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by mbunea
December 19th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Marketing a trading strategy
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: Marketing a trading strategy

>> Are you looking to pitch your strategy to institutional players like hedge funds? Or are you offering you insights how to send bulk spam emails to these guys?  The former (pitch strategy, that is). >> Imho sending spam to these dudes is not going to work.  https://imgur.com/a/Fy3KvMc (Obviously t...
by mbunea
December 12th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Marketing a trading strategy
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Marketing a trading strategy

Initial setup: you're unknown, unproven, unremarkable (till now). Still you've got 20 years in software development and 15 years of experience in finance, 10 of which employed as a quant. You keep researching on your own time, use the software developed by yourself to define trading strategies, vali...
by mbunea
June 28th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: How does a trading strategy reach production?
Replies: 6
Views: 4480

Re: How does a trading strategy reach production?

@leptoq : thanks, I'm good for now. 
by mbunea
June 26th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: How does a trading strategy reach production?
Replies: 6
Views: 4480

Re: How does a trading strategy reach production?

Imma definitely gonna paper trade, more precisely I'm building an automated system to trade my strategy. On virtual accounts first, but this is how they do it in finance too - test as close to production as possible. If it still works, fine, I'm gonna trade my own money and in a lot more confidence,...
by mbunea
June 16th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: How does a trading strategy reach production?
Replies: 6
Views: 4480

How does a trading strategy reach production?

I suppose at least some companies do research trading strategies in their quest for making a profit. I do the same thing and seem to get good results, I started with a solid mathematical pricing model, tested it in software to make sure it behaves as theoretically predicted and now I ran a backtest ...
by mbunea
April 7th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career planning after 12 years in the field
Replies: 26
Views: 13024

Re: Career planning after 12 years in the field

>> RE: my own title. I started this thread when? About 6 months ago it seems. Good opportunity to figure out what changed in the meantime. One thing that still surprises me is how I still accumulate knowledge, although I'm tempted to rather call it "wisdom" at this point. Like the observation that "...
by mbunea
April 7th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career planning after 12 years in the field
Replies: 26
Views: 13024

Re: Career planning after 12 years in the field

Uuu... very interesting. What Great Schism? It was the night of the Big Wind. But you are too young for that nonsense.It will be declassified in 2030. You're not the first board who I witnessed getting divided, the schism seems like an inevitable asymptotic law of politics. Usually the same parishi...
by mbunea
April 7th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career planning after 12 years in the field
Replies: 26
Views: 13024

Re: Career planning after 12 years in the field

mbunea, would you mind sending me a private message? I'd like to run something by you (but can't send you a message as I am a new user).
Sent.
by mbunea
February 16th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Searching for a job after a multi-year break
Replies: 33
Views: 14908

Re: Searching for a job after a multi-year break

Man, these hedge funds and HFT shops and in general "world renowned investment bank", they only hire THE BEST. Crème de la crème. Top 2% of the already very competent. How does it work? Enrico Fermi on "great generals" nailed it long ago, just replace "army" with "banks" and "greatest generals" with...
by mbunea
February 4th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Searching for a job after a multi-year break
Replies: 33
Views: 14908

Re: Searching for a job after a multi-year break

Don't tell a thing on the mental health issues - even ignoring that, with your background you've almost zero chances of getting a job anywayz, mention "mental health" and you're certain to enter negative territory (not just not get a job but get blacklisted). Anywayz, jobs are stressful and a PhD is...
by mbunea
November 5th, 2018, 5:30 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career planning after 12 years in the field
Replies: 26
Views: 13024

Re: Career planning after 12 years in the field

I've also been thinking on hiring students / recent graduates. One problem is that by my own, I'd only be having money to pay them for part time work. But the main challenge is finding people who are not doing this for the money in their hand now but for the end goal: money they're getting when and ...
by mbunea
October 10th, 2018, 4:04 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career planning after 12 years in the field
Replies: 26
Views: 13024

Re: Career planning after 12 years in the field

Average pre-tax monthly salary in Romania: $1000. Taxes are about 40% so take home is about $600.  Average pre-tax yearly salary for a software dev in Romania, according to PayScale: about $26000 / year. For a junior with 2-3 years of experience, to my knowledge, it's more like the sum I quoted ($36...
by mbunea
October 7th, 2018, 6:18 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career planning after 12 years in the field
Replies: 26
Views: 13024

Re: Career planning after 12 years in the field

That's a hard problem, indeed. Will think more in depth about it when and if I'll have to (meaning I'll actually find some wannabe associates who qualify for the "lighter" requirements), also I'll wanna hear their input into this issue.
by mbunea
October 7th, 2018, 5:24 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career planning after 12 years in the field
Replies: 26
Views: 13024

Re: Career planning after 12 years in the field

Not at all. In fact I'm not sure having a non-money contributing guy is a good idea unless he's a plain employee, but an employee is not a good investment at this phase. The hard money requirement is based on my past experience of looking for cofounders. Over 90% of the people are just not intereste...
by mbunea
October 6th, 2018, 5:10 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Career planning after 12 years in the field
Replies: 26
Views: 13024

Re: Career planning after 12 years in the field

Not me, our company. It's called "cofounding". Like here: https://cofounderslab.com/ , only 99% of the guys there are not looking to invest money (like a founder does) but to take money (like an employe does), sort of a glorified UpWork. Like if they call themselves "cofounders", they're more likely...
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