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by flairplay
October 30th, 2006, 3:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Methods of Inquiry
Replies: 132
Views: 95489

Methods of Inquiry

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: HamiltonNeither logical, nor rhetorical....You may wish to look up the meaning of satire in a dictionary somewhere.I think I covered the spectrum of possible argumentation types by mentioning logical and rhetorical. Satire is often just a rhetorical device to highlight ...
by flairplay
October 30th, 2006, 3:07 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: replicate american options with european ones
Replies: 17
Views: 91846

replicate american options with european ones

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: dopemanQuoteOriginally posted by: flairplayonce you know the control you should be able to come up with a static hedge involving only Europeans.I doubt this statement is true, see the paper "On the equivalence of the static and dynamic asset allocation problems" by KOHN...
by flairplay
October 29th, 2006, 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: replicate american options with european ones
Replies: 17
Views: 91846

replicate american options with european ones

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteOriginally posted by: flairplayThe method above assumes that you know the exercise boundary, and therefore the optimal control. So to rephrase the question a bit. Say you did not know the optimal control (exercise boundary), is there a method to create it so...
by flairplay
October 29th, 2006, 9:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Methods of Inquiry
Replies: 132
Views: 95489

Methods of Inquiry

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: gardener3QuoteOriginally posted by: HamiltonHamilton, perhaps you can provide the Latin name for such nonsense. Excellent question, my good man. Having 7 wives, a small herd of livestock and all those imams to argue with can make it difficult to keep up with the latest ...
by flairplay
October 29th, 2006, 3:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Methods of Inquiry
Replies: 132
Views: 95489

Methods of Inquiry

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: HamiltonHamilton, perhaps you can provide the Latin name for such nonsense. Excellent question, my good man. Having 7 wives, a small herd of livestock and all those imams to argue with can make it difficult to keep up with the latest innovations in 13th century scholast...
by flairplay
October 29th, 2006, 3:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Great Muslim Debate
Replies: 115
Views: 95805

The Great Muslim Debate

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: Marsden"Relevance of posts."That's really the nub of it, isn't it?Does anyone imagine that there are foaming-at-the-mouth Islamic fundamentalists scouring this forum? No one with a lick of sense does, I contend. So what is the point of the constant drumbeating against f...
by flairplay
October 28th, 2006, 9:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Great Muslim Debate
Replies: 115
Views: 95805

The Great Muslim Debate

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: flairplayQuoteOriginally posted by: HamiltonQuoteThomas F. Madden is Chair of the Department of History at Saint Louis University. His recent books include The New Concise History of the Crusades (2005), Crusades: The Illustrated History (2004), and Enrico Dandolo and t...
by flairplay
October 28th, 2006, 9:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Great Muslim Debate
Replies: 115
Views: 95805

The Great Muslim Debate

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: HamiltonOr this guy has an axe to grind.How does that affect whether his statement is true?In the usual interpretation of the phrase, it is taken to mean an opinion which is biased.At any rate, it is rather an unusual statement from the gent. It can only mean 2 things, ...
by flairplay
October 28th, 2006, 9:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Methods of Inquiry
Replies: 132
Views: 95489

Methods of Inquiry

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: HamiltonBut these gentlemen's aims are neither logic nor truth. So you wont be able to convince them. Nevertheless their methods are so clumsy that they will end up harming their own agendas.Quote…What I insist upon here…is this unmanly attempt of his, in his concluding...
by flairplay
October 28th, 2006, 9:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Great Muslim Debate
Replies: 115
Views: 95805

The Great Muslim Debate

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: HamiltonQuoteThomas F. Madden is Chair of the Department of History at Saint Louis University. His recent books include The New Concise History of the Crusades (2005), Crusades: The Illustrated History (2004), and Enrico Dandolo and the Rise of Venice (2003).This is in ...
by flairplay
October 28th, 2006, 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: replicate american options with european ones
Replies: 17
Views: 91846

replicate american options with european ones

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: PutorCallsemi-static is what kills it for me: that means they're not doing what I hoped they'd be doing _______________________________________________________________________________You may be being hasty here. Let's say the BS model holds in reality and you manage to ...
by flairplay
October 28th, 2006, 7:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Methods of Inquiry
Replies: 132
Views: 95489

Methods of Inquiry

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: MarsdenBecause the logical ability of some here is so lacking, I'm starting this thread specifically to address logical gaps as opposed to substance. When someone makes a argumentatively ridiculous comment elsewhere, I'll try to move it here rather than trying to unscra...
by flairplay
October 28th, 2006, 7:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Great Muslim Debate
Replies: 115
Views: 95805

The Great Muslim Debate

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: HamiltonKaren Armstrong, the ex nun, is as good a source on these topics as any for the Western reader.That's not what this guy saysHe makes an interesting point:"Or that the Muslim world knew nothing at all about the Crusades before the nineteenth century."Then the Mus...
by flairplay
October 28th, 2006, 7:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE MUSLIMS?
Replies: 179
Views: 97281

HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE WORKED ALONGSIDE MUSLIMS?

QuoteOriginally posted by: HamiltonQuoteKaren Armstrong, the ex nun, is as good a source on these topics as any for the Western reader.I prefer Bat Ye'orNever heard of Bat Ye'or.Who is he/she?
by flairplay
October 28th, 2006, 12:01 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Do financial institutions make the best possible use of their quant resources?
Replies: 10
Views: 90351

Do financial institutions make the best possible use of their quant resources?

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeQuoteOriginally posted by: flairplayI sometimes think rather too many quants reckon the maths comes before the phenomenon... Not their fault, as banks hide them away to number crunch without exposing them to the really interesting bits. Sometimes traders are ra...
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