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Throughout his academic and professional financial careers, TimWeithers has introduced thousands of people to the foreign exchangemarkets and empowered them to navigate this dynamic environment.Now, in Foreign Exchange: A Practical Guide to the FX Markets,Weithers shares his knowledge, insights, intuition, and many yearsof experience with you.
Blending theory and practice, this straightforward financialprimer takes the technical information commonly associated withtoday's FX markets and makes it more accessible. First, you'llbecome familiar with some of the basic elements of foreignexchangemajor currencies, bid-ask spreads, and the importanceof interest ratesas well as gain some historical perspectiveon the evolution and development of the FX markets. After thisintroductory overview, you'll receive a detailed description of theproducts, techniques, and strategies that can be used to master theforeign exchange markets.
Topics discussed within the following pages include:
With this book as your guide, you'll also gain a solidunderstanding of how the FX market and its instruments work;acquire an ability to look beyond the noise of news reports andstories presented by the popular media and financial press; andlearn how to avoid some of the most common mistakes made in today'sFX markets.
Filled with in-depth insights and helpful recommendations, andbacked by numerous examples and exercises, Foreign Exchange framesthe FX market in practical economic terms that can help you makesense of this ever-evolving, and often confusing, environment.
"Tim Weithers starts by telling the reader that foreign exchangeis not difficult, just confusing, but Foreign Exchange: A PracticalGuide to the FX Markets proves that money is much more excitingthan anything it buys. This useful book is a whirlwind tour of theworld's largest market, and the tour guide is an expertstoryteller, inserting numerous fascinating insights and quirkyfacts throughout the book."
John R. Taylor, Chairman, CEO and CIO, FX Concepts
"The book reflects the author's doctorate from the University ofChicago, several years' experience as an economics professor, and,most recently, a very successful decade as an executive at a hugeinternational bank. These fundamental ingredients are seasoned withbits of wisdom and experience. What results is a very tastyintellectual stew."
Professor Jack Clark Francis, PhD, Professor of Economics andFinance, Bernard Baruch College
"In this book, Tim Weithers clearly explains a very complicatedsubject. Foreign Exchange is full of jargon and conventions thatmake it very hard for non-professionals to gain a goodunderstanding. Weither's book is a must for any student orprofessional who wants to learn the secrets of FX."
Niels O. Nygaard, Director of Financial Mathematics, TheUniversity of Chicago
"An excellent text for students and practitioners who want tobecome acquainted with the arcane world of the foreign exchangemarket."
David DeRosa, PhD, founder, DeRosa Research and Trading,Inc., and Adjunct Professor of Finance, Yale School ofManagement
"Tim Weithers provides a superb introduction to the arcana offoreign exchange markets. While primarily intended forpractitioners, the book would be a valuable introduction forstudents with some knowledge of economics. The text isexceptionally clear with numeric examples and exercises thatreinforce concepts. Frequent references are made to the economictheory behind the trading practices."
John F. O'Connell, Professor of Economics, College of theHoly Cross
I decided to buy this book because the content is interesting and it said it was the 2013 edition (if you read the Feautures & Details). Read morePublished 29 days ago by Raymond Duarte Sandoval
The esteemed Dr. Weithers explains the foreign exchange market nuances with elan, wit and clarity. I would be very much suprised if this book is not considered the definitive work... Read morePublished on September 5, 2007 by Kevin J. O'Mara