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Q3 2013 Sees Highest Catastrophe Bond Issuance in 15 years

Q3 2013 Sees Highest Catastrophe Bond Issuance in 15 years | Anomalies | Scoop.it

NASDAQ - NEW YORK  6 Nov 2013

Ellie Kesselman Wells's insight:

What happened 15 years ago, during Q3 1998? Fears regarding Y2K maybe?  I'd take a look at that.

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Rare Events

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Gary King, PhD has a nice collection of outlier event-themed research work, covering a wide range of fields of study. I think the website uses Harvard's OpenScholar CMS, which is an additional feature worth noting.

* The image that accompanies this was my choice (Prof. King has nothing to do with any errors in judgement I might make). It is a photograph of a recent annular eclipse, as observed in Southern California (Spring 2012) via Flickr.

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High-speed Trading: Is It Time to Apply the Brakes?

How fast is high-frequency stock trading? In the time it takes to read this sentence, tens of thousands of high-speed, computer-automated transactions can occur. Winning traders edge out rivals by intervals measured in nanoseconds. Fans of the practice say that high-frequency traders add crucial liquidity to the stock market. Critics dispute that claim and highlight, instead, lurking perils for the global financial system.


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Ellie Kesselman Wells's insight:

Yes! It IS time for some greater introspection about this, before there are even worse problems. Right now, there is very little understanding of risks to most people, including the voting public. European regulators seem to have a more realistic view and be willing to act upon it than in the U.S.A.

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Ellie Kesselman Wells's comment, January 27, 2013 10:45 AM
Yes! ;o) It is time. Thank you!