Extreme weather could bring next recession

Physical climate risk from extreme weather events remains unaccounted for in financial markets. Without better knowledge of the risk, the average energy investor can only hope that the next extreme event won't trigger a sudden ...

'Gut feelings' help make more successful financial traders

Financial traders are better at reading their 'gut feelings' than the general population – and the better they are at this ability, the more successful they are as traders, according to new research led by the University ...

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.

Bitcoin is COVID immune

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic has left a significant footprint on the global economy. For this reason, it had a substantial impact on the behavior of all financial instruments, including cryptocurrencies. It turns out ...

People only pay attention to new information when they want to

A new paper in the Journal of the European Economic Association, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that we tend to listen to people who tell us things we'd like to believe and ignore people who tell us things ...

Physics could help financial traders

(PhysOrg.com) -- While most people know that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line, this concept is proving even truer in the world of stock trading. In a world where buying low and selling high means ...

The physics of finance helps solve a century-old mystery

By unleashing the power of big data and statistical physics, researchers in Japan have developed a model that aids understanding of how and why financial Brownian motion arises. Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology ...

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