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Mathematical Methods For Foreign Exchange: A Financial Engineer's Approach

A Financial Engineer's Approach

Mathematical Methods For Foreign Exchange: A Financial Engineer's Approach
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This comprehensive book presents a systematic and practically oriented approach to mathematical modeling in finance, particularly in the foreign exchange context. It describes all the relevant aspects of financial engineering, including derivative pricing, in detail. The book is self-contained, with the necessary mathematical, economic, and trading background carefully explained. In addition to the lucid treatment of the standard material, it describes many original results.

The book can be used both as a text for students of financial engineering, and as a basic reference for risk managers, traders, and academics.

Contents: Introduction: Foreign Exchange Markets; Mathematical Preliminaries: Elements of Probability Theory; Discrete-Time Stochastic Engines; Continuous-Time Stochastic Engines; Discrete-Time Models: Single-Period Markets; Multi-Period Markets; Continuous-Time Models: Stochastic Dynamics of Forex; European Options: The Group-Theoretical Approach; European Options, the Classical Approach; Deviations from the Black-Scholes Paradigm I: Nonconstant Volatility; American Options; Path-Dependent Options I: Barrier Options; Path-Dependent Options II: Lookback, Asian and other Options; Deviations from the Black-Scholes Paradigm II: Market Frictions; Future Directions of Research and Conclusions.

Readership: Financial engineering students, risk managers, traders and academics.

World Scientific Publishing Company; January 2001
700 pages; ISBN 9789812385307
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