Category: General

General posts about markets

The music of the markets

Feet tap. Hands clap. Heads shake. Music affects us. It moves us. By contrast, noise annoys us. Car horns beeping. Trains braking. Rain falling. It’s all sound. Yet it is obvious to discern the difference between music and noise. Music has intent, it has rhythm, it has pitch. Noise is an unwanted byproduct of our…

First steps of building quant

If I want to get something done, I find procrastination is the optimal strategy. Well, I suppose optimality is dependant on the time horizon. In the short term, it is nearly always optimal. In the long term, it is less clear whether procrastination will always be an optimal strategy. Eventually though you’ll have to do…

Business models for fintech

In every part of Istanbul, you’ll find stores which sell a plethora of snacks, ranging from dried fruit to nuts to baklawa. Whilst everything seems delightfully fantastic, ultimately, you can’t buy every single item. You need to make a choice. Invariably, when I recently visited Istanbul, I ended up choosing a mix of different things,…