Descripción o resumen: This book provides an introduction to bond markets and bond derivatives for students as well as for executives in commercial businesses and financial institutions. While many topics about debt instruments involve mathematics, this text presents the essential elements in an intuitive manner. Containing material that is accessible and engaging to students and practitioners alike, the book is ideally suited for debt markets courses, and provides a good fit with any finance curriculum. For practitioners, the book can be readily used as a training manual and reference source for firms involved in debt markets. This new edition includes updated institutional material; new sections on callable bonds and the yield to call, convertible bonds, and methods for estimating and modern models of term structure of interest rates; as well as a comprehensive discussion of bonds in the European Economic Union. Additional end-of-chapter questions, PowerPoint slides, and an Instructor's test bank make this text and invaluable resource to students, scholars, and practitioners. The author maintain supplementals material for this text on his website: http: //bear.cba.ufl.edu/livingston This book provides an introduction to bond markets and bond derivatives for students as well as for executives in commercial businesses and financial institutions.