A Mathematician Plays the Stock MarketIn A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market bestselling author John Allen Paulos demonstrates what the tools of mathematics can tell us about the vagaries of the stock market. Employing his trademark stories, vignettes, paradoxes, and puzzles (and even a film treatment), Paulos addresses every thinking reader's curiosity about the market: Is it efficient? Is it rational? Is there anything to technical analysis, fundamental analysis, and other supposedly timetested methods of picking stocks? How can one quantify risk? What are the most common scams? What light do fractals, network theory, and common psychological foibles shed on investor behavior? Are there any approaches to investing that truly outperform the major indexes? Can a deeper knowledge of mathematics help beat the odds?All of these questions are explored with the engaging erudition that made Paulos's A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper and Innumeracy favorites with both armchair mathematicians and readers who want to think like them. Paulos also shares the cautionary tale of his own long and disastrous love affair with WorldCom. In the tradition of Burton Malkiel's A Random Walk Down Wall Street and Jeremy Siegel's Stocks for the Long Run, this wry and illuminating book is for anyone, investor or not, who follows the marketsor knows someone who does. 
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User Review  Michael Quinn  GoodreadsWow. What a weird book. Paulos seems to be writing a glorified journal, since the only suitable audience for this book are people exactly like Paulos before he began heavily investing in Worldcom. Who ... Read full review
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User Review  Christian  GoodreadsThis was a fun and entertaining read. The author really liked giving anecdotes about his investing experience, and some unrelated math ones, too. I wouldn't rely on it too much for practical advice, or as an introduction to investing, but it is an entertaining read. Read full review
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Contents
Anticipating Others Anticipations  1 
Fear Greed and Cognitive Illusions  13 
Trends Crowds and Waves  37 
Chance and Efficient Markets  57 
Value Investing and Fundamental Analysis  85 
Options Risk and Volatility  117 
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