Known for its solid conceptual framework, Madura's best-selling FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS, 12e, explains why financial markets exist, how financial institutions serve these markets, and what services those institutions offer. Focusing on the management, performance, and regulatory aspects of financial institutions, it explores the functions of the Federal Reserve System, the major debt and equity security markets, and derivative security markets. In addition to the latest research, timely examples, and updates on regulatory reform, the 12th edition includes expanded coverage of behavioral finance concepts, high-frequency trading, pension fund underfunding problems and implications, and much more. Critical Thinking Questions, Flow of Funds Exercises, Internet Exercises, and online research assignments help readers put what they learn into practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.