Excellent piece on free will from Biophilia Free will- solved! A theory of free will. One of the perennial chestnuts of philosophy is the problem of free will. Mostly a problem for theists rather than non-theists, it still holds a few mysteries for everyone. Is our natural intuition of freedom true, that we reign as sovereign…Details
Have you ever fired up the Google box for the purposes of finding something pertinent and relevant to your next task only to find yourself four hours later amazed by your new found knowledge that a crocodile cannot stick out its tongue or that there is no Betty Rubble in The Flintstones chewable vitamins. Seeking…Details
I was just scanning this little piece on Raj Rajaratnam the billionaire who has just been found guilty of insider trading. It states that he made around $60 million over about six years by using his highly placed network. This raises the question of if you are worth a billionaire bucks is a further $60…Details
This time from the point of view of the SEC which displayed a remarkable lack of vigor in its pursuit of Madoff.
An interesting graphic from The Economist depicting who is picking up the bill for bailout of Portugal, Ireland and Greece. The price of having a government that cannot run a hot bath is very high…for others.
Nice article on HFT – this is a good introduction for anyone who wants to understand the hyperactive world of such a trading style.
Interesting speech by a Bank of England official about the demise of the notion of a long term time horizon in investing, a sentiment I would tend to agree with. It is a constant battle to get traders to think about where they will be next year ass opposed to where they will be will…Details