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Capital Ideas : the Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street.

Author: Peter L Bernstein
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2012.
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Capital Ideas traces the origins of modern Wall Street, from the pioneering work of early scholars and the development of new theories in risk, valuation, and investment returns, to the actual implementation of these theories in the real world of investment management. Bernstein brings to life a variety of brilliant academics who have contributed to modern investment theory over the years: Louis Bachelier, Harry  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bernstein, Peter L.
Capital Ideas : The Improbable Origins of Modern Wall Street.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter L Bernstein
ISBN: 9781118523988 1118523989
OCLC Number: 880753458
Description: 1 online resource (552 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Revolution in the Wealth of Nations; Part I: Setting the Scene; Chapter 1: Are Stock Prices Predictable?; Part II: The Whole and the Parts; Chapter 2: Fourteen Pages to Fame; Chapter 3: The Interior Decorator Fallacy; Chapter 4: The Most Important Single Influence; Part III: The Demon of Chance; Chapter 5: Illusions, Molecules, and Trends; Chapter 6: Anticipating Prices Properly; Chapter 7: The Search for High P.Q.; Part IV: What Are Stocks Worth?; Chapter 8: The Best at the Price. Chapter 9: The Bombshell AssertionsChapter 10: Risky Business; Chapter 11: The Universal Financial Device; Part V: From Gown to Town; Chapter 12: The Constellation; Chapter 13: The Accountant for Risk; Chapter 14: The Ultimate Invention; Part VI: The Future; Chapter 15: The View from the Top of the Tower; Notes; Bibliography and Other Sources; Name Index; Subject Index.
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Capital Ideas traces the origins of modern Wall Street, from the pioneering work of early scholars and the development of new theories in risk, valuation, and investment returns, to the actual implementation of these theories in the real world of investment management. Bernstein brings to life a variety of brilliant academics who have contributed to modern investment theory over the years: Louis Bachelier, Harry Markowitz, William Sharpe, Fischer Black, Myron Scholes, Robert Merton, Franco Modigliani, and Merton Miller. Filled with in-depth insights and timeless advice, Capital Ideas reveals h.

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