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Trading Thalesians : what the ancient world can teach us about trading today

Author: Saeed Amen
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What can the ancient world teach us about modern money markets? How can we use examples from the ancient world, philosophers and writers to better understand the markets? Just as historians such as Herodotus living in ancient Greece examined the past, can traders look to their past to learn something new? In this exciting new book, Saeed Amen looks to the ancient world to help us better understand modern money  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Amen, Saeed, 1982-
Trading Thalesians
(DLC) 2014022073
(OCoLC)882530988
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Saeed Amen
ISBN: 9781137399533 1137399538
OCLC Number: 893469269
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Foreword / by Paul Bilokon --
Prologue --
Introduction --
The basis of everything is water : understanding risk in markets --
Harvesting olives : alpha and beta strategies --
The code of Hammurabi : reducing risk --
Not what they care about : having targets other than returns --
Predicting the eclipse : searching for a black swan and windows of doom --
In the stars : lateral thinking to understand markets --
The Silk Road and its secrets : is there really a secret sauce in trading? --
The father of history : this time is sometimes different in markets --
Herodotus, the father of history --
Markets.
Responsibility: by Saeed Amen, Co-founder and Managing Director of the Thalesians.

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This book mixes history on the ancient world with investment ideas for traders involved in financial markets today. It goes through ideas such as measuring risk, whether investors should try to  Read more...

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