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Recent content by MidasCFA

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    Wall Street rehires as bonds bounce back

    Hey Andy! Thanks for the info. A rather unrelated question: when you read financial news, do you check these different sites individually every single day, or is there some kind of composite website that tracks major news from all the major newswires?
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    is the FinMath Career Fair in nyc annual?

    Hey dear John and other senior quantneters: I heard that this year only full time jobs are offered through this event. Can people looking for internships also attend? What is the best time to start looking for an internship during the course of a MFE/MSMF program? Will firms only hire...
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    2009 Interactive Brokers Collegiate Trading Olympiad

    May non-Baruch students participate? The outside community might just as well be intersested and in a position to benefit from the Baruch expertise.
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    A new use for calculus

    haha you are way creative.
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    quant vs s/w engineer

    if you're considering a quant degree solely for the sake of money, you have come to the wrong place. people here do it out of a passion and flair for all things mathematical. Dont blasphmize the sanctity of this profession by asking such mercenary questions.
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    how to start???

    the best source of review for trigonometry is the first chapter in Princeton's GRE Math Subject book: In less than 20 pages, its very succint, and yet it offers the most lucid and relevant explanation of all the trig identities and function properties that you need to know, and which will in...
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    how to start???

    sanket, i just sent you a private message, could you please let me know if you recieved it? Thanks.
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    Foreign would-be quants and communication barrier

    by the way, i just watched a choppy short episode of Bang Theory on youtube and it was hilarious. I'm in love with the funny dorkiness and really feel for it through my years at MIT. Now, I can't wait for the BBT torrents to finish downloading. Let the fun begin.
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    Foreign would-be quants and communication barrier

    matt, are you serious? thats awesome. You are going to rutgers msmf right? Let's lift weights together. Let's get big. I've been slacking off though so i'm probably no where as jacked as you are.
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    PhD vs MFE for quant jobs

    Darn, the much dreaded for text message shorthands on this forum. As soon as you decide to use this kind of language, you're on your own. Now expect lots of flame in regards to your foreignness/cultural inadaptability/social maladjustment/frivolity of post content. lol.
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    Paul & Dominic's Guide to Quant Careers Version 2.0 Now Available

    has anyone received the guide before as promised?
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    Is Securitization Coming Back?

    john, i have trouble visualizing the difference between re-remics and CDOs. to me they both represent repackaging of mortgage-bonds and division into different tranches of seniority. Could you perhaps shed some light on this?
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    market microstructure

    thanks for sharing your view sameer. And I think the wiki definition is pretty good: Microstructure deals with issues of market structure and design, price formation and price discovery, transaction and timing cost, information and disclosure, and market maker and investor behavior. Market...
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    market microstructure

    hmmm.....doesn't seem like a topic that would pique a lot of interest eh? unless someone proves it wrong, my conclusion would then be that there is little gain to be made for career development from learning about market microstructure. yeah?
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    market microstructure

    It's a terminology used and abused by a lot of job descriptions on career boards. I never really fully understand it though. I have a vague felling about its being related to the study of transaction cost, bid-ask spread, execution efficienty etc. Can anyone offer some authority over its...