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Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets (5th Edition) (Prentice Hall Finance)
ISBN: 0131445650     Date Published: 2004-07-11     Author(s): John C. Hull
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Updated and revised to reflect the most current information, this introduction to futures and options markets is ideal for those with a limited background in mathematics. Based on Hull`s Options, Futures and Other Derivatives, one of the best-selling books on Wall Street, this book presents an accessible overview of the topic without the use of calculus. Packed with numerical samples and accounts of real-life situations, the Fifth Edition effectively guides readers through the material while providing them with a host of tangible examples. For professionals with a career in futures and options markets, financial engineering and/or risk management.
 
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Not worth the Time and the Money, May 1, 2005 ByP.C. "Popcorn" (Taiwan) - See all my reviews This review is from: Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets (5th Edition) (Prentice Hall Finance) (Hardcover) I am a student who happens to have read both John Hull's 'Options, Futures and Other Derivatives' and his 'Fundamentals'. To say that 'Options, Futures and Other Derivatives' is a good book is a great understatement, and can even be considered an insult. Yet, this book, which is targeted at readers who are not as acquainted with derivatives fails to impress. Through out the book you can feel how John Hull struggles to explain things in a simple manner. Sadly, his efforts have failed, and this is most evident when my fellow classmates had a hard time understanding the materials starting from Swaps. When we reached the section on options pricing, the book lacks the rigorous math that is needed for students to fully appreciate the beauty of deriving things like Black-Scholes. Overall, if you are a beginner, go straight to 'Options, Futures, and Derivatives'. This book is not worth wasting time over.
 
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not worth the money, February 2, 2005 ByCagdas (Leuven) - See all my reviews This review is from: Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets (5th Edition) (Prentice Hall Finance) (Hardcover) As promised this book contains no calculus.However it looks more like a formula sheet.There are some typos in some important parts.The intuitive explanations for some important topics are omitted or not well explained.Solutions manual is just a waste of time.Actually the book doesn't contain good questions at all.Despite the fact that it's one of the most used textbooks for the entry level in options and futures it's really not worth the money.One can find online lecture notes and do with them without having to pay that much money.
 
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Used for FIN 4763, November 9, 2007 ByM. Dinh (Stillwater, OK) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets (5th Edition) (Prentice Hall Finance) (Hardcover) Even though my professor didn't use the book as much as I expected, the content of this one were merely boring lectures explained the reason why my school changed the book after this semester.
 
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