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Recent content by amanda.jayne

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    Is it appropriate to include HFT bitcoin project in SOP

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    Canadians at US Schools

    If you think there's a chance you may want to work in the US (NYC, Boston, Chicago, SF, etc), go to a US school. If you are certain that you will stay in Canada, Toronto and Waterloo are perfectly fine choices. Toronto recruiters have historically gone bonkers for NYC work experience and ivy...
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    Learning to Love Volatility - Nassim Taleb WSJ

    In a world that constantly throws big, unexpected events our way, we must learn to benefit from disorder, writes Nassim Nicholas Taleb. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324735104578120953311383448.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
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    CNBC: Mysterious Algorithm Was 4% of Trading Activity Last Week

    A single mysterious computer program that placed orders — and then subsequently canceled them — made up 4 percent of all quote traffic in the U.S. stock market last week, according to the top tracker of high-frequency trading activity. The motive of the algorithm is still unclear...
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    "An explanation of my trades": ex-UBS trader's email

    LONDON | Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:54pm BST (Reuters) - The following is the text of an email headlined "An explanation of my trades" which former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli wrote on September 14, 2011 to a company accountant, William Steward. The email has been presented in evidence at the trial...
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    How to keep abreast of the market and financial knowledge

    Subscribe to the WSJ/FT/Barrons, read seekingalpha/motleyfool, watch CNBC/Bloomberg TV etc If you can get your hands on it, Boom Doom and Gloom is a fun read as well.
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    Equal Opportunities Employers & Autism

    I would ask Ellen Reeves :) Personally, I wouldn't bring it up unless you are requesting special accommodation or have physical symptoms that an interviewer might not be accustomed to. I would work with a friend, family member, professor, colleague, coach etc - as many different people as...
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    Ask Ellen - Job Hunting and Career Development Advice

    vinay gupta There are many things to consider: How reputable is the firm? What training do they offer? Will you be programming/algo trading or manual screen trading? Will you have a mentor? How much capital will you have access to? How much capital are you being asked to contribute? What is...
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    Where to buy a SUIT

    Livingsocial - $25 for $50 or $50 for $100 at Charles Tyrwhitt
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    Where to buy a SUIT

    Could be worth it to check out Saks/Bloomingdales/Macys (or Boss, Theory, etc) suit departments to try on several makes and models - find what works best and then wait for the sales or local sample sales, online deals or head up to Woodbury for the day (theres a bus that runs hourly from Port...
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    Choosing TT vs TH problem

    see http://academic.cengage.com/resource_uploads/downloads/1133105068_339606.pdf read pages 1157 onward. Add in weights. (google is your friend)
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    Our best traders spend a lot of their time pounding away writing code

    Hardly. Handling big data and developing meaningful models and analytics transcends academic notches on ones bedpost. In the end it's all just numbers - the units tend to blur. Focus on one aspect and be better than most and you will fare just fine.
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    I would reckon these guys make more than your call girls http://money.cnn.com/2012/03/30/markets/top-earning-hedge-fund-managers/index.htm
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    Counterfeit Coin problem

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=balance+puzzle See the first link. Start with 27 * 3 instead of 12 * 3. If you are studying for an interview, I would suggest consulting the master reading list books for quant interviews. Heard on The Street: Quantitative Questions from Wall Street Job Interviews by...