Harnessing Energy Using Frictionless Platforms
- Posted by Michael Bigger
- on November 4th, 2011
I met Aris David on the StockTwits platform. I don’t remember when and how the interaction started, but our trading relationship was born within the chaos of the Twitter ecosystem. He is known on Twitter as @fledglingtrader.
Although Aris operates out of London, we collaborate seamlessly (or easily) on trading technologies for the Bigger Capital ecosystem. To date, our symbiotic relationship has produced satisfactory trading results.
All our achievement has been made possible by available and free collaboration tools and technology platforms such as:
- Cloud IT and virtual private servers IT infrastructure
- Twitter and StockTwits
- Google Docs
- Oracle Virtual Box hosting several operating systems, including Linux
- Interactive Brokers
- And so forth…
We use the same frictionless platform to create trading tools such as our Spread Analyzer, which you can find right here.
Anyone located anywhere in the world who has access to a browser can use this free tool.
@AsymmetricRisk, a trader residing in Panama, tweeted a few days ago:
I got the tweet on my Droid Bionic and was able to open the exact same spread using the embedded links. I responded:
@AsymmetricRisk let me think about it. First thought is rounding impact right at the boundary condition
After talking to Aris about this tweet, I replied:
Because @AsymmetricRisk permutated the legs of the spread in the analyzer, he asked a good question, and we all benefited from it. Microsoft drives Intel changes at a cointegration level, but it is less than ideal the other way around.
If you think about the value we all have derived since my first interaction with Aris, it is just amazing. And now, we interacted with @AsymmetricRisk, and the energy from that interaction will follow its own course, hopefully in a value-added type of way.
This is how I think traders and investors will increase their value toward infinity in the future.
I am in awe by what you can accomplish on the chaotic frictionless platforms. Aren’t you?
Written by Michael Bigger and Aris David.
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Michael Bigger is an investor and a trader who has been involved with trading technologies for more than twenty years. In 1992, Michael joined Citibank as head trader of U.S. single-stock derivatives, where he managed a $5 billion portfolio of equity derivatives. In 1998, he joined D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P. to trade the U.S. equity derivatives portfolio. (More)