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Beat the Market: A Scientific Stock Market System

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The book offers step-by-step instructions, with explanatory, charts and tables, whereby anyone with 2000.00$ brokerage account can conduct his own investment program. Details are given of actual investments made by the authors, one of whom more then doubled $100,000 in five years.
Hardcover, 221 pages
Published October 1st 1967 by Random House (first published January 1st 1967)
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Akhil Jain
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My doubts about chart reading were strengthened by a test I gave to people who claimed to be able to “read” charts. I selected pages at random from a chart book, covered the name of the corporation and the last half of the chart, and asked what price change the “pattern” indicated. Their “predictions” were no better than those of someone making random guesses!

A typical reaction was, “Maybe you can calculate the odds in blackjack but the stock market is psychology and you can’t figure
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Louis III
Jan 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The framework of the one of the first hedge funds. Profiting from arbitrage which is very difficult today but was ingenious when this was written in 1967. Thorp is well known for his book "Beat the Dealer" where he created a means to counting cards in blackjack.
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The content is somewhat vague and dated
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Отличная книга Торпа по хеджу - инвестициям практически без риска. Ясный язык описания, четкие мысли.
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Edward Oakley "Ed" Thorp (born 14 August 1932) is an American mathematics professor, author, hedge fund manager, and blackjack player best known as the "father of the wearable computer" after inventing the world's first wearable computer in 1961. He was a pioneer in modern applications of probability theory, including the harnessing of very small correlations for reliable financial gain[citation ...more