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December 09, 2005

Stocks and Math

I just finished A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market. John Allen Paulos makes his living popularizing math, but I found this book rather uneven. While I found the middle chapters generally interesting, the beginning was muddled to the point of seeming nonsense at times, and the latter chapters really didn't tell me anything that wasn't already obvious (actually, I knew most of what was in the book, but some chapters were pretty good at illustrating concepts at an intuitive level).

On the whole, I don't think I'll bother with any of his other books.

Posted by dpwakefield at December 9, 2005 09:15 PM