Statistics is more than a numbers game – it underpins all sciences
We are all familiar with many instances of statistics in everyday life: the statistics of sport, weather, population, the stock market … the sort of thing that might appear in the "number crunch" column in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. ...
Statistical analysis could predict bankrupt stocks
Wikipedia's early stock market warning signs
(Phys.org) —Wikipedia could have been used as early warning signs of stock market movements, according to a new study. Researchers led by Dr Suzy Moat, Senior Research Fellow at Warwick Business School, ...
The reason we lose at games
If you have ever wondered why you never seem to win at skill-based games such as poker or chess, there might be a very good reason. Writing in PNAS, a University of Manchester physicist has discovered that some games are si ...
Herding in the stock market may inspire human-guided trading algorithms
High-frequency trading tactic lowers investor profits
High-frequency trading strategies that exploit today's fragmented equity markets reduce investor profits overall, according to new findings by University of Michigan engineering researchers. The study is believed to be the ...
RIM shares plunge on lowered earnings outlook
Research In Motion shares plunged Friday as the struggling BlackBerry maker said it will not meet its annual earnings target and it is taking a $485 million charge because of weak sales of the PlayBook tablet ...
Chaos-on-a-chip model shows market bubbles may be predictable, controllable
(Phys.org) —It's an idea financial regulators have dreamed of. Experiments on a simple model of chaos have found that it may be possible not only to predict an extreme event, like a stock market collapse, ...
Hackers block Slovenian largest bank NLB's website
Online hackers' group Anonymous blocked temporarily on Saturday the website of Slovenia's largest bank NLB, while thousands protested in Ljubljana against an anti-piracy pact.
Apple's next big thing may be lower-priced iPhone (Update)
Apple's much-anticipated update to its line-up of iPhones may leave the impression that the technology pioneer's focus has shifted to making more affordable products than engineering innovative breakthroughs.
Ethnic diversity can deflate stock market bubbles, study finds
Stock market bubbles have led to economic catastrophes from the Great Depression through the dot-com boom of the 1990s and up to the recent housing financial crisis. Although these episodes cause widespread ...
Could this be the end of stock market crashes?
(Phys.org)—A 72-year study of the Dow Jones could help avoid the kind of stock market crash that struck the world economy in 2008.
Q&A: FBI agent fights cyberattacks on corporate America
Corporate America has increasingly found itself under siege by hackers backed by organized criminals and foreign governments alike.