Nerds on Wall Street

Nerds on Wall Street

Math, Machines, and Wired Markets

Book - 2009
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An intriguing look at how technology is changing financialmarkets, from an innovator on the frontlines of thisrevolution

Nerds on Wall Street tells the tale of the ongoingtechnological transformation of the world's financial markets. Theimpact of technology on investing is profound, and author DavidLeinweber provides readers with an overview of where we were just afew short years ago, and where we are going. Being a successfulinvestor today and tomorrow--individual or institutional--involvesmore than stock picking, asset allocation, or market timing: itinvolves technology. And Leinweber helps readers go beyond thenumbers to see exactly how this technology has become moreresponsible for managing modern markets. In essence, the financialgame has changed and will continue to change due entirely totechnology. The new "players," human or otherwise, offer investorsopportunities and dangers. With this intriguing and entertainingbook, Leinweber shows where technology on Wall Street has been,what it has meant, and how it will impact the markets of tomorrow.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2009
ISBN: 9780471369462
Characteristics: xlvi, 353 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Mar 02, 2013

"..Leinweber helps readers go beyond the numbers to see exactly how this technology has become more responsible for managing modern markets.."

I really hate these sham books which seek to mislead and misinform! Really, High Frequency Trading (HFT) is neither responsible or a help to modern markets, simply the latest financial fraud tool. Ditto for proprietary trading, and fixed deals like the Abacus CDO designed-to-fail deal from John Paulson's hedge fund (and Alan Greenspan) and Goldman Sachs, and similar deals by Magnetar Capital, and so on. This book is a farce!


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