CFA Society Minnesota Book List
CFA Society Minnesota features books authored by speakers at CFA events, classic investment books and books recommended by members as a resource for others.
up: Against the Gods by Peter L. Bernstein, 1998
With the stock market breaking records almost daily, leaving longtime market analysts shaking their heads and revising their forecasts, a study of the concept of risk seems quite timely. Peter Bernstein has written a comprehensive history of man's efforts to understand risk and probability, beginning with early gamblers in ancient Greece, continuing through the 17th-century French mathematicians Pascal and Fermat and up to modern chaos theory. Along the way he demonstrates that understanding risk underlies everything from game theory to bridge-building to winemaking.
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