A Mathematician Plays the Market

(Allen Lane Science S.)

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Can a renowned mathematician successfully outwit the stock market? Not when his biggest investment is WorldCom. This text tells the story of how John Allen Paulos gambled - and lost - in his calamitous attempts to make a fortune on the stock market. ...Continua
Ha scritto il 09/09/08
From the sheer fact that the author keep buying one stock only, and this stock is WorldCom... we may simply call this book "A Mathematician Played by the Market".Some very interesting and important mathematical tools and concepts are discussed in
Ha scritto il 29/03/08
A book about how an scholar attempt to win the stock market. Including, probability, chart diagram, statistic approach, Monte Carlo and fundamental analysis.You cannot find the sure-win strategy. But you can find the incapability of each approach.
Ha scritto il 04/03/08
The synopsis starts with: "Could a maths expert outwit the stock market and make millions? John Allen Paulos, one of the world’s most renowned mathematicians, decided there was only one way to find out: to take a gamble on the investment game
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Ha scritto il 20/09/06
I couldn't finish it. As smart as the author is, his probabilistic analysis of capital markets does not ring true to me. Yes, from a purely academic point of view, the markets can be random and utterly unpredictable - but we all know in reality that ...Continua

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