andrewducker + markets   19

The Quiet Coup
An ex-IMF member talks about what the US government should be doing, and how the political power of the finance sector is stopping it.
economics  finance  politics  government  economy  markets  banking 
march 2009 by andrewducker
Why asset bubbles are a part of the human condition.
Because people naturally try to beat the system, take time to realise that bad things can happen if they take risks, and throw away what they've learned if the situation changes slightly.
research  psychology  finance  science  markets  trading 
december 2008 by andrewducker
Why Do Markets Create Bubbles?
Profitable trading days boost testosterone levels and tend to encourage more risk-taking, more wins and more testosterone. When the risks didn't pay off, the testosterone ebbed away to be replaced by a stress hormone, cortisol. The whole process seems likely to exaggerate peaks and troughs.
markets  economics 
november 2008 by andrewducker
What To Look For Next
A look at what might happen next, economically. Fascinating, with a viewpoint I hadn't encountered before
markets  investment  finance 
october 2008 by andrewducker
Bruce Schneier answers numerous computer/security questions
In simple plain English too. Well worth reading if you use computers to, say, surf the web :->
computers  cryptography  economics  freakonomics  identity  future  internet  markets  security  technology  society 
december 2007 by andrewducker
Oil leaders' private debate televised by mistake
Saudi's trying to cover up OPEC's possible swing away from the dollar. Fail miserably due to being broadcast live. Oops.
economics  markets  oil  opec  dollar 
november 2007 by andrewducker

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