Author:Leonard C. Maclean, Edward O. Thorp & William T. Ziemba (Eds)

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The Kelly Capital Growth Investment Criterion: Theory and Practice

By: Leonard C. Maclean, Edward O. Thorp & William T. Ziemba (Eds)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New Delhi, World Scientific/Dev Publishers & Distributors: 2018

Seller ID: 1202278

ISBN: 9814383139

Condition: New


This volume provides the definitive treatment of fortune's formula or the Kelly capital growth criterion as it is often called. The strategy is to maximize long run wealth of the investor by maximizing the period by period expected utility of wealth with a logarithmic utility function. Mathematical theorems show that only the log utility function maximizes asymptotic long run wealth and minimizes the expected time to arbitrary large goals. In general, the strategy is risky in the short term but as the number of bets increase, the Kelly bettor's wealth tends to be much larger than those with es... View more info