An informative guide to market microstructure and trading strategies Over the last decade, the financial landscape has undergone a significant transformation, shaped by the forces of technology, globalization, and market innovations to name a few. In order to operate effectively in today's markets, you need more than just the motivation to succeed, you need a firm understanding of how modern financial markets work and what professional trading is really about. Dr. Anatoly Schmidt, who has worked in the financial industry since 1997, and teaches in the Financial Engineering program of Stevens Institute of Technology, puts these topics in perspective with his new book. Divided into three comprehensive parts, this reliable resource offers a balance between the theoretical aspects of market microstructure and trading strategies that may be more relevant for practitioners. Along the way, it skillfully provides an informative overview of modern financial markets as well as an engaging assessment of the methods used in deriving and back-testing trading strategies.
* Details the modern financial markets for equities, foreign exchange, and fixed income * Addresses the basics of market dynamics, including statistical distributions and volatility of returns * Offers a summary of approaches used in technical analysis and statistical arbitrage as well as a more detailed description of trading performance criteria and back-testing strategies * Includes two appendices that support the main material in the book If you're unprepared to enter today's markets you will underperform. But with Financial Markets and Trading as your guide, you'll quickly discover what it takes to make it in this competitive field.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 382 g
Dimensions: 229 x 163 x 21 mm
"Anatoly Schmidt has written an extremely useful book that connects academic theories of market structure to their practical implementation on the trading floor. Both groups should benefit from this conversation. Traders will learn the latest theoretical models of dealer and order driven markets. Students will better understand the challenges of producing profitable trading strategies. Readers interested in learning more about the equity, bond, and foreign exchange markets are fortunate to have this comprehensive guide."
?Bruce Mizrach, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Rutgers University "I recommend Financial Markets and Trading as the insider's look at the structure, practices, and conventions of financial markets, especially within the OTC wholesale environment. Anatoly Schmidt does an excellent job in evaluating and applying various theoretical aspects of creating, testing, and implementing trading programs within several markets and asset classes. I plan to use his book in the curriculum of the Financial Engineering Program at Kent State University."
?John Donato, VP, ICAP PLC; Instructor, Kent State MSFE Program
"Alec Schmidt has written an excellent textbook that details the complex workings of 21st-century equity markets. His textbook is unique in combining the theory and practice of market microstructure with an extensive, practitioner-oriented treatment of trading strategies."
?Craig Holden, Professor of Finance, Indiana University