Trading Politics

Trading Politics

Trading Politics


Debt: Friend and Foe

1 week ago 5 minute read Daniel Goldman $0.17 tipped

Debt is an interesting economic phenomenon that acts as a double edged sword. I recently came across an article titled “The Nature of Debt.” It argued that debt is often a burden, but that it does not have to be. That’s true, but the reason is fair...

There’s [Probability] Theory, and Then There’s Reality

3 weeks ago 3 minute read Daniel Goldman $0.11 tipped

Mathematicians sometimes forget that real life doesn’t always function like mathematical objects do. Expected value is an important concept in mathematics, as well as topics of epidemiology and public health, economics and finance, project man...

The Corporate Debt Bubble and Potential Winners

14 Sep 2019 2 minute read Daniel Goldman $0.27 tipped

As some are starting to point out, corporate debt is becoming incredibly worrisome, especially with negative yielding debt. As a percentage of GDP, corporations are holding more debt now than before the "great recession." Perhaps more importantly, a...

The Interplay Between Liquidity and Adoption of Investments and Other Assets

2 Sep 2019 2 minute read Daniel Goldman $2.27 tipped

Economic theory is complicated, and theories about money and other related assets are no different. With the rise of cryptoassets, things become even more complicated. There seems to be a bit of a debate as to whether liquidity breeds adoption or ado...

Looking for a Cause for Recent Price Trends

15 Aug 2019 1 minute read Daniel Goldman $1.87 tipped

This article is going to be brief, since I really just want to comment on a couple points. Over the last couple of days, most of the crypto world has seen a significant decline in asset values. Very few cryptoassets have been left unaffected. As soon...

A True Stablecoin

13 Aug 2019 3 minute read Daniel Goldman $3.18 tipped

USDT and DAI are interesting concepts. They are cryptoassets which are pegged to the USD. There're a number of different cryptoassets that are pegged to different fiat, government issued currencies. They are labeled "stablecoins." But this label is i...

The US Dollar is one of the Worst Sh*tcoins of Them All

12 Aug 2019 4 minute read Daniel Goldman $3.46 tipped

This article is an extension of some commentary on minimum wage, originally published at politicoid.us on December 7, 2014. I’ve decided to expand on the idea, because it’s come up in a few discussions. It’s important to understand how the dollar has...

Saving And Making Money Using Referral Programs

21 Jul 2019 10 minute read Daniel Goldman $0.20 tipped

One way I try to save money is by relying on referral programs. A lot of them don’t necessarily give you cash, but they can reduce your bill, if you’re using their service, and there are a lot of services that offer this feature. I try to keep an eye...

The Issue with Generating Value from Our Own Data

18 Jul 2019 4 minute read Daniel Goldman $0.02 tipped

Our data is usually only valuable because it is part of a larger block of big data. If we want to monetize our own data, something must change. Basic Recommender Systems (RS) Photo by Victoriano Izquierdo on Unsplash By aggregating and analyzing t...

The Source of Profits for Day Trading: Day trading is not a zero sum game

13 Jul 2019 3 minute read Daniel Goldman $1.02 tipped

The Rhetoric A game is zero sum because it only has a fixed amount of reward. It’s a negative sum game if that reward declines. Gambling is a negative sum game. Day trading is usually characterized as a zero sum game. When one day trader makes a prof...