This is the Russell 2000 which on Wednesday gained over 4% in 20 minutes. I haven’t really heard an explanation for this other than it might have been a short squeeze. Although the spectre of HFT has raised its head. What this also demonstrates is the asymmetry of common sense possessed…Details
Game theory is the standard tool used to model strategic interactions in evolutionary biology and social science. Traditional game theory studies the equilibria of simple games. But is traditional game theory applicable if the game is complicated, and if not, what is? We investigate this question here, defining a complicated game as one with many…Details
Apparently Greece that wonderfully run little third world country in the Mediterranean that is causing the rest of Europe heartburn with its institutionalised dishonesty may miss all of its targets. For an entertaining short piece on how Greece’s level of dishonesty could have been spotted see the always interesting Tim HarfordDetails
I found this podcast courtesy of a philosophy of science piece.
Excellent piece from the Washington Post on the failure of management in the cases of rogue traders. As history teaches us, there are no rogue traders; there are only rogue banks. Here’s a news flash: If you issue credit, your working assumption must be that there are unqualified people who will try to borrow money…Details
Here is a young man who is clearly better than his peers being penalised for being better. Like Jimerson, Hill attended Wilson Intermediate School and dominated the football field so thoroughly, the league invoked what came to be known as the Madre Hill Rule. Once Hill scored three touchdowns, if his team had a 14-point…Details
More predictions of doom and gloom in Greece. The interesting thing about Greece is that that this is not the first time Greece has caused problems. On a more pragmatic note this to me is a simple trading question – a loss exists and various governments and banks are prevaricating about taking this loss. Many…Details