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Data Dependency

The world of finance is focused on the Fed, and it has a lot to do with “notional” risk value. A lot of risk value, is held in reserve, having a well-defined nominal value. This quantity is the “easing” that … Continue reading

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Concentration Without Consolidation

HRC says that too much economic power has been concentrated into corporations. She used the term “concentration” because the TBTF corporate body does not want to admit that consolidation of industry and markets is really a bad thing. We just … Continue reading

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We May Not Know What the Risk Really Is, but We Probably Have a Notion

In the realm of finance there is what is known as notional risk value. Financiers may not know what the risk really is, exactly, but they have a notion. To assign the probability a nominal value (knowing enough about what … Continue reading

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Absolute Value

Creating algorithms that shift the risk and retain reward conserves the aristocratic dimension of wealth and power despite the emergence of middle-class values. It is important to understand, when equities trade at high frequency, risk is not created. The “opportunity” … Continue reading

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Comparative Dialectic

When we build something, we are likely to build it better by comparison. We avoid the risks that are the heritage of the past, having the currency of the future, all existing now at present value. It is a process … Continue reading

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Risk Avoidance On Demand

As industry and markets consolidate to command (rationalize) the risk, the plurality (the mob) is controlled by destroying the capacity to apply alpha risk on demand. Demand, however, is not destroyed but re-created. It shifts to a political resolution–the realm … Continue reading

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Empirical Valuation of Risk

Verifiable Hypotheses If life imitates art, that means there is a high degree of self-determination, but for conservatives it is an “objective reality” that cannot be attributed to deliberate action. Risk in the aggregate, conservatives tell us, is undirected by … Continue reading

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