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Entries from May 23rd, 2015

Time Decay factor

May 23rd, 2015 No Comments

While learning about options, there is one concept called time decay factor when selling options (calls or puts). I thought it’s great if we can apply the same concept to our lives. Time decay factor works like compounding interest except its starting point is at the maximum. As time passes by, its intrinsic ‘value’ decreases.

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The Bed of Procrustes

May 23rd, 2015 No Comments

I first heard the name Procrustes from Nassim Taleb’s lesser known book, The Bed of Procrustes. Procrustes cuts an interesting tale in the Greek mythology not so much about his iron bed as it is about how he ‘stretches’ every passerby to fit his bed. (I suppose the movie The Human Centipede got its inspiration […]

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