The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence

The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence

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Paperback, Perseus Books Group, 2006, ISBN# 0465043577
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THE (MIS) BEHAVIOR OF MARKETS

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THE (MIS) BEHAVIOR OF MARKETS

Mathematical superstar and inventor of fractal geometry, Benoit Mandelbrot, has spent the past forty years studying the underlying mathematics of space and natural patterns. What many of his followers don't realize is that he has also been watching patterns of market change. In "The (Mis)Behavior of Markets," 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 result is a revolutionary reevaluation of the standard tools and models of modern financial theory. 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.The ability to simplify the complex has made Mandelbrot one of the century's most influential mathematicians. With "The (Mis)Behavior of Markets," he puts the tools of higher mathematics into the hands of every person involved with markets, from financial analysts to economists to 401(k) holders. Markets will never be seen as "safe bets" again.

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Number of Pages: 328
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: MONETARY POLICY_UNITED STATES ,  MONEY_UNITED STATES
Author: Hudson, Richard L. ,  Mandelbrot, Benoit B.
Target Audience: Trade
Edition: 5
Publisher: Perseus Books
ISBN-13: 9780465043576
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.25 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0465043577
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