When: Thursday, October 18th, 2018 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
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Extraordinary Popular Delusions: How Stories Drive Markets
Stories have always had an enormous influence on human society, with the power to motivate millions of people in pursuit of a shared objective. Well-crafted narratives entertain us, help explain the world, and satisfy a deep human need for connection.
But stories are also dangerous. In today’s technologically-connected world, false narratives can move faster, travel farther, and have a deeper impact than ever before.
In this presentation, Karl will leverage insights from history, psychology, and economics to explore the origins of human storytelling - and the roots of our susceptibility to the extraordinary popular delusions that often rock the political landscape and destabilize the financial markets. Building on recent research into news media and social networks, he will discuss how the most successful narratives are structured, how they disperse across society - and how they die.
Most importantly, Karl will outline strategies that finance teams can use to identify and map the spread of stories in real time - giving organizations the tools needed to harness the political and economic volatility that characterizes the modern world.
Karl Schamotta, Chief Market Strategist
Karl Schamotta leads Cambridge’s currency research group, focused on analyzing shifts in the world economy and creating strategies that help businesses harness market volatility. He has built risk management and trading programmes for hundreds of major corporations, and has extensive experience in managing complex exposures across major, minor and exotic currencies. Karl is a regular contributor to a number of international finance publications, and regularly appears in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, BNN, CNN and CNBC.
Venue: Phil's BBQ Event Center, 3750 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego, CA 92110
Directions: I-5 South, exit Rosecrans, turn right at Sports Arena Blvd.
Parking: Free parking
11:30 am - 11:45 am Registration
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Luncheon
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Program