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52: What Math Models of Herding Cows Can Teach Us About Markets

Investors are often said to exhibit herding behavior when they follow each other into crowded positions — creating market bubbles that are susceptible to sudden pops when everyone begins…

What Looking Inside a Bank Archive Can Tell Us About Modern Finance

Royal Bank of Scotland has been around, in one form or another, for hundreds of years. The company keeps artifacts from its lengthy history in an archive that features…

Why Taiwanese Life Insurers Are The Great ‘Whodunit’ Of The Financial World

You probably haven’t thought much about the Taiwanese life insurance industry. Why would you have? But they’re among the most fascinating entities in the financial world. And for a…

Why Treasury Market Spasms That Shouldn't Happen Keep Happening

The U.S. Treasury market is the biggest, most liquid market in the world. Its smooth functioning is also crucial to the economy and the financial system. Yet it keeps…

A Top Crypto Exchange CEO Explains Why The 2020 Boom Is Different

Crypto is hot this year again. In 2020, we’ve not only seen a substantial rally across a lot of different coins, there’s been an emergency of new experiments, categories,…