Children are described as practical investments to be bought and sold.
Parents meet and match children, spending the better part of their day hunting for potential spouses for their children.
One mother, who declined to be named, said, “Those online matchmaking sites are no good…
[they] don’t let parents get involved.” This inter-generational conflict, however, is pettier than it seems.
While past research has looked the sentiment, positive or negative, of tweets to predict stock price, little research has focused on the volume of tweets and the ways that tweets are linked to other tweets, topics or users.
A confluence of trends ranging from growing gender disparity to longer working hours, means searching for a potential spouse, let alone a girlfriend or boyfriend, is now more difficult than ever.
But online dating services threaten to overturn these more traditional methods in which parents act as cupid.
Liberal young white-collar workers are turning to online dating platforms like Jiayuan to reassert control over their love lives, often, to the displeasure of their parents.
For the study, the researchers simulated a series of investments between March 1, 2010 and June 30, 2010 and analyzed performance using several investment strategies.
During that time frame, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.2 percent But Professor Hristidis noted several potential weaknesses in the study including that the trading strategy worked in a period when the Dow Jones dropped, but it may not produce the same results when the Dow Jones is rising.