random walk

noun

Definition of random walk 

: a process (such as Brownian motion or genetic drift) consisting of a sequence of steps (such as movements or changes in gene frequency) each of whose characteristics (such as magnitude and direction) is determined by chance

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Subscribe to the Bloomberg Odd Lots podcast (Pocket Casts)Subscribe to the Bloomberg Odd Lots podcast (iTunes) Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics. Joe Weisenthal, Bloomberg.com, "Odd Lots: Two Researchers Explain How Quants Are Going to Revolutionize Long-Term Investing," 11 Dec. 2017 Subscribe to the Bloomberg Odd Lots podcast (Pocket Casts) Subscribe to the Bloomberg Odd Lots podcast (iTunes) Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics. Joe Weisenthal, Bloomberg.com, "Odd Lots: Everything You've Been Taught About How to Value a Stock Might Be Wrong," 30 Oct. 2017 Subscribe to the Bloomberg Odd Lots podcast (Pocket Casts) Subscribe to the Bloomberg Odd Lots podcast (iTunes) Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics. Joe Weisenthal, Bloomberg.com, "Odd Lots: Everything You've Been Taught About How to Value a Stock Might Be Wrong," 30 Oct. 2017 Subscribe to the Bloomberg Odd Lots podcast (Pocket Casts) Subscribe to the Bloomberg Odd Lots podcast (iTunes) Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics. Joe Weisenthal, Bloomberg.com, "Odd Lots: Everything You've Been Taught About How to Value a Stock Might Be Wrong," 30 Oct. 2017 Subscribe to the Bloomberg Odd Lots podcast (Pocket Casts) Subscribe to the Bloomberg Odd Lots podcast (iTunes) Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics. Joe Weisenthal, Bloomberg.com, "Odd Lots: Everything You've Been Taught About How to Value a Stock Might Be Wrong," 30 Oct. 2017 Subscribe to the Bloomberg Odd Lots podcast (Pocket Casts) Subscribe to the Bloomberg Odd Lots podcast (iTunes) Every week, hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance and economics. Joe Weisenthal, Bloomberg.com, "Odd Lots: ETFs Are Eating the Financial World and They're Not Done Yet," 20 Oct. 2017

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1905, in the meaning defined above

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