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• Fibonacci’s real mathematical legacy

04/21/2017 9:41:09 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 50 replies
Nature ^ | 20 Apr, 2017 | Barbara Kiser
For hundreds of years until the ebb of the Italian Renaissance, one name was synonymous with arithmetic. This was Leonardo Â— not the polymath from Vinci, but Leonardo Pisano (ca. 1170-1250), now popularly known as Fibonacci. Yet we know little of FibonacciÂ’s life beyond the nickname and his Pisan roots: most details come from a 160-word autobiographical sketch written in 1202. He is often assumed to have discovered the so-called Â‘Fibonacci sequenceÂ’, which starts with zero and 1 and is thereafter the sum of the two previous numbers (so 1, 2, 3, 5 and so on). The sequence shows up...
• Is Fibonacci simply a B/S system for stock market movements...or is it real?

01/20/2014 4:28:48 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
I have been a long time fundamental investor and have always done well with fundamentals.Warren Buffet and his hero, Ben Graham, were my heroes. Ben Graham was taught to me in undergrad and grad school.But as someone who specialized in math (operations research/economic modeling) in grad school, I am digging into the Fibonacci sequence to see if it holds any significance in stock trading.As an aside, as I am getting older, I find myself wanting to increase the power of my portfolio (such as it is) by trading.Hence, the Fibonacci factor.Your thoughts please re: Fibonacci please?
• 2. The Golden Ratio & Fibonacci Numbers: Fact versus Fiction- VIDEO

01/15/2014 10:37:27 PM PST · by restornu · 16 replies
Stanford Continuing Studies Program ^ | Dec 11, 2012 | Professor Keith Devlin
2. The Golden Ratio & Fibonacci Numbers: Fact versus Fiction VIDEO (October 8, 2012) Professor Keith Devlin dives into the topics of the golden ratio and fibonacci numbers. Originally presented in the Stanford Continuing Studies Program
• BREAKING: Federal Agents Search 5th Floor Apartment in Revere, MA

Federal search warrant is now being executed at 5th floor apt 364 Ocean Ave in Revere, MA - alot of activity, different agencies on scene.
• Fibonacci Fate Date for a Bear Bond Market?

08/05/2011 1:42:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
CNBC ^ | 5 Aug 2011 | Rick Santelli
One of the greatest technicians of all time was a man named W. D. Gann (1878-1955). He had tremendous success predicting market moves much in advance. Legend has it that he occasionally sent notes to The Wall Street Journal, which accurately predicted tops and bottoms in grain markets months ahead of time. There are two Gann principles that I have always respected. They are that historical prices alone aren’t predictive unless paired with time; and that the “birth dates” of contracts are of major significance. The birth date is the first day a contract, stock, or grain begins trading. And...
• Counting On Progress: Roman numerals were fine for adding and subtracting. Fibonacci saw that...

07/07/2011 9:17:30 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
Wall St Journal ^ | Thursday, July 7, 2011 | reviewed by Alan Hirshfeld
For popular historians, there is a constant tension between patching up a holey narrative and honoring a commitment to the facts, as rickety as these often are. Perhaps authors of historical fiction have an easier time of it; they use facts as the yeast to grow fully formed characters, convincing dialogue and a credible story line. We are eager partners in these literary deceptions, for the opportunity to stand shoulder to shoulder with Renault's Alexander or Graves's Claudius. Nonfiction historians are hogtied; no amount of speculative verbiage can truly fill an absence of facts. Such is the case with Fibonacci...
• Mathematical Signatures in Nature

01/15/2010 3:55:47 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 17 replies · 968+ views
Interesting. From this book (sorry, not all of the formulas converted right): Mathematical Signatures in Nature: A Sign of Design? “[The Universe] is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it...” – Galileo Galilei1 Math is the universal language, but it is not a human construct. Sure, we create symbols for numbers and mathematical computations, but math itself is more fundamental. 2 + 2 = 4 is universally true, universal in the sense that everywhere in the universe it...
• Investors turn to 13th century for financial tips

07/21/2006 4:23:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 734+ views
Reuters ^ | 7/19/06 | Carolyn Cohn
LONDON (Reuters) - If the numbers 13-3-2-21-1-1-8-5 ring a bell, it might be because you have been reading "The Da Vinci Code". Dan Brown's bestseller uses that series -- a mixed-up version of a sequence of numbers brought to the Western world by a 13th century Italian mathematician -- as a clue to a secret Swiss bank account. As Brown's book, and the film, turned into a global entertainment phenomenon, the work of Leonardo Fibonacci of Pisa was given a new lease of life for millions of people. Not so for Elizabeth Miller. The technical analyst had long been a...
• Is Nuclear Proliferation Unstoppable Now?

10/28/2003 11:11:07 AM PST · by katman · 12 replies · 295+ views
UPI ^ | Oct. 20, 2003 | Arnaud de Borchgrave
A pair of rabbits are put in a field and, if rabbits take a month to become mature and then produce a new pair every month after that, how many pairs will there be in twelve months time? Somewhere around 1200 A.D. an Italian mathematician who went by the pen-name Fibonacci pondered this very problem, a task made a bit easier by his pioneering adoption of the Hindu-Arabic numeric system. The 1,1,2,3,5,8... sequence which resulted is known as the Fibonacci Sequence, and it's connected to both the critical artistic concept of the "golden section" and the "propagating spiral." Hmmm. Breeding...

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