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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 3 – Artificial Intelligence and Intelligence Amplification
  • Artificial Intelligence and Intelligence Amplification in Financial Markets Securities Markets are Machinery Now. This raises the question of how to best participate in the world’s new wired markets. People who use information technology most effectively will be rewarded. Artificial intelligence (AI) as an academic discipline began at the famous 1955 Dartmouth conference organized by John […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]