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  • adj. Having a fat tail; leptokurtic.


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  • From the ambiguity of tea to the farmers 'long-horned cattle and fat-tailed sheep originally bred from indigenous stock, these household inventories actually reflect African elements of colonial life, though they are listed in terms that might otherwise be read as strictly European, like crockery and farm animals.

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  • A few years ago, scientists working in Madagascar discovered that at least one primate species, the fat-tailed dwarf lemur, hibernates.

    Many species use hibernation to survive the rigors of winter

  • Fattail or fat-tailed scorpion is the common name given to scorpions of the genus Androctonus, one of the most dangerous groups of scorpion species in the world.

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  • We were soon out of Osh and ambling through a landscape of small fields of maize, cotton and rice, past shepherds and cowherds in the road with flocks of fat-tailed sheep or cattle we always narrowly missed.


  • Herds of cattle or horses grazed the dry, brown grasses of the open steppe, with now and again a huge flock of fat-tailed sheep and a solitary shepherd on horseback.


  • Morningstar's Ibbotson Associates unit in recent months built fat-tailed assumptions into its Monte Carlo simulations, which estimate the odds of reaching retirement financial goals.

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  • And it doesn't fully gauge risk in a fat-tailed world.

    Some Funds Stop Grading on the Curve

  • Under the fat-tailed distribution now used in Ibbotson's tool, that should occur once every 40 years, not once every 111 years as assumed under a bell-curve-type distribution.

    Some Funds Stop Grading on the Curve

  • The fat-tailed assumptions sometimes lead to quite conservative portfolios that cushion investors on the downside but also sharply curtail the upside.

    Some Funds Stop Grading on the Curve

  • Smart Portfolios LLC last year launched the Aston Dynamic Allocation Fund, which uses fat-tailed distributions and other complex formulas to assume more-frequent occurrence of market shocks.

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