American Mathematician James Harris Simons Quotes
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American Mathematician James Harris Simons Quotes

Popular motivational quotes and sayings collection by American mathematician and hedge fund manager who was known for his services.

James Simons Quotes on Business

  • We have very high standards and it works. Our business is wonderful as a result.
  • It’s difficult to run a business and be so consumed with another passion.
  • Through high school, anything related to business seemed absurd to me.
  • I’ve always believed if there’s going to be a hit – take it and then go on about your business.

James Simons Quotes on Fund

  • Size works against you in a fund like this.
  • Inversion was the kiss of death. The fund was unhedged with respect to the yield curve.
  • We have been caught in what appears to be a large wave of deleveraging on the part of quantitative long/short hedge funds.
  • We decided that systematic trading was best. Fundamental trading gave me ulcers.

James Simons Quotes on Life/ Family

  • Luck plays a meaningful role in everyone’s lives.
  • I used to have it in my house. My wife didn’t particularly like it.
  • Patterns of price movement are not random. However, they’re close enough to random…

James Simons Quotes on Mathematics

  • Had nothing to do with mathematics. Happily, more things went for us than against us.
  • I was always interested in math, even when I was a very little kid.
  • I wanted to do mathematics from the time I was 3. Literally. I would think about numbers and shapes.
  • By high school I knew that I was going to be a scientist of some sort. But I just assumed mathematics.

James Simons Motivational Quotes

  • 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.’
  • I like big round numbers. The papers call me the $100 billion guy.
  • Everything is to some extent a compromise. Not everything can be perfect.
  • It’s always nice to see your work picked up by someone else and carried on.
  • God gave me a tail to keep off the flies. But I’d rather have had no tail and no flies.
  • I’ve always felt like something of an outsider, no matter what I was doing.
  • We’re moving in the direction of collaborative, goal-driven science.
  • I’m supposed to be retired. But I’m juggling a lot of things.
  • We can’t create our own data… You just have to play the data as it plays.

James Simons Famous Quotes

  • Past performance is the best predictor of success.
  • good atmosphere and smart people can accomplish a lot.
  • Signals generated by a series of proprietary predictive systems.
  • We don’t want to give away our big secrets here.
  • We have three criteria: If it’s publicly traded, liquid and amenable to modeling, we trade it.
  • There’s no such thing as the goose that lays the golden egg forever.