The Evolution of Technical Analysis: Financial Prediction from Babylonian Tablets to Bloomberg Terminals

The Evolution of Technical Analysis: Financial Prediction from Babylonian Tablets to Bloomberg Terminals

by Andrew W. Lo, Jasmina Hasanhodzic
     
 

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The Evolution of Technical Analysis explores the history of technical analysis from ancient Babylon through the internet Age, and highlights the successes and failures of the pioneers-the famous and the forgot-ten-who played a pivotal role in the evolution of this fascinating craft. Today, thanks to their contributions, technical analysis has evolved from "voodoo

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The Evolution of Technical Analysis explores the history of technical analysis from ancient Babylon through the internet Age, and highlights the successes and failures of the pioneers-the famous and the forgot-ten-who played a pivotal role in the evolution of this fascinating craft. Today, thanks to their contributions, technical analysis has evolved from "voodoo finance" into a more scientific endeavor, emerging as a respectable discipline that commands the attention of all serious students of financial markets. This sweeping history will surprise skeptics and open the door for more constructive dialogue between technicians and proponents of modern finance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576603499
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/22/2010
Series:
Bloomberg Series , #96
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

ANDREW W. LO is the Harris & Harris Group Professor of Finance at MIT Sloan School of Management and the director of MIT’s Laboratory for Financial Engineering. He has published numerous papers in leading academic and practitioner journals, and his books include The Econometrics of Financial Markets, A Non-Random Walk Down Wall Street, and Hedge Funds: An Analytic Perspective. His awards include the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, the Paul A. Samuelson Award, the Graham and Dodd Award, the James R. Vertin Award, and the American Association of Individual Investors Award. He is also Chairman and Chief Investment Strategist of AlphaSimplex Group, LLC.

Jasmina Hasanhodzic is a research scientist at Alpha-Simplex Group, LLC, where she develops quantitative investment strategies and benchmarks. She received her PhD from MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Her works on alternative market betas and technical analysis have appeared in leading publications, such as the Journal of Investment Management, and she is the coauthor with Andrew Lo of the book The Heretics of Finance. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Market Technicians Association Educational Foundation.

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