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Poundstone, William

Fortune`s Formula

The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos And Wall Street

€ 18.95

The author of How Would You Move Mt. Fuji reconstructs the fascinating story of two scientists who applied their talents to the roulette and blackjack tables of Vegas and then made a killing on Wall Street


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Prologue: The Wire Service 1(12)
PART ONE: ENTROPY 13(66)
Claude Shannon
Project X
Emmanuel Kimmel
Edward Thorp
Toy Room
Roulette
Gambler`s Ruin
Randomness, Disorder, Uncertainty
The Bandwagon
John Kelly, Jr.
Private Wire
Minus Sign
PART TWO: BLACKJACK 79(36)
Pearl Necklace
Reno
Wheel of Fortune
More Trouble Than an $18 Whore
The Kelly Criterion, Under the Hood
Las Vegas
The First Sure Winner in History
Deuce-Dealing Dottie
Bicycle Built for Two
PART THREE: ARBITRAGE 115(64)
Paul Samuelson
The Random Walk Cosa Nostra
This Is Not the Time to Buy Stocks
IPO
Bet Your Beliefs
Beat the Market
James Regan
Resorts International
Michael Milken
Robert C. Merton
Man vs. Machine
Why Money Managers Are No Good
Enemies List
Widows and Orphans
PART FOUR: ST. PETERSBURG WAGER 179(60)
Daniel Bernoulli
Nature`s Admonition to Avoid the Dice
Henry Latane
The Trouble with Markowitz
Shannon`s Demon
The Feud
Pinball Machine
It`s a Free Country
Keeping Up with the Kellys
Though Years to Act Are Long
All Gambles Are Alike
A Tout in a Bad Suit
My Alien Cousin
PART FIVE: RICO 239(36)
Ivan Boesky
Rudolph Giuliani
With Tommy Guns Blazing
The Parking Lot
Welcome to the World of Sleaze
Ultimatum
Princeton-Newport Partners, 1969-88
Terminator
The Only Guy on Wall Street Who`s Not a Rat
PART SIX: BLOWING UP 275(30)
Martingale Man
Kicking and Screaming
I`ve Got a Bad Feeling About This
Thieves` World
Fat Tails and Frankenstein
Survival Motive
Eternal Luck
Life`s Rich Emotional Experiences
PART SEVEN: SIGNAL AND NOISE 305(26)
Shannon`s Portfolio
Egotistical Orangutans
Indicators Project
Hong Kong Syndicate
The Dark Side of Infinity
Notes 331(26)
Bibliography 357(12)
Acknowledgments 369(2)
Index 371
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Paperback / softback
386 pagina's
Januari 2006
363 gram
210 x 146 x 32 mm
Hill & Wang Pub us

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