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The Handbook of Exotic Options Instruments, Analysis, and Application
ISBN: 1557389047     Date Published: 1995-11-01     Author(s): Israel "Izzy" Nelken
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Book Description: The Handbook of Exotic Options is the first book to explain the theoretical foundations, structures, and applications of these exciting new instruments. Edited by Israel Nelken, one of the foremost experts in the field, this handbook provides an in-depth explanation of the latest uses of exotic options by institutional investors and corporate treasurers, as well as the latest thinking on advanced topics. Readers will find valuable discussions of: Options theory, volatility, and pricing; The Brownian Motion and the Black Scholes Model; Risk management applications of exotic options.


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Provides a detailed explanation of the theoretical foundations, structures, and applications of exotic options, including their latest uses by institutional investors and corporate treasurers. The 15 chapters, written by a diverse group of prominent financial analysts and academics, cover topics including options theory, volatility, and pricing; detailed pricing models of the various options; discussion of when exotic options should be used; and risk management applications of exotic options. Includes an IBM or Microsoft Windows compatible sample software disk. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
 
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Misleading title, November 24, 2001 ByBert Smits (Mechelen Belgium) - See all my reviews This review is from: The Handbook of Exotic Options: Instruments, Analysis, and Application (Hardcover) Dr. Nelken has compiled a series of articles by a variety of authors dealing with particularly diverse aspects of exotic options.Although some of the papers contain useful information, the book does not deserve to be called a "handbook": it is more like a loose compilation, thus making it useless as a reference.I ordered the book in 1998 at my local bookstore and felt cheated after the first browsing. The extra star is there to praise the occasional pearl of wisdom you will encounter while reading through all 15 chapters.Finally, the cover advertises with "valuable software included", referring to a demo (!) of EXOTICOP (c). I strongly disagree: the program is nothing more than a black-scholes type exotics pricer with a primitive interface, barely touching the level of an undergraduate paper. To add insult to injury, some of the input parameters are frozen in...
 
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