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Whitebox Advisors Finalists for Best Research Paper of 2011

May 21, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

After considering almost 500 research papers, Whitebox Advisors, the $2.3 billion investment advisory based in Minneapolis, today chose the top 10 finalists for its $25,000 prize for the best financial research paper of 2011. The winner will be announced at a luncheon for guests and invited press on June 19th, 2012 in New York City.read more...

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Lázaro Campos to step down; Gottfreid Leibbrandt new CEO of SWIFT

May 21, 2012 by skinnercm   Comments (0)

It appears that every time a CEO of SWIFT speaks at the Financial Services Club, they leave SWIFT!


Research Library: Methods for Studying Coincidences (pdf, 1989)

May 21, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

You can read some interesting commentary on this paper over at Wired. Using probabilistic analysis, the paper explores everything from why we see newly learned words almost immediately after first learning them, to why double lottery winners exist, to even the frequency of meeting people with the same birthday. They even explore whether or not we can statistically state that Shakespeare used alliteration, or if the frequency of words with similar-sounding beginnings could simply be ...

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