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Early on in my writing career here I used a ton of disparate platforms for various things (YouTube, Medium, Substack). I decided last month for a few reasons to primarily continue writing on Substack, which in my opinion is a fantastic and growing platform. I still love…


“Francus says” — quoting my Twitter

It’s been a week. I got quoted in Bloomberg again for some reason, talking about meme stocks again.

As I discussed in my previous post, the art of prediction is a dangerous game. …


It’s been a while since my last post, mainly due to real life factors like well, the end of the quarter of my Ph.D. program fast approaching. …


One of my favorite comments when I started first appearing in media around the dawn of the Gamestop saga (ages ago in internet time, last month in reality) was along the lines of “I honestly didn’t believe you were a real person, I thought your photo was generated from https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/”…


So, it’s been a while. This month has been quite surreal. It’s a bit difficult to focus on schoolwork and writing itself when stuff like this happens:

They definitely not only airbrushed that photo, but also power-washed it.

So this part, the ending part of Options Degenerate Marketplaces, was a bit delayed. …


The great part about being a windbag writer is I know before I even put pen to paper I know that I need to call this ‘Part 1’.

With that out of the way, let’s begin discussing the Net Options Pricing Effect (NOPE), how we got here, and what it…


And we’re back. This week has been legitimately crazy with the Gamestop saga. I’ve taken the self-imposed position of playing financial reporter through the whole charade, including being one of the first to break the news that Robinhood (and, as we found out later, other brokers) was de facto manipulating…


Hello again readers, it’s your favorite snark machine.

It seems the timing of my first post was serendipity, because just as anticipated in the proposed salience-based trading paradigm, we saw some unique fun during Tuesday’s trading session.

Blockbuster’s back!


Unlike most of my posts, this will veer largely into philosophy and maybe some poorly interpreted behavioral economics. As I have a computer science and business background, this of course qualifies me as a subject expert on both of those topics.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m fairly new at trading…


Check out my twitter for more musings on the market: https://twitter.com/nope_its_lily. Also, posted originally on reddit at r/thecorporation.

I of course, got a nice Twitter hug for Part 1. To clarify — I do think shorts are being squeezed in Gamestop, although this is auxiliary to the main driver of…

Nope, it's Lily

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