Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives by John C. Hull

Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives was a vivid read and a great primer on the basics of options, including the drivers of value. This book is among the better finance textbooks I’ve seen. The material is quite dry and dense, but I was able to learn from it. Throughout the book, John C. Hull provides real-world examples and case studies to illustrate the application of derivatives in practical settings. The text is widely used as a core reference in academic courses on financial derivatives and is a valuable resource for practitioners in the finance industry.