An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Global by R. Tee Williams

By R. Tee Williams

Succeeding within the monetary markets calls for a mastery of many disciplines. Mastery starts off with knowing the actors, ideas, and dynamics, and the ways that they have interaction. This quantity, the final of a 4-volume sequence, offers a extensive viewpoint on key matters akin to legislation and compliance, hazard and how you can mitigate it, and the instructions during which buying and selling markets may perhaps evolve. Like its predecessors, it offers replacement types of the long run: will the promote part or purchase part come to dominate, for instance, and the way could new applied sciences form international markets? Mastery of the monetary markets starts off with its authoritative, seriously illustrated presentation.

  • Presents a high-level view of global monetary markets, together with associations, tools, and dynamic interactions  
  • Describes the assumptions and expectancies of industry participants
  • Heavily illustrated so readers can simply comprehend complicated materials

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Options are contracts and are therefore subject to national contract law. Exchange-traded options are most popular on equity securities and indexes, and therefore options tend to be focused on the instruments of local securities ­markets. Options seem to be most popular in particular countries even though they are ­present in most developed financial markets. Cultural, economic, and regulatory factors probably account for differences in popularity. Most options trade on electronic venues. Most of the venues that trade options are currently registered as exchanges.

1 Global buy-side trading involves a choice between using a local (home market) intermediary to handle a trade in another market or sending the order directly to the market of execution to be managed in that country. Individuals For all practical purposes, individuals are not significant direct investors outside their home markets directly. A majority of individuals who have interest in investing outside their home markets either do so indirectly by investing in packaged instruments such as mutual funds or unit trusts or by ceding all the trading decisions to sell-side firms.

Futures on financial products have been most successful on debt instruments and indexes. However, some markets have futures on equity securities, and they are quite popular in some regions. ) Futures contracts are generally copyrighted products, and competing exchanges are, therefore, often not able to exactly replicate successful contracts. 2). The market for over-the-counter securities is largely transnational and has traditionally been unregulated. 2 Over-the-counter derivatives trade between mainly global customers and global dealers as bespoke contracts with a large but limited secondary market.

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