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The Resource A man for all markets : beating the odds, from Las Vegas to Wall Street, Edward O. Thorp

A man for all markets : beating the odds, from Las Vegas to Wall Street, Edward O. Thorp

Label
A man for all markets : beating the odds, from Las Vegas to Wall Street
Title
A man for all markets
Title remainder
beating the odds, from Las Vegas to Wall Street
Statement of responsibility
Edward O. Thorp
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Edward O. Thorp worked his way up from nothing to become a professor at MIT. Using one of their early computers for his calculations, he invented card counting, making huge winnings at blackjack, roulette and baccarat in Las Vegas and brushing shoulders with mobsters along the way. Thorp then moved on to Wall Street, where he began a hugely successful career in the stock market, attracting the attention of global investors such as Warren Buffett. Using mathematics to find and exploit pricing anomalies, he built a significant fortune, later becoming known as 'The Godfather of Quants'. For the first time, Thorp shares his incredible life story, explaining how he made his money and giving advice to the next generation of investors
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thorp, Edward O
Dewey number
  • 332.6'092
  • 332.6'092
  • 332.6092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Thorp, Edward O
  • Individual investors
  • Success in business
  • Investments
  • Gambling
  • Finance and Accounting
Label
A man for all markets : beating the odds, from Las Vegas to Wall Street, Edward O. Thorp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786071972
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xvi, 396 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786071972
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
A man for all markets : beating the odds, from Las Vegas to Wall Street, Edward O. Thorp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786071972
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xvi, 396 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781786071972
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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