Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Quote of the Week

"There's a great story about a famous local trader at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT).  One day, he was on the floor of the CBOT and a U.S. inflation number came out that was totally unexpected.  Pure pandemonium ensued.  When all the noise died down, he walked out of the pit having made $10 million and said, "By the way, what was the number?" -- humorous story shared by Dr. John Porter in the book, Inside the House of Money
It's official...the new trading system is in production.  A week earlier than the deadline.  Much of the work was done in R.  In fact, a few times in the project, I just don't know what I'd do without the fantastic little language.  Python and Ruby was used as well.  Along with Wealth-Lab.

That's it from my part of the world...where I'm eagerly anticipating my first Missouri snowfall. 

And enjoying the cool vlog, WallStrip.  It's the first stock market show I've seen where the highlighted stocks are chosen from a valid investing concept.  Who'd a thunk it?  Smart!

Later Trades,



Anonymous said...

Thanks for quoting my book!

Mike Taylor said...


Seriously, great thing you've got going with WallStrip. And you run a great blog as well. You've always got something cooking...I like that.

Keep up the great work!


Thank you for writing the book!!!! I'm about half way through it and I'm blown away at the amount of information you were able to obtain from the fund managers. Clearly one of the great investing books of all-time.

Thanks again!