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My professional background is in algorithmic proprietary trading with a basis in quantitative research. Having led systematic strategy research efforts in both Fortune 500 and start-up hedge fund enterprises, my experience spans asset classes and instruments. Like many others, I came to the... More
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Alpay Kaya, CFA
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The Value in Volatility: A Practitioner's Guide to Leveraged ETFs
  • Note To Researchers: Piracy Is NOT The Sincerest Form Of Flattery! 0 comments
    May 14, 2013 10:52 AM

    We've all heard the saying about a connection between imitation and flattery. Outright copying may be an extension of imitation, but the metaphor breaks down when it comes to stealing intellectual property.

    Last week, a website in Montenegro began offering downloads of my book Leveraged ETFs to its 'subscribers'. One "Notice of Copyright Infringement" submitted to the site's payment processor under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act)...and in a few days the download link is broken.

    Ah, those rascally Montenegrans (or is it Montenegronians?)...just kidding, the criminals in question could be from anywhere. But seriously, this is one form of 'flattery' we can all do without!

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