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Traders, guns and money: knows and unknowns in the dazzling world of derivatives

Author: Das, Satyajit Publisher: Financial Times, 2006. ; Prentice Hall, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 334 p. : Ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0273704745Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Traders, Guns and Money Knowns and unknowns in the dazzling world of derivatives Contents List of figures and tables Preface Prologue Miracles and mirages Serial crimes Beginning of the end/end of the beginning Knowns and unknowns Unreliable recollections Summary judgment 1 Financial WMDs -- derivatives demagoguery School days It's all Chinese to me A derivative idea Betting shops Secret subtexts Leveraged speculations Under the radar Whole lotta swapping going on The golden age/LIBOR minus 50 Warehouses Serial killings Forbidden fruit Derived logic x xi 1 2 5 9 12 13 17 19 21 22 23 25 27 29 32 33 37 40 43 45 50 53 55 56 59 62 2 Beautiful lies -- the 'sell' side Smile and dial Market colour Rough trade Analyze this vi Traders, Guns and Money Class wars Ultra vires Feudal kingdoms Uncivil wars Golden rules Business models The medium is the message Bondage Tabloid cultures Conspicuous currency Ethnic cleansing Foreign affairs FILTH Lost in translation A day in the life 64 66 67 68 70 71 74 75 76 77 79 80 81 82 83 87 3 True lies -- the `buy' side Turn of the fork Risky business Magic kingdoms Stripping or stacking/hedging perils, again Me too `Zaiteku' or the bride stripped bare The gamble in P and G Tobashi, baby Gnomes of Zermatt and Belgian dentists Death swaps Investment fashions Alpha, beta, zeta Looking after the relatives Agents all Unique selling propositions 88 89 91 95 97 98 101 105 107 108 110 112 115 116 117 121 4 Show me the money -- greed lost and regained Money uncertainty Toll booths Take a seat Efficient markets On the platform A day at the races Black swans, black sheep Trading places 122 123 125 126 127 129 130 131 Contents vii Secret intelligence Overwhelming force Oracle of Delphi Free money The colour of money In reserve A comedy of errors Black holes What's the number? Nothing like excess Nice work if you can get it Dukes of Hazard 5 The perfect storm -- risk mismanagement by the numbers Shock therapy Holy risk! Risk spin Risqué matters Placebo effects Among the unbelievers Risk cults In the long run ... Modus operandi Secret trader's business Let the good times roll The perfect storm Weather forecasts Endgame Mean risk Extreme sports 6 Super models -- derivative algorithms Out of the sheltered workshops Rocket science Culture wars Conveyor belts Trivial pursuits Grand oprey The quest Genesis Gospels 133 134 135 137 138 140 141 143 146 148 149 151 153 154 155 156 158 160 162 164 167 169 170 171 172 173 175 176 177 181 182 184 185 187 188 189 190 193 196 viii Traders, Guns and Money Greek tragedies Failing the model test CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) 1987 -- `Oh LOR-dy!' CSI 1992 -- ERM (extremely risky, man!) CSI 1998 -- selling England by the pound CSI 1998 -- Asian fever Model envy Omitted variable bias 7 Games without frontiers -- the inverse world of structured products 198 200 202 203 204 206 208 209 211 Driving over lemons The best of times ... the worst of times Ghostbusters It wasn't me, sir Heaven and hell Split personality Golfing holidays The flood Power to the people Recycling junk Six packs Take no prisoners The usual suspects 8 Share and share alike -- derivative inequity Billion dollar baby Self arbitrage Arbitraging others Taking it over Buying back the farm Who's fooling who? Strippers Pearls of wisdom Own goals Taxing times Fund times 9 Credit where credit is due -- fun with CDS and CDO Credit wars Credit epiphanies 212 214 216 217 217 220 222 224 226 230 232 234 236 241 242 245 246 248 249 250 253 254 257 260 262 265 266 267 Contents ix First-to-credit derivatives Remote credit Mistaken identity Heard it on the grapevine Guaranteed delivery Re-re-re-re-restructuring -- CDS stutters Beyond the push and pull Imitation and flattery Tranche warfare It's super A capital idea The arbitrage age Hangovers UFOs Geeks with Greeks Never believe your own lies Russian dolls Black holes Epilogue The Asian century redux Vexatious litigation The more things change Hot tubbing Rogue trader Bangs and whimpers The China Club BOAT (Best of all time) Knowns and unknowns Notes Index 269 271 274 276 277 279 281 282 285 287 289 290 291 292 293 295 297 298 301 302 305 308 310 313 316 317 318 319 321 325

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