While I am now just a lonely retail trader I have spent a lot of my misspent youth with my head deep in contemporary physics .....so deep that sometimes I think I felt that I was drowning in the quick-sand of it all. Walking that fine line between sanity and madness and occasionally miss-stepping and desperately clutching out for the empiricists branch to bring me back to the firmer ground of sanity.
Complex systems are only a beast to navigate if you view complexity from a single perspective of a curious observer that is embedded in that system. While we may appreciate this notion that a singular viewpoint might be biased or significantly restricted, considering a plural viewpoint is very difficult to achieve in practice as our… Continue reading You have to Remove the “I” from it all to Understand any Complex System
As humans, we like to categorize things....we all do. It's just the name applied to different aspects of the same game that is different.So for those who have yet to grapple and understand the idea called 'divergence' it is tempting to assume that definitions such as absolute momentum and trend following have a life of their own. Well in the dark areas of my lurking mind, I wrestle with this notion.
Is it incomprehensible?....I mean really?..... to the point of only being understandable in the philosophical models of mathematics? Where a beautiful elegant equation starts to obtain primacy over our notion of a reality out there. I rail against our hubris witnessed by every statement of "we're nearly there....I mean this time we are onto it....really".… Continue reading Fields Arranged by Purity – Standing on Shaky Ground
Imagine a world where electrons can think. Then imagine a world where electrons can make their own rules. Welcome to the economic system, and our financial markets. Complex hardly seems to sum it up. Intractable unfathomable environments where your only help is in the application of Markov decision making processes to hopefully keep you on… Continue reading The World of the Polymath is Nigh