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Money, banking, and financial markets

Mark H. A. Davis

in Mathematical Finance: A Very Short Introduction

Published in print January 2019 | ISBN: 9780198787945
Published online January 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780191829932 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/actrade/9780198787945.003.0001

Series: Very Short Introductions

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‘Money, banking, and financial markets’ describes the playing field of mathematical finance: the world of money, banking, and financial markets. It considers the history of money as a medium of exchange and as a store of value, before discussing the activities of banks and financial markets. The financial markets, as a whole, provide a myriad of mechanisms for raising funds and managing and trading the attendant risks, providing opportunities for investors, fund managers and speculators. The main mechanisms of financial mechanisms are outlined: equities; bonds; credit risk; foreign exchange; and forwards, futures, and options.

Keywords: banking; credit risk; equities; financial market; futures; money

Chapter.  3717 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economics ; Mathematics ; Mathematical Finance

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