When analyzing a stock, it makes sense to start with a macro-level analysis. If you ignored macro-level trends when buying homebuilding stocks in 2007, you obviously would have gotten crushed (no matter how fundamentally sound the individual stock was). Unlike in 2007, however, the economic trends in the housing market are very strong. In fact, it would be hard to picture a better economic scenario for homebuilding companies. Here are more »
By Davison Westmoreland - September 27, 2012
Complexity theory attempts to understand how order emerges in complex, non-linear systems such as ant colonies, neural networks, galaxies, and social systems. It has been applied to fields as diverse as mathematics, computer science, sociology, economics, and finance. How can complexity theory be applied to markets? What can complexity theory teach you about investing?
Researchers at the Santa Fe Institute, a research institute dedicated to studying complex adaptive systems, created more »