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Euler
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Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:27 pm

Inspired by the response to the "Inside Job" thread maybe we can have a thread of interesting things to watch. Especially as most of it is on line now.

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Euler
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Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:28 pm

I just watched: -

Marcus du Sautoy reveals a hidden numerical code that underpins all nature. He reveals how significant numbers appear throughout the natural world and govern the planet.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... e_Numbers/

Iron
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Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:32 am

Are there certain numbers that crop up year after year when you analyse the Betfair markets?

In the financial markets, many people think that Fibonacci numbers can be used in trading. I'm sceptical that something as chaotic as a market can be forecast with any mathematic precision. However, as market movements are caused by collective human behaviour, which is (to a point) predictable, I can't be sure that there's nothing in it...

Jeff
Euler wrote:I just watched: -

Marcus du Sautoy reveals a hidden numerical code that underpins all nature. He reveals how significant numbers appear throughout the natural world and govern the planet.

PeterLe
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Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:10 pm

Euler wrote:I just watched: -

Marcus du Sautoy reveals a hidden numerical code that underpins all nature. He reveals how significant numbers appear throughout the natural world and govern the planet.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... e_Numbers/
Is that the one that talks about the golden ratio??
I built my patio based on that! ..I have also used 1.618 in my excel bots!

For anyone who thinks i've lost my marbles..here is an explanation:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio

I wish he had been my maths teacher at school! (think he has a book out too??)

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superfrank
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Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:34 pm

I found this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HpUA0xW2aM earlier in the week.

It's a Larry Williams presentation on trading from a few years ago. Don't be put off by the naff opening credits, it's good. There's a slight problem early in part 6 where it goes blank for a bit but it does restart.

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gutuami
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Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:19 pm

Bill Williams - Chaos: The New Map For Traders

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6hs5eGdSf8

Iron
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Sun Jul 31, 2011 10:26 pm

I'd recommend the second edition of Bill Williams's book Trading Chaos - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Trading-Chaos-T ... 0471463086.

The authors are even willing to answer questions by email (although don't make the mistake I made, and ask about other approaches to trading - it doesn't go down well! :lol: ).

Jeff

PS Here's a nice trading quote from Bill Williams - 'Want what the market wants'.
gutuami wrote:Bill Williams - Chaos: The New Map For Traders

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6hs5eGdSf8

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Dabbla
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Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:32 pm

Hustle 3x3 Part 1 of 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6bGYCr0T2g
There's a new grifter in town and he's in search of a great crew. This stranger turns out to be the grandson of the legendary 19th Century American con artist James Whittaker Wright (JW1), who made a fortune flogging fake gold mines on the stock market by using Cornfoots Merchant Bank.

When JW1's fortune became too much for the bank, they turned on him and left him to die penniless. His grandson, James Whittaker Wright III - JW3 (played by Richard Chamberlain) has come to avenge his death.

Initially wary, the Hustle crew accept the challenge - bringing down a greedy bank and outwitting a fellow grifter is far too tempting. With the gang's expertise, they're going to take Quenton (played by Stephen Campbell Moore) and Charles Cornfoot (played by Terence Harvey) down.

Danny poses as a brash city entrepreneur eager to float his mining company on the stock market, whilst Stacie plays a market analyst working on the inside. Having agreed to set up the flotation, the Cornfoots employ a Dutch oil consultant (Ash) to fuel rumours about the company's impending success and start selling shares to JW3 and Albert, their newly found investors. Danny irritates the Cornfoots to the point of no return - they turn sour and plot his downfall. Fully prepared, the team up their game, but whilst their attention is focussed on the marks, they forget just how devious JW3 is.

He's sure to double cross them; it's not a matter of if, but when. After all, the greatest con of all is to con another grifter.

I have added this because I think I will teach users about market manipulation.


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CaerMyrddin
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Wed Aug 31, 2011 4:52 pm

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1268204/

Helps you put things into perspective ;)

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