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Pricing Money: A Beginner's Guide to Money, Bonds, Futures and Swaps [Paperback]

Julian A. Wiseman
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Nov. 28 2001
Pricing Money provides a highly practical introduction to the principles of bonds and fixed income and is aimed at readers who have little prior knowledge.

The book is written in a style that is not overly mathematical or theoretical but takes a practical approach focusing on the aspects of pricing and trading fixed-income securities that are most relevant to the day-to-day activities of people working in the markets.

Starting at a basic level the author explains the concepts and principles behind fixed income in an informative way using every day examples that can be understood by the layman. It includes a listing of the terms used; the rules and conventions; the techniques for valuation and pricing and a description of the different roles within the industry. This book will be an excellent training tool for new recruits to the financial markets.

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This book is an introduction to the markets in deposits, bonds, futures and swaps. It explains the purpose and design of these financial instruments, and how they are used by the various players in the financial system.

The book is for new recruits and potential new recruits in financial markets, as well as accountants, lawyers, and those wishing to understand the basic principles of finance. The author's engaging, accessible and non-mathematical style is comprehensible by those with no prior financial knowledge.

About the Author

J.D.A. WISEMAN is a bond and swap trader at Credit Suisse First Boston, having previously been an analyst there and at J.P. Morgan. The author read mathematics at Queens' College, Cambridge, and lives in London.

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Extremely readable. One could read this book in a single sitting and get a great jumpstart to an understanding of fixed income markets - the why and the how.
Wiseman has an engaging style of writing which prevents the stifled yawns normally associated with reading this genre, and keeps one turning the pages...
The book nicely covers the fundamental theory of why there exists a fixed income market, then turns to the players and discusses what they do, and finally covers some of the fundamental trading strategies and math employed to turn a buck.
Nice one...
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5.0 out of 5 stars i could not put this book down Dec 10 2001
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i found this book very well written. It provides detail and yet covers that what it says it does. I find that Wiseman explains concepts in a verystraight forward way. Although i had to pause to eat and think about some of the financial products discussed such as "par yields". I found I was able to understand the book. The book contains some of the trader jargon and a outline of the players involved in the market. I think that anyone who wants to something with securities or trading should read this, before/during/after an intership. As the english say "Wiseman" is the dogs ballocks!! get this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A readable and thorough introduction to fixed income markets Dec 22 2001
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Extremely readable. One could read this book in a single sitting and get a great jumpstart to an understanding of fixed income markets - the why and the how.
Wiseman has an engaging style of writing which prevents the stifled yawns normally associated with reading this genre, and keeps one turning the pages...
The book nicely covers the fundamental theory of why there exists a fixed income market, then turns to the players and discusses what they do, and finally covers some of the fundamental trading strategies and math employed to turn a buck.
Nice one...
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars i could not put this book down Dec 10 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
i found this book very well written. It provides detail and yet covers that what it says it does. I find that Wiseman explains concepts in a verystraight forward way. Although i had to pause to eat and think about some of the financial products discussed such as "par yields". I found I was able to understand the book. The book contains some of the trader jargon and a outline of the players involved in the market. I think that anyone who wants to something with securities or trading should read this, before/during/after an intership. As the english say "Wiseman" is the dogs ballocks!! get this book!
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Informative June 30 2011
By PR - Published on Amazon.com
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I needed a primer on this topic and this book absolutely did the trick. It covers all of the basics without getting bogged down in academics (which most books tend to do). If you're just looking for the "who, what, why, hows" then this is a good choice.
4.0 out of 5 stars Basic overview of money Dec 3 2007
By J. Klug - Published on Amazon.com
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Easy to follow, introductory guide. As the title suggests, this is a beginner's guide so there are no complex equations or other involved mathematics. Basic concepts are explained in a clear way with good examples to illustrate mechanics.
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