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    Developer role with Java experience and no MFE possible?

    Hi, I would like your opinion on possible path path for me to be a financial developer. As you can see below, my profile is primarily that of a Java Developer. I am currently based in Germany. I did my Bachelor in Engineering in Computer Science in India. My grades were no so great either (c.a...
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    Guess the new 2011 MFE rankings!!

    As I stated, this clearly isn't the case in NYU vs Baruch. Why even go to NYU. Go to MIT or Stanford then. I doubt that NYU can match their reputation anywhere. How about studying at Baruch at dirt cheap rate, work in NYC, pay-off you relatively small student debt, and go to Asia/Europe and...
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    Fed Operation "Twist"

    Did Fed's operation twist help the markets or kill the markets? I feel that by flattening (deliberately) the yield curve fed killed the markets and the bank's very little chance of surviving. http://www.cnbc.com/id/44614459
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    Guess the new 2011 MFE rankings!!

    I ask you one question. Do you pay $100k for reputation or for placements? Perhaps you should read the thread about NYU student having $100k in student loans. Putting placement stats on your website != advertising. In fact, not putting placements stats == spreading misinformation. What's funny...
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    Guess the new 2011 MFE rankings!!

    Did you even read what I said? I said in comparison to the students at Princeton and UCB. Just go through the course structure and the profiles of the students on those two programs. In fact, also go through the program requirements, which clearly state that some knowledge of finance is...
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    Guess the new 2011 MFE rankings!!

    I dunno where, but I read on NYU's website that their placement rate was 84% in 2010. Baruch had, I think, placed all but 1 student back in 2010. I talked about final placements and not about internships. What you posted was just a resume book with info on internships. Further, there is no...
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    Guess the new 2011 MFE rankings!!

    My Rankings (My focus is placements, as anyone who says that you come here to learn and that placements are not so important has got to be kidding; this isn't exactly PhD, as you get paid to study there. You just cant spend close to a $100k and not think about placements). Let me also add that...
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    Advice on Debt? Europe Suggests U.S. Can Keep It

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/17/business/global/europeans-struggle-to-clear-hurdles-to-latest-euro-rescue-plan.html
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    WSJ interview with Roubini

    I'm sorry to say Roubini is a joke. He is an out and out bear. This guy has been wrong a dozen times in last 2 years, and now if is right, it doesn't make him good prophet. This is the same guy who talked about dow @ 5000 since march 2009 till 2010 at every market dip. The moment market rallied...
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    Taking help from Chinese vs from Germany

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/15/business/global/china-ties-aiding-europe-to-its-own-trade-goals.html
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    "MFE program profile evaluation" master thread

    Best of luck for your Application!
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    "MFE program profile evaluation" master thread

    Here is my point of view: You profile looks good, if you can get GPA up to 3.7. Programs usually say that an introduction to C++ is required, but believe me, you need more than that. If you can get advanced courses in C++ (programming) try to get them. I would also try to touch at-least 780 on...
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    Gauging Market sentiment

    I wanna add one more thing: The best long term Indicators IMO (I mean over 10-15 years) are government policies. If the govt. screws up everything today (for instance poor regulation, low investment in infra/education, poor immigration policies), then even if the economy were booming now, it...
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    Gauging Market sentiment

    @ myampol I actually use ECRI's indicators. Anyway, thanks for those informative links!
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    Gauging Market sentiment

    The CBOE VIX measures the volatility of S&P 500 - not a company vs company. If this isn't an overall measure of market sentiment, nothing is. CDS swap rates and bond yields can also be used as an indicator of market sentiment. CDS markets indicate market stress. For instance, look at the CDS...
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