That is really kind, and most appreciated.
What goes on in my private life and my R+D and teaching is continually expanding and very exciting. I have fabulous students and we are getting to end of year. Curiosity is life giving, and we are always searching, seeking and finding new goals.
You are so right. There is a lot of cross -referencing and application/ use when it comes to the market trading, and our more professional work in roulette ( and other casino games). I am no card player but adore roulette, and the potential leverage of its results. This year I reached a new benchmark in receiving the highest payout ( exceeding previous best by 50%) in the form of roulette that is rapid ( a spin per minute) and screen based viewing a live dealer and wheel. The ability to instantly repeat bets and load up increasing leverage for key opportunities is a market phenomenon and occasionally occurs with wheel results such as a short cycle of finales grouping combined with say street patterns. For example 7-8-9 finales and the number 30, with 'B streets and say C streets. 7,8,9,17,18,28,29,30 - and in these situations, especially after earlier defaults or no shows, there may be 3-4 repeats in short/ close proximity.
A phenomenon I see in the US markets that amuses me are the short selling strategies where an entity releases a report that really hammers a pharmaceutical for example and the market price dips from say $28 down to $19.90. This happened this morning in New York to one company that was gulity of price hikes on earlier patented drugs that used to be cheap. They loaded the price by 3000%. So it was fair karma they got hammered in a short squeeze today. Imagine the return to the short seller. It was the short seller who released the report from its own research analysts.
Ronnie Moas and Max Keiser have promoted short selling strategies to attack unethical behaviour by Starbucks, Apple, Amazon et al. Of course Wall Street is still populated by mainly greed merchants so ethical concerns are still in the minority, but this is changing.
Am currently reading the classic 2010 Michael Lewis - The Big Short. Also I really recommend Al Jazeera as a well resourced media channel. They played today a superb documentary film on the history of the US Federal Reserve and its banking policy. That Greenspan was so effective for a time, and yet always the wheel turns, and his theories adjusted to political expediency and led to much confusion.
We await the inevitable rate hike for December and already the ensuing 3-4 steps over the following 12 months or so. It is a dark science, Economics. Where is all this heading? Worth seeing this doco several times just to get that historical perspective clear.
Best wishes to Mare.