Needless to say, I didn't, but became fascinated with the subject and wrote a gaggle of essays in HTML format.
Having retired after some 30 years as a math prof, I was intrigued by the mathematical components.
Recently, I decided to write about what I learned in the form of seven eBooks.
More recently, I combined all seven into a single, gargantuan tome, namely *this* eBook.
(Alas, the earlier eBooks suffered from the conversion from HTML to eBook format.
Most of the sloppy conversions have been corrected here ... *I hope*)
If you hate math (doesn't everybuddy?), you won't like this eBook ... tho' there are 500+ pretty charts!
It's a conversation between me and my sidekick - who seems to question every statement I make!
(Indeed, that's what I did during the 15 year investigation of stock market trading rituals.)
I learned a lot, made a $little and enjoyed almost everything. Hopefully you'll do the first and last :^)
FOREWORD, Diversification, Return or Price correlation?, Volatility, Buy/Sell Indicators, Monte & friends,
Calculating Returns, Something on Distributions, Predicting the Future, Portfolio Withdrawals,
Technical Analysis: an overview, Normal or Lognormal Distributions?, Other Distributions, Regression: the Best Fit to stock returns,
Ugly Statistical stuff, Sector Rotation, What's Beta?, What's CAPM?, Kelly Ratio, Random Walks, Drawdown,
the Sortino Ratio, Dollar Cost Averaging, DCA: the Dark Side, Capital Asset Pricing, the Zweig 4% Rule,
the Williams %R Rule, Parabolas, Value at Risk, Spearman Correlation, what's Omega?, what's Aroon?,
what's Hikkake?, Candlesticks, Heikin-Ashi ?!, Candlestick Combos?, Monte Carlo simulation,
Average Directional Indicator, more ADX stuff, Utility Theory, more Utility Theory, Liquidity Ratios,
Return Moving Averages, P&F Charts, Elliott Waves, Dimensionless Ratios, more Dimensionless Ratios,
Fractals, Stochastic Dominance, Trends, gCYCLES, Dividends, Predicting Stock Prices, Predicting revisited,
Gann Charts, Principal Component Analysis, more Principal Component Analysis, Pivot Points, Sister Stocks,
September Returns, Congress and the Market, Average Returns (?), the Efficient Frontier, more Frontier,
Another Frontier, What's Kurtosis?, Black Swans, the Stock & the Pillow, the Basket & the Bank, the Sky is Falling,
Ito Calculus, more Ito Calculus, Ito & Brownian Motion, Ito & Black-Scholes ... and AFTERWORD.