Financial Markets: Recent Developments, Emerging Practices and Future Prospects



Series: Financial Institutions and Services, Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship
BISAC: BUS001010

Financial markets are said to be an important source in providing capital to other sectors in every economy. Their establishment, operation, development, and practices have important implications in the development process of every country. There are also challenges that every country must deal with, such as institutional rigidities in some countries that could curtail financial development and introduce severe challenges. Dealing with the challenges and introducing new practices to smooth out the operation of the financial markets is an important goal.

This book focuses on some of the issues related to recent developments in financial markets, their rigidities, and implications for the future of these markets, compiled over nine chapters. Topics discussed include the impact of financial development on income distribution; optimizing trading strategies and decision making rules to trade with a special emphasis on reducing investment risk; similarities and differences in retail and institutional use of alternative investments; a new method of analyzing information and forecasting foreign exchange and financial markets; improving communication skills in reducing risks in financial markets and retail clients; and, finally, how to stabilize the government bond market. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Does Financial Development Improve or Worsen Income Distribution?
(Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee and Ruixin Zhang, The Center for Research on International Economics and Department of Economics, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI)

Chapter 2. Optimized Uptrend and Downtrend Pattern Templates for Financial Markets Trading Based on a GA Kernel
(Paulo Parracho, Antonio Canelas, Rui Neves and Nuno Horta, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Instituto Superior Técnico Torre Norte, Lisboa, Portugal)

Chapter 3. Is there a Gain in Combining Low Risk and Fundamental Investment Objectives in Portfolio Allocation?
(Kris Boudt and Marjan Wauters, Solvay Business School, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculty of Economics and Business, VU University Amsterdam, and others)

Chapter 4. Using Alternative Investments in a Multi-Asset Portfolio
(Andrew Clark, Alternative Investment Research, Lipper)

Chapter 5. Reconsidering RIP under Inflation Targeting: An Empirical Investigation
(Hui Ding and Jaebeom Kim, Department of Economics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA)

Chapter 6. With Strings Toward Safety Future on Financial Markets
(Richard Pincak, Institute of Experimental Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Watsonovam, Kosice, Slovak Republic, and others)

Chapter 7. A General Approach to Risk Disclosure for Retail Investors
(Ekaterina Svetlova and Karl-Heinz Thielmann, Karlshochschule
International University, Karlsruhe, Germany, and others)

Chapter 8. The Law and Regulation of Chinese Mergers and Acquisitions: The Takeover Measures
(Xiaojing Song and Mark Tippett, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK, and others)

Chapter 9. A Quantitative Model of Speculative Attack: Game Complete Analysis and Possible Normative Defenses
(David Carfi and Fabrizio Lanzafame, Mathematics Department, University of California Riverside, California, USA, and others)


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