Facts about Merton Miller

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Merton Miller was a famous Economist from USA, who lived between May 16, 1923 and June 3, 2000.

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He/she is born under the zodiac taurus, who is known for Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience. Our collection contains 20 quotes who is written / told by Merton, under the main topic Finance.

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Famous quotes by Merton Miller (20)


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"Junk bonds prove there's nothing magical in a Aaa bond rating"
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"As an economics undergraduate, I also worked on a part-time basis in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a company that was advising customers about portfolio decisions, writing reports"
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"Another is, if you take money out of your left pocket and put it in your right pocket, you're no richer"
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"So everybody has some information. The function of the markets is to aggregate that information, evaluate it, and get it incorporated into prices"
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"I was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 16, 1923, the only child of Joel and Sylvia Miller"
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"My expertise was in public finance, particularly corporate taxation, since I had worked at the US Treasury"
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"I had some of the students in my finance class actually do some empirical work on capital structures, to see if we could find any obvious patterns in the data, but we couldn't see any"
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"But in practice, if often comes down to not suffering a loss as big as the huge gain you made a while ago"
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"What happened after publication of our paper was that, for the next 40 years, people said, all right, we now know the answer to the capital structure question under ideal conditions"
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"Of course. I favor passive investing for most investors, because markets are amazingly successful devices for incorporating information into stock prices"
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"Most people might just as well buy a share of the whole market, which pools all the information, than delude themselves into thinking they know something the market doesn't"
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"I can't speak for them, of course, but I believe that most economists would accept the view that, while you sometimes can make a score by sheer luck, you can't do it constantly, unless you're willing to put the resources in"
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"Everyone recognizes that's a joke because obviously the number and shape of the pieces doesn't affect the size of the pizza. And similarly, the stocks, bonds, warrants, etc., issued don't affect the aggregate value of the firm"
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"What counts is what you do with your money, not where it came from"
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"To beat the market you'll have to invest serious bucks to dig up information no one else has yet"
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"My research interests since then have shifted strongly towards the economic and regulatory problems of the financial services industry, and especially of the securities and options exchanges"
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"My main interest, however, was in economics, not law"
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"I should mention that I am a member of the board of directors of Dimensional Fund Advisors"
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"Arbitrage proof has since been widely used throughout finance and economics"
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"You only need to make one big score in finance to be a hero forever"


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