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The Adventures of A Modern Renaissance Academic in Investing and Gambling

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  • About the Author
  • This book tells the story of how financial markets have evolved over time and became increasingly more complex. The author, a successful and experienced trader, who among other things won the 2015 battle of the quants futures contest held in New York, shares how one can navigate today's dangerous financial markets and be successful. Readers at all levels will benefit from his analysis and many real life examples and experiences. The coverage is broad and there is considerable discussion on ways to stay out of trouble, protect oneself and grow one's assets. The author was the first one to do turn of the year January effect trades in the futures markets starting in the beginning of S&P 500 futures trading in 1982. That has been successful and the author explains his ideas and experiences from the beginning in simple markets to the current, very complex markets we have in 2017.

  • William T Ziemba is the Alumni Professor (Emeritus) of Financial Modeling and Stochastic Optimization in the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia where he taught from 1968–2006. His PhD is from the University of California, Berkeley. He currently teaches part time and makes short research visits to various universities. At present he is the Distinguished Visiting Research Associate, Systemic Risk Centre, London School of Economics. 

ISBN: 9789813148284 (Hardcover)
Cover Type: Hardcover, Softcover
Page Count: 484
Year Published: 2017