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Financial Products

Financial Products Author Bill Dalton
ISBN-10 1139474057
Release 2008-10-02
Pages 408
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Financial Products provides a step-by-step guide to some of the most important ideas in financial mathematics. It describes and explains interest rates, discounting, arbitrage, risk neutral probabilities, forward contracts, futures, bonds, FRA and swaps. It shows how to construct both elementary and complex (Libor) zero curves. Options are described, illustrated and then priced using the Black Scholes formula and binomial trees. Finally, there is a chapter describing default probabilities, credit ratings and credit derivatives (CDS, TRS, CSO and CDO). An important feature of the book is that it explains this range of concepts and techniques in a way that can be understood by those with only a basic understanding of algebra. Many of the calculations are illustrated using Excel spreadsheets, as are some of the more complex algebraic processes. This accessible approach makes it an ideal introduction to financial products for undergraduates and those studying for professional financial qualifications.



Quantitative Finance

Quantitative Finance Author Matt Davison
ISBN-10 9781498782661
Release 2016-02-24
Pages 532
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Teach Your Students How to Become Successful Working Quants Quantitative Finance: A Simulation-Based Introduction Using Excel provides an introduction to financial mathematics for students in applied mathematics, financial engineering, actuarial science, and business administration. The text not only enables students to practice with the basic techniques of financial mathematics, but it also helps them gain significant intuition about what the techniques mean, how they work, and what happens when they stop working. After introducing risk, return, decision making under uncertainty, and traditional discounted cash flow project analysis, the book covers mortgages, bonds, and annuities using a blend of Excel simulation and difference equation or algebraic formalism. It then looks at how interest rate markets work and how to model bond prices before addressing mean variance portfolio optimization, the capital asset pricing model, options, and value at risk (VaR). The author next focuses on binomial model tools for pricing options and the analysis of discrete random walks. He also introduces stochastic calculus in a nonrigorous way and explains how to simulate geometric Brownian motion. The text proceeds to thoroughly discuss options pricing, mostly in continuous time. It concludes with chapters on stochastic models of the yield curve and incomplete markets using simple discrete models. Accessible to students with a relatively modest level of mathematical background, this book will guide your students in becoming successful quants. It uses both hand calculations and Excel spreadsheets to analyze plenty of examples from simple bond portfolios. The spreadsheets are available on the book’s CRC Press web page.



Business Math Using Excel

Business Math Using Excel Author Sharon Burton
ISBN-10 9780538731195
Release 2012-03-26
Pages 640
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Prepare your students to meet the demands of today’s business world with the proven, practical dual approach in Burton/Shelton’s BUSINESS MATH USING EXCEL, 2nd Edition. This book equips readers to master the math concepts most useful in contemporary business by first teaching students the traditional methods of calculating. The authors then emphasize a second approach that teaches the same math concepts using the functions of Microsoft Excel. This edition of BUSINESS MATH USING EXCEL prepares students to use the latest version of Excel 2010. Your future business professionals learn to create formulas and master the functions of Excel while developing high level math skills and refining other skills that will prepare them to succeed in the workplace. This edition’s new, full-color design presents concepts in manageable sections to help build confidence for students at all levels of math proficiency. New profiles and new personal finance features emphasize the practicality of the book’s content as they demonstrate how professionals use math daily and highlight common consumer issues. A new CourseMaster outcomes-based learning solution with homework tools and automatic grading saves you time while helping students focus on the concepts most important for business math success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Solutions Manual to Accompany Models for Life

Solutions Manual to Accompany Models for Life Author Jeffrey T. Barton
ISBN-10 9781119040026
Release 2016-03-07
Pages 182
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A solutions manual to accompany An Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Modeling with Microsoft® Office Excel® With a focus on mathematical models based on real and current data, Models for Life: An Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Modeling with Microsoft® Office Excel® guides readers in the solution of relevant, practical problems by introducing both mathematical and Excel techniques. The book begins with a step-by-step introduction to discrete dynamical systems, which are mathematical models that describe how a quantity changes from one point in time to the next. Readers are taken through the process, language, and notation required for the construction of such models as well as their implementation in Excel. The book examines single-compartment models in contexts such as population growth, personal finance, and body weight and provides an introduction to more advanced, multi-compartment models via applications in many areas, including military combat, infectious disease epidemics, and ranking methods. Models for Life: An Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Modeling with Microsoft® Office Excel® also features: A modular organization that, after the first chapter, allows readers to explore chapters in any order Numerous practical examples and exercises that enable readers to personalize the presented models by using their own data Carefully selected real-world applications that motivate the mathematical material such as predicting blood alcohol concentration, ranking sports teams, and tracking credit card debt References throughout the book to disciplinary research on which the presented models and model parameters are based in order to provide authenticity and resources for further study Relevant Excel concepts with step-by-step guidance, including screenshots to help readers better understand the presented material Both mathematical and graphical techniques for understanding concepts such as equilibrium values, fixed points, disease endemicity, maximum sustainable yield, and a drug’s therapeutic window A companion website that includes the referenced Excel spreadsheets, select solutions to homework problems, and an instructor’s manual with solutions to all homework problems, project ideas, and a test bank



C Design Patterns and Derivatives Pricing

C   Design Patterns and Derivatives Pricing Author M. S. Joshi
ISBN-10 9780521721622
Release 2008-05-22
Pages 292
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Explains how to create well-designed, structured, reusable C++ code, particularly for financial applications.



Cash CDO Modelling in Excel

Cash CDO Modelling in Excel Author Darren Smith
ISBN-10 9780470971673
Release 2011-12-07
Pages 354
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This book is an introduction to the modelling of cash collateralised debt obligations (“CDOs”). It is intended that the reader have a basic understanding of CDOs and a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel. There will be written explanations of concepts along with understandable mathematical explanations and examples provided in Excel. A CD-ROM containing these Excel examples will accompany the book.



Professional Financial Computing Using Excel and VBA

Professional Financial Computing Using Excel and VBA Author Donny C. F. Lai
ISBN-10 9781118179086
Release 2011-12-28
Pages 350
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"Professional Financial Computing Using Excel and VBA is an admirable exposition that bridges the theoretical underpinnings of financial engineering and its application which usually appears as a "black-box" software application. The book opens the black-box and reveals the architecture of risk-modeling and financial engineering based on industry-standard stochastic models by utilizing Excel and VBA functionality to create a robust and practical modeling tool-kit. Financial engineering professionals who purchase this book will have a jumpstart advantage for their customized financial engineering and modeling needs." Dr. Cameron Wicentowich Vice President, Treasury Analytics Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) "Spreadsheet modeling for finance has become a standard course in the curriculum of many Quantitative Finance programs since the Excel-based Visual Basic programming is now widely used in constructing optimal portfolios, pricing structured products and managing risks. Professional Financial Computing Using Excel and VBA is written by a unique team of finance, physics and computer academics and practitioners. It is a good reference for those who are studying for a Masters degree in Financial Engineering and Risk Management. It can also be useful for financial engineers to jump-start a project on designing structured products, modeling interest term structure or credit risks." Dr. Jin Zhang Director of Master of Finance Program and Associate Professor The University of Hong Kong "Excel has been one of the most powerful tools for financial planning and computing over the last few years. Most users utilize a fraction of its capabilities. One of the reasons is the limited availability of books that cover the advanced features of Excel for Finance. Professional Financial Computing Using Excel and VBA goes the extra mile and deals with the Excel tools many professionals call for. This book is a must for professionals or students dealing with financial engineering, financial risk management, computational finance or mathematical finance. I loved the way the authors covered the material using real life, hands-on examples." Dr. Isaac Gottlieb Temple University Author, Next Generation Excel: Modeling in Excel for Analysts and MBAs



An Introduction to Excel VBA Programming

An Introduction to Excel VBA Programming Author Guojun Gan
ISBN-10 9781315280677
Release 2017-05-08
Pages 300
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Excel Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) can be used to automate operations in Excel and is one of the most frequently used software programs for manipulating data and building models in banks and insurance companies. An Introduction to Excel VBA Programming: with Applications in Finance and Insurance introduces readers to the basic fundamentals of VBA Programming while demonstrating applications of VBA to solve real-world problems in finance and insurance. Assuming no prior programming experience and with reproducible examples using code and data, this text is suitable for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, actuaries, and financial analysts who wish to learn VBA. Features: Presents the theory behind the algorithms in detail Includes more than 100 exercises with selected solutions Provides VBA code in Excel files and data to reproduce the results in the book Offers a solutions manual for qualified instructors



A Course in Derivative Securities

A Course in Derivative Securities Author Kerry Back
ISBN-10 9783540279006
Release 2006-03-30
Pages 356
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"Deals with pricing and hedging financial derivatives.... Computational methods are introduced and the text contains the Excel VBA routines corresponding to the formulas and procedures described in the book. This is valuable since computer simulation can help readers understand the theory....The book...succeeds in presenting intuitively advanced derivative modelling... it provides a useful bridge between introductory books and the more advanced literature." --MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS



Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business

Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business Author Bharat Kolluri
ISBN-10 9781119220992
Release 2016-07-07
Pages 320
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A well-balanced and accessible introduction to the elementary quantitative methods and Microsoft® Office Excel® applications used to guide business decision making Featuring quantitative techniques essential for modeling modern business situations, Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business: With Applications Using Microsoft® Office Excel® provides guidance to assessing real-world data sets using Excel. The book presents a balanced approach to the mathematical tools and techniques with applications used in the areas of business, finance, economics, marketing, and operations. The authors begin by establishing a solid foundation of basic mathematics and statistics before moving on to more advanced concepts. The first part of the book starts by developing basic quantitative techniques such as arithmetic operations, functions and graphs, and elementary differentiations (rates of change), and integration. After a review of these techniques, the second part details both linear and nonlinear models of business activity. Extensively classroom-tested, Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business: With Applications Using Microsoft® Office Excel® also includes: Numerous examples and practice problems that emphasize real-world business quantitative techniques and applications Excel-based computer software routines that explore calculations for an assortment of tasks, including graphing, formula usage, solving equations, and data analysis End-of-chapter sections detailing the Excel applications and techniques used to address data and solutions using large data sets A companion website that includes chapter summaries, Excel data sets, sample exams and quizzes, lecture slides, and an Instructors’ Solutions Manual Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Business: With Applications Using Microsoft® Office Excel® is an excellent textbook for undergraduate-level courses on quantitative methods in business, economics, finance, marketing, operations, and statistics. The book is also an ideal reference for readers with little or no quantitative background who require a better understanding of basic mathematical and statistical concepts used in economics and business. Bharat Kolluri, Ph.D., is Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance at the University of Hartford. A member of the American Economics Association, his research interests include econometrics, business statistics, quantitative decision making, applied macroeconomics, applied microeconomics, and corporate finance. Michael J. Panik, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance at the University of Hartford. He has served as a consultant to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles as well as to a variety of health care organizations. In addition, Dr. Panik is the author of numerous books, including Growth Curve Modeling: Theory and Applications and Statistical Inference: A Short Course, both published by Wiley. Rao N. Singamsetti, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance at the University of Hartford. A member of the American Economics Association, his research interests include the status of war on poverty in the United States since the 1960s and forecasting foreign exchange rates using econometric methods.



Mastering Financial Mathematics in Microsoft Excel

Mastering Financial Mathematics in Microsoft Excel Author Alastair Day
ISBN-10 9781292067537
Release 2015-10-08
Pages 392
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Fully updated and compliant with Excel 2013, this clearly explains the basic calculations for mathematical finance, backed up with simple templates for further use and development, and a workbook with exercises and solutions at the end of each chapter. The examples used are relevant to both managers and students in the UK and overseas. New to this edition Updated glossary of key terms Functions list in English and Euro languages Continuity check on all formats, layouts and charts More worked examples Additional exercises at the end of each chapter to help build models Templates and models available online.



Advanced Modelling in Finance using Excel and VBA

Advanced Modelling in Finance using Excel and VBA Author Mary Jackson
ISBN-10 9780470061664
Release 2006-08-30
Pages 276
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This new and unique book demonstrates that Excel and VBA can play an important role in the explanation and implementation of numerical methods across finance. Advanced Modelling in Finance provides a comprehensive look at equities, options on equities and options on bonds from the early 1950s to the late 1990s. The book adopts a step-by-step approach to understanding the more sophisticated aspects of Excel macros and VBA programming, showing how these programming techniques can be used to model and manipulate financial data, as applied to equities, bonds and options. The book is essential for financial practitioners who need to develop their financial modelling skill sets as there is an increase in the need to analyse and develop ever more complex 'what if' scenarios. Specifically applies Excel and VBA to the financial markets Packaged with a CD containing the software from the examples throughout the book Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.



Financial Analysis with Microsoft Excel 2016 8E

Financial Analysis with Microsoft Excel 2016  8E Author Timothy R. Mayes
ISBN-10 9781337515528
Release 2017-06-08
Pages 50
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Taking your spreadsheet skills to the next level, Mayes/Shank's FINANCIAL ANALYSIS WITH MICROSOFT EXCEL 2016, 8E, equips you with a solid foundation in corporate finance while helping you master the tools professionals use every day. It delivers thorough coverage of financial statements, cash budgets, time series forecasting, the Security Market Security Line, pro forma financial statements, cost of capital, VBA programming, Pivot Tables, and Get & Transform tools (formerly known as Power Query). With its unique self-directed learning approach, this reader-friendly book is an ideal resource for independent learning and a valuable reference tool. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Credit Risk Modeling using Excel and VBA

Credit Risk Modeling using Excel and VBA Author Gunter Löeffler
ISBN-10 9780470510742
Release 2007-04-30
Pages 280
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In today's increasingly competitive financial world, successful risk management, portfolio management, and financial structuring demand more than up-to-date financial know-how. They also call for quantitative expertise, including the ability to effectively apply mathematical modeling tools and techniques, in this case credit. Credit Risk Modeling using Excel and VBA with DVD provides practitioners with a hands on introduction to credit risk modeling. Instead of just presenting analytical methods it shows how to implement them using Excel and VBA, in addition to a detailed description in the text a DVD guides readers step by step through the implementation. The authors begin by showing how to use option theoretic and statistical models to estimate a borrowers default risk. The second half of the book is devoted to credit portfolio risk. The authors guide readers through the implementation of a credit risk model, show how portfolio models can be validated or used to access structured credit products like CDO’s. The final chapters address modeling issues associated with the new Basel Accord.



Essentials of Excel Excel VBA SAS and Minitab for Statistical and Financial Analyses

Essentials of Excel  Excel VBA  SAS and Minitab for Statistical and Financial Analyses Author Cheng-Few Lee
ISBN-10 9783319388670
Release 2016-11-24
Pages 1041
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This introductory textbook for business statistics teaches statistical analysis and research methods via business case studies and financial data using Excel, Minitab, and SAS. Every chapter in this textbook engages the reader with data of individual stock, stock indices, options, and futures. One studies and uses statistics to learn how to study, analyze, and understand a data set of particular interest. Some of the more popular statistical programs that have been developed to use statistical and computational methods to analyze data sets are SAS, SPSS, and Minitab. Of those, we look at Minitab and SAS in this textbook. One of the main reasons to use Minitab is that it is the easiest to use among the popular statistical programs. We look at SAS because it is the leading statistical package used in industry. We also utilize the much less costly and ubiquitous Microsoft Excel to do statistical analysis, as the benefits of Excel have become widely recognized in the academic world and its analytical capabilities extend to about 90 percent of statistical analysis done in the business world. We demonstrate much of our statistical analysis using Excel and double check the analysis and outcomes using Minitab and SAS—also helpful in some analytical methods not possible or practical to do in Excel.



Financial Modeling in Excel For Dummies

Financial Modeling in Excel For Dummies Author Danielle Stein Fairhurst
ISBN-10 9781119357568
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 336
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Make informed business decisions with the beginner's guide to financial modeling using Microsoft Excel Financial Modeling in Excel For Dummies is your comprehensive guide to learning how to create informative, enlightening financial models today. Not a math whiz or an Excel power-user? No problem! All you need is a basic understanding of Excel to start building simple models with practical hands-on exercises and before you know it, you'll be modeling your way to optimized profits for your business in no time. Excel is powerful, user-friendly, and is most likely already installed on your computer—which is why it has so readily become the most popular financial modeling software. This book shows you how to harness Excel's capabilities to determine profitability, develop budgetary projections, model depreciation, project costs, value assets and more. You'll learn the fundamental best practices and know-how of financial modeling, and how to put them to work for your business and your clients. You'll learn the tools and techniques that bring insight out of the numbers, and make better business decisions based on quantitative evidence. You'll discover that financial modeling is an invaluable resource for your business, and you'll wonder why you've waited this long to learn how! Companies around the world use financial modeling for decision making, to steer strategy, and to develop solutions. This book walks you through the process with clear, expert guidance that assumes little prior knowledge. Learn the six crucial rules to follow when building a successful financial model Discover how to review and edit an inherited financial model and align it with your business and financial strategy Solve client problems, identify market projections, and develop business strategies based on scenario analysis Create valuable customized templates models that can become a source of competitive advantage From multinational corporations to the mom-and-pop corner store, there isn't a business around that wouldn't benefit from financial modeling. No need to buy expensive specialized software—the tools you need are right there in Excel. Financial Modeling in Excel For Dummies gets you up to speed quickly so you can start reaping the benefits today!



Introduction to Quantitative Finance

Introduction to Quantitative Finance Author Robert R. Reitano
ISBN-10 9780262303989
Release 2010-01-29
Pages 752
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This text offers an accessible yet rigorous development of many of the fields of mathematics necessary for success in investment and quantitative finance, covering topics applicable to portfolio theory, investment banking, option pricing, investment, and insurance risk management. The approach emphasizes the mathematical framework provided by each mathematical discipline, and the application of each framework to the solution of finance problems. It emphasizes the thought process and mathematical approach taken to develop each result instead of the memorization of formulas to be applied (or misapplied) automatically. The objective is to provide a deep level of understanding of the relevant mathematical theory and tools that can then be effectively used in practice, to teach students how to "think in mathematics" rather than simply to do mathematics by rote.Each chapter covers an area of mathematics such as mathematical logic, Euclidean and other spaces, set theory and topology, sequences and series, probability theory, and calculus, in each case presenting only material that is most important and relevant for quantitative finance. Each chapter includes finance applications that demonstrate the relevance of the material presented. Problem sets are offered on both the mathematical theory and the finance applications sections of each chapter. The logical organization of the book and the judicious selection of topics make the text customizable for a number of courses. The development is self-contained and carefully explained to support disciplined independent study as well. A solutions manual for students provides solutions to the book's Practice Exercises; an instructor's manual offers solutions to the Assignment Exercises as well as other materials.