**Stocks, Futures, Forex, Derivatives? What is all this?**
So, I am an absolute novice to finance and all things related to finance. For some reason I have just had an overwhelming desire to learn about all this. All of it, but (atleast for right now) on the most basic of levels. I'm not looking to read a couple of books and to then go out and start making money, I want to read about the basics of and the theory behind all these things (Stocks, Options, Futures, Forex, Derivatives, Commodities, anything I didn't mention, anything sort of related). Any recommendation for a book/books which talk about this? I have a good math background, not incredible but good (couple of years of calculus, a little statistics), so don't stray away from books with some math in it (and don't recommend me ones which presumes stochastic calculus). I don't know if there's a book which discusses everything, or if I need to look at a few, but anything that can give me a good quick introduction would be great. Just so I can learn what all of these are and what they're about, and see if I want to delve deeper into it.
Thanks guys. |