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Financial Economics Textbooks

I have an interest in financial economics, and I plan to take the graduate sequence, however I did not take an undergraduate course in that field. I would really appreciate it if someone could ...
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Looking for data about collateral and safe asset

I'm supposed to report the evolution of the use of collateral on financial markets. I found some substantial data concerning the amount of collateral available (i.e. the amount of safe assets in the ...
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World company database?

I need to find the list of companies with their respective market caps and their sectors of activities. For now I have found these two links: • https://goo.gl/E8WJzu • http://goo.gl/vuHDuF But I ...
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We see stocks outperforming things like bonds in the long run (past 100 years), but could this be an artifact of that particular 100 year timeline?

When looking at historical return patterns for investments, one can clearly see the stellar performance of equities over the long haul. That being said, we know that we can center in on certain 20-25 ...
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Who paid the difference on a warrant if i am winnnig

I am discovering the mechanism of a warrant but there is still something that i can't understand. Let's take a simple example a call warrant with a strike of \$10. I buy it when the underlying ...
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Why is gold a safe haven investment?

To me, it seems like gold is the ultimate example of something where the value should go down when the economy, stock market etc go down. Just like Ferraris, and other frivolous consumer luxury goods,...
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Is trading in the commodity futures much more riskier than trading in stock market futures?

My understanding is that the price of a stock at the stock exchange is determined by supply demand mechanics during trading hours, and the price of futures is determined by the price of the underlying ...
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What is the need for a special purpose entity/vehicle in mortgage backed securities

What is the need to create a special purpose entity/vehicle (SPV) for mortgage backed securities? What potential risks are avoided due to the creation of SPV? It is my naive idea that the holder of ...
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as substitute benchmark bonds

"The reduction seen in US government debt in the late 1990s has led to a redution in the supply of intermediate and long-term government bonds, and some concern has arisen over this fact. In the ...
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Bond market vs stock market during crisis

Why does bond market not change as much as the stock market during financial crisis? On the picture we see the development of the two markets
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UK stock historical data

Where can I find UK stock data over the last 70-80 years? Preferably adjusted to to the inflation.
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Who were the economists who made lots of money in the financial markets? [closed]

I prefer to learn economic theories from economists who made lots of money from the financial markets and were aided by their economic ideas. Who were they? What are the notable economic theories did ...
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Securities Prices in Financial Markets

Hello in the moment I am working with the book "Introduction to the Economics and Mathematics of Financial Markets" by Jakˇsa Cvitani ́c and Fernando Zapatero, which can be accessed at the link. ...
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Invest in stock market around the world [closed]

Hi i like to invest in the stock market around the world does it require to have a citizenship in that country is there any specific amount to invest in it with a deadlock period how can i track my ...
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The notion of price

Typically in market clearing, the supply and demand (ask and bid) curves meet at a certain point, and the projection of these curves creates a quantity and price. Does this price have a deeper meaning ...
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Market Value of a publicly traded company

I want to know the market value (market capitalization) of a company on a particular day in the recent past (within the past 5 years). How can I do this, may be with the help of Google Finance or ...
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Conforming mortgage loan limits by county and year

US law restricts the Government-sponsored enterprises (GSE) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to purchase only those residential mortgages smaller (by origination balance) than a limit, the "conforming loan ...
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Why do money markets fluctuate so much?

Compared to commodity markets, money markets move a lot. My guess is that commodity markets are less elastic due to fixed production costs. But I don't know if that is the correct explanation.
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Understanding Options Quotes

Below is a picture of today's Rough Rice Options Quote. I would like to understand how to interpret the information in the table below. Firstly, with regards to the future contract we see that it ...
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'No arbitrage' vs 'Efficient market'

I am trying to wrap my head around the 'no arbitrage' (NA) and 'efficient market' (EM) assumptions, in particular their difference. Please correct me if I am wrong, but NA just claims that there is ...
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What topics are important to analyse a financial product? [closed]

When reading analysis papers of financial product, derivative or stock, tangible or not, I noticed that a lot of those papers seem to have similar structures. This got me to the question if there ...
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Hedging with volatility swaps?

I'm studying financial derivatives, and became curiosity in volatility products, more specifically volatility swaps. It always intrigued me how can you create products based on volatility. Who is ...
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Probability of states of nature

I've been given the following question and would really appreciate any help on part a. I've looked over all of my resources for this course and we have always been given the probability of the ...
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Futures Market Books

Are there any recommendation for futures market or commodity trading books? I am not interested in trading myself, but would like to have a better understanding of it for my research.
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Why is the term structure curve of agricultural commodities often downward sloping?

I have retrieved the below term structure curve for livestock (lean hogs) from Bloomberg and noticed that it is inverted. I have a vague intuition that this has to do with the storage costs and ...
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What is the mix of maturities of outstanding US Treasury bonds called?

What is the technical term for the mix of maturities of outstanding US Treasury bonds? Also, is there an "official" source for this information? I tried searching to find out, but not knowing what ...
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What possible reasons could make arbitrage impossible between some markets?

What could prevent arbitrage (not necessarily risk-free) between some markets even when price differences exist?
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Where is GBP/EUR exchange rate going? [closed]

Very recently, the GBP has been raising against the Euro. I understand this has to do with the EU injecting €1.1 trillion until Sep 2016 and the elections in Greece. My question is: when is this ...
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Market Behavior under expected and unexpected news

I found the following text in the paper "Real-time Price Discovery in Foreign Exchange" The general pattern is one of very quick exchange rate conditional mean adjustment, characterized by a jump ...
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Unintended consequences from “fixing” the US financial system

Last year, I read the book The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It. The book explained some of the causes of the recent financial crisis of 2007-2009 and gave some ...
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With OPEC driving the prices of oil down, can American producers simply store oil produced at higher cost to sell later? [closed]

I have been wondering. With OPEC driving down the price of oil in order to stifle the growth of the American oil industry, what can we do about it? More specifically, why don't these oil producers ...
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Paid in capital

If the par value of the common stock is 5 dollars and is sold at market for 10 dollars does the company get the extra $5? Also how is the company affected by the market value going up and down?
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trading security volume that affects price

Curious if there's a formula for this. There are some notorious cases of software (accidentally) and people (purposefully) quickly unloading a given security, causing the price to (temporarily, ...