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Knowledge rather than Hope: A Book for Retail Investors and Mathematical Finance Students Paperback – 5 Sep 2014

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Vasily Nekrasov studied Economics at the St. Petersburg State University and Quantitative Finance at the Ulm University. He worked as a software developer for banks and insurance companies and as a risk manager for the German Finance Agency (central service provider for the Federal Republic of Germany’s borrowing and debt management). Currently he works as a risk analyst and model developer in energy branch.

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5.0 out of 5 stars like me, it summarizes core concepts in an efficient ... 30 Jun. 2015
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I am writing this on my father's account and can attest to the quality of information in this book. For the mathematical finance student, like me, it summarizes core concepts in an efficient manner. No room was wasted on unnecessary information and the math was very quick and systematic.

For the lay investor (or more specifically trader), the book skips unecessary details and gets straight to the application. I think of the material as similar to the pythagorean theorem: you do not need to know how to derive it, simply how to use it. Derivations of the material are openly available online and the author sources at least one derivation. This book will teach you the basics of portfolio optimization used by professionals and the Kelly Criterion -- the ideal amount to "bet" per transaction.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book reaches out to investors and many levels. ... 9 July 2015
By Antipodean Professional Investment Manager - Published on Amazon.com
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This book reaches out to investors at many different levels. It provides details that can rigorously prove theories while also allowing the reader to bypass some of these and receive the explanation in plain English.

One striking difference between this book and others is that it provides workable code in R that does exactly what it talks about in the book. Many other books merely talk about running MC but this one shows you how to do it and apply it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great and practical book on quantitative money management. 30 Dec. 2015
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Found this book to be an extremely practical and illustrative guide to concepts that are usually only covered in very dense academic literature. For example, I found it far more insightful than The Kelly Capital Growth Investment Criterion, which was interesting but fell short of being useful (in a first order sense) in investing.

Would highly recommend to anyone with an interest in money management or who is looking to practice the financial applications of R.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book about hw it really is in finance. 3 Aug. 2016
By john hopkins - Published on Amazon.com
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A good realistic source of information about practical finance not useless dribble, I highly recommend it well researched and written low cost but big on value!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading. 30 Sept. 2016
By DS-Says - Published on Amazon.com
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Provided a few rule-of-thumb pearls which I have found no where else.
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