I am always looking for low-churn, accumulating skillset that I can rely on after age 50, without strenuous effort. Such effort is possibly harmful for the brain.
My chosen domains are not white hot domains attracting the young bright kids. I always hope to pick up these skills and try to build them into my “portfolio” of skill assets. If 3 out of 5 decline, I still have the other assets to provide meaningful employment till 70. I have more listed in my spreadsheets “techBets” + “marketableDomains”
- 😦 #1 example Quant dev — turns out to be too competitive. Low churn but I need strenuous effort even now.. see quant≠sure good for aging dev (also ruthless march@technology)
- 🙂 mkt data — feels better
- 🙂 bond math — feels even better
- VaR math?
- algo trading — I didn’t choose it because too competitive
- — technical skills
- 🙂 python — worked out well
- 😦 c# — abandoned
- 😦 swing — abandoned
- 😦 MOM — fell out of fashion