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The Resource A mathematician plays the stock market, John Allen Paulos

A mathematician plays the stock market, John Allen Paulos

Label
A mathematician plays the stock market
Title
A mathematician plays the stock market
Statement of responsibility
John Allen Paulos
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 scams? Are there any approaches to investing that truly outperform the major indexes? But Paulos's tour through the irrational exuberance of market mathematics doesn't end there. An unrequited (and financially disastrous) love affair with WorldCom leads Paulos to question some cherished ideas of personal finance. He explains why "data mining" is a self-fulfilling belief, why "momentum investing" is nothing more than herd behavior with a lot of mathematical jargon added, why the ever-popular Elliot Wave Theory cannot be correct, and why you should take Warren Buffett's "fundamental analysis" with a grain of salt. -- Description from http://www.abebooks.com (Sep. 10, 2012)
Cataloging source
DPB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paulos, John Allen
Dewey number
332.63/2042
Index
index present
LC call number
HG4515.15
LC item number
.P38 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Investments
  • Stock exchanges
  • Stock exchanges
  • Investment analysis
  • Stocks
Label
A mathematician plays the stock market, John Allen Paulos
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: c2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-204) and index
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
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
viii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780465054817
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002156215
System control number
  • (OCoLC)55687117
  • (OCoLC)ocm55687117
  • 712375
Label
A mathematician plays the stock market, John Allen Paulos
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: c2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-204) and index
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
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
viii, 216 p.
Isbn
9780465054817
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002156215
System control number
  • (OCoLC)55687117
  • (OCoLC)ocm55687117
  • 712375

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