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by bogracer
September 10th, 2007, 4:18 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Should I quit my Phd? Advise needed...
Replies: 28
Views: 69169

Should I quit my Phd? Advise needed...

The question, then, is not "quit or not to quit". The real question is: am I Sergey Brin or Bill Gates?
by bogracer
September 6th, 2007, 7:44 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Should I quit my Phd? Advise needed...
Replies: 28
Views: 69169

Should I quit my Phd? Advise needed...

<t>now that you have decided to stick it out, let's muddy the waters. there is something to be said for perseverence and patience, and the ability to manage a long term project to the end despite setbacks and frustration.there is also something to be said for cutting your losses early, and acting sw...
by bogracer
August 30th, 2007, 5:34 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: financial crisis vs commodity
Replies: 16
Views: 67805

financial crisis vs commodity

<t>85 by T Boone's 85th, hooah!I'm sure XOM is never going to come out with forecasts but one observeable behavior is spending on infrastructure and asset acquisitions/exploration. Marathon (think it was them) paid premium for what right now must be the most expensive marginal barrel of oil on the p...
by bogracer
August 14th, 2007, 6:46 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Programme Trading
Replies: 2
Views: 68540

Programme Trading

We need portfolio insurance to protect us from these moves.
by bogracer
August 14th, 2007, 6:39 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: commodities books
Replies: 7
Views: 68058

commodities books

Commodities trading usually involves greater industry-specific specialized knowledge than other asset classes. For example, if I wanted to trade base metals I'd look up a university curriculum in mines and geology and see what they're reading and start there.
by bogracer
August 13th, 2007, 7:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pineapple face
Replies: 2
Views: 67087

Pineapple face

Has it been that long? It feels lilke just yesterday when they were blasting AC/DC at 6am across the street from the papal nuncio.
by bogracer
August 13th, 2007, 6:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amaranth
Replies: 63
Views: 96828

Amaranth

Is the guy holding the fish really Hunter? I mean, that's the mental picture I have in my head now, but I wonder if there's some fishing enthusiast out there who has NO IDEA that he's got $7b of dealbreaker.com notoriety.
by bogracer
August 13th, 2007, 6:11 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: 'Carbon' Job Market Poised For U.S. Takeoff
Replies: 14
Views: 67993

'Carbon' Job Market Poised For U.S. Takeoff

Still can't believe the UK has Darwin on its money. Good job.
by bogracer
August 13th, 2007, 6:07 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Woohoo! World didn't end over the weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 68414

Woohoo! World didn't end over the weekend

Woohoo! World didn't end over the weekend. Time for those "subprime contagion eases" headlines.
by bogracer
August 13th, 2007, 6:01 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: please can you give some tipps
Replies: 6
Views: 68264

please can you give some tipps

Don't forget to hedge your risk of your transformer catching fire.
by bogracer
August 13th, 2007, 5:59 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: What This Country Needs Is a Good Old Fashioned Financial Panic
Replies: 7
Views: 69088

What This Country Needs Is a Good Old Fashioned Financial Panic

There is no "normal". Somebody asked 2/20, and someone else lifted the offer. Free markets is never having to wonder what normal is...
by bogracer
July 13th, 2007, 6:21 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 71643

Need Advice

QuoteOriginally posted by: c2tHi Dunkan,The best quant course in my definition is the one that will land me a job most easily. Oxford or Cambridge?FYI: All the people you asked and quoted above have said Oxford.
by bogracer
May 11th, 2007, 9:50 am
Forum: Trading Forum
Topic: Fish trading
Replies: 2
Views: 72845

Fish trading

C'mon, you know you've always wanted to hedge your salmon exposure.www.fishpool.euImarex is apparently hiring brokers.
by bogracer
May 11th, 2007, 9:48 am
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: the attached file is wat came as one of the past paper in our uni exam .. ppl plz have a go at it ..
Replies: 26
Views: 73004

the attached file is wat came as one of the past paper in our uni exam .. ppl plz have a go at it ..

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: lixwell all of you have a very valid point. Firstly to make it clear this is not a take home exam. These are past papers. My lectures were very theoretical, and it did not contain a single numerical example in it. Now when I am trying to go through past papers, ofcourse...
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