Category Archives: Finance and Economics

Zeta Centauri Windows App Revenue Postmortem

Now that I’m no longer selling the Zeta Centauri apps, I decided to add up sales of Windows desktop apps over the years and see how much it was. 2010: $261.25 2011: $160.44 2012: $69.24 2013: $0* 2014: $109.26 2015: $50.08 2016: $95.58 2017: $36.42 Total: $781.27 Overall I’d estimate that I’ve spent about 3500 […]

Quora Answer: I know almost nothing about the stock market but have strong programming skills. Will I be able to make profitable trading software?

I originally wrote this as an answer to a question on Quora. The world is littered with the empty wallets of engineers that approached the stock market as a math, algorithmic, or engineering problem. The largest investment banks all have algorithmic trading programs, and they often lose large chunks of money. And sometimes they make […]