A Man for All Markets

A Man for All Markets

Review A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market 

by EDWARD O. THORP

Description

A Man For All Markets is a hit classic. Edward Thorp wrote his own story to a compelling narrative that told his struggles in finances. His storytelling is peppered with practical wisdom and incredible solutions to his adversities. Thorp’s writing is a challenge to his readers to use logical thinking in a world reigned by irrational circumstances. 

The Great Mathematician, Thorp himself, battled it against the odds since his childhood during the Great Depression era. This book is a celebration of a person’s defiance against the insurmountable financial challenges. Traders, investors, and finance enthusiasts will surely get a thing or two from this tell-all tale from Thorp.

About the Author

Edward Thorp was first known by his writing, Beat the Dealer in 1962. He is known to be one of the best hedge fund managers in the world. He is also known for being the inventor of the first wearable computer. He taught Mathematics from 1965-1977 and Mathematics and Finance from 1977-1982 at the University of California.

Table of Contents

The book contains the following chapters:

Chapter 1: LOVING TO LEARN 

Chapter 2: SCIENCE IS MY PLAYGROUND 

Chapter 3: PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS 

Chapter 4: LAS VEGAS 

Chapter 5: CONQUERING BLACKJACK 

Chapter 6: THE DAY OF THE LAMB 

Chapter 7: CARD COUNTING FOR EVERYONE 

Chapter 8: PLAYERS VERSUS CASINOS 

Chapter 9: A COMPUTER THAT PREDICTS ROULETTE 

Chapter 10: AN EDGE AT OTHER GAMBLING GAMES

Chapter 11: WALL STREET: THE GREATEST CASINO ON EARTH 

Chapter 12: BRIDGE WITH BUFFETT 

Chapter 13: GOING INTO PARTNERSHIP 

Chapter 14: FRONT-RUNNING THE QUANTITATIVE REVOLUTION 

Chapter 15: RISE 

Chapter 16: . . . AND FALL 

Chapter 17: PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT 

Chapter 18: SWINDLES AND HAZARDS 

Chapter 19: BUYING LOW, SELLING HIGH 

Chapter 20: BACKING THE TRUCK UP TO THE BANKS 

Chapter 21: ONE LAST PUFF 

Chapter 22: HEDGING YOUR BETS 

Chapter 23: HOW RICH IS RICH?

Chapter 24: COMPOUND GROWTH: THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD 

Chapter 25: BEAT MOST INVESTORS BY INDEXING 

Chapter 26: CAN YOU BEAT THE MARKET? SHOULD YOU TRY? 

Chapter 27: ASSET ALLOCATION AND WEALTH MANAGEMENT 

Chapter 28: GIVING BACK 

Chapter 29: FINANCIAL CRISES: LESSONS NOT LEARNED 

Chapter 30: THOUGHTS