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Behavioral Finance, Racetrack Betting and Options and Futures Trading William T. Ziemba Alumni Professor of Financial Modeling and Stochastic Optimization Sauder School of Business University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada Mathematical Finance Seminar Stanford University January 30, 2004

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Investing in conventional budgetary markets has numerous parallels with circuit & lottery wagering Behavioral oddities, for example, the top choice longshot inclination are unavoidable furthermore exist and are exploitable in the S&P500 and FTSE100 fates and value puts and calls choices markets. Inclinations there support purchasing high likelihood top picks and offering low likelihood longshots. In complex extraordinary bets, for example, the Pick 6, the predisposition is to overbet the most loved so one must incorporate other quality bets in the wagering program. Data, for example, rearing is imperative and is valuable for the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes. Lotteries have a conceivable preferred standpoint from the disliked numbers, which have considerable favorable circumstances yet low likelihood of achievement on every play and quite a while to have high certainty of accomplishment. So the ideal wagers are exceptionally little. Prospects exchanging the turn of the year impact and some dashing wagers can have both a high expected return and a high risk of progress so the ideal wagers extremely are expansive and are tempered by danger control contemplations.

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Main focuses to gain from this address Means are by a long shot the most critical part of any portfolio issue. You should have the mean right to have great execution. In the event that you have the mean right and don\'t overbet you ought to do well. In levered wagers, it\'s the left tail that can prompt inconvenience so you should not overbet or you can have a vast fiasco happening all of a sudden. Behavioral and different oddities can yield systems that have positive means. Investigations of circuit predisposition date at any rate to the late 1940s These inclinations yield thoughts that yield gainful positive mean procedures in hustling, sports wagering and choices markets. The capital development or Kelly standard technique yields the most riches over the long haul and rules all other basically distinctive methodologies. Be that as it may, in the short run, the normal log basis with its basically zero Arrow-Pratt hazard avoidance file is extremely dangerous and can have generous misfortunes. The most you ought to ever wager is the log ideal sum; wagering more is imperfect and wagering twofold yields a zero development rate. Negative force utility, which mixes money with the normal log amplifying portfolio gives more security yet has less long run development. These fragmentary Kelly methodologies are appealing for some speculation circumstances; assurance of what division to utilize relies on upon obliged streamlining models.

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If you wager on a steed, that is betting. On the off chance that you wager you can make three spades, that is stimulation. On the off chance that you wager cotton will go up three focuses, that is business. See the distinction? Blackie Sherrod Unbridled at Claiborne Farms, Paris, Kentucky

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Effect of information info mistakes on portfolio execution

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Mean Percentage Cash Equivalent Loss Due to Errors in Inputs Conclusion: spend your cash getting great mean gauges and utilize recorded differences and covariances Reference: Chopra and Ziemba (1993), Journal of Portfolio Management , reproduced in Ziemba-Mulvey (1998) Worldwide resource and obligation administration, Cambridge University Press Results comparable in various period models and the affectability is particularly high in nonstop time models. See case in AIMR, 2003.

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Horseracing market in small scale crucial and specialized frameworks returns and chances are dictated by 1) members - like securities exchange, dissimilar to roulette 2) exchange costs - track take (17%), breakage wager to 1) win - must be first 2) place - must be first or second 3) show - must be first, second or third

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Return on steed i = QW/W i if horse i is 1 st 0 generally { Win market n stallions W i = open\'s win wager on steed i=1,… ,n W = W i = open\'s win pool Q = track\'s payback part (83%)

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How would you compute genuine profits for win wagers Experiment: do bettors like high chances steeds or low chances steeds? Low chances stallions are the best ones, high chances steeds are the most noticeably awful ones. Would you rather wager on a 2 to 5 shot and get 40% benefit on the off chance that you win or a 20 to 1 shot where you get 2000% benefit on the off chance that you win? General society inclines toward the last mentioned however the normal returns are much higher for the top choices. The top choice longshot predisposition has persevered for more than the last half century.

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Running up sand hills - it is hard to win at the races Typical conduct of the wagering fortune of the normal bettor Probability of being even or ahead for the run of the mill win bettor in California

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Favorite-Longshot predisposition at circuits and in other betting occasions Behavioral fund Kahneman-Tversky (1979) low likelihood occasions are overestimated high likelihood occasions are thought little of More boasting rights from picking longshots than from top picks 50-1 stunning, was I shrewd 2-5 simple pick Transactions costs wager $50 to win $10 it\'s not really justified regardless of the exertion a 1-10 horse having more than a 90% shot of winning has a normal estimation of about $1.03 (for each $1 wager) a 100-1 horse has just has a normal estimation of around 14 pennies for every dollar contributed. The reasonable chances are around 700-1 not 100-1. Early writing does a reversal to no less than 1949 US, British, Asian, and so on papers republished in Hausch, Lo and Ziemba (1994), Efficiency of course wagering markets (Academic Press) Out of print, Amazon/eBay have had firsts at high costs; I have low value duplicates accessible. Get in touch with me at wtzimi@mac.com for any of my hustling, lotto and speculation books and research papers. Redesigned in Hausch and Ziemba (2004) Handbook of Sports and Lotto Investments, North Holland

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Griffith 1949 study - 1386 races in 1947, Churchill Downs, Belmont and Hialeah 1934 information comparable Number of sections, champs and victors times chances for each chances bunch Odds (subjective) versus percent champs (objective) Reprinted in HLZ (1994)

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Favorite-longshot predisposition at course and in other betting occasions The viable track payback less breakage for different chances levels in California and New York, more than 300,000 races over different years and tracks, Ziemba and Hausch (1986) Betting at the Racetrack.

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Ziemba (1994) and

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The bookies think about this.

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Expected return per dollar wager with and without the track take deducted for various chances levels in the Kentucky Derby 1903-1986 and in 35,285 races keep running amid 1947-1975, from information in Snyder (1978) The better races have compliment predispositions; see references in Tompkins, Ziemba and Hodges (2003) The top choice/longshot inclination in S&P500 and FTSE100 file prospects alternatives: the arrival to wagers and the expense of protection.

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Has the inclination in the US changed with refunds and wagering trades? Yes. It is by all accounts all the more level. Information for basically all North American races throughout the previous 7+ years, around 2 million steeds in around 300,000 races.

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We have a decent information set: basically the majority of the S&P500 fates puts and calls, all years, all strikes .

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Do the purchasers of puts and approaches the Stock Index choices carry on like course bettors? Who purchases and offers them At the circuit there are just purchasers, yet there are merchants on wagering trades. In choices, fates and securities exchanges there are purchasers and venders. Interest for choices originate from both supporting needs and theoretical contributing (betting). Flexible investments are dynamic shorters in absolutely theoretical routes or in complex supporting procedures. For the put choices the essential utilization of choices is for supporting, and just on an optional premise is the interest for theoretical contributing. Supporting interest for puts infers that the normal return is negative and all the more so for profound out of the cash choices; expense of protection. For the call choices, the most evident supporting interest is for those offering call choices against existing property of value. This technique would have a tendency to discourage the cost of (particularly out-of-the-cash) call choices. On the off chance that this were the sole component for managing in call choices, this ought to bring about an expansion in the normal return for out-of-the-cash call alternatives, which we don\'t watch. Considerably more likely is that the normal misfortune from the buy of out-of-the-cash call choices is because of some theoretical action that has all the earmarks of being like that for long-shot stallion race wagers. We have a decent information set: basically the greater part of the S&P500 fates puts and calls, all years, all strikes from 1985 current.

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Methodology Monthly and Quarterly information was utilized rather than every day information to guarantee autonomy of perceptions and ultimate results. We utilized all close dates (March, June, September, and December) for the quarterly lapse cycle and all the accessible month to month terminations (e.g. January alternatives on a March fates). We recorded the last settlement cost of the prospects on the lapse of the choice gets, the fates contract with precisely three months to termination and all accessible one-month and three-month alternative costs on the fates contract. For the principal date in the investigation, the current terminating prospects contract was not utilized and for the last information point, we analyzed the last fates cost in September 2002. All choices costs exchanged at the base level at the important market or permitted a butterfly arbitrage were avoided [see Jackwerth and Rubinstein (1996)]. The loan cost sources of info were acquired from the British Bankers Association (US Dollar or British Pound LIBOR). With seventeen years of quarterly information, we had 68 perceptions and a normal of 39.1 accessible strike costs for every perception for the opti

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