tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1461700565722278823.post5417808388950302311..comments2014-11-24T00:25:43.726+01:00Comments on Greedy goblin: Jump freighter costsGevlonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07072766785893313616noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1461700565722278823.post-65106857854023453262012-11-16T15:47:34.848+01:002012-11-16T15:47:34.848+01:00@Hines
I think you may be reading more into the ...@Hines <br /><br />I think you may be reading more into the graph, or misreading it, as I did at first. Gelvon is using an interesting metric to show price. it is the deviation from the daily average of prices. If we look at the beginning of the graph where Oxygen is really high the relative high cost of it pushes down the graphs for the rest of the isotopes. The setup used has a moving 0 so that if the prices of three isotopes stays constant but one increases by 3 points the rest will now be one point lower on the graph due to the formula used to calculate it (relative position to the mean of the 4) so if oxygen goes up by 30 points (isk) it will appear as a tall spike on the graph while the rest of the isotopes are 10 points lower on the graph than they would be without the oxygen spike. In this case I think it might be useful to overlay this graph with a line graph showing the average price of all 4 for the day. <br /><br />With that added information you could infer the information you want to. If you see one isotope move up on the graph, with the others moving down, but the overall average doesn't move much then you have a pair where they move in opposite directions. If both graphs have a rise (that is the above graph shows one isotope moving up with the others moving down, and the average shows a similar rise) then you have a situation where there is no shown relationship one goes up and drags the average price up with it. Tegonoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1461700565722278823.post-62376799415471041302012-11-12T18:54:19.946+01:002012-11-12T18:54:19.946+01:00It looks like a bunch of folks used the same calcu...It looks like a bunch of folks used the same calculations you did: <br /><br />ship - number of requests <br />Moros - 87 <br />Rorqual - 66 <br />Revelation - 43 <br />Archon - 42 <br />Thanatos - 35 <br />Nidhoggur - 29 <br />Chimera - 28 <br /><br />I, for one, was one of the 66 requests for a Rorqual because that's something I'd actually use. Could I flip the Moros and buy a Rorq and pocket the change? Sure, but I see it as somewhat disrespectful to the guy running the lottery. I didn't win, which is fine, and being able to fly <i>any</i> of the prizes is many months away. tangurenahttp://tangurena.livejournal.com/noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1461700565722278823.post-26627166366506628232012-11-11T08:13:12.847+01:002012-11-11T08:13:12.847+01:00@Johnicholas Hines
Gev makes all his money margin ...@Johnicholas Hines<br />Gev makes all his money margin trading. For him to have an opinion on that would require him to regularly hold stocks for longer than "as fast as the market will buy it."Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1461700565722278823.post-25280274900516261862012-11-09T17:44:38.335+01:002012-11-09T17:44:38.335+01:00There's a standard high-frequency trading stra...There's a standard high-frequency trading strategy, so-called 'pairs trading' where if you believe you understand that two securities move in either somewhat consistently the same direction, or somewhat consistently in opposite directions, then you respond to a movement in one security by anticipating the expected movement in the other.<br /><br />For example, just by eye (need to actually plot it), it might be the case that oxygen prices are anticorrelated with the other isotopes.<br /><br />A trader executing a pairs trading strategy would hold a pool of isotopes, and shift the mix in the pool toward oxygen if they see the price of the others drop, and away if they see the price of the others increase. <br /><br />Do you think people are already doing that sort of thing? Do you think it's profitable by comparison to, say, missioning? Did you consider that sort of strategy and reject it?Johnicholas Hineshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04906677773615232966noreply@blogger.com