If you are looking for a high yield savings account, I would recommend Marcus: by Goldman Sachs. I am a seasoned professional with a 25+ year track record of applying advanced technology to financial markets and other fields. Throughout my career, I have owned and operated self-clearing broker-dealers (DTC/NSCC participant/members) as well as hedge funds, Registered Investment Advisors and commodities and futures IBs in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
In the early 1990s while in college, I developed a groundbreaking back propagation neural network that successfully forecasted moves of 1% or more in the S&P500 Index. This innovative approach, combined with my deep understanding of theoretical option pricing models (Black & Scholes), led me to create an algorithmic hedging strategy writing SPX credit spreads for a basket of SPDRs, generating alpha and landed me a job in Locust Valley, NY for a well known hedge fund.
Additionally, I have extensive experience in operating hedge funds, broker-dealers and FCMs for high-frequency algorithmic trading in equities as well as commodities and futures. My efforts generated over $900 billion dollars in equities transactions from 2009 to 2011 representing approximately 2% of the entire US equities trading volume. I also developed a computer based model applying Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) for active portfolio asset allocation. I have advised and participated in numerous start-up companies, including structuring a $200mm Security Token Offering (STO) for a movie studio in the Atlanta metro area. Crypto currency is an interest and hobby. I owned/operated a small solar powered Ethereum (ETH) crypto-mining operation, until September of 2022, when POS replaced POW. That is the past, now on to the future.
* "Tetrastatum," Hard Science Fiction, Monkfish Publishing, 2019
(Co-Authored as "Tim Smith" -Nom De Plume, Dr. Richard Conner)
* "Quantum Psychothotonix," The measurement and control of human perceptions and related human behavior patterns based on space-time imaging., Deep AI, 2021
(Co-Authored, Dr. Richard Conner).
* "PT Vectors & Tensors," PSYCHOTHOTONIX defines a quantum data set of internal non-matter image states consisting of (B)ehavior (E)motion and (D)ecision in the human brain as vectors mapped to a Psychothotonix sphere moving in time., Deep AI, 2021
(Co-Authored, Dr. Richard Conner)
* "Object Image Classification: Expanding the Johnson Criteria, Detection, Resolution, and Identification as Axes on a Sphere, Integrating a Systems Modulation Transfer Function," Unpublished, 2023 (Co-Authored, Dr. Richard Conner, Dr. Daniel Winterhalter)
* "AI Signal Processing: (D)etection, (R)esolution, (I)dentification [DRI] and (B)ehavior, (E)motion, (D)ecision [BED], The Value Proposition of Enhancing Machine Vision Capabilities using The Expanded Johnson Criteria and The Psychothotonix Sphere to Model Human Perception.," Unpublished, 2023 (Co-Authored, Dr. Richard Conner, Dr. Daniel Winterhalter)
* "Developing Self Image (DSI):, A Reinforcement Learning Psychophysical Waveform, Autonomously Trained Cognitive System.," Unpublished, 2023 (Co-Authored, Dr. Richard Conner, Dr. Daniel Winterhalter)
* IMDB Tetrastatum Short, Cult Critic Award, 2019 Winner Outstanding Achievement Award -Horror / Science Fiction Marcus Carlos Rodriguez (Writer, Director, Cinematography)
* "Time Smith," Based on the novel Tetrastatum, A physicist working on a top-secret teleportation project for DARPA, desperate to discover the truth about the mysterious death of his wife and daughter, finds himself untethered in time and space on a quest that ultimately leads him to discover that our understanding of reality is a tragic misconception., 2019 (Story by Marcus Rodriguez & Dr. Richard Conner, Art Ken Krekeler)
* "Spirit of the West," Singer, Joel S. Jorgensen, Lyrics by: Marcus C. Rodriguez
Education The Maret School, Washington, DC, High School 1988 - 1991
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL, Economics 1991 - 1993
Licenses/Designations (1996 - 2014)
* Series 7, 63 – General Securities Representative, State Law Examination
* Series 53 – Municipal Bond Principal
* Series 55 – Equity Trader
* Series 3, 4 – Commodities Futures, NFA, Registered Options Principal
* Series 24, 27 – General Securities Principal, Financial and Operations Principal
* Series 65 – Investment Adviser State Law Exam
* Series 14 – NYSE Compliance Official
* CFP Certified Financial Planner Designation
* Qubit: Introduction to Quantum Computing, linear algebra, coding with Qiskit, quantum mechanics, quantum algorithms and quantum applications, 2020 - 2021
CV available upon request
* Python, NumPy
* Excel, Visual Basic