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CONTENTS Preface Chapter 1 Why Study Financial Markets and Institutions?............................................................1 Chapter 2 Overview of the Financial System.................................................................................9 Chapter 3 Understanding Interest Rates.......................................................................................21 Chapter 4 The Behavior of Interest Rates....................................................................................37 Chapter 5 The Risk and Term Structure of Interest Rates............................................................55 Chapter 6 Structure of Central Banks and the Federal Reserve System.......................................71 Chapter 7 Conduct of Monetary Policy: Tools, Goals and Targets .............................................89 Chapter 8 The Money Markets..................................................................................................109 Chapter 9 The Capital Markets..................................................................................................119 Chapter 10 The Stock Market and the Efficient Markets Hypothesis..........................................131 Chapter 11 The Mortgage Markets..............................................................................................141 Chapter 12 The Foreign Exchange Market..................................................................................151 Chapter 13 The International Financial System...........................................................................165 Chapter 14 Theory of Financial Structure....................................................................................187 Chapter 15 The Banking Firm and Bank Management ...............................................................203 Chapter 16 The Commercial Banking Industry: Structure and Competition...............................221 Chapter 17 Savings Associations and Credit Unions...................................................................239 Chapter 18 Banking Regulation...................................................................................................253 Chapter 19 Insurance Companies and Pension Funds .................................................................263 Chapter 20 Venture Capital Firms, Finance Companies and Financial Conglomerates ..............271 Chapter 21 Investment Banks, Brokerage Firms, and Mutual Funds...........................................281 Chapter 22 Risk Management in Financial Institutions...............................................................291 Chapter 23 Hedging with Financial Derivatives..........................................................................303 PREFACE This Test Bank to accompany Financial Markets and Institutions , Fourth Edition, by Frederic S. ... View Full Document

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