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Derivatives Markets

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To be financially literate in today's market, one must have a solid understanding of derivatives concepts and instruments and the uses of those instruments in corporations. The Third Edition has an accessible mathematical presentation, and more importantly, helps readers gain intuition by linking theories and concepts together with an engaging narrative that emphasizes the ...more
Paperback, 896 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Pearson (first published September 6th 2002)
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Matt
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll admit from the get-go that this review is only for the first three parts of Robert L. McDonald's Derivative Markets (Chapters 1-14, about half of the book), which is all my Mathematics of Finance class managed to cover. That being said, I will definitely be looking forward to getting around to reading the remaining chapters and giving this the full review it deserves.

Of the chapters my class covered, McDonald's treatment of financial concepts and financial derivatives are still just
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Thomas
I read most of the chapters, as it is a required reading for FM and MFE exam. I would say the first few chapters are okay, but the other chapters are terrible, especially the chapters dealing with the mathematics of Back-Scholes Formula. After reading those chapters, I had almost no clue how to manipulate with those differentials, until I read the study guide. I also thought the sections on early exercise had terrible explanations. The author seems to have the tendency of trying to prove some of ...more
May Ling
Jun 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finance
Very good descriptions of the strategies. I found it to be concise and easy to understand. Particularly good if you have some experience with the product, but are still a beginner and want to learn it more formally.
Bardhh
Sep 16, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
grrrr!
Alexis
Apr 24, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've learned about option pricing using binomial trees and stochastic differential equations. It's a real page turner.
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Very good descriptions of the strategies. I found it to be concise and easy to understand.
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