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by wanaquant
February 1st, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: Is free trade the problem?
Replies: 96
Views: 14100

Re: Is free trade the problem?

before one decides whether free trade is the problem, one needs to define free trade. The so-called "free trade" agreements are more often than not managed trade. TPP (transpacific partnership) was 5,000 pages long. Congressman Ron Paul always used to say that an actual free trade agreement wold ta...
by wanaquant
April 6th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Anyone getting into Rust
Replies: 28
Views: 2527

Anyone getting into Rust

Anyone heard about the language? Decided to give it a try but it looks that it lacks in the quant/math department.
by wanaquant
April 6th, 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 787
Views: 67725

Re: End of bitcoin?

Apparently goerge soros is getting into bitcoin: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ces-plunge
by wanaquant
February 7th, 2018, 7:59 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 787
Views: 67725

Re: End of bitcoin?

I have been out of bitcoin for a while though I still hold a nice five figures amount of it that inflated as of late (even despite the massive drop). It's interesting how many supposedly smart people carry on to be in denial about it here. Despite it going from 0 to 1 to 100 to 1000 to 10000 to 200...
by wanaquant
February 7th, 2018, 6:10 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 787
Views: 67725

Re: End of bitcoin?

I have been out of bitcoin for a while though I still hold a nice five figures amount of it that inflated as of late (even despite the massive drop). It's interesting how many supposedly smart people carry on to be in denial about it here. Despite it going from 0 to 1 to 100 to 1000 to 10000 to 2000...
by wanaquant
July 26th, 2017, 11:06 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 787
Views: 67725

Re: End of bitcoin?

@Traden4Alpha I'll try to address some of your questions. 1. Starting from 8 August, bitcoin will be able to support theoretically infinite txs/second. The segwit upgrade will enable the lightening network which enable users to transact off-chain how much they want and settle later on the bitcoin bl...
by wanaquant
July 23rd, 2017, 10:19 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 787
Views: 67725

Re: End of bitcoin?

I don't disagree with that. It's hard to come up with numbers, though. How many investors are in for the very long haul; and how many are just speculating for the short term. I can also see a class of rather conservative investors: Bitcoin futures used to offer 100% yearly return yield on premium on...
by wanaquant
July 23rd, 2017, 8:19 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 787
Views: 67725

Re: End of bitcoin?

@Alan I'm not sure what your job is, but what you are saying makes no sense. That's like some guy going to Asia and saying that Japanese dolls are stupid. Well, Hello Kitty might be a stupid idea to the west but it made its creator a billionaire. The fact that you don't need bitcoin doesn't apply to...
by wanaquant
July 23rd, 2017, 5:52 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 787
Views: 67725

Re: End of bitcoin?

You guys here are mentioning every crash but failing to mention that every crash still has a higher price than the previous one. You are being intrinsically bearish on bitcoin because you don't understand it. That being said, I reduced my bitcoin exposure to practically 0. While I'm bearish on the o...
by wanaquant
April 1st, 2017, 3:50 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 787
Views: 67725

Re: End of bitcoin?

I would not trade for entertainment. It's trap. You lose some, feel bad, then lost more. A vicious cycle. If you are looking to trade professionally, then you need some basics to start: a good finance/economics background, programming abilities (or at least proficient in R), knowledge of the market ...
by wanaquant
March 31st, 2017, 11:12 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 787
Views: 67725

Re: End of bitcoin?

oh Alan I thought you are that rich! There is kraken which is US based and doesn't have such requirements. Why do you want to trade a market where you are emotionally biased and have no inner knowledge about? That seems to me like a rather "butt hurt" feeling (you missed on bitcoin going from 0 to 1...
by wanaquant
March 30th, 2017, 10:59 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 787
Views: 67725

Re: End of bitcoin?

Otherwise, Coinbase now has margin trading and it is FDCI insured. There you go Alan!
by wanaquant
March 30th, 2017, 10:59 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 787
Views: 67725

Re: End of bitcoin?

Yes, too bad the Winklevoss ETF was not approved. I'm not willing to short the thing in China, but an ETF would have been fun!
Are you looking to short bitcoin just because you don't agree with the idea, or you have some data backing it? Bitcoin is very volatile.
by wanaquant
March 30th, 2017, 4:49 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 787
Views: 67725

Re: End of bitcoin?

Always something amusing going on in bitcoin land:  Is This Massive Power Struggle About To Blow Up Bitcoin? It's reckless to ignore the crypto-bubble going on. I think bitcoin being the center of the crypto-bubble is too easy to be true (buy bitcoin and then you are very rich). My guess is that ma...
by wanaquant
February 17th, 2017, 8:08 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: End of bitcoin?
Replies: 787
Views: 67725

Re: End of bitcoin?

Market breaking out upside. Looking for pullback to cut losses.
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