Stock market model first to reproduce main properties of the real market
Statistical analysis could predict bankrupt stocks
Study links ultrafast machine trading with risk of crash
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 ...
Traders' hormones' may destabilize financial markets
The hormones testosterone and cortisol may destabilise financial markets by making traders take more risks, according to a study.
With one false tweet, computer-based Hack Crash led to real panic
A false tweet from a hacked account owned by the Associated Press (AP) in 2013 sent financial markets into a tailspin. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 143.5 points and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index ...
Physicist warns of problems with speeding up financial markets
You don't need a fast car to rob a bank any more, just malware
The number of physical robberies on banks has fallen dramatically in recent years, but the amount of money banks are losing through electronic methods has rocketed. In 2013 for example, the annual fraud ...
Cyber risks can cause disruption on scale of 2008 crisis, study says
Organisations must dramatically improve their response to cyber risks to avoid a new global shock on the scale of the financial crisis that rocked the world in 2008, a study showed Tuesday.
Control theorist Barmish challenges need to model financial markets
(Phys.org) —B. Ross Barmish hopes his research will build a bridge between control theorists and financial scholars.
More mentions in the FT linked to greater popularity of stocks
A six-year study of the Financial Times has found that the more frequently a company is mentioned in the newspaper in the morning, the greater the volume of shares traded in that company during the same day.
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 ...
Rethinking investment risk
Financial innovation is supposed to reduce risk—in theory, at least. Yes, new financial instruments based on the housing market helped cause the financial crisis of 2008. But in the abstract, those same ...
Happiness: There's an app for that
Pick up your smartphone. How are financial markets faring? Check Dow Jones or the S&P 500. Average temperature in the United State last July 4th? Steer your iPad over to the National Weather Service. OK, ...