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Introduction to Equity Derivatives   (3rd Edition)
R. Mahajan Futures & Options : R. Mahajan : Vision Books : Book (ISBN: 8170946913)
Pages: 188
Price: Rs. 395
Format: Paperback
ISBN13/10: 9788170946915 / 8170946913
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How you can risk-proof your stock market investments — or trade and speculate bigger than ever

Derivatives on equity stocks and indices, comprising of futures and options are an integral part of developed financial markets. This book provides an insight into what derivatives are, how they work, and how you can benefit from them — whether to protect your stock market investment, or to trade and speculate bigger than ever if you have the stomach for it.

Highlights:

  • What futures and options are — and the distinctions between the two

  • How transactions take place in futures and options markets

  • Characteristics and features of futures and options contracts

  • How futures and options are valued

  • Valuation of stock index futures and options

  • How to make sense of price quotations of derivatives

  • Relationship between spot and futures prices

  • Regulations governing derivatives in India: trading, clearing mechanism, margins, etc.

Assuming no prior knowledge, both beginners and experienced equity investors will find this an easy-to-understand book for starting out in futures and options.



Reviews

"Introduces the subject with lucid writing style and simple examples"   Business India

"This book takes the investor on a tour of the futures and options market and explains, in practical terms and with a walth of examplex, how exactly he can use these instruments to hedge his risks as well as make money. The best thing about this book is its practical outlook."   Business Standard


R. Mahajan

R. Mahajan has over two decades of experience in banking, merchant banking and industrial financial management. He started his career as a probationary officer in the State Bank group. After a seventeen-year stint in the bank, he joined a Mumbai-based merchant banking company and headed its Delhi operations. He is presently the finance head of a large corporate group in Delhi. He is also a visiting faculty in several management institutes and also a consultant to some stock broking firms in Delhi.



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