Why This Blog?

John Hamon
John Hamon

Welcome to the blog home of John Hamon, founder of FractalBox Inc.  We build algorithmic trading strategies.  I’m also the president of FractalBox Advisors, LLC, the manager of a systematic, long/short equities fund.

I hope that what read you will find informative and thought-provoking.  Please let me know if you do, or even if you don’t.  Constructive criticism is always cheerfully accepted. 


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All views expressed are strictly mine and are offered for general interest and education only.  No investment advice is being offered and you should always do your own research and reach your own conclusions.  You have been warned!

(The cool picture in the header was taken by my daughter Molly from Kihei, Maui in 2007.  See more of her stuff here.)



  1. Cool blog John!
    Looking forward to hearing the truth and having spirited conversations.
    Great piece on our founding fathers!
    Read a very cool book by Fred C. Kelly called “Why You Win or Lose”
    Page 22 “I learned that men win or lose not so much because of economic conditions as because of human psychology. Certain mental traits that we nearly all have are barriers to success.”
    I am a big fan of Justin Mamis and Jesse Livermore.
    Also love to read Zero Hedge blog.
    Good luck to you.

  2. I enjoy your wise posts and follow you often.

    • Why thank you! Please tell a friend.

  3. John,
    Nice blog. I was looking for the connection between your algorithm and fractal behind it. You have a book that I can read? Or the fractal is just a name you use for your website?


    Yo Yih

    • Thanks for the compliment!

      We are contemplating another blog – called Inside The Box – for discussions about some of the things that drive our work.

      Of course we’re not going to disclose the specifics of our models in public fora, but our intention is provide education for those who are interested in the problem of systematic trading. Let me know if that’s of interest.

      For some specific book suggestions, email me at info@fractalbox.com.

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