Financial Markets Evolve

Arbitrages – even of very small marginal size – will be eliminated based on a large number of artificially intelligent program trading systems that will mine the historical and currently released information identifying and exploiting trends. The process of the elimination of arbitrage opportunities will create vast concentrations of wealth within the companies that embrace the tools that automate this process. As new information sources become available for analysis, new arbitrages may be identified with increasing complexity. The abstraction of trading systems to automaically test and integrate new data sources will mark the last decades of financially advantageous investment in hedge funds. After that time, return will be a stochastic function of expected risk.

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