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  • Derivatives

    Stock futures Stock futures are agreement to buy or sell a specified stock i.e. Equity share of a specified company in the future at a specified price. An investor who is interested in purchasing a share may buy the share in stock exchanges for cash. These agreements are transacted through future exchange with the help of brokers. The terms of the agreement are specified and standardized by the exchange to facilitate funding. A stock future contract may be settled on the prescribed delivery date

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  • Questionnaire: Currency Derivatives

    Questionnaire used for the survey: Preference of equity and commodity over Currency derivatives trading in India survey Kindly spare some minutes to fill this form and be a part of real customer perception survey and support us to gain an insight about the preferences of Indian retail investors for trading in market and the reasons behind the existing popularity of currency derivative market in India. 1. Did you ever think of currency derivative market as trading option? Yes‚ I trade in currency

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  • Shreyansh

    ECONOMICS A Short History of Derivative Security Markets By Ernst Juerg Weber The University of Western Australia DISCUSSION PAPER 08.10 A Short History of Derivative Security Markets Ernst Juerg Weber Business School University of Western Australia Crawley WA 6009 Australia eweber@biz.uwa.edu.au August 2008 Abstract Contracts for future delivery of commodities spread from Mesopotamia to Hellenistic Egypt and the Roman world. After the collapse of the Roman Empire‚ contracts

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    17p To purchase the case‚ please visit: http://hbr.org/product/pine-street-capital/an/201071-PDF-ENG Due date: December 05‚ 2013 Questions: 1- What risks does PSC face? How has it hedged these risks historically? Should it continue to hedge these risks? - Market neutral fund – fund hedged out all market risk - In the past‚ they hedged this out by short-selling shares of a market index - Due to the unprecedented volatility seen in the markets over the past several months‚ considering

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  • Gaz de France

    Gaz De France 1&2) In my opinion‚ Mr. Reboul did an excellent job with liability management so far. He and his staff successfully hedged GDF’s foreign debt and in that process were actually able to made profits which contributed to net income. Currency swaps allow companies to exploit the global capital markets more efficiently. They are an integral arbitrage link between the interest rates of different developed countries. Companies have to come up with the funds to deliver the notional at

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  • Private Health Insurance

    Private Healthcare Insurance Nowadays‚ healthcare issues become a big attention to the people in the world. People always want to be healthy‚ while in the meantime‚ the risk to be suffered by the diseases are high. By this‚ illness can come anytime and anywhere. To anticipate this‚ some people rely on healthcare insurance. Although healthcare insurance has some benefits‚ it has disadvantage in some conditions. However‚ people have to have some consideration before they apply the healthcare insurance

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  • Risk management and insurance

    1 A call option price will increase‚ all else equal‚ when: a. the price of the underlying asset decreases b. the interest rates in the market decreases c. the time to maturity decreases d. the exercise price increases e. the volatility of the return of the underlying asset increases Answer E 2 The type(s) of risk that is (are) generally hedged with derivative contracts include all of the following except: a. commodity price risk b. foreign exchange risk c. interest rate risk d. property

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  • Commodity Trading

    Commodities Futures Trading in India Indian markets have recently thrown open a new avenue for retail investors and traders to participate: commodity derivatives. For those who want to diversify their portfolios beyond shares‚ bonds and real estate‚ commodities is the best option. What is commodity trading? It’s an age-old phenomenon. Modern markets came up in the late 18th century‚ when farming began to be modernised. Though the trade’s mechanisms have changed‚ the basics are still the same

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  • Malaysia Airlines

    Malaysia Airline should reduce the price of ticket to attract more passengers. Although the profit will be reduce‚ but the increase of the number of passengers will cover it back. In long term‚ it will bring more benefit to the company. Malaysia Airline also needs to have more promotion to attract the low income of passengers. For example‚ promote special ticket for a group of students or for family to travel during the school holiday. This is because during holiday‚ many of the students and family

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  • Fall of Amaranth

    Amaranth was a hedge fund based out of Greenwich Connecticut started by Nicholas Maounis in 2000. At its peak‚ Amaranth had 9 billion dollars in assets and employed 115 employees. Amaranth began by trading convertible bonds and made a lot of profit through convertible arbitrage by simultaneously buying and selling convertible securities and common stock to capture gains from a difference in prices. Because convertible securities were often mispriced‚ this trade was very popular and as the rest of

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