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Financial Markets

A Practical Guide

Language:  English
This book enables you to master how financial markets operate and affect the economy, other institutions, corporate profits and our daily lives.
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This book presents the fundamentals, the role and functioning of financial markets and financial institutions. The main goal is to allow a mastery of the fundamentals of market finance and its impacts.You will be able to:

  • Describe the types, components, and players of financial markets
  • Identify and define the key characteristics of financial instruments
  • Evaluate the different ways in which financial instruments can address risks
  • Understand the impact of credit risks on financial markets
  • Understand how and why financial markets are regulated

About the Author

Franklin is an inspirational leader with a passion for excellence. As well as holding senior executive positions in international companies and institutions, he inspires caring organizations and professionals to find and realize their full potential effectively, through the design and implementation of bespoke, high value-adding strategies for clients in record time. Franklin will help you to develop and implement relevant, effective, practical, and personalized solutions that will allow you to stand out in our increasingly turbulent, complex, chaotic, and ever so demanding global market.

  1. Introduction
  2. The Financial System and Financial Market concepts
  3. Roles and Functions
    1. Intermediation function
    2. Financial functions
  4. Desirable and undesirable characteristics of financial markets
    1. Desirable characteristics of financial markets:
    2. Undesirable activities
  5. The players
    1. Investors
    2. The issuers
    3. Intermediaries
    4. Organizational and regulatory bodies
    5. Financial institutions
  6. Types of financial markets: Depending on the nature of instruments-products-securities traded
    1. Money markets
    2. Interbank lending market
    3. Capital markets
    4. The FOREX market
    5. Commodities markets
    6. Derivatives market
    7. Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)
    8. Indexes
    9. Cryptocurrencies market
  7. Categorization of financial markets
    1. According to the exchange or trading mechanisms
    2. Primary vs. secondary market
    3. Organizational classification: regulated (or organized) vs. over-the-counter
    4. Classification by nature of commitment
    5. order-driven markets vs. price-driven markets
    6. Continuous markets vs. Fixing markets
    7. Centralized (single) and fragmented markets (decentralized)
    8. Underlying and derivative markets
    9. Cash and futures market
  8. Impact of risks on financial markets
  9. Regulation of financial markets
    1. The need to regulate financial markets
    2. Levels of financial regulation
    3. Regulatory bodies
  10. Investment resources
  11. Trading & Investment consulting +support with BETRAVE
  12. References

Identify the functions and importance of financial markets. Recognize the various financial market types and key players involved. Comprehend the significance of managing risks in financial market investments. Know the role of regulations and regulatory bodies in financial markets.

About the Author

Franklin Kamnang Ngansop