A rare interview with the mathematician who cracked Wall Street
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A rare interview with the mathematician who cracked Wall Street

Jim Simons was a mathematician and cryptographer who realized: the complex math he used to break codes could help explain patterns in the world of finance. Billions later, he’s working to support the next generation of math teachers and scholars. TED’s Chris Anderson sits down with Simons to talk about his extraordinary life in numbers. […]

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31 years ago, Warren Buffett revealed the secret to investing and correctly predicted nobody would listen
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31 years ago, Warren Buffett revealed the secret to investing and correctly predicted nobody would listen

AP ImagesWarren Buffett In May 1984, Warren Buffett laid out everything you need to know about his investing philosophy. In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, “The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville.” Buffett writes: “The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search […]

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The ECB says Twitter can predict the stock market
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The ECB says Twitter can predict the stock market

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, right, celebrates the Twitter IPO with Twitter founders, from left, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, November 7, 2013. The European Central Bank (ECB) just put out an interesting study looking at whether Twitter and Google can be […]

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A History of Gold Returns
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A History of Gold Returns

Gold is one of those investments that attracts extreme viewpoints and ideological arguments that favor narratives over substance. I think the reason for this is because the U.S. was once on the gold standard, which was more or less replaced by the Federal Reserve as a form of monetary policy. Anytime politics and government is […]

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How The Economic Machine Works
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How The Economic Machine Works

How does the economy really work? This simple but not simplistic video by Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates, shows the basic driving forces behind the economy, and explains why economic cycles occur by breaking down concepts such as credit, interest rates, leveraging and deleveraging. To learn more about Economic Principles visit: http://www.economicprinciples.org.

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25 Wall Street movies to watch
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25 Wall Street movies to watch

25 Wall Street movies to watch Bonfire of the Vanities screengrab Bruce Willis in Bonfire of the Vanities.The stock market is closed today. It’s the Fourth of July holiday and you’ll probably be nursing a hangover and perhaps a sunburn over the next few days. So why not kick back on the couch in the air […]

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