Hello, my name is Yme van der Linden. Nice to meet you! I am an engineer by education and profession. However, I have always had a big interest in the stock market. Everyone dreams of getting rich over night, or making millions of dollars as a hedge fund manager on wall street (have you seen a movie called The Big Short? if not, I recommend you fire up Netflix right away!).
I was no exception, and therefore I decided to combine my computer programming skills with my passion for investing. To that end, I started learning Python so I could build an artificial intelligence (AI) bot which could automatically trade stocks for me (and hopefully make billions of dollars!).
Of course, building such a thing is easier said than done. Four years, a master’s degree in data science and a thesis on investing with AI later, here we are. Spoiler alert, I am not a billionare (yet). After reading tons and tons of literature on finance, investing and machine learning, I have become convinced that investing with AI is infeasible, at least for the average Joe like me (not disrespecting any Joe’s around, you rock!).
What I have become convinced of though, is an investing philosophy that is very simple yet effective. I cannot promise that it will make you a billionaire – and most people who do such promises are flat out lying. What I do hope, is that my strategy enables you to grow your savings in a way that minimizes risk as much as possible. Moreover, with my strategy there is no need to contribute to the salary of some highly paid fund managers – you can easily do it yourself! And the beautiful thing is – there is no need to check what the markets are doing 329 times a day. Buy and hold baby!