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Robert Haugen

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When you buy a lottery ticket, you don't know how tickets have been sold. But sold they have been. And there is an underlying distribution for the game.
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Chapter 3, Estimating Portfolio Risk and Expected Return with Ad Hoc Factor Models, p. 29

 
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