What surprised you the most in the movie’s portrayal of the impending financial collapse? It was surprising to me that some people, portrayed by Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale and others, actually got to the bottom of some of those mortgage products—figuring out that they were being fundamentally mispriced—when so many others didn’t. We had…Details
I am currently rereading Nate Silvers – The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – but Some Dont . It is a book that I consider compulsory reading for any trader. The first part of the book deals with baseball – a sporting endevour which lends itself to statistical analysis and which has seen…Details
Reading a book is the closest we can come to sharing the mind of a great thinker. After all, what is a book but thoughts transcribed? Spend a lot of time with great people and we cannot help but be transformed by the experience. If you want to become a more interesting person, with a…Details
I don’t mind where you get my books from, as long as you get a copy, and implement the concepts as fast as you can. There are so many great spots to buy my books. To make things easier I thought I’d let you know some other locations where you can hunt them down. However,…Details
Commissioned for the NY Times – apparently we slip in at number 44. Who would have thunk….
To Kill a Mockingbird remains one of my favourite books and films. I will regularly ensconce myself on the coach when it comes on. There are many reasons to be grateful for “The Mockingbird Next Door,”Marja Mills’s wonderful memoir of Harper Lee and her sister, and being enticed to re-read “To Kill a Mockingbird” is just one of…Details
I have just finished wading through The Physics of Wall Street by James Owen Weatherall which tracks the impact of quantitative traders on both finance at large and Wall street in particular. As the title suggests it concentrates most on physicists who have made the leap into finance and with them have brought their impressive…Details