Nerds on Wall Street : math, machines, and wired markets /

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Author / Creator:Leinweber, David, 1952-
Imprint:Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2009.
Description:xlvi, 352 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject:Investments -- Computer network resources.
Investments -- Computer network resources.
Wall Street (New York, N.Y.)
New York (State) -- New York -- Wall Street.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:9780471369462 (cloth)
0471369462 (cloth)
Notes:Includes index.
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Alpha from Innovation; Alpha, the ARPANET, and the Internet; Summary
  • Chapter 5. A Gentle Introduction to Computerized Investing
  • Chapter 6. Stupid Data Miner Tricks
  • "Your Mama Is a Data Miner"; Strip Mining the S&P 500; Enough Regression Tricks; Is There Any Hope for Data Miners?; Summary (and Sermonette); Counting the Kiddies
  • Part 3. Artificial Intelligence and Intelligence Amplification
  • Chapter 7. A Little AI Goes a Long Way on Wall Street
  • Chapter 8. Perils and Promise of Evolutionary Computation on Wall Street
  • Chapter 9. The Text Frontier: AI, IA, and the New Research
  • Ten Pounds of News in a Five-Pound Bag; Pre-News and Disintermediation; More Pre-News on the Internet
  • Chapter 10. Collective Intelligence, Social Media, and Web Market Monitors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 11. Three Hundred Years of Stock Market Manipulations: From the Coffeehouse to the World Wide Web
  • Part 4. Nerds Gone Wild: Wired Markets in Distress
  • Chapter 12. Shooting the Moon: Stupid Financial Technology Tricks
  • To Protect and to Serve; Stupid Engineering Tricks; Stupid Financial Engineering Tricks; Take Them Out and Shoot Them; Tech Hall of Shame; Quants Who Saw It Coming
  • Chapter 13. Structural Ideas for the Economic Rescue: Fractional Homes and New Banks
  • Fractional Home Ownership; New American Bank Initiative; Still Mad, but Ever Hopeful
  • Chapter 14. Nerds Gone Green: Nerds on Wall Street, off Wall Street
  • Accelerating Innovation; From the Vault; Billions of Dollars and Millions of Tons of Carbon; Epilogue; Web Site
  • Index
  • About the Web Site
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. Wired Markets
  • Chapter 1. An Illustrated History of Wired Markets
  • Chapter 2. Greatest Hits of Computation in Finance
  • Chapter 3. Algorithm Wars
  • Part 2. Alpha as Life
  • Chapter 4. Where Does Alpha Come From?