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By John F. Marshall

Monetary Engineering

Over 2,000 phrases defined

"An very good Reference That Articulates, Clarifies, and Explains the Language of economic Engineering in a Concise and simply Understood Method."–David Krell, President and CEO, foreign Securities alternate

The quickly evolving box of economic engineering–with its ever-growing vocabulary——necessitates a reference that gives execs with a short, transparent experience of the meanings of the phrases they come upon of their paintings. Compiled by means of a pace-setter in monetary engineering schooling, the Dictionary of monetary Engineering is a unique source that:

  • Defines and explains phrases and ideas concerning derivatives, hazard administration, new monetary items, and strategies which are particular to the sphere of economic engineering——one of the quickest development parts in finance
  • Standardizes technical terminology, resolving disagreements approximately definitions
  • Includes listings and diagrams of latest (or newly named) monetary instruments
  • Provides instructional fabrics on monetary engineering, derivatives, and fixed-income analytics
  • Lists a number of meanings and cross-references

The Dictionary of economic Engineering is the reply for finance execs, traders, legal professionals, accountants, scholars, finance professors, and others who're drawn to figuring out the present terminology.

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The term “immediate” is interpreted in the context of the normal settlement period in the market. For example, in commodities, cash market transactions usually settle in two business days; in the United States, common stock transactions usually settle in three business days; Treasury bonds usually settle in one business day; and currencies usually settle in two business days. Thus, immediate settlement is understood to be one day in some markets, two days in other markets, and three days in still other markets.

This is in contrast to registered bonds in which ownership is continuously tracked. Bearer bonds were the standard form of ■ 19 bonds many years ago, but registered bonds are far more common today. bearish Describes a person who believes that a particular asset or group of assets will fall in value. One who is bearish is inclined to sell the asset. This is in contrast to one who is bullish and believes the value of an asset will rise. With respect to interest rates, a bear believes that rates will rise thereby implying that bond prices will fall.

Barbell portfolio A portfolio of bonds that is concentrated in two securities, one with a relatively long duration and one with a relatively short duration. Both positions are held long or both positions are held short, so that the duration of the portfolio is a weighted average of the two extreme durations. barrier options Options that are triggered when an underlying asset price crosses a given price level, called the barrier price. Barrier options are path dependent. There are two general types: knock-in and knock-out.

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