I grew up in Milwaukee. My mother was an emergency room nurse, and my father was a physicist by training and an engineer by trade. So when my brother and I were kids, if we asked how something worked, we not only got an explanation, we usually also got a demonstration. I think my desire to always know "why" and "what" came from that early experience.

My brother and I, not surprisingly, both ended up in analytical professions. He's a police detective. We joke that we're both detectives in a way. He's always got different things that he's investigating, and in the markets, there is always something new for me to dig into. It satiates my inquisitive nature.

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