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5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent if you are starting out.., 22 Dec 2008
I bought this book along with another book on derivatives - I'm a developer with little previous experience of the finance markets, but thought this author warranted the effort of my adding a review.
I found this book really useful to get an overview of what happens in the city (and why). Now I can move on to other books which detail actual financial products with an understanding of the bigger picture.
What I really like about this book is the fact that the examples are simple enough to grasp the concept, and that the information given in each chapter builds on previous chapters, so you can see where a concept fits in to the 'workings' of the city.
As a developer who doesn't know the ins and outs of finance, but needs to have an overview in order to his job, this book was fantastic.