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An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets SET: An by R. Tee Williams

By R. Tee Williams

Networks, structures, and information sign up for the monetary markets right into a unmarried interrelated setting that tactics hundreds of thousands of transactions in genuine time.  This quantity, the 3rd of 4, investigates the interconnected nature of monetary markets by analyzing networks, structures, and information in turn.  Describing what applied sciences do rather than how they paintings, the book shows how they drive each one step of the buying and selling process.  We study why the rate and scope of monetary automation are becoming, and we discover the increasing value of information within the regulatory process.  Contributing to those causes are visible cues that consultant readers during the material.  If wisdom comes from info, then this quantity unearths a lot concerning the middle of the finance industry.* Explains how applied sciences and information make the monetary markets essentially the most computerized industries
* Describes how every one step within the buying and selling strategy employs know-how and generates information
* offers significant recommendations with graphs and simply understood definitions

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Some corporate actions are purely voluntary. Warrants, tender offers, and similar events are at the discretion of the instrument owner, who may choose to act or not. Other actions are mandatory. Dividends and instrument payments, stock splits, mergers, and name changes are made by the issuing entity, and the instrument holder has no choice but to accept the effects. Finally, a few events require action but leave the holder a choice among alternatives. For example, a company might provide the choice of a dividend paid in cash or in shares.

2). 2 Customer activities are undertaken to fulfill their needs, increase their returns, and keep them up to date on the status of their holdings. Concepts Establish Customers When a new customer is attracted to an entity, the information about the customer must be recorded and stored. Details such as name, address, personal or work details, account information and the customer's banking relationship, and other ­information must be recorded and stored for use in servicing the customer. In addition, for retail customers and some institutional customers, it may be necessary to file documentation required by regulators.

To move information from one network to another required a ­computer ­program that would convert the message formats. Data used in applications was initially entered manually or generated by the applications themselves. Pricing data for securities required significant ­processing before it was available to be used to price securities or for trading. Typically, active equity trading floors had dedicated reporters who would stand in the locations where securities traded and mark down the prices on computer cards that had to be punched or read by a marked-card reader.

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