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  • Part 2 – Alpha as Life
  • Passive Investing – Active Investing – Alpha Returns Index funds are passive investments; their goal is to deliver a return that matches a benchmark index. The Old Testament of indexing is Burton Malkiel’s classic A Random Walk Down Wall Street, first published in 1973 by W.W. Norton and now in its ninth edition. For typical […]

  • Chapter 09 – The Text Frontier – AI, IA, and the New Research
  • Hunting Investment Alpha and Trading Alpha from Online News, Social Media, and Rumors Alpha hunters are always looking for new territory. When a strategy becomes known and used by too many players, the collective market impact of getting in and getting out will squeeze out all the profit juice, and only the lowest-cost transactors (large […]

  • Chapter 05 – A Gentle Introduction to Computerized Investing
  • Computerized Investing, Index Funds, Quantitative Investing, and Active Management “Life would be so much easier if we only had the source code.” — Hacker proverb The beginning of index investing in the 1970s was the result of a convergence of events, one of those ripe apple moments. Institutional investors began to use firms like A.G. […]

  • Chapter 03 – Algorithm Wars
  • Algorithmic Trading Strategies and Automated Stock Trading “How about a nice game of chess?” — WOPR computer in “War Games” There used to be two market structures for U.S. equity traders to contend with: the NYSE (for listed stocks) and NASDAQ. Recent counts put the number at roughly 40. Many are sources of dark liquidity, […]

  • Chapter 02 – Greatest Hits of Computation in Finance
  • Computational Finance, Stock Market Analysis, and Investment Trading “A computer does not substitute for judgment any more than a pencil substitutes for literacy. But writing without a pencil is no particular advantage.” – Robert McNamara The Journal of Portfolio Management (JPM*) is one of the more upscale investment management publications around. For $500 a year, […]