Some Features of the Quantitative Toolkit
The material in this chapter covers ground that is probably familiar to many readers, but the intent here is to point up some of the peculiarities of the quantitative tools used in finance that, at least in some cases, do not often receive as much comment as they probably deserve. An earlier draft of this book scattered this discussion throughout the text, making it more difficult for those who would prefer to skip over such matters (either because of excessive familiarity or because they are repelled by them) to do so. By grouping it all together, I hope to serve the needs of both those who prefer to remain innocent of quantitative matters as well as the needs of those who are quantitatively ...

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