Books On Financial Functions

  • hi,

    can anyone help? I need to learn about derivatives, futures and options (and such like) and then how I can use Excel to help me work with them. I am very numerate but rusty on the actual nitty gritty of advanced maths and I consider myself an advanced Excel user/ intermediate Excel developer (I have developed applications involving multiple workbooks and addins). SO, I need something beyond "for dummies" level but not too advanced.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.


  • Re: Books On Financial Functions

    Hi Chris

    This is the book I started with when I began working in an interest rate derivtives environment - it is excellent with a good sprinkle of exercises to test the theory. It doesn't really go into hardcore Options pricing etc, but that would be major overkill until you have a firm grasp of the basics:

    Mastering Financial Calculations:A Step-by-step Guide to the Mathematics of Financial Markets (Financial Times Series)
    Bob Steiner
    ISBN: 027362587X

    For some reason I can't seem to post a url to it on Amazon without the link coming thru all weird, but do a search on the ISBN and you'll be sure to find it. It looks like there is a more recent edition that has been published too.


  • Re: Books On Financial Functions

    Hi Chris, I moved this post into the Books forum.

    I had a look around this site and there is a search facility to search for books on Amazon specifically related to VBA... this link should bring you to some results for financial books and VBA...…keywords=finance&preview=


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