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  1. kbharadwaj

    Housing in Manhattan over summer

    Hi folks, Been ages since I posted a topic on Quantnet. I am looking for housing over summer (essentially for 10 weeks) in Manhattan. Does anybody here have an apartment to sublet or has any friend who's looking for a roomie over the summer? If so, kindly let me know. Thank you, Bharadwaj
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    an FE degree vs an FE certificate

    Seriously, nobody cares about a certificate or a degree. It is what you know that they care, neither a degree nor a certificate can prove that! Practical experience is what and will matter.. but, relatively degree has an upper hand.
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    Should I go for PHD ?

    Well as pointed out by Andy and Joy, do not enter in to PHD just for money reasons or for obvious job reasons, rather go for a PHD if and only if you are interested, else do not even think about it. If you are still pinned on to going for a PHD, then I would suggest that you go for an...
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    Cornell FE I scored 98 in IBT toefl test, should I applied to Cornell's MFE

    Do not put an end to your top MFE journey because of a stupid toefl exam, give it again, do well, and apply!
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    Optimum bond portfolio selection

    Joy - Not my homework, and nothing related to what my stat arb homework is too. Bob - I used to montecarlo to come up with the amount of pay off, and then determined the number of bonds from that. Then randomly selected combinations of AAA and AA bonds because their default rate is 0, thus...
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    Optimum bond portfolio selection

    Hi, I am looking at various bonds (20 bonds) and I would like to find an optimum bond portfolio consisting of 2 bonds that would result in allocating my $300 million portfolio thus matching my liabilities. Could any one come up with an algo that would help me in coming up with the optimum...
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    NYU MSMF Invitation to Courant Seminar on US Mean-Reversion and FX Optimal Pairs on Oct 12th (Tues 5:30pm)

    Jim, Is it open to everybody? or just for the folks from the alpha quant club?
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    Stochastic Calculus

    Amazon.com: Financial Calculus : An Introduction to Derivative Pricing (9780521552899): Martin Baxter, Andrew Rennie: Books
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    financial software developer - bloomberg

    They came to my campus last week and also today. For internships, they are strictly looking for people who had an undergrad in Computer science. The job is highly coding oriented. You are supposed to code extensively in C++ and C#. The guy said Unix knowledge is also very important. Hope this helps.
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    Final Short list universities which accept GMAT scores

    If I were you, this would be the order of the shortlisted universities. 1) Baruch 2) CMU 3) Princeton 4) Georgia Tech 5) Urbana Champaign 6) Boston, Rutgers, Claremont.
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    2010 Annual Quantnet Central Park Picnic

    Thank you Andy. I would sure come. :)
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    Neural Networks and Reservoir Computing

    Thank you Prof. Daniel Duffy. I would be using C for my neural networks. In fact I started using it. Again, what do you think about neural networks in finance in general?
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    Neural Networks and Reservoir Computing

    I agree that there are fewer inputs. But I am participating in this competition at the end of the semester which is all about stock forecasting using NN and my instructor said we should use Reservoir Computing for the application to be more accurate. There is also a book called "Visual...
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    Neural Networks and Reservoir Computing

    Hi, I am taking a Neural Networks course this Fall in my university and my instructor is very inclined towards its application in the field of finance. I would like to know (from the ones who have applied neural networks for finance and from others who are in the field of quant finance) that...
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    Advice on PHD applications

    Hi, I am posting this on behalf of my room-mate who is an MBA in Finance at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is interested in pursuing his PHD in finance mostly oriented towards asset pricing and investments or math finance.. (mostly quantitative finance). Could you kindly suggest good...
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    India’s $35 Tablet Laptop

    I agree with Joy. I come from India and I believe that this device would be in the hands of every individual here. Also, this device would be a huge hit in India among the teenagers and the school going kids who just want "some" device to flaunt. :D However, I agree with Andy in case of this...
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    IIT Stuart or Fox school of busines???

    Fox is listed for its MBA program, not for its MFE.
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    IIT Stuart or Fox school of busines???

    Both are second tier. Actually Fox comes under third tier. Placements are really bad at both places. But IIT's curriculum is good and it has many concentrations, so you could choose any course you are interested in and make your MFE a customized degree. :D
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    Recommended reading for readers who know little or nothing about Finance

    Sanket, I agree with you and Andy. These books are very very general and are for those who have ample amount of time. For those who do not have enough time, the books you suggested and the books from the Master Reading List would very much suffice. However, this list would be helpful for...
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    Recommended reading for readers who know little or nothing about Finance

    I hope this compilation is of some help for the ones who keep asking for suggestions on few basic books on finance.
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