Hey I’m back! Let’s see how long I can keep this up for!
Why am I coming back to such a dead blog? Well several things have happened: I am not burdened by stupid decisions like taking up part time work that I have no business doing, I have a few quantitative models under my belt (to be made conceptually available in the Open Prop Desk area after mopping up some of the academia surrounding it) primarily done through R, and I am at the moment technically completely unemployed. Innovative ways of applying for jobs dictate I actually build an online presence and portfolio of my work over here so I have something to show for, and better ways of getting hints that people that might consider hiring me.
Another reason is that I am going into a forex trading competition and I would very much enjoy the opportunity to force myself to track my own decisions and publish my trade log. I have began building up my trading skills again after a lot of drinking and MSc-related writing, so I am going back into the practical game a bit.
Beyond the technicalities, I have opinions that maybe my Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn aren’t so suited for, partially because of length but mostly contrarianism (laugh all you want, I trade momentum and think contrarily!) so I’ll use this as a platform for writing more freely and still expecting to have people talking to me in everyday life. Particularly I won’t write off the CCP at every chance I get, nor the moderate right wing blocs in the political scene of Europe, Sweden in particular.
I’ll be publishing new segments periodically, and if things get as good as I hope they’ll be, I might stay in Taiwan – the chillest place in East Asia – which should allow me to write regularly and actually keep a few segments returning on a regular basis. Buuuut knowing me and my blog discipline (it does come after work, exercise, and fun after all) don’t count on it. First up is a little recap post: what movements did my absence for the last 20 months miss? I’ll then aim to write a bit about the models I have been working on (mathematical models, nothing else!), and publish some of the best-of MSc projects I did. Expect it posted sometime between now and never, but probably closer towards the spectrum of “never” should it come out after the trading competition starts.
Hope to see you in the comments, and Keep Making Profit!