Category: General

General posts about markets

What I’ve learnt from trading

Over the past decade, whilst I’ve always been a quantitative strategist and developed many strategies primarily for research purposes, I’ve had quite a bit involvement in creating models which have also been traded with real cash. At Lehman Brothers, I was involved in the creation MarQCuS product, which had over 2bn USD under management. I created…

Building a quant platform

I recently went to a talk at the Python for Quants group in London started by Yves Hilpisch, which featured a talk by Mark Higgins, the co-founder of Washington Square Technologies. Mark’s talk was about the benefits of a quant platform, which can help when it comes to working together in a team. The general idea…

Macro markets after Brexit

Watching the price action during Thursday evening brought back memories of the Lehman bankruptcy. This was especially true when observing GBP. A move in any currency of 10% within a short period is highly unusual, with GBP/USD moving from a high of 1.50 to a low of 1.32. In a paper, by Iain Clark and myself,…

Brexit expectations

I kind of like burgers. Yes, it’s true. (Please do bear with me, there will be a pertinent market related point to his discussion, by the next paragraph). I also would speculate that most people like burgers. Admittedly, this is a broad generalisation. However, for the sake of our example, we’ll simply make that assumption. However, perhaps the more…

Cuemacro’s goals

I am very happy to say that we have established Cuemacro! The company grows out of my work over the past decade to decipher currency markets and more broadly macro markets. Over the coming weeks and months, I hope to put more content on this website related to quantitative techniques applied to macro markets and…