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Title The Kelly Capital Growth Investment Criterion
Author Leonard C. MacLean
Publisher World Scientific
Release Date 2011
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 853
ISBN 9789814293495
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume provides the definitive treatment of fortune's formula or the Kelly capital growth criterion as it is often called. The strategy is to maximize long run wealth of the investor by maximizing the period by period expected utility of wealth with a logarithmic utility function. Mathematical theorems show that only the log utility function maximizes asymptotic long run wealth and minimizes the expected time to arbitrary large goals. In general, the strategy is risky in the short term but as the number of bets increase, the Kelly bettor's wealth tends to be much larger than those with essentially different strategies. So most of the time, the Kelly bettor will have much more wealth than these other bettors but the Kelly strategy can lead to considerable losses a small percent of the time. There are ways to reduce this risk at the cost of lower expected final wealth using fractional Kelly strategies that blend the Kelly suggested wager with cash. The various classic reprinted papers and the new ones written specifically for this volume cover various aspects of the theory and practice of dynamic investing. Good and bad properties are discussed, as are fixed-mix and volatility induced growth strategies. The relationships with utility theory and the use of these ideas by great investors are featured.

Title The Kelly Capital Growth Investment Criterion
Author Edward O Thorp
Publisher World Scientific
Release Date 2011-02-10
Category
Total Pages 884
ISBN 9789814465816
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume provides the definitive treatment of fortune's formula or the Kelly capital growth criterion as it is often called. The strategy is to maximize long run wealth of the investor by maximizing the period by period expected utility of wealth with a logarithmic utility function. Mathematical theorems show that only the log utility function maximizes asymptotic long run wealth and minimizes the expected time to arbitrary large goals. In general, the strategy is risky in the short term but as the number of bets increase, the Kelly bettor's wealth tends to be much larger than those with essentially different strategies. So most of the time, the Kelly bettor will have much more wealth than these other bettors but the Kelly strategy can lead to considerable losses a small percent of the time. There are ways to reduce this risk at the cost of lower expected final wealth using fractional Kelly strategies that blend the Kelly suggested wager with cash. The various classic reprinted papers and the new ones written specifically for this volume cover various aspects of the theory and practice of dynamic investing. Good and bad properties are discussed, as are fixed-mix and volatility induced growth strategies. The relationships with utility theory and the use of these ideas by great investors are featured.Contents: "The Early Ideas and Contributions: "Introduction to the Early Ideas and ContributionsExposition of a New Theory on the Measurement of Risk (translated by Louise Sommer) "(D Bernoulli)"A New Interpretation of Information Rate "(J R Kelly, Jr)"Criteria for Choice among Risky Ventures "(H A Latan‚)"Optimal Gambling Systems for Favorable Games "(L Breiman)"Optimal Gambling Systems for Favorable Games "(E O Thorp)"Portfolio Choice and the Kelly Criterion "(E O Thorp)"Optimal Investment and Consumption Strategies under Risk for a Class of Utility Functions "(N H Hakansson)"On Optimal Myopic Portfolio Policies, with and without Serial Correlation of Yields "(N H Hakansson)"Evidence on the ?Growth-Optimum-Model? "(R Roll)""Classic Papers and Theories: "Introduction to the Classic Papers and TheoriesCompetitive Optimality of Logarithmic Investment "(R M Bell and T M Cover)"A Bound on the Financial Value of Information "(A R Barron and T M Cover)"Asymptotic Optimality and Asymptotic Equipartition Properties of Log-Optimum Investment "(P H Algoet and T M Cover)"Universal Portfolios "(T M Cover)"The Cost of Achieving the Best Portfolio in Hindsight "(E Ordentlich and T M Cover)"Optimal Strategies for Repeated Games "(M Finkelstein and R Whitley)"The Effect of Errors in Means, Variances and Co-Variances on Optimal Portfolio Choice "(V K Chopra and W T Ziemba)"Time to Wealth Goals in Capital Accumulation "(L C MacLean, W T Ziemba, and Y Li)"Survival and Evolutionary Stability of Rule the Kelly "(I V Evstigneev, T Hens, and K R Schenk-Hopp‚)"Application of the Kelly Criterion to Ornstein-Uhlenbeck Processes "(Y Lv and B K Meister)""The Relationship of Kelly Optimization to Asset Allocation: "Introduction to the Relationship of Kelly Optimization to Asset AllocationSurvival and Growth with a Liability: Optimal Portfolio Strategies in Continuous Time "(S Browne)"Growth versus Security in Dynamic Investment Analysis "(L C MacLean, W T Ziemba, and G Blazenko)"Capital Growth with Security "(L C MacLean, R Sanegre, Y Zhao, and W T Ziemba)"

Title The Kelly Capital Growth Investment Criterion
Author Leonard C. MacLean
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
Release Date 2011-02-11
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 855
ISBN 9814383139
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume provides the definitive treatment of fortune's formula or the Kelly capital growth criterion as it is often called. The strategy is to maximize long run wealth of the investor by maximizing the period by period expected utility of wealth with a logarithmic utility function. Mathematical theorems show that only the log utility function maximizes asymptotic long run wealth and minimizes the expected time to arbitrary large goals. In general, the strategy is risky in the short term but as the number of bets increase, the Kelly bettor's wealth tends to be much larger than those with essentially different strategies. So most of the time, the Kelly bettor will have much more wealth than these other bettors but the Kelly strategy can lead to considerable losses a small percent of the time. There are ways to reduce this risk at the cost of lower expected final wealth using fractional Kelly strategies that blend the Kelly suggested wager with cash. The various classic reprinted papers and the new ones written specifically for this volume cover various aspects of the theory and practice of dynamic investing. Good and bad properties are discussed, as are fixed-mix and volatility induced growth strategies. The relationships with utility theory and the use of these ideas by great investors are featured.

Fortune S Formula by William Poundstone

Title Fortune s Formula
Author William Poundstone
Publisher Hill and Wang
Release Date 2010-06-01
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 400
ISBN 0374707081
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1956, two Bell Labs scientists discovered the scientific formula for getting rich. One was mathematician Claude Shannon, neurotic father of our digital age, whose genius is ranked with Einstein's. The other was John L. Kelly Jr., a Texas-born, gun-toting physicist. Together they applied the science of information theory—the basis of computers and the Internet—to the problem of making as much money as possible, as fast as possible. Shannon and MIT mathematician Edward O. Thorp took the "Kelly formula" to Las Vegas. It worked. They realized that there was even more money to be made in the stock market. Thorp used the Kelly system with his phenomenally successful hedge fund, Princeton-Newport Partners. Shannon became a successful investor, too, topping even Warren Buffett's rate of return. Fortune's Formula traces how the Kelly formula sparked controversy even as it made fortunes at racetracks, casinos, and trading desks. It reveals the dark side of this alluring scheme, which is founded on exploiting an insider's edge. Shannon believed it was possible for a smart investor to beat the market—and William Poundstone's Fortune's Formula will convince you that he was right.

A Man For All Markets by Edward O. Thorp

Title A Man for All Markets
Author Edward O. Thorp
Publisher Random House Incorporated
Release Date 2017
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 396
ISBN 9781400067961
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Traces the author's experiences as a mathematics wizard, author, inventor, hedge-fund manager, and card-counter who revealed casino-beating strategies, invented the first wearable computer, and launched a Wall Street revolution.

Title The Kelly Capital Growth Investment Criterion
Author Leonard C. MacLean
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2011
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 853
ISBN 9814293504
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume provides the definitive treatment of fortune's formula or the Kelly capital growth criterion as it is often called. The strategy is to maximize long run wealth of the investor by maximizing the period by period expected utility of wealth with a logarithmic utility function. Mathematical theorems show that only the log utility function maximizes asymptotic long run wealth and minimizes the expected time to arbitrary large goals. In general, the strategy is risky in the short term but as the number of bets increase, the Kelly bettor's wealth tends to be much larger than those with essentially different strategies. So most of the time, the Kelly bettor will have much more wealth than these other bettors but the Kelly strategy can lead to considerable losses a small percent of the time. There are ways to reduce this risk at the cost of lower expected final wealth using fractional Kelly strategies that blend the Kelly suggested wager with cash. The various classic reprinted papers and the new ones written specifically for this volume cover various aspects of the theory and practice of dynamic investing.Good and bad properties are discussed, as are fixed-mix and volatility induced growth strategies. The relationships with utility theory and the use of these ideas by great investors are featured.

Title The Mathematics of Gambling
Author Edward Thorp
Publisher Lyle Stuart
Release Date 1984
Category Games
Total Pages 161
ISBN 0897460197
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Calendar Anomalies and Arbitrage
Author William T Ziemba
Publisher World Scientific
Release Date 2012-07-25
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 608
ISBN 9789814405478
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book discusses calendar or seasonal anomalies in worldwide equity markets as well as arbitrage and risk arbitrage. A complete update of US anomalies such as the January turn-of-the year, turn-of-the-month, January barometer, sell in May and go away, holidays, days of the week, options expiry and other effects is given concentrating on the futures markets where these anomalies can be easily applied. Other effects that lend themselves to modified buy and hold cash strategies include the presidential election and factor models based on fundamental anomalies. The ideas have been used successfully by the author in personal and managed accounts and hedge funds. Contents:Introduction — Calendar Anomalies (C S Dzhabarov and W T Ziemba)Playing the Turn-of-the-Year Effect with Index Futures (R Clark and W T Ziemba)Arbitrage Strategies for Cross-Track Betting on Major Horse Races (D B Hausch and W T Ziemba)Locks at the Racetrack (D B Hausch and W T Ziemba)Arbitrage and Risk Arbitrage in Team Jai Alai (D Lane and W T Ziemba)Miscellaneous InsertsRisk Arbitrage in the Nikkei Put Warrant Market of 1989–1990 (J Shaw, E O Thorp and W T Ziemba)Design of Anomalies Funds: Concepts and Experience (D R Capozza and W T Ziemba)Land and Stock Prices in Japan (D Stone and W T Ziemba)The Chicken or the Egg: Land and Stock Prices in Japan (W T Ziemba)Japanese Security Market Regularities: Monthly, Turn-of-the-Month and Year, Holiday and Golden Week Effects (W T Ziemba)Seasonality Effects in Japanese Futures Markets (W T Ziemba)Day of the Week Effects in Japanese Stocks (K Kato, S L Schwartz and W T Ziemba)Comment on “Why a Weekend Effect?” (W T Ziemba)The Turn-of-the-Month Effect in the World's Stock Markets, January 1988 – January 1990 (T Martikainen, J Perttunen and W T Ziemba)The Turn-of-the-Month Effect in the U.S. Stock Index Futures Markets, 1982–1992 (C Hensel, and G A Sick and W T Ziemba)Worldwide Security Market Anomalies (W T Ziemba and C R Hensel)Worldwide Security Market Regularities (W T Ziemba)Cointegration Analysis of the Fed Model (M Koivu, T Pennanen and W T Ziemba)The Predictive Ability of the Bond-Stock Earnings Yield Differential Model (K Berge, G Consigli and W T Ziemba)Efficiency of Racing, Sports, and Lottery Betting Markets (W T Ziemba)The Favorite-Longshot Bias in S&P500 and FTSE 100 Index Futures Options: The Return to Bets and the Cost of Insurance (R G Tompkins, W T Ziemba and S D Hodges)The Dosage Breeding Theory for Horse Racing Predictions (M Gramm and W T Ziemba)An Application of Expert Information to Win Betting on the Kentucky Derby, 1981–2005 (R S Bain, D B Hausch and W T Ziemba) Readership: Students, researchers and professionals who are interested in stock market investment and futures trading strategies. Keywords:Calendar Anomalies;Arbitrage;Stock Prices;Stock Returns;US Stock Market;Futures Markets;Betting;Trading Strategies;Sports Market;Lottery Market;Capital Growth Theory;Semi-Strong Market Efficiency;Speculative Investments;Index Futures;Factor Models Based on Fundamental Anomalies;Worldwide Stock Market StrategiesReviews: “For several decades William T. Ziemba has focused on documenting, explaining, and trading on, calendar-based and other anomalies. This collection contains not only the original papers, but updates that examine whether the patterns persist.” Jay R Ritter Professor of Finance University of Florida “A question I am frequently asked is whether stock market regularities persist into the future. My answer is always the same. If you think an anomaly looks interesting, don't invest a penny until you have read what William T Ziemba has to say about it. He is the master of research on anomaly strategies.” Elroy Dimson Professor Emeritus London Business School “Research on return anomalies touches upon central topics in financial economics: Are markets informationally efficient? Are smart arbitrageurs able to correct mispricing swiftly, or at all? Are patterns of predictability in securities markets the consequences of risk premia, psychological bias, or mere ex post data-mining? To address these questions it is valuable to have an extensive inventory of careful studies of different kinds of markets, assets, countries, frequencies, institutional settings, and time periods. As such, this volume is a valuable source of ideas and stylized facts for the building of new theoretical insight.” David Hirshleifer Professor of Finance UC Irvine “Can you beat the market by using historical patterns in financial data? Here is the latest and most comprehensive treatment of these anomalies by a leading theorist and practitioner—what paid, what is working, and what might be profitable in the future.” Edward O Thorp Edward O Thorp & Associates Author of “Beat the Dealer” and “Beat the Market” “This lively retrospective takes readers on an informative anomalies tour, featuring both breadth and depth, across Japan, Europe, and the US in markets for equities, fixed income securities, land, and horse race betting.” Hersh Shefrin Professor of Finance Santa Clara University

Elementary Probability by Edward O. Thorp

Title Elementary Probability
Author Edward O. Thorp
Publisher Krieger Publishing Company
Release Date 1977
Category Mathematics
Total Pages 152
ISBN STANFORD:36105032980307
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Scenarios for Risk Management and Global Investment Strategies
Author Rachel E. S. Ziemba
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2008-07-31
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 334
ISBN 0470518383
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book discusses scenarios for risk management and developing global investment strategies. What are the chances that various future events will occur over time and how should these events and probable occurrence influence investment decisions? Assessing all possible outcomes is fundamental to risk management, financial engineering and investment and hedge fund strategies. A careful consideration of future scenarios will lead to better investment decisions and avoid financial disasters. The book presents tools and case studies around the world for analyzing a wide variety of investment strategies, building scenarios to optimize returns.

Title Stochastic Optimization Models in Finance
Author W. T. Ziemba
Publisher Academic Press
Release Date 2014-05-12
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 736
ISBN 9781483273990
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Stochastic Optimization Models in Finance focuses on the applications of stochastic optimization models in finance, with emphasis on results and methods that can and have been utilized in the analysis of real financial problems. The discussions are organized around five themes: mathematical tools; qualitative economic results; static portfolio selection models; dynamic models that are reducible to static models; and dynamic models. This volume consists of five parts and begins with an overview of expected utility theory, followed by an analysis of convexity and the Kuhn-Tucker conditions. The reader is then introduced to dynamic programming; stochastic dominance; and measures of risk aversion. Subsequent chapters deal with separation theorems; existence and diversification of optimal portfolio policies; effects of taxes on risk taking; and two-period consumption models and portfolio revision. The book also describes models of optimal capital accumulation and portfolio selection. This monograph will be of value to mathematicians and economists as well as to those interested in economic theory and mathematical economics.

Beat The Market by Edward O. Thorp

Title Beat the Market
Author Edward O. Thorp
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1967
Category Convertible bonds
Total Pages 221
ISBN STANFORD:36105003213290
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Great Investment Ideas by William T Ziemba

Title Great Investment Ideas
Author William T Ziemba
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
Release Date 2016-09-08
Category Electronic books
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9789813144385
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Great Investment Ideas is a collection of articles published in the Journal of Portfolio Management from 1993 to 2015. The book contains useful ideas for investment management and trading and discusses the methods, results and evaluation of great investors. It also covers important topics such as the effect of errors in means, variances and co-variances in portfolio selection problems, stock market crashes and stock market anomalies, portfolio theory and practice, evaluation theory, etc. This book is a must-have publication for investors and financial experts, researchers and graduate students in finance.

Title Regression Modeling with Actuarial and Financial Applications
Author Edward W. Frees
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2010
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 565
ISBN 9780521760119
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book teaches multiple regression and time series and how to use these to analyze real data in risk management and finance.

The Dhandho Investor by Mohnish Pabrai

Title The Dhandho Investor
Author Mohnish Pabrai
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2011-01-06
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 208
ISBN 1118044681
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A comprehensive value investing framework for the individual investor In a straightforward and accessible manner, The Dhandho Investor lays out the powerful framework of value investing. Written with the intelligent individual investor in mind, this comprehensive guide distills the Dhandho capital allocation framework of the business savvy Patels from India and presents how they can be applied successfully to the stock market. The Dhandho method expands on the groundbreaking principles of value investing expounded by Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, and Charlie Munger. Readers will be introduced to important value investing concepts such as "Heads, I win! Tails, I don't lose that much!," "Few Bets, Big Bets, Infrequent Bets," Abhimanyu's dilemma, and a detailed treatise on using the Kelly Formula to invest in undervalued stocks. Using a light, entertaining style, Pabrai lays out the Dhandho framework in an easy-to-use format. Any investor who adopts the framework is bound to improve on results and soundly beat the markets and most professionals.

Title Day Trading Beat The System and Make Money in Any Market Environment
Author Justin Kuepper
Publisher Callisto Media Inc.
Release Date 2015-04-10
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 213
ISBN 9781623155759
Language English, Spanish, and French
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All You’ll Ever Need to Trade from Home When most people hear the term “day trader,” they imagine the stock market floor packed with people yelling ‘Buy’ and ‘Sell’ - or someone who went for broke and ended up just that. These days, investing isn’t just for the brilliant or the desperate—it’s a smart and necessary move to ensure financial wellbeing. To the newcomer, day trading can be a confusing process: where do you begin, and how can you approach trading in a careful yet effective way? With Day Trading you’ll get the basics, then: • Learn the Truth About Trading • Understand The Psychology of Trading • Master Charting and Pattern-recognition • Study Trading Options • Establish Trading Strategies & Money Management Day Trading will let you make the most out of the free market from the comfort of your own computer.

Knowledge Rather Than Hope by Vasily Nekrasov

Title Knowledge Rather Than Hope
Author Vasily Nekrasov
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014-09-05
Category
Total Pages 156
ISBN 3000465200
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book does not tell you how to make millions. But it does tell you how to avoid typical mistakes and severe losses. It also tells you which long-term performance you can expect from a trading strategy and how to verify whether a strategy really works. In particular, the Kelly criterion (also known as fortune's formula) is comprehensively discussed with portfolio management in mind. You will also learn the basics of the statistical analysis with R. Last but not least the author frankly shares his own (sometimes bitter) trading experience. In order to read this book you need a working knowledge of college mathematics. But the book is completely void of mathematical arrogance and complicated but impractical market models. The most of problems are solved by means of the Monte Carlo simulation, i.e. we let a computer work for us. R code and sample chapters are available on the author's website www.yetanotherquant.com

Title Stochastic Optimization Methods in Finance and Energy
Author Marida Bertocchi
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2011-09-15
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 476
ISBN 1441995862
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume presents a collection of contributions dedicated to applied problems in the financial and energy sectors that have been formulated and solved in a stochastic optimization framework. The invited authors represent a group of scientists and practitioners, who cooperated in recent years to facilitate the growing penetration of stochastic programming techniques in real-world applications, inducing a significant advance over a large spectrum of complex decision problems. After the recent widespread liberalization of the energy sector in Europe and the unprecedented growth of energy prices in international commodity markets, we have witnessed a significant convergence of strategic decision problems in the energy and financial sectors. This has often resulted in common open issues and has induced a remarkable effort by the industrial and scientific communities to facilitate the adoption of advanced analytical and decision tools. The main concerns of the financial community over the last decade have suddenly penetrated the energy sector inducing a remarkable scientific and practical effort to address previously unforeseeable management problems. Stochastic Optimization Methods in Finance and Energy: New Financial Products and Energy Markets Strategies aims to include in a unified framework for the first time an extensive set of contributions related to real-world applied problems in finance and energy, leading to a common methodological approach and in many cases having similar underlying economic and financial implications. Part 1 of the book presents 6 chapters related to financial applications; Part 2 presents 7 chapters on energy applications; and Part 3 presents 5 chapters devoted to specific theoretical and computational issues.

Invest Like A Guru by Charlie Tian

Title Invest Like a Guru
Author Charlie Tian
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2017-03-31
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781119362401
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Adopt the investment strategy that built Warren Buffett's fortune Invest Like a Guru provides an invaluable resource for high-quality-focused value investing, with expert insight and practical tools for implementation. Written by the man behind GuruFocus.com, this book expands on the site's value strategies and research tools to provide a primer for those exploring pathways to higher returns at lower risk. The book begins with an insightful explanation of high-quality-focused value investing concepts, then quickly moves into practical, detailed guidance on analysis, valuation, key factors, and risks to avoid. Case studies demonstrate real-world application of various analysis methods, and the discussion walks you through important calculations using real examples. Author Charlie Tian draws upon his own experiences and lessons learned to provide true insight on high-quality-focused value investing as a strategy, providing both reference and expert advice in this singularly useful guide. Warren Buffett once said, "I would rather buy good companies at fair prices than buy fair companies at good prices." That's how he built his fortune, and his method is what we now call high-quality-focused value investing. This book shows you how to determine what constitutes "good companies" and "fair prices," with practical tools for real-world application. Learn the principles and concepts of high-quality-focused value investing Understand the analysis process and valuation of prospective investments Avoid the value traps that can trigger permanent losses Study clear examples of key ratios and calculations We can't all become the next Warren Buffett, but we can boost returns while reducing risk using the right investment strategy. High-quality-focused value investing provides a path to profit, and Invest Like a Guru is the one-of-a-kind guidebook for getting on track.

Portfolio Selection by Harry Max Markowitz

Title Portfolio Selection
Author Harry Max Markowitz
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1991
Category Finance
Total Pages 384
ISBN OCLC:959414207
Language English, Spanish, and French
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