The Future of Financial Market Forecasting, Jeffrey Mishlove

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Jeffrey Mishlove, UPR’s Dean of Transformational Psychology, has written a fascinating article in the Fall 2013 issue of Foresight (The International Journal of Applied Forecasting).  In it, he refers to five trends worth watching within the future of the financial market that draw upon a diverse and creative scope of influences.    The increased acceleration of both technology and the rate of human consciousness in today’s world is making precognitive and intuitive potentials increasingly relevant in applied fields and concrete markets.

For example, Dr. Mishlove explains that, “High-frequency (HF) trading firms represent approximately 2% of the nearly 20,000 trading firms operating in the U.S. markets, but since 2009 have accounted for over 70% of the volume in U.S. equity markets and are approaching a similar level of volume in futures markets. This enhanced velocity has shortened the timeline of finance from days to hours to nanoseconds. The accelerated velocity means not only faster trade executions but also faster investment turnovers.  At the end of World War II, the average holding period for a stock was four years.  By 2000, it was eight months; by 2008, two months; and by 2011, twenty-two seconds.”  This acceleration of cause and effect within the financial market calls for analysis within technology so complex that algorithms and patterns appear to be coming full circle back into the intuitive domain.

 

To read the full article and an interview with Professor Mishlove, please visit the following link:  FutureFinancialForecastingMishloveOct2013

 

 

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Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D.

Program Dean, Transformational Psychology

Ph.D., Parapsychology, UC Berkeley

MCrim, Criminology, UC Berkeley

BS, Psychology, University of Wisconsin

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