Decoding Stock Market Behavior with the Topological Quantum Computer

24 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2014

Date Written: June 25, 2014


A surprising image of the stock market arises if the price time series of all Dow Jones Industrial Average stock components are represented in one chart at once. The chart evolves into a braid representation of the stock market by taking into account only the crossing of stocks and fixing a convention defining overcrossings and undercrossings. The braid of stocks prices has a remarkable connection with the topological quantum computer. Using pairs of quasi-particles, called non-abelian anyons, having their trajectories braided in time, topological quantum computer can effectively simulate the stock market behavior encoded in the braiding of stocks. In a typically topological quantum computation process the trajectories of non-abelian anyons are manipulated according to the braiding of stocks and the outcome reflects the probability of the future state of stock market. The probability depends only on the Jones polynomial of the knot formed by plat closing the quantum computation. The Jones polynomial of the knotted stock market acts, making a parallel with the common financial literature, in a topological quantum computation as a counterpart of a classical technical indicator in trading the stock market. The type of knot stock market formed is an indicator of its future tendencies.

Keywords: crossing of stocks, braiding stocks, knotted stocks, Jones polynomial, topological stock market, topological quantum computer, braided non-abelian anyons.

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Racorean, Ovidiu Sorin, Decoding Stock Market Behavior with the Topological Quantum Computer (June 25, 2014). Available at SSRN: or

Ovidiu Sorin Racorean (Contact Author)

Government of Romania ( email )


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