About the Author

Robert Stephens

Hello there, My name is Robert Stephens and Welcome to the Boring Bull. The Boring Bull is a website that educates and demonstrates the power of Quantitative Investing. Quantitative Investing may also be known as Quant Investing, AlgoTrading, or Algorithm Trading. All of which basically means the automation of stock trading based on mathmatical equations. Our model uses a variety of financial indicators, macro indicators and overrides to create the best odds of success. This website brings together three passions of mine:

Investments and Finance

Stocks, Markets, Bonds, Business, Profits, Investing


Finance Experience

Information Technology

UI/UX, Design, Programming, Machine Learning


Technology Experience

Advanced Mathmatics

Statistics, Fractals, Probability, Patterns, Prediction


Mathmatics Experience

After 38 years in the corporate world, I decided to turn my attention and skills to developing an investment algorithm which could beat the S&P over a long period of time. The number of failed attempts could rival even Thomas Edison.

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work”

Thomas A. Edison

In the book “The Man Who Solved The Market: How Jim Simons Launched The Quant Revolution”, Gregory Zuckerman documents Simons investment model results which were around 66% over a 32 year period. My low bar is the market average which is about 9% and the high bar is Mr. Simons results of 66%. Today, our model is at 48.84% annual average ROI which certainly gives us some room for improvement.

I believe it’s important to state that there is no guarantee of success, and the model does introduce a lot of risk. Of course, making a new path to follow may be risky but it can also be rewarding. This website and algorithm are a journey for me, and I have no idea where this we lead. Some of the things I try to do is study, research, and read everything I can when it come to building an investment model. I hope I never criticize others that are on a similar path since we can all learn from each other. Ready to get started?

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work”

Thomas A. Edison

My Credentials

Here is a list of credentials that may be of interest; none of which make me an expert.

  1. 38 Years Information Technology Experience
  2. 30 Years of Investing Experience
  3. 3 Years of Investment Algorithm Development
  4. B.S. in Mathmatics and Computer Science
  5. M.B.A. in Information Management
  6. Ph.D. in Information Technology
  7. Twenty-Six Issued United States Patents
  8. Over 150 professional and academic publications within Information Technology
  9. Selected as one of top four “Best Practices” Metadata implementations in 2002 and 2003
  10. Authored Book: Trademark 2.0 (Top 1% on Amazon, June 2007)
  11. Co-Author on Eleven Academic Books on SOA, Open Source, Web 2.0, Collaboration, and Knowledge Management
  12. Adjunct Professor at LaGrange College (2004-2005)
  13. Track Chair for several Academic Conferences and Editorial Board for Business Journal
  14. MCTS: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, MCTS: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  15. Nano-Degree Certifications: Front-End Web Development, Senior Web Developer, React Developer
  16. Awards: CIO Award, Patent Awards, IT Wall of Stars, Trail Blazer Innovation Award
  17. Programming Experience: Python, PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS, React, Angular, MySQL

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