Complexity Science and the Art of Trading

11 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2016

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Paul Cottrell

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Date Written: April 18, 2016


This paper will provide more information of complexity science and how it can be used in finance. The following topics are covered in this paper: (a) complexity science, (b) agents, (c) automata, (d) the optimization problem, and (e) Strategy filtering. Within the optimization problem a section on trading strategies and simulation methods will be put forth. In the strategy filtering section a review of agent based models will be discussed to pick a maximizing solution. The goal of this paper is to introduce complexity science and system thinking to financial trading and economic problems.

Keywords: Complexity Science, Finance, Agent Based Modeling, Automata, Artificial Neural Network, Genetic Algorithm

JEL Classification: A00, E5, E50, E37, E3, E30, E31, E32, E39, G00, G19

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