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Preliminary Update: My Code and Results

Preliminary Update: My Code and Results

This year, I have attempted to delve into the world of quantitative finance through independent ...
Quantum Computing’s Role in Predicting the Stock Market

Quantum Computing’s Role in Predicting the Stock Market

Trading algorithms don’t always have to be about speed, but in most cases, they are. As is ...
What’s it Worth, Anyways? The Things I Learned from a Value Investor

What’s it Worth, Anyways? The Things I Learned from a Value Investor

Yesterday, I had the privilege to speak with Scott Conyers, a local Portland-based investment ...
Does A.I Have a Place in Venture Capital?

Does A.I Have a Place in Venture Capital?

The week before Spring Break began, I had the privilege to speak with Angela Jackson of Portland ...
How are my Predictions for 2019 Playing Out?

How are my Predictions for 2019 Playing Out?

2019 has been treating the markets well so far. The S&P500 has had one of its best starts in ...
VCs, VPs, and P.h.Ds : Tweaking my Algorithm with Inputs from Various Sources

VCs, VPs, and P.h.Ds : Tweaking my Algorithm with Inputs from Various Sources

This past week, I have been trying to answer some of the most pressing technical questions about ...
Book Review: Christopher Steiner’s “Automate This”

Book Review: Christopher Steiner’s “Automate This”

As part of my independent research on using ML-generated embeddings to map patterns in market ...

A.I and the Stock Market: The Training Dilemma

As I create the embeddings which I will use in my upcoming trading algorithm, I am faced with yet ...
New Applications for BERT, in Solving Sequencing & Topk List Problems

New Applications for BERT, in Solving Sequencing & Topk List Problems

This year, I have been researching if context-learning A.I (Word2Vec in my case) can be used to ...
The Three Main Types of Trading: Thoughts from a Market Maker

The Three Main Types of Trading: Thoughts from a Market Maker

Earlier today, I had the privilege to speak with Patrick Chi, a current student at Columbia ...

A.I in Finance, in General.

As I finish up my official post for this week, I thought I’d share a really interesting and ...
Oversaturation of Trading Algorithms to Blame for Huge Market Rebound? Also, Could BERT Replace Word2Vec in 2019?

Oversaturation of Trading Algorithms to Blame for Huge Market Rebound? Also, Could BERT Replace Word2Vec in 2019?

It is currently January 5th, 2019, which means winter break is coming to a close, the new year is ...
Drawing Inspiration From Unlikely Sources: What I Learned from Shazam

Drawing Inspiration From Unlikely Sources: What I Learned from Shazam

The other day, I read an article about how Shazam actually works to recognize music so quickly and ...
Loud Silence: How Doing Nothing can Return the Most

Loud Silence: How Doing Nothing can Return the Most

A study done by professor Hendrik Bessembinder from earlier this year highlights the extreme ...

Was I Overthinking, or Was I Not? (Featuring Thoughts From a Data Scientist)

Over the break, I had the chance to speak (briefly) with Andrew Zatlin, founder and editor of ...

Interesting Read: Sentiment and Market Predictions vs. Reality

An article exploring why bull market predictions are so often wrong was recently posted to Medium. ...
Financial Implications of “The Black Swan” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Financial Implications of “The Black Swan” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Black Swan by Nassim Taleb is one of the best, and one of the most interesting, books ...

The Mechanics of Predicting the Stock Market, from a Financial Engineering Major

Earlier this week, I had the privilege to speak with Jeremy Coste, a current student at Columbia ...

How Word2Vec Accounts for Fundamental Stock Data, and Other Cool Things

How can anyone possibly use Word2Vec on a single parameter of financial data, such as opening and ...

Preparing my first neural net, ft.(Considering viable data sets)

Abstract It has been a pretty busy stretch of days for seniors all across America, with early ...
Deep Learning the Stock Market, from the Perspective of a HFT Developer

Deep Learning the Stock Market, from the Perspective of a HFT Developer

A couple of days ago, I spoke with Tom Conerly, an alum of my current high school and current ...
The Shortcomings of Neural Networks for Trading Predictions

The Shortcomings of Neural Networks for Trading Predictions

As someone who is devoting a large-portion of their senior year (and very likely time beyond that) ...

Significance of Gold’s Golden Week + Brainstorming Investment Strategies

Categorizing my Work This past week, I have been delving deeper into my research on the topics of ...

Drawing Inspiration from Market2Vec + Outline of my Original Trading Algorithm

Recently, I stumbled upon an article written by Tal Perry, founder of lighttag.io, which detailed ...

Word2Vec for improving Trading Algorithms: Initial Overview

Word2Vec is a public programming model which allows users to create shallow neural networks. ...

Finding Interviews + Rough CS Plan for the Year

  As of now, the most pressing matter for my Capstone Project is to set-up interviews for the ...

Researching trading through books (9/19/18)

A couple of days ago, I finished reading Michael Lewis’s book Boomerang. I have always been ...

Ray Dalio’s Debt-Driven Business Cycle (9/13/2018)

These past few days, I’ve continued research on various different themes. One super ...

Starting work on trading algorithm research, Word2Vec (9/11/18)

To the dismay of many, school has officially begun, but I am in a surprisingly good mood right ...

The Arguments Behind America’s Legalized Robbery System

  In recent times, it has began to seem as if law officials in modern-day America have been ...

William Deresiewicz and Homework-Induced Stress

Last week I attended a lecture/Q&A hosted by William Deresiewicz, the famous ex Yale professor ...

Shooting Back at America’s Deadliest Problem

It is now a well known fact that mass shootings in America have become a common occurrence, with ...

The Falling of the Giants: Why McDonald’s Death is Inevitable

For almost the entirety of its long lived reign over the makers of cheap food, McDonald’s ...

The Land of Distractions

“The oppression of the poor must establish the monopoly of the rich. Profit or income ...

Explaining Barclay’s “Mystery Chart”

Taken out of a historical context, our current economical situation could easily be mistaken as ...

Falling Off the Cliff Of Reason

Inflation is happening, and most people don’t seem to mind yet, especially those who claim ...

Bankers Can’t Lose

I think that most people would agree that for every crime committed, there should be a punishment ...

Economic Advice From A 14 Year Old

A message to my fellow American Citizens: As the worldwide bubble we have been inflating for the ...

Striking Similarities–What The Recent Stock Rebound Shows Us

Although stocks have been rebounding (who would have known)  for the past few days, we can not ...

A Teenager’s View Of Smartphones

Recently, rumors have emerged mentioning possible specs and release dates for the new iPhone, ...

This Can’t Be Good…

NFLX down 10.78% in pre-market trading and continues to fall.

Saturday Humor

In case you were one of the many affected by the stock market wreck that took place yesterday and ...

Picturing Panic

TGIF. Today marked day two of stock annihilation in America. After yesterday’s bloodbath, ...

Crash Clues–The Implications of Today’s Sudden Stock Carnage

Here are some numbers to take into account: TWTR down 1.61 (5.83%) to a below-IPO 26 NFLX down ...

A Not-So-Secret Car Bubble–The story of 0-60, or 0-$6,000,000

I recently got back from a trip to France, and while I was there I decided to stop by Monaco, the ...

A Quote To Consider

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” -Mark Twain In the wake of ...

The Golden Future Of China

A few weeks ago, the People’s Bank of China revealed the contents of their gold reserves for ...

Convenient Inconveniences- America’s Homework Dilemma

If you were to ask a student attending a high school in America what their least favorite thing ...