The Investing Edge: The Win / Pay Odds Gap

Investing is too often looked at using a handful of academic models. Successful investing involves thinking about the investment process in as many different ways as possible. This article takes a look at investing using alternative views. From Betting to Investing Many of the ideas used by the investment community are adopted from the horse track and casino betting communities.

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Activist investing would be a boon to the UAE

In my previous article I suggested, using scenes from the film A Beautiful Mind, that game the­ory could explain why more than 50 banks exist in an economy too small to commercially need such business. The idea is bas­ically that banks choose to be mediocre because competition would harm them to the benefit of customers. The feedback was tremendous, and I would

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Investment Valuation Lessons I: Equity Dilution

Valuation techniques and methodologies are usually taught within the context of developing a financial model or using comparative ratios. In real life the actual decision makers might use the output of these models but will not be the ones who develop the models. Decision makers will also be influenced by other factors, not all of which are rational. I have

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