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Making Smart Decisions

Traders Magazine, December 2001

Vic Schiller

Did you ever loose a computer chess game? Don't feel sorry for yourself. The software isn't smarter than you, it just has a raw computational edge. It can process more possible moves and outcomes than you can. It thinks' ahead faster, and is more focused than a human brain. What, you ask, does a computer chess game have to do with investing? Maybe more than you think. Are equity markets much different than chess? You make a series of decisions, moving in and out of securities, and, at month's end, you either win or lose.

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