Tony Trzeciak is the CEO of Dialect (dialect.app), which he founded in August of 2021. JLN spoke with Trzeciak at the FIA Expo 2022 in Chicago about creating an analytics model to make sense of data and translate it into better trading and investment decisions.
Trzeciak served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2008 – 2012 and fought in Afghanistan. During his service, he rolled over an IED and was paralyzed. He said he spent a lot of time lying in bed in a 4×4 hospital room and during that time he became interested in the stock market. When he came into some money, he started investing on his own. He realized you have to analyze a lot of information to make smart decisions, but he couldn’t analyze that much information to make sense of it. “My generation and younger kids use Siri, Alexa, Google search for research,” he said, “but when you ask things pertaining to finance or Wall Street, you don’t get anything.”
So, along with another retail trader and CEO he met online, he created a language model to make sense of all the information and so make better trading and investment decisions. “I realized that data navigation and data discovery is something companies in many sectors, not just finance, need to access information,” he said.
Dialect’s foundation was built on options, order flow and technical analysis, he said.
We asked him how he first applied this model to the markets, and he said he likes to trade options and wanted to make options trades without having to go through social media platforms.
He knew the information was available online, so he took computer machine learning and applied it to financial data rather than pay other people to tell him what to do.
Right now, his system just handles equities and options, but his goal is to continue to build out the data asset to be able to answer more questions other than just those about options, equities and technical analysis, he said.