A Football Analogy

Learning is often easier when an analogy is involved. It allows you to focus on what you understand in learning what you do not. When it comes to trading one analogy that jumps out is that of an NFL coach. When an NFL coach prepares for a game they don't devise one strategy. I mean why would they?…
Read more

Changing Environments

During my freshman year of engineering school two classes stood out, statics and dynamics. Little did I know that "a few years later" those course would influence my trading. Something that is static essentially does not change, versus being dynamic or constantly changing. A static personality could be described as monotone. Whereas a dynamic personality is continually…
Read more

What Is A Quant?

So you want to become a "quant?" Or perhaps you simply find yourself asking, "what the heck is a quant." Well the good news is you don't need a PhD in mathematics. Nor does it require fluency in C#. The bad news? There is none. The best way to answer what a quantitative trader / analyst…
Read more