I’m Jean-Marc, your host, and I created Laplace Insights because I was frustrated as an individual investor.
For years, I looked for reliable, no-nonsense advice to help manage my investments. I wanted concrete, actionable and reliable advice. Unfortunately, what I got was years of wasted money and efforts with supposedly expert advice from useless newsletters and (expensive) investment software. Yet, all of these claimed to provide returns that would put Warren Buffett’s track record to shame.
I also learned I wasn’t alone in my quest for no-nonsense investing. That’s what motivated me to create Laplace Insights.
The School of Hard Knocks
I’ve been an individual investor since September 1987, when I enjoyed a full month of excellent returns before the October 1987 stock market crash. Yes, my first exposure to investing was at the school of hard knocks. 🙁
During my 28 years as an investor, I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. I made a lot of mistakes, saw a lot of hype and lived through many disappointments. But most importantly, I learned a ton about investing effectively and for good long term results.
With Laplace Insights, I want to share with you my hard-earned experience as an individual investor. You will learn the difference between good and bad strategies, how to buy and sell the right kinds of assets in a smart way, and lots of other practical tips to help you build and grow your own investment program. I also developed some rigorously tested investment strategies, which I am providing to you for free. My sincere hope is that you will take advantage of these resources and prosper from it.
I am an accomplished electrical engineer, data scientist and computer geek. I use advanced mathematics and some of the most advanced computer algorithms to develop my investment strategies. I spend much of my free time reading up on the latest academic and practical investment and data science research literature. I then convert these insights into robust investment strategies that are simple enough for you and I to follow. I also invest my own money using the strategies I developed for this web site. I hate sensational claims, and so I put my money where my mouth is, because I believe in the work I do.
My investment philosophy is to develop strategies that are simple to follow, yet provide above average returns while keeping risks manageable. I always use computerized methods to rigorously test strategies in depth and increase the odds that they will continue to perform reliably in the future. For more on my background and professional work experience, please visit my LinkedIn profile.
Why Laplace Insights?
Pierre-Simon, Marquis de Laplace (1749 – 1827) was a mathematician and astronomer. His work was pivotal for the advancement of modern statistics and probabilities, which continue to be highly relevant in numerous fields today including some of the most complex computer algorithms used by professional investors.
I was initially introduced to Laplace’s mathematical framework at engineering school, and I’ve continued to be impressed by how fundamental his contributions have been to the modern world. With Laplace Insights, my hope is to honor his contributions to modern mathematics in a way that is practical and relevant for every investor.
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