Category: Python

Using images in trading

There are some things computers can’t really do. They can’t enjoy a good burger. They don’t seem to understand the importance of knafa. Ok, perhaps these aren’t really that important. However, people are still pretty good at doing many things, that computers haven’t been able to do well, at least until recently. Any toddler can…

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,…

Dancing to a simpler code

It is somewhat of a cliche, but simplicity often belies complexity. The simpler something appears, it is often the case that more thought goes into it than you’d think. I recently attended a class to learn a traditional dance, the debka. The steps seemed simple enough, when the teacher showed everyone the steps, it looked…