Mastering Foreign Exchange &
Currency Options, 2nd Edition

A Practical Guide to the New Marketplace

By Francesca Taylor
Financial Times / Prentice Hall
October 2003
ISBN: 0-273-66295-3
420 Pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$147.50 Paper Original


The floating exchange rate enviroment has created a need for banks and their corporate customers to arrange their currency exposure on an active and commercial basis. This book addresses current practice and future issues and is written for both new entrants into the markets and for seasoned professionals seeking to refresh or broaden their knowledge.

The book covers issues such as: A radical new settlement system for FX will be going live in the 3rd quarter - named continuous linked settlement or CLS for short Foreign Exchange Portals Atriax and FXAII Electronic Broking EBS The increased profile of the spreadbetting agencies in the FX markets eg. IG Index Emerging Markets New Exotic Currency Options

Contents
1. The Historical Perspective
2. Background and Development of the Foreign Exchange Market
3. Currency Classifications
4. Far East and Exotic Markets
5. The Economics of Foreign Exchange
6. The Mechanics of Spot Foreign Exchange
7. The Mechanics of Forward Foreign Exchange
8. Spot Foreign Exchange - a Market Maker's Perspective
9. Proprietary Trading
10. The Role of the Forex Broker
11. Technical Analysis
12. Background and Development of The Currency Option Market
13. Mechanics of Currency Options
14. Exotic Options
15. Practicalities of Trading Foreign Currency Options
16. Hedging Foreign Exchange Risk
17. Technology and the Markets

Contents
1. The Historical Perspective
2. Background and Development of the Foreign Exchange Market
3. Currency Classifications
4. Far East and Exotic Markets
5. The Economics of Foreign Exchange
6. The Mechanics of Spot Foreign Exchange
7. The Mechanics of Forward Foreign Exchange
8. Spot Foreign Exchange - a Market Maker's Perspective
9. Proprietary Trading
10. The Role of the Forex Broker
11. Technical Analysis
12. Background and Development of The Currency Option Market
13. Mechanics of Currency Options
14. Exotic Options
15. Practicalities of Trading Foreign Currency Options
16. Hedging Foreign Exchange Risk
17. Technology and the Markets

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