297
Index
speculative portfolio 197, 198
speculators 147–8, 163–4
Spitzer, Eliot 8
sports players 177
spot market 117, 119
spot trades 172–3
spread 168–71
stable shares 32–3
stagation 244
Standard and Poor’s 91
bond grades 92–3
staple products 21, 23–4, 24–5, 32–3
standardised contracts 149–50
Sting 101
stock exchange listing 56, 177–8
stock-picking 8, 63–8, 223
strike price (exercise price) 142–5
strong buys 8, 38–9
sub-prime mortgages 179, 251, 252,
259–60
Superbowl 34 186–7
supermarket shares 21, 23–4, 24–5,
32–3
supply
cut and increase in price 123
increase in and fall in price 123
price, demand and 122–4
surgeons 205
swaps 136, 150, 209–18
Sweden 240
Swedish Stock Exchange Index 268
switches 55
syndicates 228–9
bonds issues 83
systematic risk 229
tailored deals 149
tantalum 231
tax 21, 97
fall in revenues during a slump
237
technical whizzkids 206
Terra Firma 100–1
Thailand 165
3G licences 189–90
thrill seekers 206
time value of money 73–8, 126–9
Time Warner 190
tin 151
Toyota 23
tracker funds 224
traders 50, 51–3, 53
trading 54
trading oor 50–2
Trading Places 152
transaction demand for currency
160
tulip mania 250
turnover 97
U2 101
UBS 279–80
underlying assets 134–6
futures contracts 148
options multiply exposure to
144–5
price and options trading 142–4
straightforward trade in 140–1
underwriter 83
unemployment 236, 237–41
unemployment rate 238
United Kingdom (UK)
Black Wednesday 165
importance in currency trading
160
United States (US) 23
Glass–Steagall Act 251
Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act 251
Onion Futures Act (1958) 151
origins of commodity markets
116–17
property bubble 251, 252, 259–60

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