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Probability is On Your Side with QuantDNA

The Rolling Stones–via Irma Thomas–just needed time on their side. But for traders, you need time… and probability.

That’s where QuantDNA comes in. QuantDNA offers the probability of price movements for assets based on a proprietary formula.

QuantDNA is not a new site; they’ve actually been at the financial biz for a while and are associated with some of Wall Street’s big names. I was impressed with the first version. However, they’ve worked on some upgrades and updates to make it one of the most impressive financial tools out there today.

This is actually QuantDNA 2.0.

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Beyond Disruptive: New Tech Won’t Change Life; They’ll Change Reality

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Unless you lived with the Unabomber during the 1990s, you have had a taste of disruptive technology. The internet has changed how we do business, how we communicate, how we gather news and information and even how we listen to music.

Business have been created overnight. (We had a word for Twitter back before the web–it was called graffiti.

And business have gone bankrupt over night.

This isn’t anything new. With each new round of technology, we experience disruptions. Railroad, the telephone, the telegraph, the printing press, the wheel, fire–they’ve all changed our lives. But, notice I said that we have experienced a “taste” of disruption.

The next round of technology won’t change our lives; it will change life.

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How Technology Can Improve Your Debt Score

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Technology is used more and more to help you make money.

Whether its quantification funds driven by artificial intelligence, or online stock screeners, technology is increasingly being relied on to increase the income side of your ledger. But technology can also help you with your debt. It can help you lift yourself out of debt problems and help you avoid slipping into debt problems.

And that will save you time, money, and frustration.

Here are at least three ways technology can help solve debt problems:

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Advanced Technology That Will Propel Your Financial Future

Earlier this week, we explored another possible technological revolution in the financial world. AlgoDeal is opening up the once secret world of quant funds to individual trading system developers.

This is just the beginning. Computing power is exponentially increasing and that means its ability to solve investment problems and search for investment opportunities is increasing with it.

According to to this article on how the computer will evolve in the next 100 years on the How Stuff Works site:

“Assuming microprocessor manufacturers can continue to live up to Moore’s Law, the processing power of our computers should double every two years. That would mean computers 100 years from now would be 33,554,432 times more powerful than the current models. That’s hard to imagine.”

We can start to imagine, though, what that means for finance.

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Curing Your Investing Dyslexia

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Dyslexia is a reading disorder. In most cases, letters appear backwards, or inverted, or just blurry.

This disorder makes learning far more difficult, but it has nothing to do with intelligence. There’s a lot of processing power in the brain of someone with dyslexia, but the data just ain’t getting there–to use a common analogy. Folks with dyslexia just need new learning strategies to overcome the condition.

There’s another type of dyslexia–investing dyslexia. Investing dyslexia is an inability to understand investing signals. They, too, get jumbled and blurry. In worst cases, these signals become backwards.

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Best Mobile Stock Market and Finance Apps

One day, your ability to generate wealth will be automatic and ever-present.

How can we make this assertion?

The exponential wave of technology, which is turning the globe into interconnected, untethered web of information, will eventually wash over the world of personal finance.

Those first waves have already lapped onto the shore. The tsunami, though, is building.

In this untethered world, the power of mobile financial apps are growing in power.

Here are some  great apps you can use to monitor the market and, in some cases, use to trade.

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The Secret Of The Wealth Singularity



Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke”Profiles of The Future”, 1961 (Clarke’s third law)

A 2006 movie called the Secret swept up a vast audience of wealth-seekers with a message that a law existed that would help them attract prosperity and abundance.

It was called the Law of Attraction.

As proof, the video and book series offered captains of industry and moneymakers of the past who reportedly tapped into this secret to build massive amounts of wealth.

Not everyone was convinced of the Secret, however. Critics and skeptic believe the Law of Attraction flew in the face of other more-widely accepted laws of nature. These wealth-generating captains of industry didn’t use any metaphysical law to earn their fortune, these critics allege.

Whether they used some New Thought precept or not, what is indisputable is that the wealthy mentioned in the Secret did align themselves with a law that is becoming more accepted. It is technology that is leading us to a Wealth Singularity. And it will introduce us to the Secret 2.0.

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Exponential Wealth: The More And More Law

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The Singularity Roland@Flickr

In our upcoming eBook, “The Wealth Singularity,” we’ll introduce you to a concept called the “More And More” law.

It’s based on Moore’s Law. Moore’s law, at least one variation, states that computing power doubles every two years, while the cost of computing decreases. Proof of Moore’s Law can be seen by comparing the size of laptops and the cell phones with their predecessors, as well as the number and power of applications we find on these devices.

But what we don’t often see, especially in the midst of this economic malaise, is that increasing computing power leads to increasing wealth. If you know how to seize and manage it.
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Five Ways To Be More By Doing Less: Step 2–Use Technology

Technology To Save TimeIn the first step of Being More While Doing Less, inspired by the Accomplishing More by Doing Less book by Marc Lesser, we discussed taking regular time off. This can re-charge your batteries and improve your productivity.

Another way to Be More While Doing Less is to leverage technology.

The internet and other new technologies has created new tools to master your time, the trouble is few people use them effectively and actually lose time by becoming immersed in the time-wasting elements of new tech.

Have you ever watched someone check their email continually? Or do you do that? Most of the times it’s just to read the latest spam message about the latest male performance-enhancing drug.

Other people use new technology to play games and waste time. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that if it’s used in the confines of a time budget; the problem is some folks don’t set a time limit for this type of activity and it consumes way too much of their day.

Instead of using technology to waste time, use it to make time.

The web can be used for research, communicating, and organizing. One great resource for this is Lifehacker.com, a site that helps you get things done. Whether you want tools to land a new job, or ways to tap Photoshop magic, Life Hacker can help.

Since we deal with financial matters at Online Investing AI, we recognize that making money, budgeting money and spending money can consume great big, heaping, steaming, bowls of time. In fact, we’re creating Automated Trading systems to make money for people, so they aren’t stuck at a computer all day watching the marketing and making trades. It’s a trading autopilot without the exorbitant fees of financial managers.

But there are other ways to leverage technology to help manage your money. We like Mint.com as one site that merges all of your financial accounts for better management (and to cut down on fumbling around looking for account statements). The internet is full of resources like Mint.com, as well.

To learn how relaxation can actually help you check out yesterday’s post to Be More By Doing Less.

Check out Step 3 to Be More By Doing Less, Master Your Time, which will appear tomorrow.


There’s No Such Thing As Artificial Intelligence

Stair RobotThere is no artificial intelligence.

It may seem strange coming from a person who is part of a business that uses artificial intelligence technology. I’ve also seen artificial intelligence in action. It works.

And maybe my disagreement is merely semantics, but artificial intelligence produces a negative connotation, like artificial sweetener or artificial Christmas trees. It implies that it is fake.

There is only intelligence. There may be machine-produced intelligence, or artificially-enhanced intelligence, but intelligence is intelligence. Intelligence is intention working on data to produce a result.

Saying something is artificial has a connotation that the intelligence involved is inferior, as well. And I’m convinced that’s not the case.

While watching our own technology work, I can see the intelligence grasping a challenge and sorting for answers, just like I–or any other person–would, but at a much higher efficiency than I am capable of producing. (It doesn’t break to make another pot of coffee.)

When I read about other AI projects, the realization is even more startling.

In this Computer World article, artificial intelligence is starting to deliver on its promise. A Stanford University robot named “Stair,” powered by AI, can identify objects, “fetch” them, and tell you when it’s done. This technology may seem primitive, but its an exponential boost from just a few years ago.

As the writer points out:

Indeed, Stair represents a new wave of AI, one that integrates learning, vision, navigation, manipulation, planning, reasoning, speech and natural-language processing. It also marks a transition of AI from narrow, carefully defined domains to real-world situations in which systems learn to deal with complex data and adapt to uncertainty.

Artificial intelligence, in other words, is becoming just plain intelligent.