Bridge the gap between theory and practice.

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Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives and DerivaGem (8th Edition)
ISBN: 0132777428     Date Published: 2011-02-12     Author(s): John C. Hull
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Bridge the gap between theory and practice.

Designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice, this introductory text on the futures and options markets is ideal for those with a limited background in mathematics.

The eighth edition has been updated and improved–featuring a new chapter on securitization and the credit crisis, and increased discussion on the way commodity prices are modeled and commodity derivatives valued.

 

0132777428 / 9780132777421 Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives and DerivaGem CD Package

 

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Unparalleled resource for those entering quantitative finance, February 19, 2012 ByMax Falcon - See all my reviews This review is from: Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives and DerivaGem CD Package (8th Edition) (Hardcover) This review is written for many of those switching to quantitative finance from other fields. Hull's book will become an essential foundation-builder for such people. Let's assume you want to become a quantitative analyst or a risk manager switching from another, preferably quantitative, field. Then in order to get a job you need to have the following: 1. Knowledge of derivatives and markets; 2. Knowledge of statistical methods and data analysis with applications in finance; 3. Computational methods supported by software such as C++ and R to be able to apply theoretical knowledge obtained in 1 and 2; 4. Proof that you have decent understanding of finance through obtaining a designation such as PRM (Since, under our assumption, you enter finance from a different field, you don't have work experience. That is why PRM will be the most suitable for you as you will just need to be well prepared academically to pass the exams and get the...
 
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The Best Quant Finance Book, June 15, 2012 ByYue Zhao - See all my reviews This review is from: Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives and DerivaGem CD Package (8th Edition) (Hardcover) I have read many books before this book, including Shreve, Cont and Tankov, etc. All those books are supposed to be "standard" textbooks for MFE students or students in other fields who want to become Quants. However, Hull's Book is the only one that taught me "why" besides "how". After reading this book, all mathematical formulas finally become clear to me. The pain in studying quantitative finance is that you understand various pricing models but don't know why they are useful. Hull did an excellent work in bridging the two.
 
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Still The Gold Standard of Derivatives Textbooks, February 2, 2012 ByGregory Sautov - See all my reviews This review is from: Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives and DerivaGem CD Package (8th Edition) (Hardcover) One of the most thorough and clearly written texts on the complex subject of Derivatives Finance, this book is very well suited for academic purposes as well as for practicioners of finance. An impressive feature of the style in which the material is presented is that the author does not try to impress the reader with sophisticated mathematics, but instead adopts a more intuitive approach to communicating the way in which financial instruments are priced. This is a rare feature of high-level finance books, and makes the reading experience more fluid and instructive.
 
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