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Shooting Craps on Wall Street

  • October 20, 2010

Okay, I admit it: I'm not a stockbroker. My understanding of the market ins and outs is confined to looking glumly at the latest statement from my 401(k). As is probably common among people who don't understand a complex system, I don't trust it. Not one bit. My confidence isn't bolstered by such events as the publication of a recent academic paper that says, basically, that gauging people's moods from Twitter posts can predict market behavior better than three out of four times. Um, buh? The stock market can be closely correlated to TWITTER? Do we really want to place important financial...

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Picking Your Relatives

  • October 10, 2010

If your Uncle Bubba offers to play Santa for the family Xmas party? Think twice. Just saying.

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