Dancing on Thin Ice

Romain/ août 26, 2021/ Finance/ 0 comments

Imagine a frozen lake and a thousand people on the banks. Let assume that they all know that seasonality is not great, but some of them are still willing to give a try. As nothing wrong happens to the first

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The Richter Scale of Finance

Romain/ juin 4, 2021/ Finance, Science/ 0 comments

In geology, Richter’s magnitude scale is a measure of the strength of earthquakes. Magnitudes are interesting metrics, as they exhibit nonlinear scale behavior. While magnitude 3 quakes would rarely cause damage, magnitude 9 events would lead to severe destruction around

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The End of Western Globalia?

Romain/ mai 11, 2021/ Finance/ 2 comments

Since the 1970’s, international trade has continuously been promoted by leaders of developed countries and economic agents. Several theoretical frameworks have been put forward to explain the benefits of a free trade environment, from Adam Smith’s concept of absolute advantages

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Whale Beaching

Romain/ mars 25, 2021/ Finance/ 1 comments

It has been a long time since I wrote my last piece about the market. And as I am not a specialist of the bond market, I will stick to the equities and the “stocks only go up” narrative. One

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It’s the Complexity Stupid

Romain/ mars 3, 2021/ Finance, Science/ 0 comments

I have received interesting questions about concepts like econophysics and self-organized criticality. As I plan to dedicate a future article to that new discipline named “econophysics”, the focus of the present post will be set on complex systems, nonlinear dynamics

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Ready Player One

Romain/ janvier 27, 2021/ Finance/ 0 comments

The past five days have been unique as we have seen something that no one would have imagined before. A mob of retail traders (aka “WallStreetBets”), interacting on social media platforms like Reddit, and willing to “exterminate” hedge funds by

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Achtung Baby

Romain/ janvier 13, 2021/ Finance/ 1 comments

“What more can I do?” In 1990, this mere question asked by to David Evans (aka “The Edge”) to Larry Mullen Jr almost led to the split of U2, one the most famous rock bands of the past forty years.

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