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By R. Stafford Johnson

Bond evaluate, choice, and administration synthesizes basic and complex themes within the box, providing complete insurance of bond and debt administration. this article presents readers with the fundamentals had to comprehend complex suggestions, and factors of innovative complex subject matters. concentrating on strategies, types, and numerical examples, readers are supplied with the instruments they should opt for, evaluation, and deal with bonds. presents a entire exposition of bond and debt administration. Covers either the elemental and complex themes within the box, together with bond derivatives. makes a speciality of recommendations, versions, and numerical examples. Reinforces vital recommendations via overview questions, net workouts, and perform difficulties in every one bankruptcy.

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Options and futures are referred to as derivative securities, since their values are derived from the values of their underlying securities. In contrast, securities sold in the spot market are sometimes referred to as primitive securities. Derivative debt securities have become important to both borrowers and investors in managing the risk associated with issuing and buying ®xed income securities. Part IV of this book focuses on the markets and uses of debt derivative securities. In addition to derivative securities, bonds often have embedded option features in their contracts.

1 Primary and Secondary Market The primary market is that market where ®nancial claims are created. It is the market in which new securities are sold for the ®rst time. Thus, the sale of new government securities by the US Treasury to ®nance a government deficit or a $100m bond issue by Procter & Gamble to ®nance the construction of a new soap processing plant are examples of security transactions occurring in the primary market. The principal function of the primary market is to raise the funds needed to ®nance investments in new plants, equipment, inventories, homes, roads, and the like ± it is where capital formation begins.

Money and capital markets. 4. De®ne the following types of primary market sales and participants: a. Negotiated market and private placement b. Open market sales c. Investment banker d. Best effort e. Underwrite f. Underwriting syndicate. 5. Explain the difference between a broker and a dealer. 6. Describe the organizational structure of the New York Stock Exchange. 7. De®ne and explain the role of the specialist in ensuring a continuous market. Explain how they use the limit book. 8. Describe the following aspects of the over-the-counter market: a.

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