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by bigslick
April 27th, 2006, 6:51 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: The Poker Face of Wall Street by Aaron Brown and Nassim Taleb
Replies: 141
Views: 152805

The Poker Face of Wall Street by Aaron Brown and Nassim Taleb

congrats Aaron... u hit the headlines on Bloomberg TOP News
by bigslick
April 26th, 2006, 3:26 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: technical analysis
Replies: 62
Views: 111891

technical analysis

<t>i'm willing to wager that somewhere in the world at this very moment there is $50 bill lying around ready to be picked up... is there anyone willing to wager against that? and since when did i advocate TA... i don't recall ever saying i'm an advocate of TA... though i do think it is alot more use...
by bigslick
April 25th, 2006, 4:03 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: technical analysis
Replies: 62
Views: 111891

technical analysis

"2 emh believers are walking down Wall and see a $50 bill on the sidewalk... none of them pick it up, because in their minds if it were really a $50 bill someone would've picked it up already".
by bigslick
April 21st, 2006, 2:31 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: technical analysis
Replies: 62
Views: 111891

technical analysis

"economists believe in emh"... which is why they could never be good traders.
by bigslick
April 17th, 2006, 7:46 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: The Poker Face of Wall Street by Aaron Brown and Nassim Taleb
Replies: 141
Views: 152805

The Poker Face of Wall Street by Aaron Brown and Nassim Taleb

<t>Aaron, too true... however, the volume will turn down once the stacks start to dwindle.farmer, it would be a shame if u didn't participate. if the tourny does take place, i hope u make an exception and ante up some of your time for the event.TJ, i'll ante up with whatever is agreed upon (maybe u ...
by bigslick
April 12th, 2006, 8:00 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: The Poker Face of Wall Street by Aaron Brown and Nassim Taleb
Replies: 141
Views: 152805

The Poker Face of Wall Street by Aaron Brown and Nassim Taleb

...are we gonna have that poker game so i can finally shut both farmer and TJ up?!?!
by bigslick
April 5th, 2006, 11:03 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Looking for a trading job
Replies: 20
Views: 114668

Looking for a trading job

<t>do u know why high frequency quant models have become so popular? its because as a trader for an IB u can't keep a position for a long period of time, unless u are specified as a "prop" trader... and to become a prop trader u need a shitload of experience market making while also taking on smalle...
by bigslick
April 4th, 2006, 11:22 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Motivate yourself to work hard in IB
Replies: 41
Views: 115513

Motivate yourself to work hard in IB

...and wuts wrong with porn??? it has a lot more use than CBs comments.
by bigslick
April 3rd, 2006, 8:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: MBA or Masters in Quant Finance
Replies: 46
Views: 116039

MBA or Masters in Quant Finance

<t>"umm, I would suggest that doctors are also motivated by salaries"umm... i should hope so... they'd need the extra money to compensate themselves for their stubborn investment strategies and inability to sustain their own wealth. seeing that most physicians believe they are the be-all and end-all...
by bigslick
April 3rd, 2006, 11:49 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: MBA or Masters in Quant Finance
Replies: 46
Views: 116039

MBA or Masters in Quant Finance

<t>KackToodles... did it ever dawn on u that finance is a job that invlolves wealth?!?!? if ur not fascinated with the economy, with markets and with money then u shouldn't be in IB. just like a doctor is interested in healing, or a policeman in protecting or a poet in writing... IBs are interested ...
by bigslick
April 3rd, 2006, 11:36 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: MBA or Masters in Quant Finance
Replies: 46
Views: 116039

MBA or Masters in Quant Finance

TJ... couldn't agree more! 911 twin turbo pls and thank ya!
by bigslick
March 29th, 2006, 2:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: MBA or Masters in Quant Finance
Replies: 46
Views: 116039

MBA or Masters in Quant Finance

<t>the breakdown of people taking MBAs has admittedely shifted away from the science backgrounds, but as i mentioned in a previous post, most still have quant related backgrounds and are doing an MBA to get the rest of the picture. i personally wouldn't want to work with a pure quant (from experienc...
by bigslick
March 28th, 2006, 2:08 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Motivate yourself to work hard in IB
Replies: 41
Views: 115513

Motivate yourself to work hard in IB

<t>hey farmer, some people actually got to the gym cuz they enjoy it... its called leisure to them... me included.... and when i say gym i mean a game of squash or my boxing gym (ya know, a little heavy bag work, some sparring). some people like lifting weights... i personally don't find any enjoyme...
by bigslick
March 28th, 2006, 1:07 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Motivate yourself to work hard in IB
Replies: 41
Views: 115513

Motivate yourself to work hard in IB

<t>when u speak of IB are u talking about 'bankers' or 'traders'... seeing that i've done both... 'bankers' will work unnecessarily long hours... 14-16 hr work days are common. most of it is spent waiting for direction (junior level of course)... so wut u do is organize your day so that u get everyt...
by bigslick
March 22nd, 2006, 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: constructing treasury zero curve
Replies: 19
Views: 118162

constructing treasury zero curve

johnself11 - understood... merely agreeing that there are a number of other details to take into consideration. stripping out spreads without adjusting for the details u mentioned would give an inaccurate reflection of the treasury zero.
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