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Hamilton
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February 7th, 2002, 5:10 pm

I can't help but notice that a certain Hamilton has started
most of the threads in this forum.
 
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Omar
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February 8th, 2002, 3:58 am

"I can't help but notice that a certain Hamilton has started most of the threads in this forum."
And ended them too
 
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February 8th, 2002, 7:38 am

If a certain Hamilton has finally found his place in the Off-topic forum, I can't help wondering what he was doing in the quant forum in the first place.

Perhaps his main goal was to show us what could not be said but only shown, to show us the limit of the forum in other words. (And I mean it in both senses of "in other words.")
 
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February 8th, 2002, 7:49 am

I hope that H will continue to contribute to the other Forums, in his unique manner (caused as much by consumption of sherry as by his consumption of style guides, methinks!)

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February 8th, 2002, 1:34 pm

"And ended them too!"

Aah! You caused me to bring my morning coffee out my nose Omar!
Well done.
 
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Hamilton
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February 8th, 2002, 1:40 pm

>Other forums.....

Once I opine on various philosophical and metaphysical tracts of which I am currently preoccupied, I will return in a manner which befits the modus operandi [latin -- forgive me]
and means of the forum.

Based upon Market Models, Central Limit Theorem, Newton's Principia etc I am extremely
encouraged that my destiny in life is to be an instrument player and not an instrument
creator. Conductor is not out of the question, but so far, no symphony has seen fit
to offer me a podium.
 
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Hamilton
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February 8th, 2002, 1:41 pm

>Perhaps his main goal was to show us what could not be said but only shown, to show us the >limit of the forum in other words. (And I mean it in both senses of "in other words.")

My highest compliment: "I really wish I had thought to say that".

Well done.
 
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February 8th, 2002, 1:50 pm

"The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice."

G.K. Chesterton, A Defense of Humilities, The Defendant, 1901

 
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February 8th, 2002, 3:29 pm


My highest compliment: "I really wish I had thought to say that". >>


My most sympathetic reply: "You will."
 
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February 10th, 2002, 4:24 am

"Aah! You caused me to bring my morning coffee out my nose Omar! Well done."

Not the highest compliment I ever heard, but definitely the most graphic.
 
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February 11th, 2002, 3:10 am

>...definitely the most graphic

if you knew how expensive the coffee was, you'd know how high a compliment.
 
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February 11th, 2002, 9:37 am

if you knew how expensive the coffee was...

jamaican blue mountain, perchance, mr hamilton?
 
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February 11th, 2002, 9:45 am

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February 13th, 2002, 2:34 pm

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And I would second that!
The perpetuating distinction between accounting and quantitative finance will fall in the near future.
In my humble opinion, the accounting procedures, such as, bilateral tax treaties and micro economic system of, let say, large corporations with distributed activities around the globe requires proper understanding in accounting, beside the quantitative knowledge of building hedging structures. For example, A Company with several sales divisions in different countries would like to hedge it exposures against foreign currency devaluation. However, in the real world such a company would prefer the *cheapest* hedging product (e.i. cheap options over expensive options). In other words, when a corporate must hedge its profits it has to spend money. Therefore, knowing the internal profit centers of a giant corporation, the local accounting and tax jurisdiction, combined with premium saving (cheapest hedge structure), surely, have a valuable impact, rather than just astute in quantitative finance, solely. So, you Quants, should....
 
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February 14th, 2002, 7:26 am

And I would second that! >>

Must I understand that accounting is what cannot be said but only shown?