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World Journal of Economics and Finance

Vol. 5(2), pp. 115-124, November, 2019. © www.premierpublishers.org. ISSN: 3012-8103

Research Article

Third Law of Thermodinamics / Entropy and Financial Trading

through Quantum and Shanon's Theory of Information
Ana Njegovanović
Kamaufova Street Number 3, 10000 Zagreb, CROATIA
Email: ana.njegovanovic@gmail.com

We have great knowledge of self-organization at the levels of physical, chemical, biological and
social phenomena. Research, complexity analysis is an intellectual challenge and very useful.
The paper presents a theoretical insight into the scientific complexity in specific areas of financial
trading through the third law of thermodynamics / entropy and the relation between quantum and
Shannon theory of information. Theoretical analysis gives implications for entropy through the
information of pillars of reality. Financial Trading (different financial models of the stock market,
some based on competition between informed investors and "noise trader" -noisy coding theory,
game theory, and extreme theory) are followed by analysis and synthesis of the interrelationship
of the third law of thermodynamics / entropy and their meaning following Ludwig Boltzmann
formulas for physical entropy (S = k log W-relation between the microscopic and macroscopic
world view) and the evolution of biology and biological complexity (John Kelly's formula for
maximizing profits by Fredrik Burton and Richard Dawkins), which is the same as the profit of a
successful gambler / investor (grows the same way). Physics and information create interplay;
Real-world information is different in comparison to what seems to us at first glance, the world is
in quantum mechanics ultimately (quantum theory information is over-set Shannon's information
by somehow falling into Shannon's information). Information is synonymous with knowledge. The
network of human behavior is based on theoretical principles of information technology (such as
biology and physics). We wonder what is the entropy of the stock? The role of intelligence / human
brain and entropy?

Keywords: The third law of thermodynamics / entropy, market volatility, quantum information theory, Shannon's theory of


The paper presents a theoretical insight into the scientific understood it as a statistical concept. In the mid-twentieth
complexity in specific areas of financial trading through the century, entropy was used in engineering, mathematics
third law of thermodynamics / entropy and the relation through Shannon's work in communication engineering
between quantum and Shannon theory of information. and Kolmogorov in the theory of probability and the theory
Financial Trading is followed by the analysis and synthesis of dynamic systems. Conditional entropy or mutual
of the interdependence of the third law of thermodynamics information is adapted to statistical and nonlinear
/ entropy and their significance following Ludwig correlations. The use of continuous processes with
Boltzmann's formula for physical entropy and the evolution random walk and Brown's motion nucleus are financial
of biology and biological complexity (John Kelly's formula modeling and are based on an increase in price / yield on
for maximizing profits by Fredrik Burton and Richard the Gauss curve. However, empirical works point to the
Dawkins), which is the same as profit successful gambler acceptance of Benoit Mandelbrot's approach rather than
/ investor (grows the same way). the Gaussian process where yields can not be managed.

Entropy was introduced in thermodynamics in 1865 from It should be noted that "Shannon's term entropy is taken
Clasius. Within statistical physics (Boltzmann, Gibbs) he from the field of thermodynamics, and there is a solid

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analogy between entropy known in thermodynamics and and is used in the interpretation of processes in the field of
entropy in information (this does not mean that the research of natural, social and human sciences.
understanding of the basis of information theory is a
necessary knowledge of thermodynamics)." As it is In the The definition of the third law of thermodynamics / entropy
mathematical, general definition there are numerous ways and market volatility (the range and price movements, the
of understanding and interpreting entropy. However, market volatility, the index and certain securities)
Shanon's theorem gives the upper bound in the connection measured by "standard deviation" (deviations from
capacity, bits per second (bps) as the available bandwidth average assets) but due to some standard deviation
and signal ratio and noise (noise) link. We can state C = deficiencies, an alternative measure to address the
B * log2 (1 + S /N). Where C reaches the channel capacity, problem of volatility in the market? Some of the assets are
B is the bandwidth of the line, S is the average signal more volatile than the other, ie the shares are more volatile
strength, N is the average noise strength and is expressed than the stock exchange index that contains many different
in decibels (dB) per given form of 10 * log10 (S / N). While, stocks. Investors with less risk can choose volatile
Shannon formally determined the amount of information in securities due to uncertainty of return. Volatility suggests
the message as a function of the likelihood of the that investors can evaluate a securities bet (as far as
occurrence of any possible message. Given the space securities are volatile in relation to the broader market)
message M = {m1, m2, .., mn} and the probability p (mi) using the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), which
for the occurrence of each message, the informative calculates the expected return on assets based on its
content of the message in M is: Σᵢͫ-p (mᵢ) log2 (p (mᵢ)). stake and expected market return. Changes in return
volatility can affect decision makers who are not prone to
Financial markets are dynamic systems that are constantly risk, but also spending patterns, decisions on corporate
developing and continually generating large amounts of capital investment and macroeconomic variables. We are
data. Trading in stocks, bonds, or currencies creates a asking you how to solve volatility? If standard deviation has
transaction network among brokers resulting from the some drawbacks? What is then an alternative measure?
architecture of the financial market. The attention of Entropy as an alternative measure to standard deviation?
physicists to financial markets enables them to investigate However, why entropy? Entropy can encompass
the dynamics of the market by the techniques of statistical uncertainty and mess in the time series without imposing
mechanics. Stock markets, futures, currencies, goods are any restrictions on the theoretical distribution of probability
analyzed and analyzed in research of universal properties. which is its main advantage. Entropy is a measure of a
By defining the third law of thermodynamics / entropy (from disorder or a coincidence of a particular system. Because
the aspect of physics) we try to find an analogy with the it depends on the initial and final state of the system, the
financial system through the information theory. absolute value of entropy can not be determined. We have
to consider the difference between the initial and the final
"One version of the third law of thermodynamics states that state in order to determine the entropy change. What
an infinite number of steps would be needed to achieve measure entropy should be used because there are
absolute zero, which means you will never get there. If you several entropy? Shannon's entropy or Tallis's entropy.
could reach absolute zero, it would be a violation of The difference is that Renyi and Tsallis are suitable for
another law, because if you had a refrigerator at the anomalous systems, while Shannon is for optimal balance
absolute zero, you could build a 100 percent effective systems.
machine. "(Siabal Mitra, professor of physics at Missouri
State University). According to David McKee, a professor Trading on the stock exchange is a complex interlinking of
of physics at the South Missouri State University, "there is coexistence between rationality and irrationality. The
a field of exploration of ultra-low temperatures, and every principles of biology are complex, complicated, and require
time you turn, the new is a record low. Nanocel (nK = 10- a great infrastructure to develop new knowledge.
9 K) temperatures are easy to achieve, now all (pK =, 10- However, our understanding of finance in permanent
12 K) The YKI Group of Low Temperature Laboratories at global changes, new technologies, techniques, seeks a
Aalto University in Finland They cooled a piece of rhodium new, innovative way of thinking. The principles of biology
metal up to 100 pK or 100 trillion of Celsius degrees above are useful for understanding the internal functioning of the
the absolute zero which surpassed the previous record of financial industry. Financial markets are the adjustment
280 pK set in 1993. " that enables us to stimulate economic growth and
development and risk management. Adjustment in the
"Since the absolute zero temperature is physically sense of finance implies high innovation and
unattainable, the third law can be repeated to apply to the competitiveness, whereby evolution will help explain the
real world as: the entropy of the perfect crystal approaches dynamics of financial markets.
the zero as its temperature approaches the absolute zero.
From the experimental data we can extrapolate that the Application of biology information where genetics have
entropy of the perfect crystal reaches zero in absolute been developed using the language of preservation and
zero, but we can never empirically prove it. " We can transfer of information. Information has a clear and well-
conclude that entropy is the most intriguing term in science defined meaning. Biological information is known for its
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persistence, but the core is in the principles of universality. and Hartley and is the core in formulating the theory of
Perhaps we can use it as a framework for successful stock information. By Shannon (official definition) entropy is the
trading? Complexity is on average increasing, the key average amount of information, choice and insecurity
component of this growth is the natural selection process encoded in samples drawn from the signal or message.
that clearly defined Charles Darwin. Natural selection is a The generalization of Shannon's entropies of any series
process that connects us to our environment because the with a defined probability distribution is known in financials,
properties that survive are the best adapted to that namely applications include financial prediction
environment. In accordance with Darwin's definition of (Molgedey, Ebeling, 2000), market efficiency (Jang, Kwak,
natural selection, (in the financial world it is not quite Kaizoji, 2008, Mensi, 2012, Zhang, courses (Petron,
analogous to Darwin's natural selection processes) Serva, 2003). The basis of Shannon's works is based on
evolutionary financing leads to the study of stock trading quantifying insecurity and disruption in various problems
behavior. In this regard, the market can be seen as a where classical methods are insufficient (Fourier
mechanism of choice in making financial decisions, transformation). However, the lack of temporal
conscious adaptation and accidental mutation. Namely, relationships implies some knowledge of the system, and
information is fueled by evolutionary forces within the there is also a weak description of the non-linear chaotic
financial markets. regime. This led to permutation entropy (application in bio-
medicine) as a technique to overcome the problem (Brandt
and Pompe, 2002).
It is also necessary to emphasize Boltzman-Gibss's
Understanding the notion of entropy necessarily requires
statistics as the basis of modern physics, which represents
its historical context from Clausius, Boltzmann, Gibbs and
the relation between statistical mechanics and classical
Planck. According to J.Bernard Brissauda, "entropy
thermodynamics by expanding to Clausius's concept of
measures freedom and allows a coherent interpretation of
insecurity for the microscopic state of the system (Boon,
entropy formulas and experimental facts". According to
Tsallis, 2005). The applicability of Boltzman-Gibss's
Brissaud entropy we have various aspects: 1. entropy is
statistics is limited and universal and applies to extensive
the loss of information about the physical system observed
regimes. Contrary to Boltzman-Gibsu's Tsallis entropy, it
by the outsider but within the system; it represents
must be extensive as prescribed by the law of
countable information. 2. Measure the degree of freedom.
thermodynamics, leading to a non-additive entropy known
Brissaud believed that entropy was assimilated with
as Tsallis's entropy. Tsallis's entropy, despite some
disorder (temperance is a better measure of disorder).
shortcomings, is accepted in the concept of non-
Entropy in finance can be observed through the entropy of
extensibility in the study of financial systems. It is important
information and probability entropy (portfolio selection and
to emphasize here the research of Rak et al., In non-
asset pricing). G. C. Philippatos and C. J. Wilson have
extensively statistical features price fluctuations in the
suggested approaching medium entropy despite some
Polish market (Rak et al., 2007); Matsuba and Takahashi
shortcomings in experimental research yet being
on the Nikkeia Market Index (Vosvrda, 2009); Vigor has
recognized in the area of portfolio selection. Namely, "the
quantified the efficiency of capital with Tasallis entropy
middle entropy portfolios are consistent with Markowitz's
(Matsuba, Takahashi, 2003); Namaki and associates
full covariates and Sharpe's single index.
compared emerging markets with mature markets in times
Applying entropy to pricing options like the Entropic Price of financial crisis (Namaki et al., 2013); while Senapati
Theory (EPT) introduced her by applying the pricing of proposed the theoretical framework based on Tsallis
stock options and pricing the bonds. Determining the entropy to explain the behavior of trace stock throughout
option price leads to the principle of maximum entropy the day (Senapati, Karmesh, 2016). In 1960, Alfred Rényi
(MEP), and the Buchen and Kelly surveys have shown that proposed a mathematical generalization of Shannan's
"maximum distribution of entropy could correspond to the entropy with the motivation to introduce theoretical
known probability of precision density function." Their evidence for a centralized limited theorem but never
research also influenced Neri and Schneider who concluded. However, Rényi's entropy lacks connection
developed a test for maximum distribution of entropy. with thermodynamics, such as Shannon's entropy, leading
When correlating between different currency pairs to non-integration into statistical mechanics. Stacionarity is
(Krishnan, Nelken, 2001), obtaining the neutral density of a prerequisite in statistical methods, meaning that the
future risky shares or other risky assets (Rompolis, mean, variance and auto-correlation structure remain
Retrieving, 2010) can be derived the presumed probability invariable in time translations, which is important for
density and distribution from the price option (Guo, 2001). modeling and predicting the financial system. But the
Stuart and Hawkins used MEPs to determine the price of batches are usually unpredictable or not stationary where
derivative securities, swaps (Stuzer, 1996, Hawkins, the statistical properties change over time. Time-
1997). dependent entropy information theory is introduced to
achieve time evolution of entropy. Applications include
Shannon's (1948) entropy is a "mathematically quantified different disciplines such as biomedicine and finance
degree of lost information" based on the work of Nyquist (Alvarez-Ramirez, Rodrigues, 2012).
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Multiscale entropy was introduced in 2002 for assessing investment? Research conducted at the University of Bonn
the complexity of finite signals in the range of time scales. with an innovative approach to socioeconomic,
Multiscale entropy also records the short-term and long- psychological and neuroscience data has found anterior
term correlations of the "structural wealth" of the signal. As insular cortical regions more active among people who do
a prevalent measure of complexity, the algorithm of not trade stocks, while at the University of Bonn (CENs-
multipurpose entropy is applicable in biomedicine (Costa Center for Economics and Neuroscience) professional
et al., 2005), geophysics (Guzman-Vargas et al., 2008), retailers interior insular was lower.
hydrology (Li, Z., Zhang, 2007) (Wang et al., 2013) and
finance (Wang et al., 2012; Liu et al., 2010; Xia et al., 2014; Professor Andre Lo (MIT) points to the need for paradigm
Niu and Wang, 2015; Sharma et al. 2010, Xia; Shang, shift in the financial economy with the aim of analyzing
2012) Standard multipath entropy relies on coarse- financial markets from the perspective of the evolutionary
graining algorithms that modulate signal fluctuations in perspective. The reason for this approach is "evolutionary
different scales. mismatch" evolution may help explain risk aversion and
tendency to "match probability" in financial terms that
FINANCIAL EVOLUTION ultimately can lead to non-optimal investment. Financial
behavior does not explain why people make suboptimal
The finance theory continues to develop beyond the decisions, we can look for a response in the field of
traditional academic areas of rational expectations and neurofinancing that adds biology that is a mix of economics
efficient markets with innovations coming from and psychology. The brain does not like risk / insecurity.
psychology, neuroscience, biology, and physics. Why do people give up investing in risky forms of
Analyzing financial markets from a biological perspective, investment? Research conducted at the University of Bonn
within the evolutionary framework in which financial with an innovative approach to socioeconomic,
markets, instruments, institutions, investors communicate psychological and neuroscience data has found anterior
dynamically, developing under the "financial selection" insular cortical regions more active among people who do
law. In the financial world financial intermediaries are not trade stocks, while at the University of Bonn (CENs-
adapted, but perhaps not in an optimal way. The Center for Economics and Neuroscience) professional
evolutionary models of financial markets are new frontiers retailers interior insular was lower. Namely, many factors
whose research is still under way. Nuclear finance is a influence investment decision-making, whether the
necessity of compromise between risk and expected investment is lucrative or not. The decision made follows
return. The change in the price of securities that is positive the company's development: price movements, quarterly
is the attracting prize for investors and the corresponding review and stock price movements. It is difficult to review
risks. However, aversion to risk, ie non-risk, implies the existence of a large number of information coming from
avoiding investment due to unforeseen returns. investors. The brain was not set up to fully understand
complex issues such as the financial market and extract
The fruitful collaboration of Doyne Farmer (University of rational decisions. Our brain has not changed, in a sense,
Oxford) with Andrew Lo (MIT Sloan School of we still use the same "hardware" as our ancestors did
Management, finance professor) and John Geanakoplos before the millennium. A study conducted by Cambridge
brought understanding of the financial market through University under the supervision of neuroscientist John
Andrew Lo's hypothesis of market adaptability trying to Coates, Wall Street has carefully examined stress
align the Famas hypothesis with the humanities behavior hormone cortisol. Monitoring the work of a broker at the
by using evolutionary biology and economic equilibrium London Stock Exchange over a longer period of time, the
John Farrow's Method of Understanding Market Behavior stress hormone appeared 68% more often among brokers
is based on modeling mediator-simulation of investor than usual (double blind-checking results). The conclusion
participation in the financial market. Complex approach of the study suggests that cortisol causes mediators to fall
means building a library of information needed to simulate into shock-induced paralysis. This makes them less
the interaction of participants in the financial market. tolerant than usual and causes them to miss decisive
opportunities, especially in times of crisis. In turn, it
Professor Andre Lo (MIT) points to the need for paradigm reduces market falls longer than needed. Without this
shift in the financial economy with the aim of analyzing shock-induced paralysis, researchers are convinced that
financial markets from the perspective of the evolutionary risk aware investors will soon be able to identify favorable
perspective. The reason for this approach is "evolutionary opportunities and the crisis will be overcome. Research
mismatch" evolution may help explain risk aversion and shows that both professional investors are driven by their
tendency to "match probability" in financial terms that emotions. Two key brain players in financial matters are
ultimately can lead to non-optimal investment. Financial the reward system and the center of anxiety. The reward
behavior does not explain why people make suboptimal system is responsible for motivating a person. It reminds
decisions, we can look for a response in the field of of the experiences that felt good and should be repeated.
neurofinancing that adds biology that is a mix of economics On the other hand, the center of anxiety is responsible for
and psychology. The brain does not like risk / insecurity. risk awareness. Potential threats, including abstract capital
Why do people give up investing in risky forms of loss, are discussed here before each decision. Human
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intelligence involves understanding and thinking about an Perez-Garc'ı added clarifications. The classical channel
endlessly changing external environment. The brain is capacity assisted by an unlimited quantum feedback is
capable of high variability in neural configurations or equal to the classical ability of assisted overlap (Bowen,
states, it will understand and anticipate variable external 2004). There is also a knowledge of the strong conversion
events. Entropy measures the variety of possible and characterization of the second order of capacity
configurations within the system, and recently the concept assisted by overlap. Understanding the interchange
of brain entropy is defined as the number of neural states channels of information plays an important role in the
that a particular brain can access. The relationship quantum Shannan theory and proves several important
between high entropy of the brain and high intelligence properties (Adami, Cerf, 1997). The operational
indicates the role of entropy in the functioning of the brain. significance of the channel information Benett et al.,
Thus, access to variable neuronal states predicts complex Shows as a tool of classical capacity merging. Giovannetti
behavioral behavior, and indicates that entropy is derived and Fazio (2005) found several capacities of the damped
from the neuroimaging signal by carrying information on channel, with Wolf and Perez-Garc'ı added clarifications.
intellectual capacity. Entropy is a word that is generally The classical channel capacity assisted by an unlimited
associated with physics especially with other entropy law. quantum feedback is equal to the classical ability of
Entropy brain hypothesis is a model of brain function that assisted overlap (Bowen, 2004). There is also a
establishes the link between total entropy in the brain and knowledge of the strong conversion and characterization
long-term psychological conditions, particularly of the second order of capacity assisted by overlap.
pathological conditions such as schizophrenia and Quantum Reverse Shannon's Theory quantifies the speed
obsessive-compulsive disorder. Small fluctuations in brain of classical communication needed to simulate a quantum
entropy are natural, but according to the Carhart-Harris channel in the presence of unlimited interlinking between
model, many conscious states can be classified as "low sender and recipient (Bennett, 2014). It is necessary to
entropy" or "high entropy". Neuroscientists have isolated point out the work of Gupta and Wilde (2015) who provided
the two main networks in the brain: a Task Positive direct evidence of strong conversation using R'enyi
Network (TPN) associated with activity and action, and the entropy. The same strong conversations are held in the
Default Mode Network (DMN), associated with idle and presence of a quantum back channel amplifying Bowen's
maintaining a coherent ego, or feeling "self" while active in results (2004). Second-order results for classical
active tasks. As Ilya Prigogine says, "the entropy is the communication assisted by overlapping revealed the
price of the structure. "Entropy is more than" mess "or" characterization for some channels using the previous
chaos ". Metaphors that cover some aspects of entropy Matthew and Wehner (Datta et al., 2014). The relationship
(such as slag structure and rigidity) have negative, between information and entropy is deeply subtle.
normative connotations that subtract what entropy Shannon's derivation of the mathematical theorem uses
generally means in math and physics: increasing the simple axioms that the information has to satisfy
capabilities. (Shannon, Weaver, 1949), Shannon introduced his theory
of information as a mathematical communication theory
(Shannon, 1948, Shannon and Weaver, 1949) introducing
QUANTUM THEORY AND SHANON'S THEORY OF the general model of the communication system.
The quantum capacity theorem is one of the most
The contemporary definition of information contains important theorems in quantum Shannon theory. This is a
information in an event and a proportional logarithm of its basic quantum theorem that shows the fundamental
inverse probability of occurrence: I = log 1 / p. This quantum of information, the coherent information reaching
definition shows the existence of an event, the second the quantum information rate across the quantum channel.
possibility is to calculate the probability of an event / Coherent information does not have a strong analogy in
activity event. Translated into the economic dictionary one classical Shannan theory by dividing the quantum and
event could be a drop in stock prices (whatever the event classical theory of information.
we were able to apply it to the theory of information).
Shannon's definition of information is proportional to the If we look at the information as a binding force between
logarithm of the inverse probability of an event (a well- different aspects of the quantum system, this means that
known and highly plastic story of two users of the quantum systems can share more than 100% of the
communication channel Alise and Bob). information, so each theory of information should be able
to deal with it to fully describe reality; Otherwise, some
Understanding the interchange channels of information parts of reality will be unavailable to our understanding.
plays an important role in the quantum Shannan theory The quantum information theory is over-set Shannon's
and proves several important properties (Adami, Cerf, information by reducing the Shannon's information in some
1997). The operational significance of the channel cases. Quantum information tells us about reality, in
information Benett et al., shows as a tool of classical addition to what we have learned through Shannon, that
capacity merging. Giovannetti and Fazio (2005) found is, that it has a lot of untapped potential.
several capacities of the damped channel, with Wolf and
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How mathematical form of information is also entroped. However, we need to elaborate the qubit, which can be
We ask whether the information is the same quantity that any quantum system with two orthogonal states.
appears in mechanics statistics. This is a simple example
of getting Boltzmann's distribution of information

Can information theory help maximize profits on the stock The quantum computer is defined as a binary code, a data
market? Maximizing profits in financial speculation is the storage method, such as strings (1) and zero (0), the basis
same problem as maximizing the communication channel of all conventional computers. Quantified computers use
capacity. We know that Shanon solved this latter problem, qubite (qubite based on quantum-mechanical principles
so this is the solution to other problems. Namely, the that describe the partial and widespread behavior of matter
solution consisted in maximizing channel capacity so that and energy on an extremely small scale), a unit of
the length of the message follows Shannon's rule of information that can be "1", "0" or both "1" and "0".
"reverse probability logs". In that sense, the amount of
money after investing is the length of the message we get How many computers can be fast in processing
what the stock exchange mixers call the "optimum information? Is Exponential Growth Limit? If we use 100
logarithm portfolio". In practice, the portfolio of the optimal electrons today to encode one bit of information, then we
algorithm implies investing in one option can lead to a loss can ask how many electrons will be used to encode one
in the initial stage and lack of funding for the next bit of information? Understanding the boundaries
investment, similar to the one in communication, some introduces us to simply defining a computer. Today we use
roles include large amounts of money, while some have to a computer based on Bull's logic laws (Bull markets are
be very small. The value of a company's shares increases defined so that the market is aggressively developing over
but also falls in some period, ie there is a natural fluctuation a period of time. As the market starts to grow, stock market
in the market. If the company is financially and strategically is increasingly greedy)
healthy then the overall growth trend is long-term. By using
publicly available information we can roughly estimate that Classical information processing can be a good
some companies will grow next year by X%. The Shannon approximation of the situation we have on the macroscopic
formula gives us guidelines if the investment shows a level, and sometimes the level of detail that offers a higher
success rate of only 50% that means that on average there level is sufficient for daily purposes. Exploring the
is no gain with the potential for losing the invested capital. properties of computer science from physics, computer
We are asking whether financial market analyzes and science, and information theory to math and philosophy on
monetary speculation can we use thermodynamics to a quantum basis offers all the complexity of whose
describe market behavior and to deduce the general research is rapidly growing. If we start with computing as
trends of the financial world? Thermodynamics points to a process that maximizes mutual information between
the energy exhaustion of resources and causing inputs and outputs - in case the question arises, the speed
consequences for Earth's planet as they disappear. We of computer operations can be considered as the rate of
notice such an impact on the economy (the price of establishing mutual information, ie the growth rate of
gasoline is linked to the price of oil that depends on oil correlation between outputs and inputs. The Qubits offer a
reserves and its availability), any political instability in the higher level of mutual information than is possible with the
Middle East leads to higher gas prices. Behavior in the bits, it is directly translated into the quantum acceleration
financial market reflects the behavior of physical systems we see in Shore (Shor's algorithm, named by
in thermodynamics. The Finance Act states "There is no mathematician Peter Shore, is a quantum algorithm that
risk-free financial gain on an efficient market. "The third works on a quantum computer for total factorization,
law of thermal dynamics has its analogy in stock trading, formulated in 1994 ) and Grover's (quantum algorithm that
the law defends us to reach absolute zero; in terms of finds a unique entry into the function of a black box that
trading, it means being cooler, especially from the risk of produces a particular output value by evaluating the
investing. We can conclude that Shannon's formula for function, was created by Lov Grover, 1996) algorithm. .
maximum channel capacity, Bolcmon's formula for Quantum computers are in front of us. Quantum effects are
physical entropy, and Keliyeva formula for profit experimentally observed in macroscopic objects such as
maximization is the same formula. parts of solid bodies and organic molecules in living
systems, pointing out that quantum computers impose a
Communication signal is transmitted by a quantum higher order of data processing by solving problems that
system. Simple classical information is expressed in bits; conventional computers are not capable of solving the
and is transmitted by a physical system with two different "higher order" of data processing.
states, one state is logically 0, the other is logically 1.
Consequently, the classical information expressed in the Quantum Computing can help marketers, analysts and
bits can be applied in the quantum communication Ι 1 Ι. their companies overcome the challenges of financial

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research. Finance is not like empirical science because it a global minimum. Optimum trading paths have already
has no chance of repeating experiments or testing the been developed to reduce trading costs and control
theory under controlled conditions (most of the claims algorithms by executing a balance between fast (market
about research results in the financial economy are risk minimization) and slow trading (minimum impact on
probably incorrect, argues Professor Campbell Harvey, the market).
President of the American Financial Association; outside
"simple toy models", Lopez de Prado). INSTEAD CONCLUSION

As modern physics can not progress without objects such The paper gives a theoretical insight into the complexity of
as the Great Hadron Collider (LHC), beneficial financing the financial world in comparing physics (third law of
that takes into account the real coincidentalness and thermodynamics) and entropy with quantum and Shanon's
complexity of the market requires machines that are theory of information. Comparison gives a wider
consistent with the task pointed out by Lopez de Prado. understanding and interdependence of the dynamic
Many financial problems require numerous calculations activities of the financial system.
that go far beyond the capabilities of the fastest
supercomputers (Lopez de Prado). Dynamic optimization Concepts and applications of entropies are relevant in the
of the portfolio to calculate the optimal path for core field of finance, although the term entropy itself is related
investment "A better portfolio means less rebalance and to thermodynamics. Benefits are in risk measurement and
cost (Lopez de Prado). "Some complex derivatives depend distribution descriptor. Entropy as a risk measure in
on the path," (Lopez de Prado). The first rule of quantum portfolio selection, or variance with entropy as a substitute
mechanics is: "If you think you understand quantum for medium variance models or models for adding entropy
mechanics then you do not understand quantum to the original portfolio and optimizing new models. The
mechanics." principles of entropy in determining property prices allow
the likelihood of extraction of property from incomplete or
The work of Ovidius Sorin Racorean "Decoding Stock limited information. Successfully resolving canonical
Market Behavior with the Topological Quantum Computor problem assessment options. The principle of maximum
/ 2014" (uses modern mathematical concepts, braids, entropy is used in setting up different pricing models.
nodes, Jones polynomial nodes, invariant nodes) "shows
the parallels between the movement of the stock and the Financial systems show extremely dynamic and chaotic
movement of tiny particles" non-abelian anyons. behavior. The work is characterized by analyzes of
financially well documented methods such as
The relationship between physics and financial markets, or autocorrelation (Mantegna and Stanley, 2000), nonlinear
the relation of the principle of uncertainty in a wider sense, analysis of time series (Kodba et al., 2005), cross
has developed Werner Heinsberg in quantum physics. correlations (Coronnello et al 2005, Coronnello et al 2007,
Understanding Heinsberg's uncertainty can be applied to Garas and Argyrakis (2007), Gonzalez et al.,
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computing in solving financial problems (Quantum different approach to understanding puzzling "financial
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mainly used for problems where the search space is when the crystal temperature is equal to the absolute zero
discrete (combinational optimization problems) with many (0 K)." According to Purdue University, "also must be at 0
local minimums, such as finding the base state of the spin K; otherwise the inside of the crystal will get the heat
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