FlashCrash

Flash Crash

How the use of computers

is contributing to an unstable world economy

Talk given by Chris Betterton-Jones
Thursday November 3rd 2011

History of the New York Stock exchange

http://www.stock-options-made-easy.com/nyse-history.html

Capitalism - the Engine of Change

http://www.xabiaaldia.es/the_other_side/capitalism___the_engine_of_change-684.html

Flash Crash

Virtual Money Crash! PC Plus Magazine Issue 312. September 2011
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Flash_Crash

Fund Managers' Perfomance

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules our Lives - Leonard Mlodinow
Book on Amazon
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Drunkards-Walk-Randomness-Rules-Lives/dp/0141026472/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_4

List of largest daily changes in the Dow Jones Industrial Average

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_daily_changes_in_the_Dow_Jones_Industrial_Average

Understanding High Frequency Trading

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N34ziSFAfqM&feature=youtu.be

Algorithmic Trading

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algorithmic_trading

Kevin Slavin - How Algorithms shape our World

(20 min Video Lecture on TED - Ideas worth spreading)
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/kevin_slavin_how_algorithms_shape_our_world.html

Social Trading

Etoro: http://www.etoro.com/
Etoro: About http://www.etoro.com/about-us/about-etoro.aspx
Etoro's Live Trading Feed: http://openbook.etoro.com/#/main/

Daniel Kahneman: How cognitive illusions blind us to reason

Why do Wall Street traders have such faith in their powers of prediction, when their success is largely down to chance? Daniel Kahneman explains how cognitive illusions skew our thinking

Excerpt of his book "Thinking Fast and Slow"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/oct/30/daniel-kahneman-cognitive-illusion-extract?CMP=twt_gu

Review on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/1846140552/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1320336081&sr=1-1

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