banks, and proprietary trading firms. You can work across firms involved in various asset classes such as equities, derivatives, FX, bonds, commodities, and cryptocurrencies, among others. 2)This book serves the best for programmers who already know C++ or who are willing to learn C++. Due to the level of performance expected from these systems, most trading systems are developed in C++. 3) This book can help you improve upon the skills necessary to get into prestigious, high paying tech jobs at financial firms. Resources are provided. Practice questions and answers help you to understand the level and type of questions expected in the interview. What does this book contain: 1)Overview of the financial markets trading industry – types of firms, types of jobs, work environment and culture, compensation, methods to get job interviews, etc. 2)For every chapter, a guideline of what kind of topics are asked in the interviews is mentioned. 3)For every chapter, many questions with full solutions/answers are provided. These are of similar difficulty as those in real interviews, with sufficient breadth and depth. 4)Topics covered – C++, Multithreading, Inter-Process Communication, Network Programming, Lock-free programming, Low Latency Programming and Techniques, Systems Design, Design Patterns, Coding Questions, Math Puzzles, Domain-Specific Tools, Domain Knowledge, and Behavioral Interview. 5)Resources – a list of books for in-depth knowledge. 6) FAQ section related to the career of software engineers in tech/quant financial firms. Upsides of working as Trading Systems Developer at top financial firms: 1)Opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies. 2)Opportunity to work with quants, traders, and financial engineers to expand your qualitative and quantitative understanding of the financial markets. 3)Opportunity to work with other smart engineers, as these firms tend to hire engineers with a strong engineering caliber. 4)Top compensation with a big base salary and bonus, comparable to those of FAANG companies. 5)Opportunity to move into quant and trader roles for the interested and motivated. This book will be your guideline, seriously cut down your interview preparation time, and give you a huge advantage in landing jobs at top tech/quant firms in finance.

Discrete Models of Financial Markets

Author : Marek Capiński
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An excellent basis for further study. Suitable even for readers with no mathematical background.