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PLAYING JEOPARDY LIKE A QUANT

  If you haven’t heard yet, 35 year old James Holzhauer has been killing it on Jeopardy of late. Per fivethirtyeight.com: Holzhauer has played this game like no one has ever played it before — large bets coupled with expert navigation of the game board. He has now [won 19] games with his total winnings sitting […]

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THE NEW AI –> AT, ARTIFICIAL TRADING

  One of the best follows on non-financial Twitter is Salesforce.com’s Chief Digital Evangelist: Vala Ashsfar. He comes up with inspiring lists highlighting what it means to be a good mentor, what money can’t buy (happy home, manners, etc.), and companies founded by immigrants (Apple, Google, Amazon to name a few). Not to mention his […]

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WHY USE AUTOMATED EXECUTION ALGORITHMS? HERE’S WHY.

  We’ve been talking a lot about quants and algos recently – like this whitepaper, this blog, and this blog – which only strengthens the thought that, though necessary, quants and algos can be confusing. Even for us, who happen to share coffee and donuts with a whole in-house team of quants dedicated to working on that stuff all […]

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QUANTS, ALGOS, AND AI

  A recent graphic by Tractica shows that over $7.5 Billion dollars is forecasted to be spent on Algorithmic trading strategy improvement via AI in the next 10 years. Wow! That’s a lot of quants in the world’s payroll. What exactly is a quant?  How do algorithms (algos) fit in? And what does Artificial Intelligence […]

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THE EQUATION OF AN ALGO

  Trade idea testing + trade order execution + trade size generation = algo??? That’s one way to look at it, and indeed we have a whole in-house team dedicated to building algos to do some of these pieces every day with our RCM-X team. While the difference between an alpha generating algo and an execution […]

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