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December 2012

MoneyScience Digest - 09/12/12 (End of Year Edition)

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Season's Greetings from the Team at MoneyScience!
Popular MoneyScience 2012 Part 1: Top 10 Videos http://bit.ly/TWv7tD
Popular MoneyScience 2012 Part 2: Top 10 Blog Posts http://bit.ly/Y0M9u5
Popular MoneyScience 2012 Part 3: Top 30 Research Papers http://bit.ly/ZcJEX7

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Season's Greetings from the Team at MoneyScience!

December 19, 2012 Comments (0)

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Dear MoneyScience Users, Friends, Followers, Contributors, Advertisers and Supporters!
On behalf of the MoneyScience Team, I wanted to wish you all the very best for the holiday season and the New Year ahead!
It's been a very busy year on the site and next year promises to be busier still with some major upgrades to the platform and exciting technical developments to make the best use of our new technology.
As we move into 2013 we're going to be...

Popular MoneyScience 2012 Part 3: Top 30 Research Papers

December 17, 2012 Comments (0)

Following on from Part 1 (Top 10 Videos) and Part 2 (Top 10 Blog Posts), I'm pleased to present the final part of our annual review of the most popular content at MoneyScience.
In the 2 lists below you'll find the Top 10 most popular papers contributed to the MoneyScience Research Library, along with the Top 20 Pre-prints cross-promoted from the arXiv preprint server.
Top 10 Papers from the MoneyScience Research Library
High Frequency Trading Acceleration Using FPGAs Christian Leber,...

Popular MoneyScience 2012 Part 2: Top 10 Blog Posts

December 14, 2012 Comments (0)

Following Part 1, our collection of the Top 10 Videos on MoneyScience in 2012, in this article we bring together the top 10 blog posts from the main MoneyScience Blog.

The Corporate Pychopaths Theory of the Global Financial Crisis
This overview of some of the literature on Corporate Psychopaths was inspired by a paper by Clive R Boddy.

Doyne Farmer on the Physics of Beating Roulette
A prominent mathematician famous the world over for successfully turning the odds of roulette against the...

Popular MoneyScience 2012 Part 1: Top 10 Videos

December 13, 2012 Comments (0)

It's that time of year, and here at MoneyScience we've been putting together a collection of the most popular content we've published in 2012! In this first post, you'll find the most popular videos appearing on the site this year. The list features a host of names who will be familar to MoneyScience users including Doyne Farmer, Andrew Haldane, Joris Luyendijk, Cathy O'Neil, Steve Keen, and tends towards the long form - so make yourself comfortable!

Taking Stock of Complexity Economics:...

Composer and Behavioural Finance Expert Create 'Reality'-based Opera based on Open Outcry Trading Floor

December 13, 2012 Comments (0)

Unique musical performance, created in partnership with Barclays, based on the ebb and flow of emotion and money on the stock trading floor
Singers are trading in real time, in a real market, but using musical phrases composed with help of genetic algorithms

London, 6th December 2012, PRNewswire – Reality TV is an old concept which we’re all familiar with. However, Alexis Kirke, a leading composer at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research at Plymouth...

Hedge funds manipulate stock prices, new research shows

December 13, 2012 Comments (0)

Some hedge funds manipulate stock prices at the end of the month to improve the returns that they report to their investors, a new study suggests.
In a study of 10 years of hedge fund data, researchers found evidence that some funds run up prices on specific stocks they hold on the last day of the month and quarter – especially the last 20 minutes of trading – before they report their returns for the period. But the prices usually fall back the next day, after the abnormally large...

Video - Trading’s evolving next generation? Control systems, feedback loops, adaptive knowledge capture

December 7, 2012 Comments (0)

Via the Finteligent Trading Technology Community comes this interesting presentation by Ken Yeadon which was given at November's Future City event in London.
FUTURE CITY : Trading’s evolving next generation?- control systems, feedback loops, adaptive knowledge capture from Chief Nation on Vimeo.

About Ken Yeadon
Ken Yeadon, Chairman Thematic Group, ex HSBC, early inevstor in Currenex and now active in new trading related ventures. Ken has possibly unrivaled experience across the...

Study: Only a third of us show a consistent approach to financial risk

December 3, 2012 Comments (0)

Empirically rich new study finds most people alter their risk-management approach depending on the type of financial decision.

Source: Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office
Take a moment to consider some of the financial choices you’ve made in recent years. Do you have a consistent approach to your money, either by playing it safe or having a willingness to take risks? Or do you not have a set philosophy, and instead make your financial decisions independently of each other?
In economics,...