Tag: Editor’s Pick

Posts that are in the Editor’s Pick section.

25
Nov
Grand Admiral Thrawn

Star Wars: Disney, Please Revive the Franchise using Timothy Zahn

Let’s face it. Star Wars survives despite itself, or more accurately, despite George Lucas. George was a visionary in his time, and lucky for everyone, he was limited by technology and created a franchise that all of us love. Now that he has become a billionaire and sold to Disney, maybe we can hope that they don’t use whatever nonsense he wrote and use the masterpiece that Timothy Zahn wrote.

24
Nov
thinkorswim Options Analysis

Gems from thinkorswim – Spread Hacker Terms

So I like to trade options and have recently switched to TD Ameritrade, who has a fairly robust desktop platform, thinkorswim. In fiddling around, the documentation is alright, but some of the terms and details are not really gone into, leaving you scratching your head. In the Spread Hacker section, I was curious about a […]

18
Jan

Probability of Touch

I was looking for a mathematical formula for the probability of a stock price touching a strike price of an option any time during it’s lifetime, assuming the stock price follows a traditional Black-Scholes model of Brownian Motion. I found some traction from from http://quant.stackexchange.com/questions/235/probability-of-touching, but unfortunately the equation did not seem to work according […]

26
Sep

The Meaning of Life

It’s fairly easy, and a construct of existentialist philosophy. There are two branches of explanation to the meaning of life. These are broken down into consequences and content. Consequences would be an expectation that life is building up to an ultimate goal, or that anything a human being does has an inevitable consequence and meaning. […]

6
May

Kobe Bryant Vindictive Bastard

Kobe Bryant likes to prove his points in the playoffs, and he does not care if it means that the team goes home for the summer. He is the most vindictive bastard in the NBA and will make his team suffer because he feels slighted by the press. Tonight Kobe took only 3 shots in […]