Researchers find sudden rise of global ecology of interacting robots that trade on markets at speeds too fast for humans
Recently, the global financial market experienced a series of computer glitches that abruptly brought operations to a halt. One reason for these "flash freezes" may be the sudden emergence of mobs of ultrafast ...
Study links ultrafast machine trading with risk of crash
Herding in the stock market may inspire human-guided trading algorithms
US imposes new rules on high-speed traders
US regulators on Tuesday announced new rules aimed at shedding light on the secretive industry of computerized high-speed trading, which has been blamed for destabilizing financial markets.
'Failure is good'
“Greed is good” became a popular phrase in the aftermath of the 1987 movie Wall Street, implying that the riches of individual financiers were justified by the role those people played initiating large-scale ...
Economists reveal factors that help poor people lift themselves out of poverty
What factors contribute to poor people in developing countries lifting themselves out of poverty?
Physics could help financial traders
Statistical analysis could predict bankrupt stocks
The Financial Bubble Experiment
Professor Didier Sornette from the Department of Management, Technology and Economics (D-MTEC) at ETH Zurich is convinced that financial markets are not just random. Consequently, his Financial Crisis Observatory ...
Fewer verbs and nouns in financial reporting could predict stock market bubble, study shows
When the language used by financial analysts and reporters becomes increasingly similar the stock market may be overheated, say scientists.
Study reveals nature's marketplaces can parallel those of humans
World financial markets may be reeling from new setbacks, but it turns out theres a secret economy right under our noses and its thriving. The movers and shakers, however, are plants and fungi.
Republican strength in congress aids super-rich, president's affiliation has no effect
Republican strength in Congress increases the share of income held by the top 1 percent, but the president's political affiliation has no effect, suggests a new study in the October issue of the American Sociological Review that l ...
Predicting politics: Professors model prediction markets
Political prediction markets -- in which participants buy and sell "contracts" based on who they think will win an election -- accurately predicted Barack Obama's 2008 victory. Now Northwestern University researchers have ...
Online game maker Zynga prices IPO at $10 a share
Zynga is poised to harvest some cold hard cash in its initial public offering. Who knew that selling virtual cows and digital corn on Facebook would create a $7 billion company?