Market Speeders
Beings earning a living on trading in fluctuating market speeds, usually virtual rather than physical entities.

Market speeders thrive in most sufficiently complex and fast markets. Only the most powerful and sentient markets (such as the NoCoZo Market) achieve the size and overall stability that enables true market speeder cultures to develop and achieve persistence. The Inner Sphere market speeders have an unbroken cultural history of nearly 3000 years, making many observers view them as one of the most successful clades.
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    An economic corollary of the chronology protection theorems and the hypereconomic stability axioms, first stated by Ombitti Lua 5543. Agents employing accurate information about the future to manipulate the market cannot earn more than the absolute value of the market volatility operator, and as the number of such agents increase the volatility decreases towards zero.
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Text by Anders Sandberg
Initially published on 08 December 2001.