John Forsythe

About Me

The purpose of this site is to briefly explain my background, interests and projects that I have worked on.

I am working at a proprietary trading firm in Chicago, I have always had a passion for trading and financial markets and how they rapidly change. Trading is a way I am able to express my creativity in the markets while managing risk, solving problems and executing my ideas. 

Being an athlete at heart, I love to compete and work hard. My drive to improve everyday is a quality that has helped me in all aspects of my life. When faced with a problem, I like to dig into the weeds and figure out exactly is going on. For example, SilverGlade Analytics, a program my roommates and I developed while studying at The University of Iowa helps identify patterns from tweets using large data sets. I will talk more about that under ‘Projects’.

Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, mountains, and the ocean. Whenever I can, I try to see new things and explore different cities. The difference of how cultures interact is what interest me the most about traveling because it gives me a broader perspective of the way cities function.

John Forsythe

About Me

The purpose of this site is to briefly explain my background, interests and projects that I have worked on.

I am working at a proprietary trading firm in Chicago, I have always had a passion for trading and financial markets and how they rapidly change. Trading is a way I am able to express my creativity in the markets while managing risk, solving problems and executing my ideas. 

Being an athlete at heart, I love to compete and work hard. My drive to improve everyday is a quality that has helped me in all aspects of my life. When faced with a problem, I like to dig into the weeds and figure out exactly is going on. For example, SilverGlade Analytics, a program my roommates and I developed while studying at The University of Iowa helps identify patterns from tweets using large data sets. I will talk more about that under ‘Projects’.

Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, mountains, and the ocean. Whenever I can, I try to see new things and explore different cities. The difference of how cultures interact is what interest me the most about traveling because it gives me a broader perspective of the way cities function.

SilverGlade Analytics

Projects

SilverGlade Analytics: Patent Parsing
SilverGlade was first developed to instantaneously pick up on fraudulent reports and news all over the web. Twitter has opened up a can of worms in the markets, allowing large “pump and dump” trends to influence trading decisions.
After some more research, we were able to use the same NLTK libraries from Twitter to scan the FDA Orange book and detect upcoming patent expiration’s on different pharmaceutical drugs. From this, we ran our own models and predicted where the corresponding equity price would be after the exclusivity is over.

For more information you can head over to http://silvergladedata.com

Projects

SilverGlade Analytics: Patent Parsing
SilverGlade was first developed to instantaneously pick up on fraudulent reports and news all over the web. Twitter has opened up a can of worms in the markets, allowing large “pump and dump” trends to influence trading decisions.
After some more research, we were able to use the same NLTK libraries from Twitter to scan the FDA Orange book and detect upcoming patent expiration’s on different pharmaceutical drugs. From this, we ran our own models and predicted where the corresponding equity price would be after the exclusivity is over.

For more information you can head over to http://silvergladedata.com

Articles I Find Interesting

Chinese exporters are not lowering their prices. The difference is coming from quantities purchased

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Articles I Find Interesting

Chinese exporters are not lowering their prices. The difference is coming from quantities purchased

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