Cryptocurrency market behavior is being written and talked about by many. From what I’ve seen thus far, the analyses are mostly speculative with biased suggestions which trends will emerge. What is missing is data and statistics to validate these claims, so I propose a data driven analysis. I do not claim to be a cryptocurrency […]

“The future is here, but not evenly distributed.” William Gibson Bitcoin and blockchain are somewhat of buzzwords, and have been for the last 5 years. A lot of people hold a little bit of Bitcoin, so everyone has a financial incentive and people get emotional about the evolving structural design of this nascent cryptocurrency. I […]

It’s been over a year since I last plotted the yield curve and a lot has happened since then. I updated the code slightly to convey a clearer visual. As expected, short-term rates have risen, as shown on the chart below. We know that the yield curve is, inherently, a forecast for what the economy holds […]

I’ve had a lot of friends and family approach me, asking for investment advice. After building and approaching markets in systematic trading programs for some time, I didn’t have the type of instantaneous hot stock tips I’d feel comfortable giving to a close friend or family member; rather I had market trends, sector correlations and trading strategies. […]

This is an important topic, especially when there are broader economic concerns, regardless of the legitimacy of those concerns, that we see companies scaling back costs to only the necessary services needed to operate their businesses. Essentially, growth without retention is not growth. Everyone wants hockey-stick growth which is based on acquiring new users, but you can’t […]

It’s that time of the season for fantasy sports. Something caught my attention that I felt deserved a bit of a deeper dive. I’ve become increasingly aware, thanks to a hefty dose of Nate Silver’s work, of the hidden data behind the spectacle of the sports, so why am I not applying what I am […]

We are all aware of the digital footprint we are creating when we use social media applications such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but less aware of the analog activities such as Citibike and Uber. Companies are collecting massive amounts of our personal data to learn from and to better understand their userbase, but why […]