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Intermittent chaos in a model of financial markets with heterogeneous agents

  • Taisei Kaizoji

In this paper we study the price dynamics in a simple model of financial markets with heterogeneous agents. We concentrate on how increases in the total number of active traders influences fluctuations of asset prices. We find that a curious route to chaos is observed when the total number of [active traders] increases. Particularly, we show that {\it intermittent chaos} [1] of price fluctuations is observed as the total number of trader increases.

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Date of creation: Dec 2003
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Publication status: Published in Chaos, Solitons, & Fractals 20 (2) (2004) 323-327
Handle: RePEc:arx:papers:nlin/0312065
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