Shing Tat Chung
2010-12

The Superstitious Fund Project

What will result from a trading algorithm that operates superstitiously?
 
The Superstitious Fund Project is a live experiment in which an algorithm trades based on superstitious beliefs. The algorithm is programmed to make decisions based on lunar cycles and numerology, and also develops its own form of superstitious logic, creating lucky and unlucky values that influence its behaviour. 144 people from around the world has invested a total of £4828.88 in the fund, which will return the resulting balance back to its investors in a year's time. Now trading, the stock market board shows the current performance of the superstitious fund in real time.
 
The accompanying book documents the creation of the fund, which was developed with the assistance of finance professionals, fortune tellers, programmers and lawyers.
 
 
Sponsored by Microsoft Research, GDP Capital and Embedded Adventures
Supported by Trading-Gurus.com
 

 

 



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