SERVING THE QUANTITATIVE FINANCE COMMUNITY

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by aiQUANT
July 25th, 2008, 10:05 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Is quantitative finance scientific?
Replies: 35
Views: 55022

Is quantitative finance scientific?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: hungryquantQuoteOriginally posted by: aiQUANTNot scientific, because the underpinnings of QF are not derived from nature i.e. a natural phenomenon.are prices not a natural phenomenon ? , they are determined by humans after all !My thinking is prices are a man-made thing...
by aiQUANT
July 25th, 2008, 9:33 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Is quantitative finance scientific?
Replies: 35
Views: 55022

Is quantitative finance scientific?

Not scientific, because the underpinnings of QF are not derived from nature i.e. a natural phenomenon.
by aiQUANT
July 23rd, 2008, 2:47 pm
Forum: Programming and Software Forum
Topic: Sequence to learn design patterns?
Replies: 7
Views: 51892

Sequence to learn design patterns?

Each song has a different sequence - depends which one you like the most!
by aiQUANT
July 23rd, 2008, 2:22 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: Introductory book
Replies: 13
Views: 51918

Introductory book

QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeQuoteOriginally posted by: bilbo1408"Prices in Financial Markets" by DothanI wouldn't recommend this book to anyone but a pure mathematician.Why not to a pure finance guy?
by aiQUANT
July 18th, 2008, 11:12 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Physics prof. or Fin prof.
Replies: 59
Views: 57689

Physics prof. or Fin prof.

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: StatGuyYes I agree, but I am an applied stats person. From the statistical publications in top journals I have seen, some of the better articles (i.e. ones where the feedback from top statisticians in the world have been positive) are usually applied to an area x and th...
by aiQUANT
July 18th, 2008, 10:05 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Physics prof. or Fin prof.
Replies: 59
Views: 57689

Physics prof. or Fin prof.

<t>QuoteStatisticians at research level tackle some very tough applied problems from medical areas to finance. However, as with most applied areas we can only do our best when it comes to modelling, and someone who have a good maths background coupled with statistics and has been in the area many ye...
by aiQUANT
July 18th, 2008, 8:41 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Physics prof. or Fin prof.
Replies: 59
Views: 57689

Physics prof. or Fin prof.

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: StatGuyI have been to some academic conferences in statistics and even the best in the field get run down after proposing some very good ideas. So you may devise a new techniqne and think you the next best thing, but someone who has been in the area for 30 plus years wi...
by aiQUANT
July 16th, 2008, 1:47 pm
Forum: Student Forum
Topic: What's better? A & C or two Bs?
Replies: 4
Views: 50720

What's better? A & C or two Bs?

QuoteOriginally posted by: PanoramixI will prefer B-B: better visual impact.I'd go for AC. This would help if the employer is cross-eyed and partially blind on one eye. Chances are they'll end up seeing AA which might be a good enough reason for them to hire you!
by aiQUANT
July 14th, 2008, 7:52 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: is my background ok for quant analyst?
Replies: 22
Views: 55046

is my background ok for quant analyst?

by aiQUANT
July 10th, 2008, 12:29 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Prop trading...advice needed
Replies: 12
Views: 53865

Prop trading...advice needed

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeI have a fairly strong maths/physics background. I'd cut off my left testicle to spend a few months on a prop desk!But after a few months you'd be able to afford a new replacement ball, like one made of stainless steel. That's well cool! Weight imbalance but th...
by aiQUANT
July 9th, 2008, 2:33 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Physics prof. or Fin prof.
Replies: 59
Views: 57689

Physics prof. or Fin prof.

<t>QuoteWhy would I refer to myself as a medical doctor? This doesn't make sense. Unless you meant physicist. Your ignorance astounds.I wrote that so you could own up to whether you were a physicist or not. All your comments up to now are biased. And how can you conclude I'm ignorant? You don't even...
by aiQUANT
July 9th, 2008, 2:14 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Physics prof. or Fin prof.
Replies: 59
Views: 57689

Physics prof. or Fin prof.

<t>It seems to me TraderJoe did a physics phd and refers to himself as a physician. To him no other field is important (including statistics and chemistry). I don't know whether he's serious or means it in a humorous way.QuoteA lot of people use statistics in their research without fully understandi...
by aiQUANT
July 9th, 2008, 12:49 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Physics prof. or Fin prof.
Replies: 59
Views: 57689

Physics prof. or Fin prof.

<t>I still stand by the view that getting a hard science PhD in say maths, stats or physics (maybe chemistry too) is harder than a finance maths phd on averageCan you give examples and explain how and why they are harder than the average Fin Math ones?Also can you stop using IMO in your posts becaus...
by aiQUANT
July 9th, 2008, 10:27 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Physics prof. or Fin prof.
Replies: 59
Views: 57689

Physics prof. or Fin prof.

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeExactly, a PhD in particle physics from MIT, Princeton or Caltech is going to crush any finance guy. They're mathematically smarter - it's as simple as that. A physics guy can pick up the finance, whereas a finance guy will never be able to pick up the maths. S...
by aiQUANT
July 9th, 2008, 10:16 am
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: helpful for statistical arbitrage?
Replies: 1
Views: 51617

helpful for statistical arbitrage?

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