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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 11 – Three Hundred Years of Stock Market Manipulations
  • 300 Years of Stock Market Manipulations – From the Coffeehouse to the World Wide Web’s Stock Manipulations In previous chapters, we saw that many of the changes in securities markets brought about by information technology in general and the Internet in particular are positive, democratizing access to markets and information. We also saw that technology […]

  • Chapter 10 – Collective Intelligence, Social Media, and Web Market Monitors
  • Web Market Monitors and the Impact of Social Media on Financial Markets “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls.” — Simon & Garfunkel, The Sound of Silence Opinions vary widely on the value of collective wisdom, with ample supporting evidence both for and against. The Internet has many positive examples: The […]