Mac Murray

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Cybernetic Trading Systems

In DEEP Investing, INTELLIGENT Investor on January 4, 2011 at 2:59 PM


“Cybernetics was defined by Wiener as ‘the science of control and communication, in the animal and the machine’—in a word, as the art of steermanship.”

–W. Ross Ashby


CYBERNETIC TRADE CONTROL SYSTEMS

Cybernetics embodies a multi-discipline theoretical framework which focuses on goal-directed systems.  These systems use information, models, and control actions to steer towards and maintain a predefined objective while attempting to counteract anything which detracts from this objective.

Perhaps the most fundamental innovation of cybernetics is its explanation of purposiveness, or goal-directed behavior.

Cybernetics and Fund Management

“Goal-directed behavior” is particularly critical in the world of investment management. Read the rest of this entry »

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