Startup Needs UNIX Network/Systems Admin

Jonathan Ellis jonathan at carnageblender.com
Thu Aug 18 07:41:22 MDT 2005


On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 07:28:44 -0600, "Josh Coates" <jcoates at archive.org>
said:
> >who are writting software which automatically buys and sells securities 
> >according to an algorithm perfected by simulation.  The algorithm has 
> >shown consistent returns of 23+% per year in simulation.
> 
> trading stocks based on the 11 year sunspot cycle.  brilliant.

> i have to say, that i think there is something to it.  of course, i also
> think there may actually be some healing properties in xango juice, noni
> juice and snake oil. ;-)

This guy has a whole chapter on why algorithms like this don't work in
practice:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0393315290/102-9783147-2595354

One of the better financial-ish books I've read.

-Jonathan



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