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A hot $1 billion hedge fund is building computers to predict how human traders will act

Manoj Narang is launching New York-based MANA Partners next month, using a mix of quant and alternative data strategies.<p>Quant funds have historically analyzed data using mathematical techniques to search for patterns of trends. The idea here is that quants can pick up on relationships between …

Markets

A tiny bank in Italy could decide the future of Europe

The oldest bank in the world, with headquarters located in the medieval palazzo of one of Italy's most beautiful cities, it was founded in 1472 as an answer to the problem of providing nonusurious credit to the deserving poor.<p>The American poet Ezra Pound took it as a model for how all banks should …

Italy

A couple quit their high-paying corporate jobs to go on an epic 38,000-mile, 16-month road trip

Nikki Levi and Jakob Celnik, graduates of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, quit their well-paying corporate jobs, bought a van, and drove 38,000 miles across the Americas.<p>Their journey lasted 16 months and took them across Canada and down the West Coast of California, through …

South America

The best hotels in Portugal for under £100 a night

Pastel-coloured palaces, beach-side design hotels, family-friendly farmhouses – and all bookable for under £100 a night. Here’s a pick of Portugal’s best value stays<p>Portugal stays<p><b>CITIES</b><p>1 Gorgeous townhouse, Lisbon<p><b>Casa Das Merceeiras</b> is two apartments in an 18th-century Alfama townhouse, beautifully …

European Travel

What 95% of Millennials Want (and Other Trends You Need to Know)

Will their vision reshape the workplace?<p>Experts are calling 2016 the Year of the Millennial--a pseudonym created in part because the millennial generation now makes up the largest portion of the U.S. workforce, and in part because big predictions are brewing about how this generation will reshape …

The Workplace

Terror and tourism: The countries we're no longer visiting (and where we're going instead)

Turkey, Greece and Egypt are among those countries counting the cost of Europe's migrant crisis and fears over terrorism, with new figures revealing a sharp fall in foreign arrivals.<p>Egypt has suffered the most, with data showing that the number of tourists to the North African country so far in …

The 33 Best Documentaries of All Time

<i>By: Christopher Campbell</i><p><i>Credit: Portrait Films (edited)</i><p>Documentary is not a genre, but an entire branch of moviemaking. So pitting diverse qualifying contenders against each other to determine the 33 best... well, that's difficult.<p>Have I included enough music docs (<i>Don't Look Back</i>, <i>Gimme Shelter</i>), …

General Motors

The five cult documentaries that you need to see

This article isn’t for dumb baby losers who have only made a surface effort to get into cult documentary film and “liked” Louis Theroux on Facebook. A crash course in cult requires repeat viewings of <i>Paris is Burning</i> (1990) and <i>Grey Gardens</i> (1975). Not until you can spell O-P-U-L-E-N-C-E in the same …

Governments Admit that Much of Modern History Has Been Manipulated By False Flag Attacks | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>In the following instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admit to it, either orally, in</i> …

Our ‘un-Indian’ Constitution

The Indian constitutional project can be described in many ways. For its most prominent historian, Granville Austin, the project was about “social …

Law

Three cheers for John Major and his intervention in the Middle East

A letter-writer in a national magazine in Britain recently demanded one example of a good British intervention in the Middle East. My reply cited …

Middle East

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p>• Watch the Guardian’s documentaries<p><b>Joshua Oppenheimer</b><p><b>The Texan director’s feature</b> …

Filmmaking

Massive Ancient Greek city discovered submerged in Aegean Sea [Photos]

An ancient Greek city has been discovered sunken beneath the Aegean Sea. The settlement dates back around 4,500 years (2,500 BC) and was the size of …

Décadrages' BedUp lifts up to the ceiling when not in use

Instead of folding against a wall, this space-saving bed by French furniture manufacture Décadrages can be hoisted up to the ceiling to create more …

Complex Modern Penthouse Offering Panoramic Views Over Mexico City

Not too long ago, we published a gallery depicting a penthouse design by <b>Archetonic</b>, a project where lightweight geometry was the key of a clean, …

Architecture

ISIS release pictures of their new gold coins they say will 'break capitalist enslavement' - so why are they still paying their deranged gunmen in US dollars?

• <b>The hour long video shows the smelting of coins, said to be ISIS's currency</b>• <b><br>ISIS claim to have created gold dinars, silver dirhams and copper fulus</b>• <b><br>The</b> …

Evandro da Silva during PKRA Panama event 2014.

The first task of any new prime minister is to write this letter to nuclear submarines in case the government is destroyed

While many Royal Navy captains hold responsibility for their crew, Trident submarine commanders also bear a far more macabre role: the duty to play Britain's final political and diplomatic hand possible. Within the bowels of each boat lays two safes, an outer and an inner, and within that inner …

Military

Millennial Marketing Tips From 4 of the World’s Biggest Digital Platforms

A quartet of executives from Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter and Pandora gave advertisers tips on how to reach millennials during a panel at …

Advertising
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