The richness of math is in the abstraction. It allows you to take a step back from reality, and that gives us the freedom to think the way we want. Mathematicians display a great deal of imagination.
Deep dive into the world of algo-trading :
In a mere 20 milliseconds, the world’s ‘traders’ had managed to read Bernanke’s 4549-word script, interpret it (as bearish in this case – which apparently is wrong now?) and start to sell down the major equity indices.
His method was adopted by everybody from bond investors and Wall Street banks to ratings agencies and regulators. And it became so deeply entrenched—and was making people so much money—that warnings about its limitations were largely ignored.