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The mathematics of financial markets within everyone’s reach: An introduction without formulas in the main text (2022)

The mathematics of financial markets within everyone's reach : An introduction without formulas in the main text (2022)

English | 2022 | ASIN: B0BCGVSQK4, ISBN-13 ‏: ‎979-8848998597 | 198 Pages | PDF | 1.2 MB

A gentle but rigorous introduction to the mathematics of financial markets.Reading does not require the understanding of formulas, which appear only in the footnotes.It is illustrated with 36 color figures, contains 121 bibliographical references and an index with the most important concepts.

The investment possibilities in the financial markets have increased dramatically in recent years. Markets that until recently were completely inaccessible to small investors are now completely open to the participation of anyone through mobile applications.

However, knowledge about the mathematical laws that govern these markets have not spread among the investment community at the same speed as the possibilities of access. One of the reasons is that practically all the texts dedicated to Mathematical Finance are of a technical nature, and show advanced mathematical content in such a rigorous way, that they are beyond the reach of the vast majority of interested people.

The main objective of this book is to fill this gap, allowing all those interested in knowing the laws that govern the financial markets, and who lack advanced mathematical knowledge, to have a first approach to the fundamental concepts without being overwhelmed by mathematical formalism. Thus, the reader will find in this book a gentle introduction to Mathematical Finance, with all the rigor, but in such a way that it can be approached without prior mathematical knowledge, beyond basic operations, some simple graphs and an intuitive knowledge of probability.

Despite all that has been said above, as a passionate for mathematical modeling, I could not exclude from reading the book all those with a more solid mathematical background and who want to introduce or delve into Mathematical Finance. For them, at the end of each chapter, I have added a section with bibliographic references that will allow those who wish to do so, to enter in depth in the study of the concepts covered. In addition, the book has an alphabetical index, included in the final part, in which all the concepts treated in it can be found, with a reference to the first page in which they appear. In this way, the book can be used as a dictionary of basic concepts.

Another important aspect of the book is the inclusion of footnotes throughout the text, in which, in addition to clarifying certain concepts, I present the mathematical formulas related to them. Those readers with a special aversion to mathematical symbols and expressions can avoid reading them without undermining the understanding of what is exposed. However, I encourage you to read them, not only because they help clarify the concepts, but also to allow yourself to discover and appreciate the elegance and beauty of the mathematics that underlie financial markets