Economics for Financial Markets

 
9780080972978: Economics for Financial Markets

Successful trading, speculating or simply making informed decisions about financial markets means it is essential to have a firm grasp of economics. Financial market behaviour revolves around economic concepts, however the majority of economic textbooks do not tell the full story. To fully understand the behaviour of financial markets it is essential to have a model that enables new information to be absorbed and analysed with some predictive implications. That model is provided by the business cycle. 'Economics for Financial Markets' takes the reader from the basics of financial market valuation to a more sophisticated understanding of the actions that traders take which ultimately drives the volatility in the financial markets. The author shows traders, investment managers, risk managers and finance professionals how to distil the flow of information and show what needs to be concentrated on, covering topics such as: * Why are financial markets subject to economic fashions? * How has the New Economy changed financial market behaviour? * Does the creation of the euro fundamentally change the behaviour of the currency markets?

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Brian Kettell has many years' experience in banking and banking training in the international financial markets. A graduate of the London School of Economics, he has subsequently worked for Citibank, American Express, the Arab Banking Corporation (Vice President) and Shearson Lehman. He has lectured widely, and has published over 70 articles in The Economist, the International Herald Tribune and Financial Weekly. His previous books include: The Foreign Exchange Handbook, Monetary Economics, The International Debt Game, and the Business Guide to the Foreign Exchange Market.

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"Brian Kettell's Financial Economics is a very clear, up-to-date and highly readable treatment of the subject. It provides a nice perspective on how the subject has developed, as well as an easily understandable overview of recent developments and controversies. It will become a standard reference in the field."Professor Kevin Dowd, Nottingham University Business School

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