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INTRODUCTION
1.1. Financial system structure and functions
1.2. Financial markets and their economic functions
1.3. Financial intermediaries and their functions
1.4. Financial markets structure
1.4.1. Financial instruments
1.4.2. Classification of financial markets
1.5. Financial market regulation
1.6. Summary
Key terms
Further readings
Review questions and problems
2. INTEREST RATES DETERMINATION AND STRUCTURE
2.1. Interest rate determination
2.1.1. The rate of interest
2.1.2. Interest rate theories: loanable funds theory
2.1.3. Interest rate theories: liquidity preference theory
2.2. The structure of interest rates
2.3. Term structure of interest rates
2.4. Theories of term structure of interest rates
2.4.1. Expectations theory
2.4.2. Liquidity premium theory
2.4.3. Market segmentation theory
2.4.4. The preferred habitat theory
2.5. Forward interest rates and yield curve
2.6. Summary
Relevant websites
3. MONEY MARKETS
3.1. Money market purpose and structure
3.1.1. The role of money markets
3.1.2. Money market segments
3.1.3. Money market participants
3.2. Money market instruments
3.2.1. Treasury bills and other government securities
3.2.2. The interbank market loans
3.2.3. Commercial papers
3.2.4. Certificates of deposit
3.2.5. Repurchase agreements
3.2.6. International money market securities
3.3. Money market interest rates and yields
3.4. Summary
4. DEBT MARKETS
4.1. Debt market instrument characteristics
4.2. Bond market
4.2.1. Bond market characteristics
4.2.2. Bond market yields
4.3.2. Bond price volatility
4.3.3. Behavior of Macaulay’s duration
4.3.4. Immunization
4.3.5. Bond convexity
4.4. Bond analysis
4.4.1. Inverse floaters and floating rate notes
4.4.2. Callable bonds
4.4.3. Convertible bonds
4.5. Summary
5. EQUITY MARKET
5.1. Equity instruments
5.1.1. Common shares
5.1.2. Preferred shares
5.1.3. Private equity
5.1.4. Global shares and American Depository Receipts (ADR)
5.2. Primary equity market
5.2.1. Primary public market
5.3. Secondary equity market
5.3.2. Over-the-counter (OTC) market
5.3.3. Electronic stock markets
5.4. Secondary equity market structure
5.4.1. Cash vs forward markets
5.4.2. Continuous markets and auction markets
5.4.3. Order-driven markets and quote-driven markets
5.4.4. Hybrid markets
5.5. Equity market transactions
5.5.1. Bid-ask spread
5.5.2. Placing order
5.5.3. Margin trading
5.5.4. Short selling
5.5.5. Stock trading regulations
5.6. Equity market characteristics
5.6.1. Stock indicators
5.6.2. Stock market indexes
5.6.3. Stock market indicators
5.6.4. Transaction execution costs
5.7. Stock market efficiency
5.8.2. Technical analysis
5.9. Processes of consolidation of stock exchanges
5.10. Summary
6. DERIVATIVES MARKETS
6.1. Hedging against risk
6.2. Description of derivatives markets
6.3. Forward and futures contracts
6.3.1. Principles of forward and futures contracts
6.3.2. Forward and futures valuation
6.3.3. Use of forwards and futures
6.3.4. Futures contracts: stock index futures
6.3.5. Contracts for difference (CFD)
6.4. Swaps
6.5. Options
6.5.1. Options definition
6.5.2. Components of the Option Price
6.5.3. Determinants of the Option Price
6.5.4. Option pricing models
6.5.5. Mixed strategies in options trading
6.6. Summary
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