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by penguina
March 16th, 2009, 12:00 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Short-term job prospect in quant finance
Replies: 77
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Short-term job prospect in quant finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaIf I'm angry at anyone, it's at the people that are angry about this event as if they were entitled to a life of leisure through the miracle of perpetual low-interest-rate lending. If people think that their "future had been stolen", it's because they irrati...
by penguina
March 3rd, 2009, 9:12 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Short-term job prospect in quant finance
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Short-term job prospect in quant finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DominicConnorPengiuna THIS IS NOT A BLOODY RECESSION IT IS A DEPRESSIONFirstly, unlike a recession, I am not aware that there is any formal definition, so you are quite free to define what we are in now as a "depression", or shit storm, or whatever. I like QuantVader's ...
by penguina
March 2nd, 2009, 9:19 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Short-term job prospect in quant finance
Replies: 77
Views: 47928

Short-term job prospect in quant finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishQuoteOriginally posted by: penguina"So far so good," says the man falling from the 50th floor.So start flapping your arms as hard as you can, and try to make a parachute out of your shirt. Once you hit bottom, then see what's broken and start pulling yourself tog...
by penguina
March 2nd, 2009, 9:01 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Short-term job prospect in quant finance
Replies: 77
Views: 47928

Short-term job prospect in quant finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: quantystTo make the question more complete:What are you doing with your life now given your statement that "THIS IS NOT A BLOODY RECESSION IT IS A DEPRESSION"?Saving money, spending less, explaining to everyone I know what is happening and working very hard at work to e...
by penguina
March 2nd, 2009, 8:49 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Short-term job prospect in quant finance
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Views: 47928

Short-term job prospect in quant finance

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishQuoteOriginally posted by: penguinaTHIS IS NOT A BLOODY RECESSION IT IS A DEPRESSIONWrong. It may be a depression in a few months, but right now it's still a recession. The thing about most people under 30 is that they've never lived through a real recession. I'm...
by penguina
March 2nd, 2009, 8:03 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Short-term job prospect in quant finance
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Views: 47928

Short-term job prospect in quant finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: quantystQuoteOriginally posted by: penguinaTHIS IS NOT A BLOODY RECESSION IT IS A DEPRESSIONLook at the fundamentals for fucks sake - look at the Martin Wolf article I linked below.two years into this crisis and most people here still don't get it.God help us.What are y...
by penguina
March 2nd, 2009, 7:49 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Short-term job prospect in quant finance
Replies: 77
Views: 47928

Short-term job prospect in quant finance

<r>THIS IS NOT A BLOODY RECESSION IT IS A DEPRESSIONLook at the fundamentals for fucks sake - look at the Martin Wolf article I linked below.two years into this crisis and most people here still don't get it.God help us. does this look like a recession to you: <URL url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_pMs...
by penguina
March 2nd, 2009, 4:31 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Short-term job prospect in quant finance
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Short-term job prospect in quant finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishWinter storms follow hot summers but it doesn't mean that one causes the other, and a world in which everything falls apart everything few years is preferable to one that stays in constant misery. If you massively expand credit, get us out of the mess in two year...
by penguina
March 2nd, 2009, 4:21 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Short-term job prospect in quant finance
Replies: 77
Views: 47928

Short-term job prospect in quant finance

<r>here, educate yourself and look at the graphs in this articlehttp://<URL url="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b048d69c-ec90-11dd-a534-0000779fd2ac.htmlcome"><LINK_TEXT text="www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b048d69c-ec90-11dd-a ... c.htmlcome">www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b048d69c-ec90-11dd-a534-0000779fd2ac.htmlcome</LINK_TE...
by penguina
March 2nd, 2009, 4:12 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Short-term job prospect in quant finance
Replies: 77
Views: 47928

Short-term job prospect in quant finance

<t>Look this is not part of the normal business cycle we have every 10-15 years or so.This is a once in a lifetime depression as a result of the largest credit bubble in history.Revolutions tends to happen after events of this magnitude. Civilisations can and do collapse.When is this going to get th...
by penguina
March 2nd, 2009, 2:09 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Short-term job prospect in quant finance
Replies: 77
Views: 47928

Short-term job prospect in quant finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishQuoteOriginally posted by: penguinaThis would only work if the trade surplus nations are able to quickly turn around from producing products for the export market to producing products that their domestic market would want.Which is what I think is going to happen...
by penguina
March 2nd, 2009, 2:06 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Short-term job prospect in quant finance
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Short-term job prospect in quant finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishQuoteOriginally posted by: penguinayes, but this greatest expansion in history was one based on a the biggest explosion in credit in history which then lead directly to this current crisis.So we do it again, and then we have a few years to figure out how to make ...
by penguina
March 2nd, 2009, 1:02 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Interview Stats
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Interview Stats

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by penguina
March 2nd, 2009, 12:28 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Short-term job prospect in quant finance
Replies: 77
Views: 47928

Short-term job prospect in quant finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishQuoteOriginally posted by: penguinaMy opinion is that this is not part of the normal economic cycle but part of a longer term cycle - I think this is one of those once a generation things and main surprises will be on the downside not the upside. I believe these ...
by penguina
March 2nd, 2009, 12:22 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Short-term job prospect in quant finance
Replies: 77
Views: 47928

Short-term job prospect in quant finance

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishQuoteOriginally posted by: penguinaI don't agree. Credit it at the heart of all that the financial sector does. All "money" is basically credit. When a commercial bank lends "money" it is creating credit. When a central bank expands its balance sheet to buy treas...
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