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What Hedge Funds Really Do: An Introduction to Portfolio Management

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  99 ratings  ·  4 reviews
When I managed a hedge fund in the late 1990s, computer-based
trading was a mysterious technique only available to the
largest hedge funds and institutional trading desks. We’ve come
a long way since then. With this book, Drs. Romero and Balch lift
the veil from many of these once-opaque concepts in high-tech
finance. We can all benefit from learning how the cooperation
between
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Kindle Edition, 148 pages
Published September 1st 2014 by Business Expert Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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Marcin
Feb 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition


I am a vivid fan of the Coursera MOOC platform. While all the courses available at coursera.org are free of charge (at least in the basic form), in some cases their authors try doing some kind of promotion for their books (which are usually somehow associated with the content of the course). This was the case for "What hedge funds ...".

Definitely when you read this book as an accompanying text for the "Computational finance" course it does provide You with deeper insight into the course material
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Baoxu Shi
Good introductory book for understanding basic concepts in investment markets. This will not teach you how to do quantitive trading, but it gives you an idea of what this job looks like and what you should look into if you are serious about it.
Woo
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Somewhat simplified but, a really easy way to get a good idea on what quants do.
Victor
Feb 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Very basic introduction of what hedge funds do, I read this book as part of the Udacity course Machine Learning for Trading
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