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by roundandround
June 19th, 2016, 1:18 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Starter reading list for retail quant trading
Replies: 16
Views: 6563

Starter reading list for retail quant trading

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: AnalyticalVegaQuoteOriginally posted by: roundandroundQuoteOriginally posted by: AnalyticalVegaMy main rule is to stay from all books with any of the following words in the title: Finance, Quant, Trading, AlgorithmStick with the best statistics and machine learning book...
by roundandround
June 17th, 2016, 6:17 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Starter reading list for retail quant trading
Replies: 16
Views: 6563

Starter reading list for retail quant trading

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: AnalyticalVegaMy main rule is to stay from all books with any of the following words in the title: Finance, Quant, Trading, AlgorithmStick with the best statistics and machine learning books. One exception:<AMAZON id="0471981605" url="https://www.amazon.com/Financial-Ma...
by roundandround
June 17th, 2016, 6:04 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Starter reading list for retail quant trading
Replies: 16
Views: 6563

Starter reading list for retail quant trading

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: algoisgamehave a look at the following:<URL url="https://www.quantstart.com/ebookshttps://www.quantstart.com/articles/Quantitative-Finance-Reading-ListI"><LINK_TEXT text="https://www.quantstart.com/ebookshttps: ... ding-ListI">https://www.quantstart.com/ebookshttps://ww...
by roundandround
June 17th, 2016, 6:03 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Starter reading list for retail quant trading
Replies: 16
Views: 6563

Starter reading list for retail quant trading

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: acastaldoAlan's very nice post reminded me of a published anecdote about Fischer Black. When he was in academia Black did a lot of thinking about the pricing of futures contracts, especially financial futures, which had recently been introduced. When he went to work for...
by roundandround
June 17th, 2016, 6:02 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Starter reading list for retail quant trading
Replies: 16
Views: 6563

Starter reading list for retail quant trading

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: AlanJust a philosophical comment as you search for reading. The markets are quite efficient and there is everyincentive for them to become more so over time. So, what tends to happen is that traders discoveranomalies/pockets of inefficiency, and get to exploit them for ...
by roundandround
June 15th, 2016, 1:25 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Starter reading list for retail quant trading
Replies: 16
Views: 6563

Starter reading list for retail quant trading

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: volatilityManSince you say that you have "never traded before" I would perhaps suggest that you do some basic trading first, maybe with virtual money. Although it seems like starting from the buttom, my personal experience indeed promotes this procedure. Thanks for your...
by roundandround
June 8th, 2016, 1:47 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Starter reading list for retail quant trading
Replies: 16
Views: 6563

Starter reading list for retail quant trading

<t>Just wondering if someone could point me to some papers/books that might help me develop my personal algo trading system. I am planning to start small (<$25k), and am not looking to hold positions typically beyond a few days - ideally, I wouldn't want to carry anything overnight. I am new to quan...
by roundandround
May 19th, 2016, 6:45 am
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Books for getting the "big picture" of the financial markets
Replies: 3
Views: 2977

Books for getting the "big picture" of the financial markets

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: bearish If with "getting into retail trading" you mean employing your own money to trade stocks and the like ..Yes, that's what I am intending to do. I am starting with low-ish capital, and so doing pure algo/quant trading will not be profitable. My plan is to do discre...
by roundandround
May 18th, 2016, 3:26 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Books for getting the "big picture" of the financial markets
Replies: 3
Views: 2977

Books for getting the "big picture" of the financial markets

<r>I am trying to get the "big picture" right before getting into retail trading. Any books and resources that would help me ramp up? So far, I have been reading introductory micro and macro economics books, got myself WSJ subscription, and have been doing some simulated trading.Help me fill the gap...
by roundandround
February 11th, 2016, 7:33 am
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Good books on intra-day trading
Replies: 4
Views: 5115

Good books on intra-day trading

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: AnalyticalVegaQuoteOriginally posted by: roundandroundPlease list out some books that you read that helped you understand and/or trade intra-day better. Books don't necessarily have to be ones that deal with quant modeling.<AMAZON id="0471463086" url="http://www.amazon....
by roundandround
February 9th, 2016, 1:58 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Good books on intra-day trading
Replies: 4
Views: 5115

Good books on intra-day trading

Please list out some books that you read that helped you understand and/or trade intra-day better. Books don't necessarily have to be ones that deal with quant modeling.
by roundandround
October 7th, 2015, 7:39 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: To PhD or not to PhD when you are 30
Replies: 27
Views: 10303

To PhD or not to PhD when you are 30

<t>For the most part, a PhD makes sense only if you want a faculty position. Very rarely does it happen that a company will hire only PhDs for quant roles. In any case, it makes no sense to go to a university full time for the next 5yrs just because it makes you eligible for a handful of additional ...
by roundandround
September 5th, 2015, 11:50 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Advice about getting into quant-style roles
Replies: 17
Views: 6753

Advice about getting into quant-style roles

QuoteOriginally posted by: physlift314... they ask me some standard questions (Why finance and not academia, what interests you about quantitative finance, describe a project you worked on, etc.)...What are your answers to these questions?
by roundandround
July 25th, 2015, 3:49 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Books for systematically learning about the markets
Replies: 9
Views: 3508

Books for systematically learning about the markets

Nice suggestions everyone. Thanks a lot !