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Author Josse, Jeremy M., 1968-

Title Dinosaur derivatives and other trades / Jeremy Josse
Published Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley, 2015
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Contents What is value : dinosaur derivatives -- What is uncertainty : Joseph's dreams -- What is a contract : 2, 4, 6, 8? -- What is a financial instrument : a legal fiction
Summary Venture deep into the heart of finance's weird and wonderful paradoxesDinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades is an entertaining and compelling tour de force highlighting the paradoxes inherent to the modern financial system. Presented as a series of striking case studies, this book explores certain enigmatic or philosophical puzzles in the finance industry; some of these puzzles may seem slightly absurd at first glance, but all are very relevant to the way finance is conducted in the real world. Each story highlights specific hypocrisies or moral dilemmas that lie at the heart of the system, guiding readers through the challenges of finance by way of innovative and memorable paradigms. Written in clear, accessible language, this book doesn't claim to offer original financial theory or philosophy as such, but instead deepens the reader's understanding of the system and stimulates independent consideration of the current state of affairs. The financial world, so often viewed as a rather dull place, is secretly alive with possibilities of strange and sometimes wonderful conundrums. There is the possibility, for instance, of a Manhattan auction house selling derivatives to buy swift-swimming predators known as Megalodons (thought to be extinct for millions of years). This book explores this and other curious propositions to point out the paradoxes of finance. Explore the meaning of "value" in different contextsLearn what the Old Testament can teach us about risk and uncertaintyExamine an alternative take on the 2007/2008 credit crisisConsider how the "financial innovation" trend impacts the industryTo truly understand something, it is necessary to crawl deep into the metaphorical underbelly and have a look around. Dinosaur Derivatives and Other Trades provides the itinerary, and the insightful discussion that stimulates curiosity. The EPUB format of this title may not be compatible for use on all handheld devices
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Finance -- Philosophy.
Financial instruments.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015001345
ISBN 1119019591 (paperback;) (alk. paper)
1119019605
1119019613 (pdf)
111901963X (epub)
9781119019596 (paperback;) (alk. paper)
9781119019602
9781119019619 (pdf)
9781119019633 (epub)