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Aggressive HFT and Volatility

Irene Aldridge | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Co-authored with Steve Krawciw Aggressive HFT has long been associated with volatility. Several academic studies hypothesized that higher aggressiv...

Sustainability: A Matter of Soul

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

As a faculty member of the W. Huizenga Business School, I was recently invited to contribute to a paper edited by Prof. Frank Cavico about orientation for new graduate students.

The SEC, CFTC and the Real-Time Risks in Today's Markets

Irene Aldridge | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

The new revelations surrounding the Flash Crash of May 6, 2010, once again brought to light an undeniable fact: U.S. regulators desperately need to boost their real-time surveillance capabilities.

It's All Greek to Me

Rick Steves | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

Greece is a feast for the senses. While the country's sunshine, amazing food, friendly people and love of life leave a lasting impression on me, there are also the little, unexpected scenes I come across that tickle my imagination.

Black Friday Destroys Village Livelihoods in Vanuatu

UN Women | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
UN Women

On Efate, many of the market structures themselves have been badly damaged or destroyed, and the villages have lost almost all of their crops.

Market Prices and Limit Order Dynamics: What's Going on in Today's Stock Markets?

Irene Aldridge | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

Markets are bursting at their seams with financial data. Much of the data that researchers are now mining is called Level I, II, and III data; this data comprises information on orders, executions and cancellations across different price levels.

Urban Headwinds, Suburban Tailwinds

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Jed Kolko

Although home prices are rising faster in urban neighborhoods, population is growing faster in suburban neighborhoods. Consumer preferences and the aging of the population are tailwinds for suburban growth; so are falling oil prices if they stay low long-term.

There's More to the Oil Crash Than Meets the Eye

J. L. Morin | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
J. L. Morin

As New York shakes off another dose of the climate change reality dealt by winter storm Juno, many are beginning to re-appreciate the forces of Nature and the power of public policy.

Young Entrepreneur Market Means Business for Teenage Entrepreneurs in Cleveland, Ohio

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.22.2015 | Education
Steve Mariotti

The movement away from big retailers towards local entrepreneurs is a good one. It benefits the consumer because as the market grows, the consumer has more choices--to buy locally grown food, handmade products, or artisanal work once very difficult to find.

Bubble Watch: Home Prices Still 2% Undervalued And Slowing Toward Smooth Landing

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Jed Kolko

Relative to fundamentals, home prices nationally looked 2% undervalued in the fourth quarter of 2014. Home prices in 70 of the 100 largest metros are less than 10% over- or undervalued.

What Falling Oil Prices Mean For Home Prices

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.11.2015 | Business
Jed Kolko

Asking prices lead sales prices by approximately two or more months. As a result, the monitors reveal trends before other price indexes do. Here then is the scoop on where prices and rents are headed.

Want Some Serious Bling? Forget Diamonds and Head to Myanmar's Jade Market Instead

Paula Froelich | Posted 02.04.2015 | Travel
Paula Froelich

I've never really thought much about jade. Perhaps it's because in New York (where I currently reside) there are thousands of jade bracelets for sale on almost every street corner for around $5. But I was schooled hard in Mandalay, Myanmar, where I hit the world-famous jade market.

Microstructure Risk Is a Key Measure in the New Landscape of Risk

Irene Aldridge | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Irene Aldridge

To diversify the risks of one's total portfolio, consideration of alpha and beta alone is enough.

Terrific Tashkent

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Jared S. Baumeister

Uzbekistan is an amazing place with very friendly people. Enjoy Tashkent, explore the city by foot and make an effort to meet some of the locals.

Why Europe Is Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge With a Glass of Water

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Gemma Godfrey

ECB President Mario Draghi has been highly effective with his words alone -- moving markets with speeches and little action. However, by doing so he has also set the bar high and expectations for action are becoming the norm.

Pacific Women Vendors Lead Change

UN Women | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
UN Women

The goal is to create accessible, inclusive and representative governance structures that will help markets thrive, while strengthening the role and influence of women vendors.

Hubble Bubble

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

If we apply the "most standard view" to current market conditions, setting aside personal aspirations and desired outcomes, we need to recognize that, in cosmology, non-equilibrium systems are commonly transitional.

5 Things You Need to Know to Profit in Europe

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As an investor, misunderstandings and overreaction can offer some of the best opportunities to profit. Here, five widely held beliefs are challenged and attractive investment strategies revealed.

Mommy, What's Basil? Musings on How to Grow a Good Eater

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 06.09.2014 | Home
Heritage Radio Network

Turns out, my kid is incredibly food motivated. From a safe perch on my arm, he is fascinated to stir some onions sautéing in a pan and use a stick to poke holes in the ground next to me when I'm sticking some pea seeds into a neglected and happily forgiving garden bed. He's excited to mirror the behaviors I was taught as a kid: to grow, to harvest, to cook.

Markets Trump Tanks -- The Number One Lesson From Ukraine

Edward Goldberg | Posted 06.02.2014 | World
Edward Goldberg

Globalization and economic integration have created a new weapon and a new deterrent: the potential use of the marketplace against an aggressive nation state.

Gamification Based Decision-Making in Breakthrough Innovation

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

Quickly separating promising design concepts from the mediocre saves time and money and mediates destructive political gamesmanship. However, the chal...

The Craziest Market in the World: The Bamako Death Market

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Paula Froelich

When I went to Bamako, Mali, these baskets are what I expected to find. Then I went to the Death Market. Fun fact: People in the West Afri...

Exploring the Hidden Market Streets of Seoul

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Mimsie Ladner

Sadly, due to rapid modernization and an increase in more convenient shopping facilities over the past few decades, traditional markets have continuously lost patronage and are quickly diminishing in size and number.

You Wish You Were Here Tonight

trivago | Posted 02.16.2014 | Travel
trivago

The Christmas Market sprouted up centuries ago in Austria, Germany, northern Italy and northern France. From one of the oldest markets in Germany to some lesser-known gems, this hotel search website has compiled a list of top spots in Europe to sip on that mulled wine in the winter air.

Deck the Halls: Celebrating the Holidays Throughout Europe

Andy Steves | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Andy Steves

Whenever I am able to spend a bit of time in a European city over the holidays, I make a point to learn more about the traditions unique to the area.