This is a revised edition of a book first published in 1997. Its approach is very much a descriptive one. The first three chapters take a quick tour of the features and risks of fixed-income securities, the arithmetic of valuation and duration, and yield analysis. They seem designed as a refresher for students who have already covered the topics in a more structured way in an introductory finance text.
The heart of the book is contained in the next nine chapters, which cover the various clas
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