# Recent content by Diego Calderon

1. ### Modelling Electricity Prices

A few years later with more experience in the Energy industry - I would actually say now that which forecasting method you use depeneds on WHAT electricity price you are trying to forecast. There are many different markets in Power, e.g., Day Ahead (DA) market, Hour Ahead (HASP), Fifteen Minute...
2. ### What other jobs are avaliable with quantitative skills

Have you considered the world of Utilities/Commodities? The world of energy is complex and many 'types' of quants come to work here; i.e. Power Systems, Economists, Programmers, Quants. Derivatives and valuation become much more complicated because markets are illiquid and the market structure...
3. ### Investment banking on the brink

Great great article, thanks BBW
4. ### Which Offer to Choose?

Thanks Andy Nguyen! I took the energy job; I see a lot of growth in the energy industry long-term as demand will only continue to increase and as supply continues to transform. Deregulation of energy markets in California has been both a blessing and a curse, but I think it's coming under...
5. ### Which Offer to Choose?

I have 2 offers to choose from: 1.) Analyst position within the Utility industry (specifically Energy) using time series analysis to forecast price, load, etc. The role is central to the company, which is very large. Modelling experience, programming, stats, plus connections to...
6. ### Should I leave my current job for MFE?

I agree with what most people say here, keep the job but increase the load or increase difficulty. By going to school you will get to back to school, but after a while you will wish you were still making 140K. Talk to your Manager and ask for more difficult tasks. You will kick yourself for...
7. ### Where are the Jobs

James, I too graduate in May 2012...what I have learned is that you cannot pigeonhole yourself to a particular area, you must be shapeless and prepared to take on any task. It means strengthening the base of your toolkit. This actually helps you in the long run since you will just be more...
8. ### Bitcoin - a new kind of currency

Hmmm, the BTC market was moving sideways for a bit, now this. What's liquidity like today? For some of the guys who are deeply involved in the BTC market, what are your thoughts on the current market? Are there any macro and/or non-linear factors at play here?
9. ### advises for interview preparation

www.bloomberg.com
10. ### Why your resume sucks...

Thanks for sharing DominiConnor - reminds me of what Crack has to say on the subject (though this also falls over into interviews).
11. ### Ranking list 2011

Lin :: who made you God? The rankings fit your view, so you accept them. For others - not the case. BTW, you are asking gradaplicant to fall into the exact same mindset you warned against. Stupid. If I remember correctly if one said they went to Baruch a few years ago people looked negatively at...
12. ### Quant Finance is Dead!!

Death implies birth. I agree with alain, it's just changing form, it's a new game with new rules. Ripe for new opportunity!