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A mathematician plays the stock market

Author: John Allen Paulos
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2004, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market, best-selling author John Allen Paulos employs his trademark stories, vignettes, paradoxes, and puzzles to address every thinking reader's curiosity about the market--Is it efficient? Is it random? Is there anything to technical analysis, fundamental analysis, and other supposedly time-tested methods of picking stocks? How can one quantify risk? What are the most common  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Allen Paulos
ISBN: 0465054811 9780465054817
OCLC Number: 55687117
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: ©2003.
Description: viii, 216 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Anticipating Others Anticipations ---
2. Fear Greed and Cognitive Illusions ---
3. Trends Crowds and Waves ---
4. Chance and Efficient Markets ---
5. Value Investing and Fundamental Analysis ---
6. Options Risk and Volatility ---
7. Diversifying Stock Portfolios ---
8. Connectedness and Chaotic Price Movements ---
9. From Paradox to Complexity.
Responsibility: John Allen Paulos.

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Paulos demonstrates what the tools of mathematics can tell us about the vagaries of the stock market. Employing his trademark stories, vignettes, paradoxes, and puzzles, Paulos addresses every  Read more...

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"With accustomed humor and apt examples, Paulos tackles complex computations that are vaguely understood and frequently misapplied by Wall Street pros."

 
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