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by farmer
June 27th, 2004, 7:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: better potential quant ugrad major: econ or physics?
Replies: 15
Views: 186282

better potential quant ugrad major: econ or physics?

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperGiven that you're already doing mathematics, as long as you pick the right math courses, my answer is economics.If he said "physics or dog grooming" would you have answered the same way?
by farmer
June 27th, 2004, 3:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: better potential quant ugrad major: econ or physics?
Replies: 15
Views: 186282

better potential quant ugrad major: econ or physics?

<t>Physics is a better major. If your physics professor were wrong, someone could prove it.Economics, historically, has just been a sales tool.If you understand economics, you can learn it on your own as needed. Check the Forbes 400. The world's sixth through 23rd richest men all began their careers...
by farmer
June 26th, 2004, 3:38 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Financial Bubbles
Replies: 30
Views: 187920

Financial Bubbles

<t>At some point, you housing-bubble people are going to have to be exposed as stopped clocks.The measure Greenspan quoted, was a comparison of apartment-building prices to market rents. During a bubble, the buildings cost more than their rents can cover, adjusted for interest rates. But what bother...
by farmer
June 25th, 2004, 10:00 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Same Old Question (Why Finance?)
Replies: 19
Views: 187004

Same Old Question (Why Finance?)

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: cryptic26Alright guys , that is enough. I am not doing any fuck*** research on this topic to be careful of the way I should phrase my words...I like your style!Here is a "physicist goes to Wall St." article that natural-science/academic types were often referred to a fe...
by farmer
June 25th, 2004, 5:17 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: fx at oanda
Replies: 9
Views: 186152

fx at oanda

QuoteOriginally posted by: HankScorpioBTW, since you guys are into the Spot-FX game, do you have any views on Hotspot FX?Looks cool so far, thanks for the tip. I never would have clicked on something called "hotspot" without it.
by farmer
June 25th, 2004, 4:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: fx at oanda
Replies: 9
Views: 186152

fx at oanda

QuoteOriginally posted by: NI'm moving as fast as I can to Globex - fx futures and swap spreads.Need a Cisco 800 in the box with everything? I'll mail it to you today for $100 shipped.
by farmer
June 25th, 2004, 3:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is today's leftist propaganda standing on one leg?
Replies: 4
Views: 184933

is today's leftist propaganda standing on one leg?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: MarsdenOr were you just looking for an opportunity to mention Leni Riefenstahl in the same message with Michael Moore, even if doing so made you look like a hypocritical ass?If Michael Moore were good, that would be my tactic. But do you remember the 9/11 commission hea...
by farmer
June 25th, 2004, 2:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: fx at oanda
Replies: 9
Views: 186152

fx at oanda

<t>Newton, do you manage orders automatically with that guy or do you have to point and click?They started going out and reconnecting more than I would like a few months ago. Right now I can log in, and my live account-balance data and up-to-date cross rates appear in that Java trading screen, but i...
by farmer
June 25th, 2004, 2:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I'm kicking myself now
Replies: 47
Views: 187524

I'm kicking myself now

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: bmThat's true, but I was just thinking that while I could think of several pre 20th century female writers, I couldn't think of ANY female composers. there were plenty of female performers (opera singers etc) and instrument players, I can't think of any composers.Why th...
by farmer
June 25th, 2004, 1:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I'm kicking myself now
Replies: 47
Views: 187524

I'm kicking myself now

Edith Wharton is sort of Hemingwayish, isn't she?And no writer, male or female, has had greater influence in my life than Virginia Woolf.
by farmer
June 25th, 2004, 1:21 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Trading the Equity Curve
Replies: 3
Views: 185180

Trading the Equity Curve

Could you show me a picture of the "equity curve?"
by farmer
June 25th, 2004, 10:52 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Same Old Question (Why Finance?)
Replies: 19
Views: 187004

Same Old Question (Why Finance?)

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: cryptic26Any inputs/ guess/ thoughts/ essays.Here's a thought: 75% of this thread was a result of you using the term "IT" instead of the term "computer science."Here's another one:QuoteA graduate of Rice University and Harvard Business School, Doerr joined Intel in 1975...
by farmer
June 25th, 2004, 9:56 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Liquidity in FX Stock Markets
Replies: 15
Views: 187065

Liquidity in FX Stock Markets

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DaGuyin an economy that has a constant money supply and a stable level of activity, a consumer is better served by holding cash then by investing in bonds. I'm not sure how to justify this one unless we also discuss government spending and GDP growth. What piece am I mi...
by farmer
June 24th, 2004, 9:28 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Prime Numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 187774

Prime Numbers

<t>Suppose you take 967! (meaning 967 * 966 * 965...). This number should be a big common multiple of all the primes 967 and below, a new zero effectively. So over the next 1,000 spots in the number line, they should cover all the spots up through new 967, and leave new 971, 977, 983, 991, and 997 o...
by farmer
June 24th, 2004, 8:17 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Prime Numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 187774

Prime Numbers

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerWhen all the primes less than 1,000 come full circle, you will have 1,000 numbers in a row without any primes. Since that is a larger number of primes than 5, must there be some interval in that cycle with exactly five gaps?And that location can be arrived at by c...
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