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The quants : how a new breed of math whizzes conquered Wall Street and nearly destroyed it / Scott Patterson.

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  • ISBN: 9780307453396 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • ISBN: 0307453391 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 337 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, 2010.

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All in -- The Godfather: Ed Thorp -- Beat the market -- The volatility smile -- Four of a kind -- The Wolf -- The money grid -- Living the dream -- "I keep my fingers crossed for the future" -- The August factor -- The doomsday clock -- A flaw -- The devil's work -- Dark pools.
Summary, etc.:
A gripping narrative of brilliance and hubris, "The Quants" follows the rise of 1950s-era math geniuses let loose on Wall Street--who then set in motion ever widening market catastrophes.
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Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3387 KB).
Subject: Quantitative analysts > United States.
Investment advisors > United States.
Stockbrokers > United States.
Investments > Mathematical models > History.
Finance > United States.
New York Stock Exchange.
Mathematisches Modell > Geschichte 1950-2008.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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