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by prfj
September 11th, 2013, 5:47 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Philosophy of Mathematics
Replies: 223
Views: 25536

Philosophy of Mathematics

Is God a Mathematician, mario livio
by prfj
July 4th, 2012, 8:44 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: finding the time to study while working full time
Replies: 154
Views: 27226

finding the time to study while working full time

So you reckon 7am dinner is the way to go?
by prfj
May 30th, 2012, 9:00 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: what is Intraday Macro??
Replies: 6
Views: 13042

what is Intraday Macro??

I suppose it means somebody who trades a mix of stock indices, bonds, currencies etc.
by prfj
May 4th, 2012, 10:48 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: My story
Replies: 16
Views: 15496

My story

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ArthurDentQuoteOriginally posted by: prfjAre there more places like Bridgewater? wowprfj- what is wow about bridgewater? the delusional founder and his 100 page opus on how to run a cult?i wonder what color koolade their cafeteria serves...For some reason I love these a...
by prfj
May 1st, 2012, 2:32 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: My story
Replies: 16
Views: 15496

My story

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelQuoteI don't want to fool myself so I know I cannot be an expert in quant finance and I don't even have an idea about C++ but my plan is to get credentials to get my foot in the industry or failing this to know a bit more so I can trade my own money. (Of course...
by prfj
April 10th, 2012, 10:50 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant Career Rage
Replies: 69
Views: 19398

Quant Career Rage

The overall atmosphere here seems to imply best preparation for becoming a quant is at least a BSc in computer science coupled with some finmath degree, doesn't it?I'll never be a "quant" then, but that's fine, job title is not what is important ;-)
by prfj
January 25th, 2012, 12:24 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: finding the time to study while working full time
Replies: 154
Views: 27226

finding the time to study while working full time

<t>Farmer has a point, it's just a psychological law, eventhough I would never start smoking to lose weight.If combining work and study would be possible at all, which I know it is for certain programmes as I did it myself (executive master in business), OP's best advice would probably be to read a ...
by prfj
January 4th, 2012, 11:28 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Is joining a proprietary trading firm a good idea?
Replies: 27
Views: 19740

Is joining a proprietary trading firm a good idea?

If you are prepared to not put the experience on your resume, it should teach you some thing or another (but not necessarily a lot).
by prfj
January 4th, 2012, 11:26 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: DIrectional Long/SHort straegy
Replies: 8
Views: 16422

DIrectional Long/SHort straegy

HFT one of the most important issues is to have bid ask quotes. A bid ask quote might be 25% of the entire 1 minute movement or more.
by prfj
December 28th, 2011, 11:28 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: CAPM question
Replies: 8
Views: 158496

CAPM question

Benj: the market portfolio is the efficient portfolio, the efficient portfolio is a portfolio of all possible investments. weighted by market cap.
by prfj
December 27th, 2011, 9:01 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: 2nd Tier / 3rd Tier Firms?
Replies: 8
Views: 18057

2nd Tier / 3rd Tier Firms?

Worldquant.com website looks interesting, but don't know anything about them.
by prfj
December 26th, 2011, 8:30 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Futures vs stock, which one is leading the other?
Replies: 8
Views: 17019

Futures vs stock, which one is leading the other?

Logically, since equites represent idiosyncratic risk and index futures systemic risk, the futures should lead. equities one by one can go up or down, but for global economic risks people trade the futures.
by prfj
December 25th, 2011, 4:22 pm
Forum: The Quantitative Finance FAQs Project
Topic: Gambling and trading, what is the difference?
Replies: 53
Views: 249304

Gambling and trading, what is the difference?

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: exotiqNot sure if I agree there. In Vegas, there is also plenty of betting on horseraces, professional sports, where the "odds" are not known exactly by any mortal (except the boxer who accepted a bribe to throw the match), and even slot machines are not transparent in ...
by prfj
December 22nd, 2011, 11:22 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: From (day)trader to quant-trader
Replies: 0
Views: 15395

From (day)trader to quant-trader

<t>Are there possibilities for quantitative trading roles in companies such as Jane Street, Optiver or even hedge funds for people with experience in non-quantitative daytrading? I (liberal arts background) am thinking of studying for a degree in financial math/quantitative finance and looking for a...
by prfj
December 22nd, 2011, 9:33 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Specialisations of AI ==> finance.
Replies: 11
Views: 16923

Specialisations of AI ==> finance.

just speculating: maybe communication, as in interpretation of news releases followed up by adjusting positions..
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