Option Theory

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 4, 2003 - Business & Economics - 388 pages
A unified development of the subject, presenting the theory of options in each of the different forms and stressing the equivalence between each of the methodologies.
* Demystifies some of the more complex topics.
* Derives practical, tangible results using the theory, to help practitioners in problem solving.
* Applies the results obtained to the analysis and pricing of options in the equity, currency, commodity and interest rate markets.
* Gives the reader the analytical tools and technical jargon to understand the current technical literature available.
* Provides a user-friendly reference on option theory for practicing investors and traders.
 

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Contents

PART 1 ELEMENTS OF OPTION THEORY
1
PART 2 NUMERICAL METHODS
73
PART 3 APPLICATIONS EXOTIC OPTIONS
143
PART 4 STOCHASTIC THEORY
225
Mathematical Appendix
299
Bibliography and References
361
Index
367
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Peter James was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford and at University College, London. His first degrees are in Theoretical Physics and in Econometrics and Statistics, and he has a PhD in Relativistic Quantum Mechanics.

He was formerly head of International Investment Banking at NationsBank (now Bank of America).

He has many years experience in the derivatives markets at Merrill Lynch, DKB Financial Products and Credit Agricole Lazard Financial Products, where he is currently Head of Risk Management.

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