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Derivatives and Risk Management by Ranganatham Ranganatham, Madhumathi Madhumathi

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chapter 1

Risk Management with Derivatives

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to

  • Identify and define various market-related risks
  • Find the impact of these risks on the firm
  • Identify instruments available for risk coverage in different markets
  • Find the benefits of these instruments
  • Identify the scope and limitations of these derivative instruments
Chapter Outline

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Market Risk and Economic Stability

1.3 Types of Risks and Risk Management Practices

1.4 Benefits of Hedging

1.5 Hedging Tools

1.6 Trading in Derivatives

1.7 Derivative Instruments as Investments

1.8 Scope and Limitations

THE SITUATION

Shalak Company of Mumbai requires 100 tonnes of a chemical compound each year for its products. ...

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