Define: Martingdale

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Definition: Martingdale

What is the dictionary definition of Martingdale?

Dictionary Definition

A martingale is any of a class of betting strategies that originated from and were popular in 18th century France. The simplest of these strategies was designed for a game in which the gambler wins the stake if a coin comes up heads and loses it if the coin comes up tails.


Full Definition of Martingdale

Refers to a stochastic process in which the expected value of an observation (which is conditional on all previous observations) at any stage is equal to the last of the previous observations. Named after the harness that keeps a horse’s head in a fixed position with its rows of teeth more or less parallel to the ground.


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Definition Sources

Definitions for Martingdale are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 27th December 2019.