Buy Used
£2.80
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by the book house
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: This item will be picked, packed and shipped by Amazon and is eligible for free delivery within the UK
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Predictors Hardcover – 27 Jan 2000

3.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£0.01

Top Deals in Books
See the latest top deals in Books. Shop now
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Top Deals in Books
See the latest top deals in Books. Shop now

Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Allen Lane; 1st Uk Edition edition (27 Jan. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713993421
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713993424
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,553,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
Enter the fast moving world of chaos, complexity and financial derivatives as a group of physicists strive for the modern Holy Grail, the prediction of financial futures. This is one of those books that promise much but never quite manages to deliver. We want to know what chaos theory is and how it can be used to predict the prices of financial futures, but we never quite get to know. We learn a lot about what it is like to live and work in Santa Fe, to be part of a team of what are basically enthusiastic amateurs struggling to get to grips with a world which is not their own; physicists adrift in a sea of options and interest rate futures. This book is not a technical work, it is almost anthropological in style, but if you are more interested in the intricacies of human relationships than those of quarks, and neural networks, then you will probably quite enjoy it.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Thomas Bass delves into the world of the Prediction Company - formed by Chaos physicists, who decide that they can predict the financial markets and thus beat them!
The book follows the would-be Gordon Gekko's as they learn about the markets and attempt to reconcile their sense of adventure with the harsh practicalities of the modern world.
This book is a must read for anyone connected with the derivatives world and is written in an easy relaxed style that helps the reader to enjoy and feel a part of the adventure, as well as explaining Chaos theory and it's applications in the market place.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book, yet I feel the author wanders off the plot into pointless detail about Santa Fe and even what the Science Hut's wives are wearing. Provided you skim over these paragraphs there is some interesting information here - especially if you are thinking of creating a start-up.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Not so much of the technicals, more a treatise on dedication to a task.

Having read The Eudaemonc Pie I knew what a dedicated person Doyne Farmer is to the application of science to real world problems.

A very good read and very inspirational.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
The book is well-written but not very general about finance. You really don't learn very much about what they actually did, except for negotiating, programming, testing... I was personally very disappointed
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback