Category: Macro

Crowdsourcing in markets

What is crowdsourcing? If we ask Wikipedia, it tells us that it “is a sourcing model in which individuals or organizations obtain goods and services. These services include ideas and finances, from a large, relatively open and often rapidly-evolving group of internet users; it divides work between participants to achieve a cumulative result.” Within a trading context, how…

Trading what’s priced in

If I go to the Burger King (for some reason it sounds better that way, by including the ‘the’), I kind of know what I’ll get. The burger, will likely be a Whopper. Whether I’m in London or New York, the whole Burger King experience is likely to be very similar. The burger should taste…

Correlations and the market

When I have a burger I feel better. I feel that there is some causation here, in particular because of I’ve got lots of statistical data to justify this! However, in practice, if we look away from burgers and at finance, it’s a bit more difficult to answer the conundrum of causation versus correlation. If…