Fractals & Chaos Assignment for 11/6

Finish reading Chaos Hits Wall Street (if you haven’t yet!).

Also, create a diagram showing the relationship between the following variables for a “damped” pendulum (a pendulum that slows down over time)

  • Y-position as a function of x-position
  • Y-position as a function of time
  • X-velocity as a function of time
  • X-velocity as a function of x-position

For a more modern take on Chaos Theory in the financial investment industry, check out this 2010 blog post from MoneyMorning.com: What We Can Learn from the Stock Market Genius That Wall Street Loves to Ignore.

Keep in mind, however, that this “technical analysis” approach is not without its detractors. For a counterpoint, see this bluntly-titled post from The Motley Fool, also from 2010: Technical Analysis is Stupid

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