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by bearish
Today, 3:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Big Brother
Replies: 9
Views: 120243

Re: Big Brother

the insurance company John Hancock is going to require their life insurance customers to wear "fitness trackers" That is a rather blatant lie. They are offering discounts on their life insurance for customers who enrol in their “Vitality Plus” program. But somebody on the internet that yo...
by bearish
Today, 11:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: For the Women of Wilmott - The Ladies Room 2
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: For the Women of Wilmott - The Ladies Room 2

Finance and Technology Women — or, more snappily, FaT Chicks.
by bearish
Today, 2:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Universe Tea - Blog 2018
Replies: 369
Views: 7454

Re: Universe Tea - Blog 2018

Hmm - I just learnt some geography. I had associated the Tatra mountains with Slovakia, probably because of the name association with Vysoke Tatra. Early childhood memories of watching the 1970 Nordic Skiing world championship on TV from there...
by bearish
Yesterday, 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Value of option on stationary price process
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Value of option on stationary price process

Why don’t you tell us what you are actually trying to do. Then we might be helpful. If you are talking about the spot price process of a non-storable commodity, like electricity, then its stationarity is irrelevant.
by bearish
Yesterday, 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Value of option on stationary price process
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Value of option on stationary price process

Is it really a price process, or something else like a volatility or an interest rate or a temperature? Also, how would a forward price with the same maturity as the option behave?
by bearish
Yesterday, 2:24 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 1959
Views: 38776

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

So, if there was ever a job where you want to thoroughly vet the background of a candidate, it would be US supreme court justice for life. Far more important than, say, president. Being known to hold extreme views on key points of law favoring the mushroom guy, some caution is warranted here. If hig...
by bearish
September 19th, 2018, 7:26 pm
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Topic: Shuhada Street is red
Replies: 55
Views: 5684

Re: Shuhada Street is red

if that's true. then something weird has happened this year, because from cuch's article >> In the first half of 2018, 1,073 settlement units were built in the settlements, compared with only 870 in the first half of 2017. Year-on-year construction rose by 23% in the first six months But you're loo...
by bearish
September 19th, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Shuhada Street is red
Replies: 55
Views: 5684

Re: Shuhada Street is red

https://www.jta.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/efrat1-copy.jpg that's compared to the 1st quarter. I'm wondering if there's a construction season in Israel, with construction always higher in the 2nd quarter than the 1st Such questions do indeed have answers. Based on OECD data from 1995-2011 (Bloo...
by bearish
September 19th, 2018, 12:43 pm
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Topic: Yom Kippur
Replies: 20
Views: 27013

Re: Yom Kippur

My social life in fifth grade was not well documented for posterity, but it was a Saturday and not yet cross country skiing season, so I really can’t rule it out.
by bearish
September 19th, 2018, 12:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: America - Home of Bugs Bunny
Replies: 2004
Views: 95342

Re: America - Home of Bugs Bunny

ppauper wrote:


While sad, that actually sounds plausible. I bet the number of college students who have never bought a stamp and affixed it to a letter is large and rapidly growing.
by bearish
September 19th, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Recommendation on Quantitative Finance Research Papers for Undergraduates
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: Recommendation on Quantitative Finance Research Papers for Undergraduates

  I have been tasked to prepare a popular science article on a mathematics research paper What about the property crash of 2007? https://forum.wilmott.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=42138&p=280534&hilit=housing#p280534 Of interest to the populace. Just recall the constraints that it needs to r...
by bearish
September 19th, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quants in POLAND
Replies: 96
Views: 196682

Re: Quants in POLAND

looks like nothing of the sort. Manafort was a mainstay of past GOP campaigns (Ford, Reagan Dole for starters) and was second to none when it comes to coralling delegates at the convention, which is exactly what was needed when it looked like there might be a floor fight. As stated, John Podesta (w...
by bearish
September 19th, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yom Kippur
Replies: 20
Views: 27013

Re: Yom Kippur

Is that a “Happy...” occasion?
by bearish
September 19th, 2018, 11:04 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Quant developer consultants.
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Quant developer consultants.

Not sure about the gory details but I think you should probably create a primary bullet point as quant dev consultant including the name of the consulting company and then use sub-bullets to indicate clients and projects, assuming each was substantial enough to be worth singling out.
by bearish
September 19th, 2018, 10:47 am
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Topic: Defend yourself against the coming robot rebellion
Replies: 354
Views: 145681

Re: Defend yourself against the coming robot rebellion

ppauper wrote:


It is interesting, although utterly predictable, how you really, really hate the idea of anybody, anywhere in the world enjoying any form of sexual pleasure that does not arise from an attempt to procreate. Because your bible told you so...