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Odds On [Download] ✤ Odds On Author Matt Hall – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Evidence Is the Key to Investment Success Odds On The Making of an Evidence Based Investor isn’t just another investment advice book It’s a memoir a manifesto and a guide to the way investing shou Evidence Is the Key to Investment Success Odds On The Making of an Evidence Based Investor isn’t just another investment advice book It’s a memoir a manifesto and a guide to the way investing should be Odds On describes author Matt Hall’s role in an ongoing revolution in the investment world the shift from a traditional sales driven active management model to a model that draws on academic evidence to better serve the real interests of investorsMatt’s story begins with his first exposure to Wall Street where he becomes disillusioned with the traditional investing model due to its inability to truly help clients He stumbles into the emerging evidence based investing world and learns how to help investors reach their goals through methods that reflect the limits of our abilities to predict which investments will deliver the highest returns Matt’s uniue approach to investing is built on a dual foundation of knowledge and purpose knowledge gained through evidence based strategies involving research data and logic and purpose gained by personal reflection on what money and success truly mean In Odds On Matt’s storytelling makes financial topics truly relevant and easy to understand while his investment philosophy offers readers a chance to move beyond decisions based on anxiety and confusion and manage wealth in ways that lead to greater success and a richer life .

10 thoughts on “Odds On

  1. carolyn carolyn says:

    I don't know I read this book to try to understand investment logic Lots of personal history before getting to the bottom line and then the bottom line seemed pretty self evident When is intuition and guesswork ever better than using an evidence based approach?

  2. Vikas Kukreja Vikas Kukreja says:

    The book could have been a blog with the conclusion that index funds are good and even within those it's better to pick small cap momentum or other anomalies for generating alpha rather than choosing active investing That's all it is in this 200 page book Rest is all padding

  3. Alex Rickels Alex Rickels says:

    Matt Hall is an amazing story teller He starts the story as a kid fresh out of college with little idea of what he should do not unlike myself He enters an investment firm that throws him into the fire immediately He soon comes to realize that this firm is not about helping people make the right investment choices and ultimately increase their wealth Instead the firm is just a group of salesmen that have no idea what the products they are selling will do Infuriated he uits and later discovers a book on passive investing The investment strategy enthralled him enough that he went to the author's firm and was able to cajole management enough to give him a chance at the firm He goes on to show that he really isn't a pure passive investor but instead uses the Fama French model to pick stocks based on size market risk and value Fama has now updated the model to include two new factors profitability and momentum Hall coins this type of investing as evidence based investing meaning that the factors in the Fama French model need to have occurred for decades in order for him to invest money based on the investment style Overall this way to invest is great for retirement plans when a limited number of options are available to the user However I still think that Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger are closer to the correct way to invest and make outstanding returns However Hall's style has one huge advantage you just pick the stock indexes and then you never have to look at them but once a year You essentially free yourself from the shackles of checking your retirement every day and wondering how much you gained or loss Matt Hall seems to be a great person with a phenomenal personal story to tell He was kind enough to write me back when I had uestions about his investment philosophy It's a uick read and an excellent story I only give it 4 stars because I disagree with the investing style

  4. Sean Sean says:

    Matt Hall provides an excellent and concise intro to evidence based investing or passive investing delivered with a personal touch based on his experience starting his career in a hard sell environment pushing poor investments It's great to read about someone who's approach to investment advice in grounded in sincerely caring about his clients' needs and goals Manifesto is a word used elsewhere to describe Hall's book and it fits Hall is emphatic excited maybe even evangelistic about the strengths of what should be obvious research and evidence are necessary to determining whether an investment is likely to work Bonus the book is meant for everyone to read meaning that readers don't have to wade through graphs charts formulas etc As an aside I was a recent financial investment conference when someone stood up and said that money managers should go with X active investment because it performed so well last year I immediately thought of a comment Hall made just because X active investment performed well last year doesn't indicate that it will do so again this or next year Without further data we don't even know how well it did two years or before Read Odds On and then perk up your ears when you hear about unproven andor investment strategies and vehicles You'll get better returns on your investments in the long term

  5. Brandon Brandon says:

    This book mostly an autobiography where there author talks about his investing career and his path to Evidence Based Investing The last couple of chapters really get to the heart of what Evidence Based Investing is targeting specific securities within an asset class instead of broad index funds while limiting costs and staying diversified The author describes how he uses data to pick the best stocks within an asset class instead of just using popular index funds It's like taking index funds to the next level I like how the author compares this investment strategy to the Moneyball idea in baseball

  6. Henry Henry says:

    Great read Good storyline and story telling Not your typical prescriptive fare on investing The author shares his personal journey from wall street to main street investor interwoven while introducing unlikely mentors and new friends He finds enlightenment and success despite personal setbacks He also presents a convincing case for evidence based investing which leaves much time for meaningful life pursuits

  7. Michaela Michaela says:

    FinallyI love the personal journey approach to this investment book I finally made it all the way through an investment book and didn't have to add it to my half complete pile of reads This book is easy to read and approachable for readers of all backgrounds Thank you for considering the industry outsiders when writing

  8. giftedteacher giftedteacher says:

    This is SO much than an investing book The entire story is interesting and I learned a lot about the financial industry Previously I'd expected that interesting and financial industry would never be found in the same book I highly recommend itI received an electronic advance review copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  9. Andrew Etzler Andrew Etzler says:

    A story with a lessonThe author tells his story and along the way you learn about investing This is an excellent book for those just beginning to think about investing as well as those who are tired of the old way of investing

  10. Susan Susan says:

    I won this book through Goodreads I enjoyed this personal story of investing Gave some points at least for me to start from

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