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Global Yield Curves

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 […]

Simulating the Market

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. […]

Baby Faced Assassin

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 […]

Airbnb and the Keys to the City

New York City is no stranger to trends, long-lasting or short lived. Being a young and somewhat new resident of the city, I have felt compelled to not limit myself to one neighborhood and rather experience every community the city has to offer, by living there. I think it is important to explore each and every microcosm to […]

PRISM

The past few years have been a period of enlightenment into the state of our privacy and the programs that governments are running to aid in the surveillance process. I have been trying for some time to track my personal data to measure and gain insight into my own habits but have not found one […]

Sharing Two Wheels and My Personal Data

Models It was the summer of 2008 while touring in Munich with my family when I first learned of the shared bike program that Deutsche Bahn had been running successfully for a few years. The bikes, bearing the unmistakable “DB” in big red letters, in typical utilitarianistic German fashion, made the bikes easy to spot […]