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by NicolasQuant
November 3rd, 2010, 10:12 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: New regulations for headhunting industry or blatant lie
Replies: 11
Views: 24492

New regulations for headhunting industry or blatant lie

<r>Please check this mass email from SJ.Can you please confirm the 2 references thing is a lie?------------Hi, I hope you are well. As I'm sure you have noticed, 2011 promises to be an exciting year in the market risk space and over the coming weeks I have a number of interesting meetings lined up w...
by NicolasQuant
October 26th, 2010, 8:57 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: What's the SMART exchange?
Replies: 5
Views: 30965

What's the SMART exchange?

I agree with Marine. Sometimes, for illiquid options I smart route them orders that never show up on the cboe order book although they are better (eg I offer at 0.48, best offer on cboe is at 0.50 and I get executed at sub penny increments)
by NicolasQuant
February 1st, 2010, 5:47 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Expected value of 2 coins
Replies: 7
Views: 36019

Expected value of 2 coins

4ndre1 is correct yet to answer to CrazyDave you can as well see it as the sum of a series:EV = 1/2*1 + 1/4*(1/2 + 1/4*(1/2 + ... = 1/2 * (1 + 1/4 + 1/4^2 + ... = 1/2 * (1/ (1-1/4)) = 2/3
by NicolasQuant
January 24th, 2010, 6:30 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Another bank failure IndyMac
Replies: 74
Views: 75498

Another bank failure IndyMac

5 banks closed on Jan, 22nd... In spite of a disappointing start in terms af fdic seizures, 2010 is pulling itself together
by NicolasQuant
November 30th, 2009, 4:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Options and rights issue
Replies: 2
Views: 32310

Options and rights issue

Thanks a lot for this information.
by NicolasQuant
November 28th, 2009, 1:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Options and rights issue
Replies: 2
Views: 32310

Options and rights issue

<t>Suppose you are long a Dec put on ING striking at 15. It closed on friday around 9.They have announced a rights issue this week, with subscription options for existing shareholders (6 new for 7 existing)If I exercise now, do I have to deliver only 100 stocks or the subscription options as well?If...
by NicolasQuant
November 4th, 2009, 3:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The US deficit myth
Replies: 67
Views: 38936

The US deficit myth

Of course the CNBC figures are blatently misleading...Is is frightening that CNBC viewers don't see the point... I am truly astonished that people that give their opinion there may be so ignorant about very basic economic facts and figures and how easily they are misled.
by NicolasQuant
November 1st, 2009, 10:42 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Another bank failure IndyMac
Replies: 74
Views: 75498

Another bank failure IndyMac

Let's say 10 this week if we include the bankruptcy of CIT
by NicolasQuant
October 26th, 2009, 2:08 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Another bank failure IndyMac
Replies: 74
Views: 75498

Another bank failure IndyMac

Failed banks listAgain, 7 failed banks last friday...
by NicolasQuant
September 8th, 2009, 11:18 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Liquidity of Eurex single stock futures
Replies: 0
Views: 34622

Liquidity of Eurex single stock futures

Hello everyone,Does anyone have an idea of the liquidity for Eurex EU single stock futures, for big to mid caps? It seems there are very few transactions (according to the website)I suppose most of the volume is on otc forwards?Thanks,
by NicolasQuant
June 1st, 2009, 7:56 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: GM
Replies: 2
Views: 39245

GM

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: acastaldoQuoteI didn't find how the exchange "attributes" [sic] exercises to an account or anotherIf you Google "option assignment" you will find some info.I put quotation marks around "attributes" because I realized I may have not used it in its most commonly accepted ...
by NicolasQuant
May 26th, 2009, 12:54 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: GM
Replies: 2
Views: 39245

GM

<t>Today GM Sep-09 futures got bid at 2 cents!!!I think we are close to the end with the Obama administration deadline and the 1bn$ converts redemption on June 1st. In your opinion is it still possible to achieve an exchange for them? Wouldn't a par redemption (with govt money) be politically possib...
by NicolasQuant
April 25th, 2009, 11:58 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Fed stress tests
Replies: 15
Views: 41713

Fed stress tests

<r><URL url="http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/bcreg/20090424a.htmFinally"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevent ... htmFinally">http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/press/bcreg/20090424a.htmFinally</LINK_TEXT></URL> released yesterday. The very official way of st...
by NicolasQuant
April 20th, 2009, 12:56 pm
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: where do u buy options? (retail)
Replies: 8
Views: 42635

where do u buy options? (retail)

thanks mdsantos. you were right my options have been auto exercised.i was afraid of holding a load of bac shares this morning...
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