An introduction to common fixed income instruments and mathematics, this book offers explanations, exercises, and examples without demanding sophisticated mathematics. Not only does the author use his business and teaching experience to highlight the fundamentals of investment and management decision-making, but he also offers questions and exercises that suggest the applicability of fixed income mathematics. Written for the reader with a general mathematics background, this self-teaching book is suffused with examples that also make it a handy reference guide. It should serve as a gateway to financial mathematics and to increased competence in business analysis.
* An easy-to-understand introduction to the mathematics of common fixed income instruments
* Offers students explanations, exercises, and examples without demanding sophisticated mathematics
* Uses international comparisons to illustrate how interest is compounded