James Harris Simons Quotes

I found this whole process of speculation quite interesting, in particular I had gotten interested in currencies.

I like big round numbers. The papers call me the $100 billion guy.

We have three criteria: If it’s publicly traded, liquid and amenable to modelling, we trade it.

We decided that systematic trading was best. Fundamental trading gave me ulcers.

We don’t want to give away our big secrets here.

They are less likely to accept an apparent winning strategy that might be a mere statistical fluke.

It was fun and successful. I’ve never really looked back… It was just a new leaf in the book.

I’m supposed to be retired. But I’m juggling a lot of things.

I’ve always felt like something of an outsider, no matter what I was doing.

We started to think about a whole new way to look at futures.

To myself, I have said, ‘I’m 62; by the time I’m 65, I’d like to pass the baton.’

Our trading models actually tend to be contrarian often buying stocks recently out of favour and selling those recently in favour.

God gave me a tail to keep off the flies. But I’d rather have had no tail and no flies.