Bridge over ocean
1 July 1995 Financial Analysts Journal Volume 51, Issue 4

The Portable Financial Analyst: What Practitioners Need to Know (a review)

  1. Martin S. Fridson, CFA
  2. Martin S. Fridson, CFA

The important message of this book is that practitioners can achieve satisfactory quantitative awareness without being experts. The author recounts numerous ways in which practitioners misuse good tools and explains in simple, nontechnical terms the few statistical concepts that enable an analyst to detect financial illusions.

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