Why does a company like Jane Street have a page dedicated to puzzles? The act of solving puzzles, though that might seem abstract, is intrinsic to the work we do at Jane Street.
Only by identifying new problems in the financial markets and figuring out (potentially novel) ways to solve them can Jane Street continue to thrive. Even though we have established strategies, we’re humble enough to know that if we have a good idea, others may soon have it as well. Prime among the skills necessary to stay successful, then, is creative problem-solving, or puzzling.
Every month or two, we’ll post a new puzzle to this page. If you think you’ve solved a puzzle, submit your solution!