Author: John C.Hull
A trading book is the portfolio of financial instruments held by a brokerage or bank.
- Trading books are subject to gains and losses that affect the financial institution directly.
- Trading books are a form of accounting ledger that contains records of all tradeable financial assets of a bank.
- Losses in a bank’s trading book can have a cascading effect on the global economy, such as those that occurred during the 2008 financial crisis.
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John C. Hull is a Professor of Derivatives and Risk Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
He is a respected researcher in the academic field of quantitative finance (see for example the Hull-White model) and is the author of two books on financial derivatives that are widely used texts for market practitioners: “Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives” and “Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets”. He has also written “Risk Management and Financial Institutions” and “Machine Learning in Business: An Introduction to the World of Data Science”
Hull is an editor of the Journal of Derivatives (since 1993), The Review of Derivatives Research (since 1993), the Journal of Derivatives Use, Trading & Regulation (since 1994), the Canadian Journal of Administrative Studies (since 1996), the Journal of Risk (since 1998), the Journal of Bond Trading and Management (since 2001), the Journal of Derivatives Accounting (since 2002) and the Journal of Credit Risk (since 2004).
He studied Mathematics at Cambridge University (B.A. & M.A.), and holds an M.A. in Operational Research from Lancaster University and a Ph.D. in Finance from Cranfield University. He has twin sons named Peter and David, and a wife named Michelle.
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Contents are same as US/UK editions. Designed for those with limited training in mathematics. This thoroughly revised and updated second edition offers an in-depth exploration of futures and options. The author examines trading strategies and how markets work, as well as contemporary pricing, hedging, and risk management tools.
Hull wrote a classic book for the introduction to futures and options markets. It’s for the serious reader who doesn’t want to all the deviations and basics of option pricings.
Get: John C.Hull – Introduction to Futures & Options Markets (2nd Ed.)