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by GiusCo
April 28th, 2010, 9:13 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: quant from home
Replies: 19
Views: 31454

quant from home

<r>QuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodles these are only prices. what if I need news, historical time series of earnings forecasts or money flows to do some model calibration? ADVFN comes with daily news, official reports, agencies rating and a 5 years historic on the fundamentals for every share tr...
by GiusCo
April 28th, 2010, 8:34 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: quant from home
Replies: 19
Views: 31454

quant from home

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodlesQuoteOriginally posted by: GiusCoPeople use and I myself use some simple excel worksheets for automatic entry / exit points even if you make you own excel models, you need real time data. How much does it cost to get a bloomberg terminal at home? IG Index giv...
by GiusCo
April 27th, 2010, 5:13 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: quant from home
Replies: 19
Views: 31454

quant from home

<t>People use and I myself use some simple excel worksheets for automatic entry / exit points in some FTSE 100 sectors and individual shares. Some are for daytrading, some other are calibrated on weeks, all never more than a quarter away. Mostly based on fundamentals (debit situation at first, these...
by GiusCo
April 25th, 2010, 12:01 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: how to test for statistical/financial literacy
Replies: 18
Views: 35364

how to test for statistical/financial literacy

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: CrashedMintif you only had a few minutes how would you tests somebody's overall understanding on how stuff finance works? i was thinking about two very easy to comprehend questions1) show them a graph that is upwards/downwards sloping and then ask how the asset will per...
by GiusCo
April 24th, 2010, 11:42 pm
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: Errata for Wilmott on Quantitative Finance (2nd Ed)?
Replies: 24
Views: 101972

Errata for Wilmott on Quantitative Finance (2nd Ed)?

reading these now, very happy at your down-to-earth approach (coupled well with Joshi's theoretical math book)so thanks a lot forgot to say I'm still here hooked by my interest in energy sector
by GiusCo
April 19th, 2010, 4:11 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Fortysomething doing an MFE and entering the industry?
Replies: 50
Views: 32507

Fortysomething doing an MFE and entering the industry?

<t>For what I see, the problem is not what you did with your time. People are indirectly putting the pressure you can expect at working where you tell you want. People also say that a "relaxed approach" is not worthy in a hormone/fastbuck environment and that a PhD would have teached you that.All th...
by GiusCo
April 3rd, 2010, 2:31 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Do publications matter?
Replies: 43
Views: 31916

Do publications matter?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: tu160QuoteOriginally posted by: twofishLosers have some sympathy for other losers.This is plain wrong. Especially taking into account USA and Wall Street mentality. People are obsessed with success. Nobody paints himself as a looser and if they do... you don't want to w...
by GiusCo
April 3rd, 2010, 2:02 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: current trends
Replies: 5
Views: 28739

current trends

I second KT for energy trading, still promising sizable margins for some years coming (and my elected route to quantiland)
by GiusCo
March 31st, 2010, 9:03 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: After Greece and Portugal, who's next? Italy?
Replies: 10
Views: 29610

After Greece and Portugal, who's next? Italy?

<t>I would be surprised if Italy (my country) go rambling any soon1- "shadow GDP" in the south actually makes for a masked third world job market condition... people survives, no revolts, state don't complain... real output has to be 20%-25% more than declared... not all Mafia plc... mostly poor sur...
by GiusCo
March 31st, 2010, 12:06 am
Forum: Book And Research Paper Forum
Topic: New 2nd Edition - Frequently Asked Questions in Quantitative Finance by Paul P. Wilmott
Replies: 4
Views: 42579

New 2nd Edition - Frequently Asked Questions in Quantitative Finance by Paul P. Wilmott

<t>As a newcomer and a quant finance noob I've much appreciated this book.I'm wondering why so many questions in this forum still not consider the main advice from Mr Wilmott (also useful in hard science): robustness before local adherence; maths not for the sake of it; first track data histories, s...
by GiusCo
March 30th, 2010, 4:17 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: late 30s... finance or research?
Replies: 25
Views: 32744

late 30s... finance or research?

by GiusCo
March 29th, 2010, 11:56 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: late 30s... finance or research?
Replies: 25
Views: 32744

late 30s... finance or research?

<t>Still here lurking. But you're right, it would not be kind.I'll stay and add actively to the variety of this forum.Was pondering about £ / € quotes and hoping UK don't go too much inflating debtI came here at £ / € = 1.50 and it's 1.10 now ... a couple of good news in Euroland, a double dip here ...
by GiusCo
March 28th, 2010, 10:55 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: late 30s... finance or research?
Replies: 25
Views: 32744

late 30s... finance or research?

<t>Have had a look around, offers and requirements for entry level quants. And yes, a weak (slowly improving) C++ with a very good Excel / VBA may do the trick, from a technical point of view. CFA syllabus will come useful for fundamentals.All in all, 3-4 months time back at the drawing board. It bo...
by GiusCo
March 28th, 2010, 5:53 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: late 30s... finance or research?
Replies: 25
Views: 32744

late 30s... finance or research?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: jawabean it's mainstream-ish. like "how to enter a gated community without a pass uninvited while riding an Abrams tank". it doesn't tell you what to do if you're not in a tank, have no invitations or bazookas at hand.Insiders' advice helps to make a figure, while reali...
by GiusCo
March 28th, 2010, 3:23 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: late 30s... finance or research?
Replies: 25
Views: 32744

late 30s... finance or research?

Spending this late afternoon on the "guide to quant careers" I asked for and have just received from mr Connor. Very sound and instructive. Cheers to all.
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