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mastering foreign exchange & currency options

mastering foreign exchange & currency options

a practical guide to the new marketplace
2nd Edition

Francesca Taylor

May 2003, Paperback, 432 pages
ISBN13: 9780273662952
ISBN10: 0273662953
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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

Francesca Taylor is the principal of Taylor Associates, one of the City’s leading financial training companies, specialising in derivatives, capital markets, risk and treasury training.