Introduction to Futures and Options

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Donald Spence
Woodhead Publishing, 1997 - Business & Economics - 202 pages
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This is a comprehensive guide to the workings of the world’s commodity and financial futures and options markets. For all those new or already active in the futures and options markets, it is a handbook of first and last resort for traders, brokers, advisers and investors alike, and is written by a highly experienced market practitioner with contributions from leading experts in the field. It begins with an examination of the markets and instruments - including the OTC market and erivatives, and goes on to explain trading, regulation and management. It also evaluates the likely future developments in futures and options.
 

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Contents

Recent developments
8
The exchanges and their contracts
14
The London Bullion Market Association LBMA
22
Lessons from the past
93
The European Union 704 UK regulation 705
114
United Kingdom 723 Europe 723
134
Insurance futures 144 Property futures 145 New energy
148
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About the author (1997)

Donald Spence has been associated with the sugar market since the reinstatement of futures trading in 1957. As one of the original floor traders he played a part in establishing the market and helping it to evolve into the truly international arena that it is today. In 1980 he joined E.D. & F. Man where he was chiefly engaged on research. He now writes extensively on commodities, futures and options and related topics.

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