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by farmer
May 5th, 2014, 5:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why invest into physical commodity assets when vola is down?
Replies: 6
Views: 4944

Why invest into physical commodity assets when vola is down?

QuoteOriginally posted by: acastaldoWhy they do not buy spot crude at 99.56, store it until December 2014 and deliver it against a short Dec future at 94.50Maybe they are trying to get storage built by December?
by farmer
May 5th, 2014, 4:02 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Why invest into physical commodity assets when vola is down?
Replies: 6
Views: 4944

Why invest into physical commodity assets when vola is down?

Maybe the volatility in calendar spreads is down because the storage providers are making money? Bond yields are pretty low. So people do not need to make a lot of money in storage to justify capacity. What is their competition for capital? Who else is paying any returns?
by farmer
May 5th, 2014, 1:09 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Physics PhD preparing for stat arb interviews
Replies: 17
Views: 9108

Physics PhD preparing for stat arb interviews

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: DataI'm looking at statistical arbitrage because it seemed like the field in quantitative finance that was closest to my current workIt sounds like you are plenty smart or technically qualified to do the work. I would be looking instead at whether this is a guy who will...
by farmer
May 5th, 2014, 12:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Impending Ice Age - What We Can Do (Mitigation)
Replies: 1445
Views: 264485

Impending Ice Age - What We Can Do (Mitigation)

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaRecord warmth was seen in almost all of AfricaTalking spiders were also seen by young people at the outdoor music festival, so far as that goes. Next you will be quoting what people at the bus stop said, politicians, or criminals being interviewed by police....
by farmer
May 5th, 2014, 12:05 pm
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: a quick explanation of QE and inflation
Replies: 49
Views: 14180

a quick explanation of QE and inflation

<t>Also, in macroeconomics there are no control groups or laboratory experiments. And there is a huge myriad of factors and things going on at once. So people can use "real world" examples to show almost anything, if they are dishonest. And then it takes an even bigger pool of real-world examples to...
by farmer
May 5th, 2014, 10:48 am
Forum: Economics Forum
Topic: a quick explanation of QE and inflation
Replies: 49
Views: 14180

a quick explanation of QE and inflation

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ctabetterI think you do otherwise it's all bunkNot necessarily. We can accept that gravity, and QE not causing inflation, are both demonstrated in the real world. But no matter what you know, there is always room for theory as to why it is so, why gravity exists, why QE...
by farmer
May 5th, 2014, 10:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: nothing good comes of not watching television
Replies: 20
Views: 5548

nothing good comes of not watching television

<t>I know two people who watch zero television, me and one other guy. I have a big television but I have never turned it on. I unplugged it last November so my puppy would not chew the cord and I never plugged it back in.The two people that each of us is most social with happen to watch a good bit o...
by farmer
May 4th, 2014, 3:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: funny racism news
Replies: 113
Views: 10148

funny racism news

More proof of racism in America.
by farmer
May 4th, 2014, 3:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: obama a brilliant comedian?
Replies: 8
Views: 4626

obama a brilliant comedian?

Obama is so easy to impersonate because he is fake. He is a comedian impersonating a politician, talking about the "Maldives" or whatever. This is the happy person who Obama could have been if liberals weren't angry.
by farmer
May 4th, 2014, 11:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: obama a brilliant comedian?
Replies: 8
Views: 4626

obama a brilliant comedian?

<t>He really is a funny guy. And a moral man too, unlike Bill Clinton. He could have been a cool guy, where there is nothing wrong with being average. It is too bad he was ruined by his upbringing. Society did this to him and made him what he is today, something like the Phantom of the Opera.I alway...
by farmer
May 4th, 2014, 10:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: funny racism news
Replies: 113
Views: 10148

funny racism news

<t>QuoteStiviano, 31, who describes herself as black and Mexican in the leaked tapes, told the court she wanted a name change because she felt she hadn't "yet been fully accepted because of my race."Maybe she and Sterling really are soul mates.My own take is that black people are too touchy and obse...
by farmer
May 4th, 2014, 10:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: obama a brilliant comedian?
Replies: 8
Views: 4626

obama a brilliant comedian?

<t>When I saw a Bloomberg headline promising Barack Obama's 10 best one-liners from press dinner last night, I immediately clicked on it. Because I remember his joke about John Boehner being not natural and it was pretty funny.You may know me, I thought Barack Obama's 2004 convention speech was a pi...
by farmer
May 2nd, 2014, 6:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What car do you drive?
Replies: 206
Views: 18179

What car do you drive?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaNot all are turned off by the necessity of work. That's the difference between the restorer mindset and the collector mindset. For the restorer: the greater the degradation, the greater the value. They take greatest pride in fixing broken old stuff. For the ...
by farmer
May 2nd, 2014, 5:23 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Interview with big Quant hedge funds
Replies: 34
Views: 14761

Interview with big Quant hedge funds

QuoteOriginally posted by: roundandroundQuoteOriginally posted by: neuroguyNo brand recognitionWhat are the implications of this?You have to drive a Mercedes instead of a Honda, and spend $120 instead of $25, to get a city girl interested.
by farmer
May 2nd, 2014, 12:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: funny racism news
Replies: 113
Views: 10148

funny racism news

QuoteOriginally posted by: ThinkDifferentI guess whenever anyone anywhere complaining about anything there will be jews mentioned by some other jewSee, you're getting it. You are a natural for counting jews and stereotyping them. Don't be so modest.
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