Rebooting my life

Scott Addison sums it up quite well with two words: trepidation and optimism. As I’m preparing for London, selling my apartment, giving away or selling most of my stuff, my car. Packing up my beloved stereo; I’m addicted to music, and good music requires a great stereo. It’s close to complete now, just about a… Continue reading Rebooting my life

Node.js, is this the next big thing?

Although I did briefly notice node.js a few months back, it didn’t really catch my interest until I saw this video; Node.js: JavaScript on the Server. I’ve been developing JavaScript on the client (browser) side more or less for the last 5 years. And I didn’t enjoy it too much right away, but with libraries like jQuery, Prototype,… Continue reading Node.js, is this the next big thing?

Relative Sharpe ratio

I just read Irene Aldridge blog post titled “How Profitable Are High-Frequency Strategies?”. Although no hard facts about the overall profitability of high frequency trading strategies are given, it got me thinking about something else. As Irene does in her blog post, she takes historical data and calculates the Sharpe rato of the absolute optimal, 20/20… Continue reading Relative Sharpe ratio

Decoding the psychology of trading

The Financial Times recently had an article titled “Decoding the psychology of trading” where they write about a behavioral finance based fund named MarketPsy, using some sort of linguistics analysis. When I hear the words behavioral finance I often start thinking of group behavior like what we find in many types of animals. I do sense however that I am a bit skeptical with regards to the approach MarketPsy has taken.