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  • More Praise for “Nerds on Wall Street”
  • “New technologies are exploited first by “alpha geeks,” folks with the skills to push the envelope. This is as true on Wall Street as it was on the web. Leinweber was one of those alpha geeks, but is also the first to chronicle the innovation process from early adopter to mainstream acceptance.” Tim O’Reilly Founder […]

  • Part 1 – Wired Markets
  • Financial Markets – Electronic Markets Not too long ago, going to a stock market meant you would meet lots of new people who were energetically shouting, running around, and making a mess with great quantities of paper. No more. Visiting a financial market now is more like visiting a telephone exchange. Computers and network gear […]

  • Forward by Ted Aronson
  • Nerds on Wall Street Forward by Ted Aronson Quantitative finance is not a topic usually associated with laughter. That is about to change with the publication of Nerds on Wall Street. I was first exposed to Dave Leinweber’s wit when he delivered a speech entitled “Nerds on Wall Street.” I believe the event happened 20 […]

  • Introduction to Nerds on Wall Street
  • Introduction to “Nerds on Wall Street“ I hope people think of this book as sort of a Hitchhiker’s Guide to Wired Markets. There are no robots parking cars for six million years, but there are robots trading millions of shares in six milliseconds, so maybe that’s close enough. In 2006, I got a call from […]

  • Chapter 01 – An Illustrated History of Wired Markets
  • An Illustrated History of Wired Capital Markets “Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.” — Ogden Nash This chapter is based on a number of ever-evolving dinner and lunch talks I have given over many years, all called “Nerds on Wall Street” irrespective of their actual subject. Many […]

  • Overview of “Nerds on Wall Street”
  • Technology has transformed global markets, but this is nothing new. Markets have been shaped by machinery for hundreds of years, and this continues at a rapid pace today. Author David Leinweber—a computer scientist who accidentally stumbled upon Wall Street and became an innovator in the application of modern information technology in trading and investing—is a […]