Required Text Materials in Finance 4366

The required textbook for the Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives (Finance 4366) course at Baylor University (coincidentally) shares the same title as the course. Authored by University of Toronto finance professor John Hull, the 10th (US) edition of the “Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives” is very expensive; indeed, the campus bookstore currently offers used copies for $274.25, and new copies for $365.50.

Although I list the 10th (US) edition as “required” for Finance 4366 in the course syllabus, the 7th,  8th, and 9th (US and international) editions are all acceptable alternatives, since the chapters we cover in Finance 4366 are virtually identical across these various editions.  Here’s a Google search link where you can find earlier editions of Hull’s book for sale.  If you decide to purchase an earlier edition, make sure that the book author (John C. Hull) and title (Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives) are the same, that the edition of the book is no earlier than the 7th edition, and that you are buying the textbook (and NOT the solutions manual or instructors manual).  Since the first textbook reading assignment is for Tuesday, February 1, also make sure that you can take delivery of the book prior to that date.

Finally, don’t worry about whether the book you buy or rent includes the “Derivagem” software. Derivagem is an Excel spreadsheet template that you can download from the course website.

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