I accidently came across this video about a mathematician who became a billionaire applying quantitative analysis to predicting trends in the financial markets. I imagine he made his fortune mostly from his financial firm (firm unknown). How many people do you know who became a billionaire on just basic technical analysis? Maybe Capital Discussions should have a service on quantitative analysis of the markets . This is the short version of the interview with this mathematician. Note, much of the interview is not about trading but about his life career.