Quantitative Finance For Dummies

Steve Bell

ISBN: 9788126567942

412 pages

INR 499

Description

Quantitative finance is the application of mathematics to investing decisions. Aimed at investors and finance students alike, Quantitative Finance For Dummies is an accessible yet thorough introduction to this complex world.  It provides you with a solid understanding of futures, options and risk, and explains the most popular equations, methods, formulas and models (such as the Black-Scholes model) that are applied in quantitative finance.

 

Introduction  

 

Part 1: Getting Started with Quantitative Finance

Chapter  1: Quantitative Finance Unveiled  

Chapter 2: Understanding Probability and Statistics

Chapter 3: Taking a Look at Random Behaviours

 

Part 2: Tackling Financial Instruments

Chapter 4: Sizing Up Interest Rates, Shares and Bonds

Chapter 5: Exploring Options

Chapter 6: Trading Risk with Futures

 

Part 3: Investigating and Describing Market Behaviour

Chapter 7: Reading the Market's Mood: Volatility

Chapter 8: Analysing All the Data

Chapter 9: Analysing Data Matrices: Principal Components

 

Part 4: Option Pricing

Chapter 10: Examining the Binomial and Black-Scholes Pricing Models

Chapter 11: Using the Greeks in the Black-Scholes Model

Chapter 12: Gauging Interest-Rate Derivatives

 

Part 5: Risk and Portfolio Management

Chapter 13: Managing Market Risk

Chapter 14: Comprehending Portfolio Theory

Chapter 15: Measuring Potential Losses: Value at Risk (VaR)

 

Part 6: Market Trading and Strategy

Chapter 16: Forecasting Markets

Chapter 17: Fitting Models to Data

Chapter 18: Markets in Practice

 

Part 7: The Part of Tens

Chapter 19: Ten Key Ideas of Quantitative Finance

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Ace Your Career in Quantitative Finance

 

Glossary

Index