IS IT ART ? RATTRADERS.COM , Get a rat to trade shares for you!

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The decision was correct, Lehman gets a bonus after shorting the USD

Conceptual Artist Michael Marcovici has set up RATTRADERS.com where you can hire rats that have been trained to become superior traders in the financial markets.

Using financial price data which is converted into music, the rat guesses whether the price will fall or rise. When the rat is successful it is rewarded when it isn’t it receives a small electric shock.

After weeks of training the best rats out perform most humans.

RATRADERS.COM
www.artmarcovici.com

Further Reading :
The newest strategy – animated trading? FT.COM

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Tim Harford FT Magazine

About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the Founder and Editor of FAD magazine, ' A curation of the world’s most interesting culture' [PLUS] Art of Conversation: A tri-annual 'no news paper' AofC - Issue 1 Autumn 2018