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Tradestreaming Cascade (Week ending 3/26/2011)

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Tradestreaming Cascade (Week ending 3/26/2011)

A new addition to Tradestreaming, the Tradestreaming Cascade is a highlight reel of some of the past week’s most interesting information.  Much of this comes from my Twitter feed, @newrulesinvest.

The speed of light could turn the middle of the ocean into a stock-trading center (io9): The death of distance is reversed as physical location becomes more important in high-frequency trading circles.

Why do bowlers get hot hands while basketball players don’t? (Peter McGraw): While basketball players don’t exhibit it, bowlers do show streakiness.  From this perspective, I think certain types of investors may show hot hands.

Effects of ending syndication of financial blog content (The Rational Walk): A blogger stops giving his content away to aggregation sites and sees more pageviews and more $$.  Hmmm.

Hedge Fund bets $40M that Twitter Can Predict the Stock Market (Huffington Post): Based on Bollen and Mao’s research, hedge fund launches to harness the power of social media.  Tradestreaming, baby.

How your money is managed: the mutual fund industry up close (Tradestreaming): Great new book written by Hamacher and Pozen  — everything you wanted to know about mutual funds.

A new class of Internet startups is trying to turn data into money (Economist): Huge payoff and huge money in Big Data startups in finance.  This article profiles three co’s racing to secure their share.

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