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ISBN-10 1118215362ISBN-13 9781118215364
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ISBN-10 0-470-56108-4ISBN-13 978-0-470-56108-9
Author(s): Kidwell, David S.; Blackwell, David W.; Whidbee, David A.; Sias, Richard W.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 736
Description

Kidwell's Financial Institutions 11th Edition presents a balanced introduction to the operation, mechanics, and structure of the U.S. financial system, emphasizing its institutions, markets, and financial instruments. The text discusses complex topics in a clear and concise fashion with an emphasis on real-world data, global events, and personal finance examples to help retain topical interest. The authors stress fundamental concepts with an emphasis on understanding how things work in the real world. The text captures the vibrancy and excitement created by the dramatic changes taking place in the U.S. financial system.

In the eleventh edition, special attention is given to the Federal Reserve System and its conduct of monetary policy. The authors also stress the risks that the financial institutions face (i.e. interest rate risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, foreign exchange risk) and how they can manage those risks in financial markets. Furthermore, the authors recognize the impact that technology and globalization have on the operations and structure of the financial system. The book is also written with a strong historical perspective with attention given to the historical development of financial institutions and markets with discussion of important historical events.

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