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 ...

Precarious work schedules common among younger workers

One wish many workers may have this Labor Day is for more control and predictability of their work schedules. A new report finds that unpredictability is widespread in many workers' schedules—one reason why organized labor ...

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 ...

The more the merrier -- farmers must diversify to survive

Aside from market fluctuations and changes in commodity prices, climate variability is the greatest threat to the long-term economic viability of dryland farms. In order to counter these uncertainties, many farmers have turned ...

Google queries and stock market volumes related

Financial markets and the 'swarm intelligence' of the internet are linked. This is the result of a joint study in which search engine query data are analyzed by Tobias Preis and Daniel Reith of Johannes Gutenberg University ...

Half-time gamblers give stock market insight

Computer-modelled comparison of online football gamblers' behaviour during play and during half-time shows distinct real-time differences, begging the question what motivates betting behaviour when play is not underway?

Stamps generate more returns than bonds and gold

(PhysOrg.com) -- Is stamp collecting only of interest to passionate hobbyists? Far from it. Stamps can be a valuable addition to an investment portfolio, generating average long-term yields of up to 7 percent per year.

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