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05Feb/Signs of global liquidity tightening for emerging markets

February 5, 2016 by The Bank for International Settlements   Comments (0)

Press release about the lecture "Credit, commodities and currencies" by Mr Jaime Caruana, General Manager of the BIS, at the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, 5 February 2016.

Google AI algorithm masters ancient game of Go

February 5, 2016 by Complexity Digest   Comments (0)

A computer has beaten a human professional for the first time at Go — an ancient board game that has long been viewed as one of the greatest challenges for artificial intelligence (AI).The best human players of chess, draughts and backgammon have all been outplayed by computers. But a hefty handicap was needed for computers to win at Go. Now Google’s London-based AI company, DeepMind, claims that its machine has mastered the game.Complexity Digest's insight:See Also: Mastering...

Crucial steps to life: From chemical reactions to code using agents

February 5, 2016 by Complexity Digest   Comments (0)

The concepts of the origin of the genetic code and the definitions of life changed dramatically after the RNA world hypothesis.See it on, via Papers

Coupling News Sentiment with Web Browsing Data Improves Prediction of Intra-Day Price Dynamics

February 5, 2016 by Complexity Digest   Comments (0)

The new digital revolution of big data is deeply changing our capability of understanding society and forecasting the outcome of many social and economic systems. Unfortunately, information can be very heterogeneous in the importance, relevance, and surprise it conveys, affecting severely the predictive power of semantic and statistical methods. Here we show that the aggregation of web users’ behavior can be elicited to overcome this problem in a hard to predict complex system, namely the...

Hedgefund News Wrap: Week Ending 02/05/16

February 5, 2016 by TradingSmarter   Comments (0)

LINKEDIN FALLS 35%  (Fox Business) – The “social media for professionals” plunged 35% to a three-year low of $124.51 in early trading this morning. LinkedIn released news that revenue for the first quarter of 2016 would be about $820 million, shy of the $867 million that analysts were forecasting.    The drop eliminated $9 billion of LinkedIn’s value, shocking Wall Street as it fell far short of expectations. But it’s not all bad news, as LinkedIn’s largest amount...

January Jobs Picture Defies Recession Chatter

February 5, 2016 by The Reformed Broker   Comments (0)

this morning's non-farm payroll report showed a continuation of two important trends:...

ETF Whistleblowers Make Explosive Allegation

February 5, 2016 by The Reformed Broker   Comments (0)

“The vast majority of ETPs have very low levels of assets under management and illiquid trading volumes. Many of these have illiquid underlying assets and a large group of ETPs are based on derivatives that are not backed by physical assets such as stocks, bonds or commodities, but rather swaps or other types of complex......

Thoughts on MetLife and AIG

February 5, 2016 by The Aleph Blog   Comments (0)

Photo Credit: ibusiness linesIn some ways, this is a boring time in insurance investing.  A lot of companies seem cheap on a book and/or earnings basis, but they have a lot of capital to deploy as a group, so there aren’t a lot of opportunities to underwrite or invest wisely, at least in the US.Look for a moment at two victims of the Financial Stability Oversight Council [FSOC]… AIG and Metlife.  I’ve argued before that the FSOC doesn’t know what it is doing with respect...