Misbehavior of Markets A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence

ISBN-10: 0465043577
ISBN-13: 9780465043576
Edition: 5th 2008
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Description: The (Mis)Behavior of Markets is a revolutionary reevaluation of the standard tools and models of modern financial theory. Mathematical superstar and inventor of fractal geometry Benoit Mandelbrot joins with science journalist and former Wall Street  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 3/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

The (Mis)Behavior of Markets is a revolutionary reevaluation of the standard tools and models of modern financial theory. Mathematical superstar and inventor of fractal geometry Benoit Mandelbrot joins with science journalist and former Wall Street Journal editor Richard L. Hudson, to reveal what a fractal view of the world of finance looks like. The markets, we learn, are far riskier than we have wanted to believe. From the gyrations of IBM's stock price and the Dow, to cotton trading, and the dollar-Euro exchange rate-Mandelbrot shows that the world of finance can be understood in more accurate, and volatile, terms than the tired theories of yesteryear. Book jacket.

Abstract
Acknowledgments
Prelude: Introducing a Maverick in Science
The Old Way
Risk, Ruin, and Reward
By the Toss of a Coin or the Flight of an Arrow?
Bachelier and His Legacy
The House of Modern Finance
The Case Against the Modern Theory of Finance
Pictorial Essay: Images of the Abnormal
The New Way
Turbulent Markets: A Preview
Studies in Roughness: A Fractal Primer
Pictorial Essay: A Fractal Gallery
The Mystery of Cotton
Long Memory, from the Nile to the Marketplace
Noah, Joseph, and Market Bubbles
The Multifractal Nature of Trading Time
The Way Ahead
Ten Heresies of Finance
In the Lab
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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