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9781905641994

Financial Speculation : Trading Financial Biases and Behaviour

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  • ISBN13:

    9781905641994

  • ISBN10:

    1905641990

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-01
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
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Summary

When we deal in the financial markets, are we investing, speculating or gambling? Does it really matter what we call it? As this book shows, the world of finance is not an easily defined game. Simple labels, such as gambling and speculation, won't help us grasp the underlying forces that drive the markets. It's far more important to understand the behaviour and biases of the players - their actions and motivations are the vital components that drive everything; bubbles, crashes, huge fortunes, reckless borrowing and complex instruments and strategies, all flow from this simple fact. And the markets are not just an external object, to be studied dispassionately under a microscope. How we act within our inner self, and apply our own set of risk and reward values to the seeming chaos of the market, is absolutely crucial.

Table of Contents

About the authorp. vii
Preface to the new editionp. ix
Preface to the 2003 editionp. xi
Losers Anonymousp. 1
Past Mastersp. 27
Basic Building Blocksp. 45
Mental Curvesp. 75
Assorted Killersp. 107
Chartists, Economists and Gurusp. 127
Quantum(ish) Financep. 165
This is the First Time Since the Last Timep. 197
The Divine Right of Failurep. 219
Signpostsp. 239
Bibliographyp. 277
Indexp. 281
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