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by ThinkDifferent
April 3rd, 2015, 1:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: recurrent neural networks and self-learning agents
Replies: 22
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recurrent neural networks and self-learning agents

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: outrunQuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarThank you - watched it for awhile. I have been reading about neural nets from time to time - if anyone has papers or books to recommend, that would be useful.The game is really nice. It uses a specific type of machine learning: ...
by ThinkDifferent
April 2nd, 2015, 9:55 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Which of these PhD is better for quant industry?
Replies: 40
Views: 8939

Which of these PhD is better for quant industry?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: emacQuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferentQuoteOriginally posted by: emacQuoteOriginally posted by: GamalStochastic analysis is the hard kernel of quantitative finance, optimization and C++ are important but not that crucial. There are two places to learn good stocha...
by ThinkDifferent
April 1st, 2015, 11:48 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Which of these PhD is better for quant industry?
Replies: 40
Views: 8939

Which of these PhD is better for quant industry?

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaQuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferentQuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaQuoteOriginally posted by: ZhuLiAnI would say industry experience is more valuable than PhD for quant industry.Is that what people without PhD usually say?This is what people with a ...
by ThinkDifferent
April 1st, 2015, 2:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stop Another Holoclaust
Replies: 51
Views: 4071

Stop Another Holoclaust

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: AnalyticalVegaQuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferentRussia, Ukraine, China are all irrelevant.....AV's world rotates around Israel and anything that has to do with it.So according to you, what is the number one global security threat currently?according to me it is n...
by ThinkDifferent
April 1st, 2015, 9:49 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Which of these PhD is better for quant industry?
Replies: 40
Views: 8939

Which of these PhD is better for quant industry?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: emacQuoteOriginally posted by: GamalStochastic analysis is the hard kernel of quantitative finance, optimization and C++ are important but not that crucial. There are two places to learn good stochastic analysis - Moscow State University and Ecole Polytechnique.They are...
by ThinkDifferent
April 1st, 2015, 5:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Stop Another Holoclaust
Replies: 51
Views: 4071

Stop Another Holoclaust

Russia, Ukraine, China are all irrelevant.....AV's world rotates around Israel and anything that has to do with it.
by ThinkDifferent
April 1st, 2015, 3:52 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Which of these PhD is better for quant industry?
Replies: 40
Views: 8939

Which of these PhD is better for quant industry?

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaQuoteOriginally posted by: ZhuLiAnI would say industry experience is more valuable than PhD for quant industry.Is that what people without PhD usually say?This is what people with a french fin. eng. degree usually say :)But to be fair, I've seen very decent se...
by ThinkDifferent
March 26th, 2015, 9:19 am
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Topic: Thoughts on Berkshire Hathaway
Replies: 11
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Thoughts on Berkshire Hathaway

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: CactusManThe reason for Berkshire's success has become clear to me."well that took you a while <E>:)</E> there was an article on bloomberg the other day entitled "what's bad for your waist is good for Bershire" or something.. did that inspire your post, or is it just a ...
by ThinkDifferent
March 25th, 2015, 10:22 pm
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Topic: Third Israel-Lebanon War may be coming soon..
Replies: 412
Views: 10930

Third Israel-Lebanon War may be coming soon..

Crocodile Tears
by ThinkDifferent
March 25th, 2015, 2:07 am
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Topic: Israel's new fence = Apartheid
Replies: 344
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Israel's new fence = Apartheid

Kelly ratio is not for survivability. It's for maximizing long term growth rate per bet. You want "optimal investing survivability"? Invest zero. you are trying too hard to talk smart....
by ThinkDifferent
March 20th, 2015, 6:24 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Portfolio Associate at Bridgewater
Replies: 1
Views: 3494

Portfolio Associate at Bridgewater

not sure this should be asked on a quant forum. i thought Bridgewater are not very quantitative (...we are talking about Ray Dalio's fund?).
by ThinkDifferent
March 18th, 2015, 2:19 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Model validation with UBS
Replies: 1
Views: 3874

Model validation with UBS

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: BerndSchmitzHi,I have one question about the IB (cutting) policy of UBS during the last years: What kind of divisions and jobs were most affected? Was it more concentrated on M&A and the like or on (prop) trading etc.The reason I'm asking this is that I will soon ha...
by ThinkDifferent
March 12th, 2015, 6:38 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Boutique CLO fund, quant analyst position, £70K in 2 years, is he bluffing?
Replies: 10
Views: 4350

Boutique CLO fund, quant analyst position, £70K in 2 years, is he bluffing?

it sure does. but given that every next salary is (usually) a function of the previous one, 35K does not look particularly promising...
by ThinkDifferent
March 7th, 2015, 12:19 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Maximizing compensation
Replies: 14
Views: 5035

Maximizing compensation

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: psibladeZXGet out of tech, that's number 1 step. Number 2 are four words:Front. Office. Buy. Side.From the company's perspective, ask yourself this question: why should I pay a cost center high salary/bonus? They are not producing any revenue.Best bit of advice, find ou...
by ThinkDifferent
February 27th, 2015, 5:26 am
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Topic: Third Israel-Lebanon War may be coming soon..
Replies: 412
Views: 10930

Third Israel-Lebanon War may be coming soon..

DEBKAfile (Hebrew: תיק דבקה‎) is an Israeli military intelligence website based in Jerusalem, providing commentary and analyses on terrorism, intelligence, national security, military and international relations, with a particular focus on the Middle East.
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