Tag: active investing

Investment lessons from Ed Thorp

Here I summarise the financial market lessons imparted by Ed Thorp in his book “A man for all markets”. My first three sections cover his views on investing, risk and market inefficiencies. My last two sections describe the hedge fund strategies Dr Thorp employed as well as his views on hedge funds in general.

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Savers have to be active investors

I (Phi) am an active investor. Phi’s definition of a passive investor is someone who would invest his savings in proportion to the market capitalisation of the total investable universe. However, all savers, individuals or institutions, are forced to be active investors whether they like it or not.

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