via International Business Times:
How do you picture the stock market: a bunch of guys yelling at computer screens on Wall Street? A long list of figures in the paper? Or, perhaps, an ever-shifting, higher dimensional jewel?
The latter vision is that of Ovidiu Racorean, a Romania-based researcher for a hedge fund. He has an idea for how to encode the behavior of the stock market into an object that he calls the stock market polytope, or the “stockmarkethedron”.
It “is not easy to imagine the stock market as a geometric shape,” Racorean writes in a paper published on the pre-press database arXiv (the work has not yet appeared in a peer-reviewed journal, though Racorean has submitted it to several). “Still the stock market polytope fully encodes all the relevant information about the current … state of the stock market.”
Obviously, this is a home run. Of course it’ll be generate all sorts of can’t miss insights we can exploit.
What we need to do is overgeneralize the conclusions from this research, bastardize them to the point of utter perversion, layer on fees, leverage the whole thing up carried on a temporary financing source, productize it like there’s no tomorrow and then sell this motherf#$%er to “accredited” investors all over the world.
I got this.