• C++ Programming for Financial Engineering
    Highly recommended by thousands of MFE students. Covers essential C++ topics with applications to financial engineering.
    Python for Finance with Intro to Data Science
    Gain practical understanding of Python to read, understand, and write professional Python code for your first day on the job.
    An Intuition-Based Options Primer for FE
    Ideal for entry level positions interviews and graduate studies, specializing in options trading arbitrage and options valuation models.

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  1. Andy Nguyen

    What books are you currently reading?

    Got this one from Amazon a few days ago and just started on it https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1328662233/
  2. Andy Nguyen

    How old are you guys + Some much needed advice

    Age should not be a problem. Skillsets and things you would bring to the table are the main priority. Age has always been something people coming into this field are concerned with. It has been asked every year. You can search for "age" in the title and a bunch will come up...
  3. Andy Nguyen

    VERY URGENT! PLEASE HELP IN DECIDING!

    Send 2 and in your application you can mention the other Q score. Realistically, the difference between 169 and 170 is very small so no program will reject you because you didn't have a perfect Q score.
  4. Andy Nguyen

    EXCLUSIVE: Get $250 OFF for Python course

    Dear friend, I'm excited to offer you early access to our new online course Python for Finance with Intro to Data Science. As an exclusive offer, you can use coupon code PYTHON-LAUNCH to get $250 off the regular price of $1,250. This coupon will expire after the first 100 uses or after 7...
  5. Andy Nguyen

    The changing face of New York

    Do it. When Elon Musk asked his staff in California where you like to live, the majority chose Austin. That's where they are building a new Giga factory. I drove to Austin a few times and it's a pretty nice area to live, young, liberal and hip. People compare it the next Silicon Valley for a...
  6. Andy Nguyen

    The changing face of New York

    @MLV Great post. Nice to see posts from a seasoned ex-MFE professional here. I share similar experience. Lived in NYC for almost 20 years, with last 2 years in Forest Hills before moving out of the big Apple. I live in Katy, TX for a few years now. Hello from another NY transplant living in...
  7. Andy Nguyen

    Andy with a new profile picture

    And the price today exactly doubled when you asked this 6 months ago. Go TSLA!
  8. Andy Nguyen

    Quantitative Interview questions and answers

    Click on the Insert Math f(x) icon on the editor to enter math/latex.
  9. Andy Nguyen

    The changing face of New York

    Of all the gloom and doom posts by @bigbadwolf over the years he's been here, I think he is right for once. NYC is powered by finance industry, tourism and people who come to the city everyday to work, study and live. When tourism is shut down, companies realizing they can have employees work...
  10. Andy Nguyen

    C++ Prequisites

    The reason why C++ is used as a filter for MFE admission is because it's a hard language and it will prepare you well for interviews and actual work on Wall Street. Lot of programs on Wall Street is still used C++ and that's why C++ knowledge is valuable. Some programs might accept Java/Python...
  11. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

    Testing the new GIF feature :)
  12. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

    I got notifications on the app just fine (look at my second screenshot). I believe Apple still close off their app ecosystem so PWA is not fully supported by them yet.
  13. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

    How is it working out? Getting any notice through the app?
  14. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

    Both Android and iOS. Just different method to install on iOS.
  15. Andy Nguyen

    Cracking the Finance Quant Interview: 51 Interview Questions and Solutions

    Can you post some sample questions here @jeanpeyre ?
  16. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

    Can you try the method I just posted above for Iphone?
  17. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

    On your iPhone, using Safari, go to quantnet and share/add to home screen in Safari. Can you try that and let me know. I don't have iPhone to test.
  18. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

    @MichaelLewis @ShailP What phone do you use? Can you open our site with Chrome browser on your phone to see that option?
  19. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

    As we work to modernize our platform and create a better experience for our users, I like to invite you all to try out the QuantNet app. It is a PWA (progressive web app) that you can add to your mobile homepage like a native app. On a desktop device, you can install it via the browser and add...
  20. Andy Nguyen

    Quant -> Personal investment

    I'm curious to see your strategy to get to that 5M mark given your long horizon. I hope you got a bunch of TSLA stuffed somewhere.
  21. Andy Nguyen

    Quant -> Personal investment

    That is correct. All the big firms have a compliance dept where you have to get approval for any personal trading activities. It may be easy to get an OK to buy and hold a blue chip stock. It may be another story if you want to short or any other complex trading. This is why you may not see many...
  22. Andy Nguyen

    Quant -> Personal investment

    I'm sure many of QuantNet members have a 10+ years experience post MFE degree. I wonder if any of you guys have a personal investment portfolio that is appreciated enough that they are thinking of retirement in the next 5, 10 years? @IntoDarkness
  23. Andy Nguyen

    Username change request thread

    User name change can now done via your account https://quantnet.com/account/account-details
  24. Andy Nguyen

    Projects in C++

    Pretty impressive progress on the C++ program @danishdanish We at QuantNet were actually planning to host a collaborate/brainstorming area here that accessible to all C++ graduates. We have a pretty big number of the C++ alumni that are now working in the industry worldwide so I'm sure with...
  25. Andy Nguyen

    Retaking Certificate

    Final exam is given once. You should be only concerned with whether to earn a distinction at that level. In a rare case that you fail, you can re-enroll to take the final again.
  26. Andy Nguyen

    C++ for FE

    You can only take the final once. In our experience with thousands of enrolled students, it is rare that someone that has advanced to the final exam will fail it. It is accumulative of all the levels prior to it.
  27. Andy Nguyen

    Advanced Calculus or Numerical Linear Algebra

    @APalley who is a current practitioner with years of industry experience. I'm sure you are familiar with his exceptional guidance as TA for the C++ courses.
  28. Andy Nguyen

    Advanced Calculus or Numerical Linear Algebra

    Quantnet now offers an online Python course as well :) Would love to hear about the kind of Python projects you do at CMU and the level of knowledge expected there.
  29. Andy Nguyen

    Submitting HW for Levels 1 and 2 prior to Enrolling

    Hey Dexter, Thank you for your interest in the course. Gotta applaud your effort to do the work in earnest. At the moment, the DROPBOX where you submit your HW is only accessible to enrolled students. That said, once you enroll, you will get instructions on how to properly format and submit your...
  30. Andy Nguyen

    Will the course teach good software principles that are often neglected by Python users?

    https://quantnet.com/python/ Please sign up here and i will reach out to you when we open it to the public. It is only available to our invitees at the moment. Thanks for the interest, @cihigne
  31. Andy Nguyen

    List of every program in US or Canada?

    If we don't list them, chances are very few people applying there. https://quantnet.com/tracker/ https://quantnet.com/resources/
  32. Andy Nguyen

    Some new rules (International Students)

    Now, the scramble is on for every school and programs to deal with this mess. I thought we dodged the bullet recently with the recently H1-B/OPT executive order but now it's another thing to worry about. It's election year so wouldn't be surprised that it's political motivated.
  33. Andy Nguyen

    Some new rules (International Students)

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/ice-tells-foreign-students-leave-u-s-if-their-school-n1233026
  34. Andy Nguyen

    Lawsuit put OPT for F1 students in jeopardy

    Looks like the OPT/CPT is not affected by this so great news for many students on F1 visa.
  35. Andy Nguyen

    Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students

    Off the books you are interested in, just get the latest version.
  36. Andy Nguyen

    Becoming a quant

    Very excited to hear this great news, especially during this challenging time. Be sure to keep us updated on what you doing. I still remember all the new stuff I learned during my first job.
  37. Andy Nguyen

    How many videos?

    Here is a list of video and time for each level. You should have no problem doing it this quicker than someone without a CS background. Good luck and see you soon. https://quantnet.com/threads/faq-c-for-financial-engineering-online-course.7376/#post-90019
  38. Andy Nguyen

    Request for market swaptions volatility

    @Ken Abbott Do you know any data source for this? Thanks
  39. Andy Nguyen

    Joining MFE during Covid-19 pandemic

    California State University (largest public 4 year university system in the US) announced that they will not hold class on campus this Fall. This probably be the same for colleges in other states as well. Not sure how this will play out for the international students...
  40. Andy Nguyen

    We Need Your Help

    Cool ideal We also need to think of how to call graduates of the advanced C++ course. I'm going to throw something out here. Shifu (in Mandarin) or Sifu (Cantonese) means a skilled person or master. Maybe we can call Cfu :)
  41. Andy Nguyen

    2020 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    They asked to be included. They were invited to participate in the latest ranking but did not provide any data.
  42. Andy Nguyen

    Doing the course while working/Studying

    Hi @willmlee You can start it anytime and have full control over how fast/slow you can use your 16 weeks to complete the course. Many have finished it in 6 week or less but most would use the full 16 weeks. Some have never completed. It's 100% up to each person time and level of commitment...
  43. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    Reminds me of a meme I see online "The whole pandemic stay-at-home order is just live slowly for the wealthy but die slowly for the poor."
  44. Andy Nguyen

    UCHICAGO

    https://quantnet.com/tracker/?program_id=11&result=accepted&order=application_updated&direction=desc Those with a yellow star indicates that they are joining the the program.
  45. Andy Nguyen

    Joining MFE during Covid-19 pandemic

    Students at the University of Chicago are organizing a tuition strike, threatening to withhold their payments for the spring quarter if the school doesn’t give them a hefty discount. That cry is being heard on other campuses as well, as students complain that online classes don’t measure up to...
  46. Andy Nguyen

    Access to Homework Question Forum pages

    @aporto Let me know if you can now access level 1 and subsequently level 2.
  47. Andy Nguyen

    Datasim course recognition for Baruch MFE

    I hope after this pandemic is over, people would get conditioned to take and accept online courses. In many cases, the quality of online courses are much better, more convenient for students and teachers. This is specially true for technical courses such as programming, math, etc.
  48. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    NY State Unemployment System is overload due to antique system built on mainframe back in the 70-80s. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/04/nyregion/coronavirus-ny-unemployment-benefits.html
  49. Andy Nguyen

    Joining MFE during Covid-19 pandemic

    Ideally, the school would let you defer your admission without losing any deposit if you are not able to secure visa or travel due to government restriction. At this time, answers are hard to come by as many states, schools, businesses are closed with expectation to be closed for several more...
  50. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    I really hope for a speedy recovery but the headlines are painting a more dire picture. CA residents are now ordered shelter in place for one month. CA estimates that half of its population may be infected over a 8 weeks period. State Dept is asking citizens to not travel abroad or stay where...
  51. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    After the TN AG opens an investigation into this. Amazon, ebay, etc suspended his account. I guess he got no choice.
  52. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    Here is an interesting read. There are plenty of similar stories of hoarders selling masks, wipes, etc at huge cost. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/technology/coronavirus-purell-wipes-amazon-sellers.html
  53. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    The rules are not yet in place for this situation yet. Nobody has an answer for a situation they haven't planned yesterday. You are allowed to take one online course per semester but if all courses are online, I image the immigration rules would have to be rewritten. This is not normal time so...
  54. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    Starting tomorrow, all CUNY colleges will switch to online course until the end of semester. This is one of the many schools in NYC and around the world decided to cancel all in-person classes. WHO declared this a pandemic. Trump announces the US is in good shape.
  55. Andy Nguyen

    2020 MFE admission roll call

    As admission decisions start to come in, let's get a tradition going here so we can share the programs we applied, the admits/rejects we received and the program we are ultimately joining. Let's keep the format uniform and discussions on their separate programs threads. Please share details on...
  56. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/09/opinion/trump-corona-cdc.html
  57. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    It's a no brainer. It's a common toilet feature in Asia, Europe. Once you use it, hard to go back. And it will cut down on these toilet paper run nonsense. Get a revert osmosis water system under the sink and you can drink cleaner than the bottled waters. And this will stop the panic-buying of...
  58. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    2 days suspension for Columbia University. Then they will switch to online classes for rest of the week. Fordham University will switch to online starting Wed. They may resume in-person courses by 3/30. Princeton will move to online on 3/23 for at least 2 weeks. This is a huge disruption...
  59. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    WHO mentioned 3.1% rate as of 3/3/2020 https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/coronavirus-death-rate/#who-03-03-20 The unknown is how the travel ban will affect many students who came home for the Chinese new year and got stuck. Who knows when the US will lift the ban and what will happen to...
  60. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    Just to get everything into one thread for easy tracking. Looks like University of Washington has canceled all in-person classes and will move to online classes. Exams, finals, etc will take place online. There is a chance schools in NYC will follow as more cases are confirmed.
  61. Andy Nguyen

    Face masks?

    You would need both. Face masks are to protect you from getting the virus through the air. Use Purell to watch your hands when you are the public and touching shared surfaces.
  62. Andy Nguyen

    Face masks?

    I will know who is the curpit if number of people jumping off balcony in NYC suddenly increases. Stay safe there in NYC. With the public transist, it is a matter of time. I truly hope this will be blown over in a few months.
  63. Andy Nguyen

    Face masks?

    Send them to me. I'll cover the shipping cost.
  64. Andy Nguyen

    Face masks?

    The level of gouging is unreal. These masks should cost less than $5 in normal time and it sells almost 20X markup https://www.amazon.com/Medical-Protective-Dustproof-Mask-Reusable-Outdoor/dp/B084CT7FD4/ I order a bunch of these on ebay a few weeks ago at "normal price" but it ships from China...
  65. Andy Nguyen

    Face masks?

    Most people would go hunt for the disposable ones but you can get those heavy duty N95 from Homedepot and hardware stores under the Paint section. They are expensive and I'm not sure if you can reuse them. I have these 3M respirator that I bought a while back with cartridges for wood making that...
  66. Andy Nguyen

    Free C++ Matlab VBA Python code for derivatives pricing

    Go to the main page and browse around Volopta free quantitative code
  67. Andy Nguyen

    Andy with a new profile picture

    Already reserved a trimotor cybertruck minutes after the unveil. A lot of members here own a Tesla or stocks or both.
  68. Andy Nguyen

    What books are you currently reading?

    Just started reading this book. I saw the HBO document a few months ago Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup: John Carreyrou: 9780525431992: Amazon.com: Books
  69. Andy Nguyen

    Interview : Acceptance Ratio

    Some historical data Admission Statistics from MFE Programs
  70. Andy Nguyen

    Is R Necessary? (Generally Speaking)

    Been a long time. How's life?
  71. Andy Nguyen

    Rutgers MQF About Chance of Finding Jobs

    The most effective method is networking and having a program with a big and active alum network is key. Just do your research to find one with such.
  72. Andy Nguyen

    Quantnet C++

    We started the online cert in 2011 and have thousands students use the cert to satisfy programming requirement at many programs. When they went to those programs, they did really well in programming courses so the results are there. I haven't heard of any instance where a program does not accept...
  73. Andy Nguyen

    Quantnet C++

    I have witnessed countless students who successfully completed the first course and some the advanced course. Many have said that this is the best C++ course they ever taken (online or in class). They all achieve a level of maturity in term of how to approach programming methodically. This will...
  74. Andy Nguyen

    What are people doing to pass the time between applying and hearing back...

    https://quantnet.com/threads/10-things-you-can-do-while-waiting-for-admissions-result.8766/
  75. Andy Nguyen

    C++ Online Certificate Students' intro thread

    Fixed that wrong links. It should work now.
  76. Andy Nguyen

    Supported Compilers

    @currentipnis You can use a virtual machine (Parallels, VMWare, etc) and install Windows with Visual Studio on it and save yourself a lot of headache.
  77. Andy Nguyen

    Mark Joshi's guide: What do quants do?

    The guide is in the QuantNet master reading list https://quantnet.com/threads/master-reading-list-for-quants-mfe-financial-engineering-students.535/
  78. Andy Nguyen

    WSJ: In Battle to Recruit New Quants, Hedge Funds Outpay Banks

    This WSJ article refers the data collected by Baruch MFE graduates.
  79. Andy Nguyen

    Everything you need to pick MFE programs

    I changed it for OP.
  80. Andy Nguyen

    2020 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    Check with them. I can't talk for them other than we use the same reporting criteria for all programs participating in the rankings.
  81. Andy Nguyen

    2020 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    Without going into details (I will kill you if I tell you sort of thing), suffice to say that we have some minimum threshold and safeguards in place to make sure our rankings represent the most comprehensive comparison between programs that the prospective students can rely on. It will never be...
  82. Andy Nguyen

    2020 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    Good point. The rate is reported by QuantNet from raw data provided by the programs (size of graduating class, number of students with jobs at graduation and 3 months later). We have done that since the last few rankings.
  83. Andy Nguyen

    2020 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    We are pleased to announce the release of our QuantNet 2020 Rankings of Financial Engineering programs, to be available online at 9AM EST on Dec 16th. Please turn on push notification and like this first post so you can instantly get notified when the rankings is live. You can enable the push...
  84. Andy Nguyen

    2019 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    The 2020 QuantNet MFE rankings will be released when it's ready and soon. We raise the bars for inclusion in the rankings every year and the 2020 promises to be the best so far. We can't wait to release it and hope you love it too.
  85. Andy Nguyen

    QuantNet online course - An Intuition-Based Options Primer for Financial Engineering - Enrollment open

    Not at all. You just have to make sure you can plan your schedule to do both course at the same time. We have many C++ graduates who took the Options course to get a better intuition so they can do better during interviews for jobs/internship.
  86. Andy Nguyen

    Lawsuit put OPT for F1 students in jeopardy

    Directors of every MFE program will want to talk to you about it. Getting qualified domestic candidates interested and applied would be their top priority.
  87. Andy Nguyen

    Lawsuit put OPT for F1 students in jeopardy

    Google Stephen Miller for more information.
  88. Andy Nguyen

    Lawsuit put OPT for F1 students in jeopardy

    This case is of most interest to many of our QuantNet audience here since most of them will need to get OPT for internship and post graduation job opportunities. This case may eliminate the OPT program causing extreme hardship or virtually impossible to get a job after their MFE degree...
  89. Andy Nguyen

    2020 Quantnet Ranking

    That's no longer true as of today :) The 2020 ranking will be released in December, exact date TBD.
  90. Andy Nguyen

    Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students

    We ought to redo this master reading list soon since it was first created years ago and there are many updated versions of books. Some may already be outdated.
  91. Andy Nguyen

    Need Advice On Recording Lecture Videos

    @Ken Abbott Let us know how you get on with this. Look forward to seeing the results if available.
  92. Andy Nguyen

    Completing a part-time PhD: Yay or Nay?

    I was in a PhD program once and there was an old guy that seemed to study there forever. Was told that he did all his courses and just working his dissertation. He has kids and wife coming in few days a week. Seemed very miserable. 2 years later, I left to do my MFE and he was still there...
  93. Andy Nguyen

    QuantNet online course - An Intuition-Based Options Primer for Financial Engineering - Enrollment open

    Educational requirements: knowledge of calculus and elementary knowledge of probability; programming knowledge not required, but useful.
  94. Andy Nguyen

    QuantNet online course - An Intuition-Based Options Primer for Financial Engineering - Enrollment open

    Dear Friends, The online course An Intuition-Based Options Primer for Financial Engineering: Model-independent relationships vs. Black-Scholes created by Prof. Dan Stefanica and offered by QuantNet will open for enrollment on September 30. The course covers topics directly relevant to quant...
  95. Andy Nguyen

    No finance knowledge needed for quant jobs?

    The article below cites Marcos Lopez de Prado as saying that crowd-sourcing the problem to thousands of data scientist is the way of the future. Do you agree with the premise of this article? https://news.efinancialcareers.com/uk-en/3002106/big-data-jobs-finance
  96. Andy Nguyen

    Need Advice On Recording Lecture Videos

    I vote for Camtasia as well. There are many less expensive or free software to do what you want but many online training courses use Camtasia. QuantNet C++ courses by @Daniel Duffy and the Options course by @dstefan used Camtasia for the video lectures.
  97. Andy Nguyen

    How Quantnet's C++ certificates got me a job on Wall Street

    It is open 24/7 and we have people from all over the world joining every single day.
  98. Andy Nguyen

    Retaking Certificate

    Almost everyone who has done all the work will do well enough to pass and earn the certificate.
  99. Andy Nguyen

    Prof. Emeritus Mark Rubinstein, financial engineering pioneer, passes away

    Mark Rubinstein, a finance professor emeritus whose work had a profound impact on Wall Street by forever changing how financial assets are created and priced, died May 9 in Tiburon, California. He was 74. Rubinstein, who retired in 2012 after nearly 40 years on the University of California...
  100. Andy Nguyen

    CMU or work a year and Princeton

    My advice applies if you have a job lined up or can get one by school starts. Princeton likes to admit applicants with some work exp so their advice makes sense for them.
  101. Andy Nguyen

    CMU or work a year and Princeton

    You are still very young. Working a year and then go back to school will give you the big advantage of knowing exactly what skills you need and how the theory applies to real world. If you can get in a program now, you will have a better chance with the additional work experience. Lot of others...
  102. Andy Nguyen

    CMU MSCF Reviews Deleted

    The reviews were deleted by its original authors for whatever reason. It was disappointing to say the least. I know it takes a lot of effort to write a review, specially the unprompted reviews.
  103. Andy Nguyen

    UCB MFE Review of UC Berkeley MFE program

    If it is happening at programs with hands on directors like this, imagine how it is playing at other programs where career service is non-existent.
  104. Andy Nguyen

    Retaking Certificate

    Hi With re enrollment you will only pay $1200 and will get a fresh 16 weeks. You can reenroll at any time. The link is Online Invoice Payment 1200 for Amount and reenrollment for Notes.
  105. Andy Nguyen

    What books are you currently reading?

    Here is another one that I'm currently reading. Autobiography is my favorite genre, it seems. https://www.amazon.com/Power-Broker-Robert-Moses-Fall/dp/0394480767?tag=quantfinaneng-20
  106. Andy Nguyen

    MFE enrollment at the age of 31

    Many of my cohorts and I entered the MFE program at in our 30s about 10 years ago and successfully transitioned into this field. So age is nothing but just a number. The time may has changed and probably the specific skills/knowledge are evolving as well. Just make sure you enroll in a program...
  107. Andy Nguyen

    NYU MSMF Are you still waiting for hearing from NYU FinMath?

    https://math.nyu.edu/people/profiles/YANG_Deane.html
  108. Andy Nguyen

    Is being extroverted vital for success in the financial industry?

    That's the name of the game. You got it.
  109. Andy Nguyen

    Cornell FE Cornell application for Spring 2020 MS-ORIE - Rejected for weird reason

    Send the program an email to see if they can reconsider you for Fall 2019 instead.
  110. Andy Nguyen

    What does a Quant do?

    We have some ebooks that answer that same question and more on our master reading list (a link is in my signature). Enjoy that.
  111. Andy Nguyen

    Real analysis

    Baby Rudin came to mind.
  112. Andy Nguyen

    Baruch MFE

    I dont have first hand experience with Baruch other pre-mfe courses that are offered at their campus. I run the C++ courses online here that is part of the pre-mfe program and I am responsible for many aspect of c++ courses. I am often the first person who students contact for any porblem. I...
  113. Andy Nguyen

    Yes, there are few info on the program since it's rarely discussed here. Maybe reach out to...

    Yes, there are few info on the program since it's rarely discussed here. Maybe reach out to current/past students of the program on LinkedIn to see if they can provide any insight.
  114. Andy Nguyen

    Thanking Andy

    Appreciate the kind words @Michsund but I only provide a platform and the QuantNet community is as good as the people contributing to it. That means YOU GUYS. So I just hope you guys utilize the tools and introduce QuantNet to other people. It means a lot to me if all the applicants fill in the...
  115. Andy Nguyen

    USC Admission

    @Junping Chen @idkmyname can you guys add your timeline to the Tracker? Thank you
  116. Andy Nguyen

    2019 MFE admission roll call

    As admission decisions start to come in, let's get a tradition going here so we can share the programs we applied, the admits/rejects we received and the program we are ultimately joining. Let's keep the format uniform and discussions on their separate programs threads. Please share details on...
  117. Andy Nguyen

    COMPARE MSFM@UChicago V.S. MAFN@Columbia

    Yes, would be really useful if you can share it on the Tracker. Thanks.
  118. Andy Nguyen

    Is being extroverted vital for success in the financial industry?

    @Joy Pathak shared his experience when he was an MFE student and networking was a reason he got in the door. He is very extroverted by the way. https://quantnet.com/threads/how-to-get-your-dream-quant-internship.10053/
  119. Andy Nguyen

    USC Admission

    Should take about 50+ days according to the Tracker info. There are few entries for USC MFE so please enter your timeline. https://quantnet.com/tracker/?program_id=45&order=application_updated&direction=desc
  120. Andy Nguyen

    Princeton MFin interviews 2019 Fall

    I only see about a dozen entries for the Princeton program entering 2019. Can you guys add your timeline there (if you haven't) so we can compare progress? https://quantnet.com/tracker/?program_id=8&order=application_updated&direction=desc Thanks much.
  121. Andy Nguyen

    New to quantnet; would appreciate advice

    Learn to code well. It will be the key open the doors to many opportunities beyond these master programs since the trend is more technical hand on skills.
  122. Andy Nguyen

    Columbia MFE Columbia MFE Admission

    Check the Tracker as well. It has all the latest admission status from QuantNet members. https://quantnet.com/tracker/
  123. Andy Nguyen

    Quantnet competition

    They are using 6 months after graduation which helps everyone get close to 100%. On contrary, we use only 3 months after graduation in our ranking methodology.
  124. Andy Nguyen

    Computer Science major is hot again

    Very interesting read. Let me know what you think of this. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/24/technology/computer-science-courses-college.html
  125. Andy Nguyen

    Top 2019 H1B visa occupations

    The following is list of top 50 H1B visa occupations from myvisajobs. The footnote said data is from 2017 so not sure the accuracy of this but it's not surprising that the majority H1B visa is technical jobs.
  126. Andy Nguyen

    NYU MSFE NYU Tandon MFE admission - 2019

    @nicolalove @OriginalThinker @Ultimate Cheese Please add your timelines for your applications to the Tracker if you can. Thank you https://quantnet.com/tracker/
  127. Andy Nguyen

    NYU MSFE NYU Tandon MFE admission - 2019

    Check results on Tracker https://quantnet.com/tracker/
  128. Andy Nguyen

    A Survey of Master’s Programs in Risk Management in the US.

    Thank you Ken for sharing your paper with QuantNet. I'm going to send it out to our memberships at large. This is the first paper that I'm aware of that takes a close look at risk management MS programs.
  129. Andy Nguyen

    That is correct.

    That is correct.
  130. Andy Nguyen

    Advice needed to start a career as a quant

    https://quantnet.com/threads/master-reading-list-for-quants-mfe-financial-engineering-students.535/
  131. Andy Nguyen

    Advice needed to start a career as a quant

    The reading list on my signature would be a good place to start exploring different specialties of this quant finance space.
  132. Andy Nguyen

    Breaking Bad TV show

    I actually flew to Albuquerque with my wife to do a tour of BB and drive 4 hours to Four Points Monument. It is an interesting state to visit.
  133. Andy Nguyen

    Breaking Bad TV show

    And I got some good stuff to bring home.
  134. Andy Nguyen

    Breaking Bad TV show

    I saw it twice. Guess where I am now.
  135. Andy Nguyen

    Breaking Bad TV show

    Anyone here us a fan of the above show or its spinoff Better Call Saul?
  136. Andy Nguyen

    Registered Nurse Thinking About Switching Careers and Entering a MS in Financial Engineering program

    There are industries that pay more than finance. Think AI, tech, etc but you gotta be top of the game. You can't just thinking getting an MFE degree and then money will follow. Many people realize it a year and 100K too late.
  137. Andy Nguyen

    GRE Verbal score

    If you got your undergrad in the US, it is not as high a factor as someone whose bachelor degree is not from an English language system.
  138. Andy Nguyen

    2019 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    I can hardly see a scenario when we are ordered to hand over such info given the nature of the forum. Moreover, the personal data we keep is so minimal that it's impossible to reveal anyone's identity.
  139. Andy Nguyen

    2019 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    There is a historical table of admission stats gathered over the years at Admission Statistics from MFE Programs It may be updated in the future.
  140. Andy Nguyen

    2019 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    I like to point out a finer thing in our 2019 rankings methodology is that in the survey we specifically request data for full-time admission and placement stats. This helps ensure better comparison between programs which may also explain some subtle changes from last year rankings. We already...
  141. Andy Nguyen

    2019 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    That's something we will look into. It makes more sense for us to do specific regional rankings which is why we decided to do US-only programs this year instead of including Canadian programs as in the past.
  142. Andy Nguyen

    2019 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    The QuantNet 2019 Rankings of Financial Engineering programs is now available online. You access the rankings at the link below https://quantnet.com/mfe-programs-rankings/
  143. Andy Nguyen

    2019 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    We are pleased to announce the release of our QuantNet 2019 Rankings of Financial Engineering programs, to be available online at 9AM EST on Dec 4th. New and improved, the 2019 rankings will include several new programs and focus entirely on US-based programs. Please turn on push notification...
  144. Andy Nguyen

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Maybe we are much older now and don't need another reminder of that? ;)
  145. Andy Nguyen

    CMU MSCF Mentioning Quantnet C++ Certification on MSCF Application

    Term completed should be the date of your completion. It is on your cert. Skip the credit hour if it is optional or put N/A if required.
  146. Andy Nguyen

    CMU MSCF Mentioning Quantnet C++ Certification on MSCF Application

    The numerical score. If you have a distinction, mention that as well.
  147. Andy Nguyen

    CMU MSCF Mentioning Quantnet C++ Certification on MSCF Application

    Our course is pretty well-known and many CMU MSCF students have taken it over the years. The course is offered by the Baruch MFE program. There isn't any course number so you can skip it if optional. Since it's pass/fail course, it makes sense to provide the grade you received. Good luck with...
  148. Andy Nguyen

    Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students

    There are now courses in that track offered by various programs. You may as well look into Data Science Master program since MFE is a short program so you won't learn much by taking a course or two.
  149. Andy Nguyen

    UCB MFE UCB MFE Round 4 Spring 2019

    Just a reminder for anyone who hasn't added their UCB MFE timeline as well as other program timelines to our Tracker. This is hugely helpful to everyone tracking their own application. Applications
  150. Andy Nguyen

    Hi, thanks for the message. I would love to get more reviews and i have tried various approaches...

    Hi, thanks for the message. I would love to get more reviews and i have tried various approaches over the years. There is little incentive for students to write a review, even it helps our readers tremendously. If you have other ideas, I'm all ears.
  151. Andy Nguyen

    Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students

    I removed the duplicate. Thanks for letting me know.
  152. Andy Nguyen

    Please use the remaining time to complete as much as possible and discuss your best option with...

    Please use the remaining time to complete as much as possible and discuss your best option with your TA when you are near the end. It will make much sense then.
  153. Andy Nguyen

    MFE Application - Low Undergrad Math Marks

    Do’s and Don’ts of MFE Applications
  154. Andy Nguyen

    Does anyone still have access to quant program application tracker?

    Nobody has added any new entries yet since the Tracker was not available until recently. Maybe you can be one to start it up again.
  155. Andy Nguyen

    Does anyone still have access to quant program application tracker?

    I just updated it and you should be able to do it now. More to come.
  156. Andy Nguyen

    Does anyone still have access to quant program application tracker?

    You can still do so via the Filter on the right. Just enter the username in the Created by and it will show the same thing.
  157. Andy Nguyen

    Does anyone still have access to quant program application tracker?

    @sarahwang @Joseph Shamsian The Tracker is available now in its early beta stage. Check it out and let me know if there is any bug or missing features.
  158. Andy Nguyen

    Toughest Interview Questions

    Not really quant questions but surely you will get these. Hopefully you can make good use out of it.
  159. Andy Nguyen

    ASA Actuary to Quant Finance?

    You can actually highlight relevant skills and work experience from it. I think you should use them to your benefit. Quant finance is pretty multi-disciplinary and not a one-track field like most people believe.
  160. Andy Nguyen

    Quantitative Analyst vs. Quantitative Researcher vs. Quantitative Trading Analyst

    If you are a fresh MFE graduate and this is your first job, it will be really how good a deal the director can get for you (in good programs usually). When you change jobs, you will have a better idea of how much peers in similar roles make across the market and can better deal with employers...
  161. Andy Nguyen

    DIY your application or?

    Most people that are in the US self-apply, specially if you already did your undergrad here. There could be a whole industry for people in China to apply for college and that may extend to the MFE programs as well but it's not a big part of it from what I can tell. Looks like if you are done...
  162. Andy Nguyen

    Engineering PhD student seeking a Quant career

    Here is a good place to start. It takes time but the quant field is large and there is lot of specific roles with its own specific skillsets. Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students
  163. Andy Nguyen

    C++: Walter Savitch

    It depends. It would take a while to go through if you want to do all of the coding exercise there. Try it and you can find out your own pace after a month.
  164. Andy Nguyen

    Unable to use features in a post

    You need to toggle the BB code button (the wheel button on the right most above the input box).
  165. Andy Nguyen

    Student body

    Reasons are many, some you already mentioned. Graduate STEM programs have lot of international students, many from China. WSJ - Why So Many Chinese Students Come to the U.S.
  166. Andy Nguyen

    Masters degree advice

    Besides demonstrating your genuine interest in quant finance by a project of some short, it would be important to explain it in your application. Stochastic is an important course in MFE so showing some interest and knowledge is a plus. Your profile probably has a lot of checkboxes clicked...
  167. Andy Nguyen

    Does anyone still have access to quant program application tracker?

    Which one do you refer to? The MFE rankings?
  168. Andy Nguyen

    Profile assessment: fixed income trader who wants to learn more advanced math

    You can self study, do a part-time at night at a local MFE program. You sound like you want to improve yourself and do not want to be left behind since finance is getting more and more technical, high advanced math. Basically, MFE is more or less a way for most students to get into the door. If...
  169. Andy Nguyen

    Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students

    @pingu what your suggestions? Newer versions of the books on the list or entirely new categories?
  170. Andy Nguyen

    Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students

    @rohitr you are not supposed to complete the entire list. Just pick any section of interest and go as deep as you need or want. @Beep Boop i have fixed a few files. there are other attachments that have gone missing after 11 years so I will fix if i can or remove them.
  171. Andy Nguyen

    Does anyone still have access to quant program application tracker?

    Sarah, The Tracker is being updated and will be available again soon.
  172. Andy Nguyen

    C++ Online Programming Cert Testimonials

    Hey Zhongruo, The courses we offer here would definitely make you a stronger candidate when it comes to acing technical interviews. It will be a lot of hard work going through it as well as selling yourself the right way. Countless of our members here have successfully took advantage of the...
  173. Andy Nguyen

    Skill Set Required To Become Quant

    The list of books is here Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students
  174. Andy Nguyen

    Tiny Thing that has been Confusing Me

    Was just a testing tool for us. Has little meaningful besides that.
  175. Andy Nguyen

    Matlab code - Vasicek yield curve fitting, Various bond price models available

    Yes, it seems certain old files are missing. probably due to server moving years ago.
  176. Andy Nguyen

    Does it matter what school you go to?

    There are many successful professional in finance coming from state and public colleges. Many members here can tell you that.
  177. Andy Nguyen

    Chances of me being a quant?

    Finance is not the only career option for ambitious young men and women these days. Tech and other industries have huge draw. Volcker has been major factor where regulation has been emphasized more but with the rule repeal, the days of exotic derivatives products may come back. We'll see.
  178. Andy Nguyen

    Chances of me being a quant?

    It would help you a great deal if you spend sometimes reading about the industry and what each role entails so you can better answer during interview like what Ken asked. A lack of industry research is one of the biggest downfalls for new entrees to the field. You can get much of what you need...
  179. Andy Nguyen

    My chance in MFE without math/stat background?

    Realistically, no but you can get yourself a better chance by working a few years, getting a few online courses in math, C++, probability, calculus. It's doable.
  180. Andy Nguyen

    Stony Brook Quant Finance Graduate Program

    Stony Brook is already listed on the Tracker but has very few data points. Usually, applicants enter the data themselves but gently asking them to afd their timelines and results here is a great way to jump start.
  181. Andy Nguyen

    Stony Brook Quant Finance Graduate Program

    Would love to see more entries of applicants applying to Stony Brook in the Tracker Tracker | QuantNet Community Curiously, there isn't many of them, the latest from 2014. If anyone know the recent batch of applicants who are members here, I would strongly ask them to add their profiles to the...
  182. Andy Nguyen

    Go to Grad School, or take Job Offer?

    @TehRaio is right. Work experience is very valuable so get it whenever you can. If you later decide to go back to school, it will give you a leg up when it comes to understanding, real life application, salary compensation, everything.
  183. Andy Nguyen

    Homework (HW) grades

    https://quantnet.com/quiz
  184. Andy Nguyen

    Plan 2020

    Do’s and Don’ts of MFE Applications You have an uphill battle to increase GPA so focus on what's important.
  185. Andy Nguyen

    Quant Youtube blogger

    Also do a search on Quantnet for "a day in the life of" as title. You will find some samples to read.
  186. Andy Nguyen

    Quant Youtube blogger

    Financial engineering is a niche field and with it, there isn't much to read or watch. Have you read the "My life as a quant" from the master list? Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students
  187. Andy Nguyen

    Prof. Ken Abbott retiring from Wall Street to join academia

    I have the honor of knowing @Ken Abbott through his valuable contribution to our QuantNet community and met with him through various occasions many years ago. I know that many generations of MFE students from various programs got to know him as well. His posts have inspired and educated many of...
  188. Andy Nguyen

    Quant Youtube blogger

    I happen to know Dimitris as a member here years ago when he did his MFE at Michigan. The reason that you aren't likely to find many working quants hanging out on Youtube as they aren't at liberty to discuss their work or career until they become a freelancer.
  189. Andy Nguyen

    C++ Online Programming Cert Testimonials

    You could complete it as quickly as you want. It's 100% up to you and your schedule.
  190. Andy Nguyen

    UCB MFE UCB MFE Round 2 Application 2019

    Nothing on the Tracker yet?
  191. Andy Nguyen

    CMU Round 2

    I've been looking at the Tracker to see if anyone updates their status on round 2. Let me know if anything new comes up. Thnks
  192. Andy Nguyen

    Undergrad CMU vs UCB vs Cornell vs Rice

    There probably some US News rankings of undergrad CS program that you can use. I'm not familiar with either of them but both are top notch universities.
  193. Andy Nguyen

    Undergrad CMU vs UCB vs Cornell vs Rice

    Get into the best CS undergrad program you can and discuss about MFE 4 years later. It will keep your options open later on.
  194. Andy Nguyen

    Free C++ Matlab VBA Python code for derivatives pricing

    https://doc.lagout.org/programmation/Multi-Language/The%20Heston%20Model%20and%20Its%20Extensions%20in%20MATLAB%20and%20C%23%20%5BRouah%202013-09-03%5D.pdf
  195. Andy Nguyen

    GaTech QCF Georgia TECH QCF Interview

    Hi guys, I've seen very few data points for the GaTech QCF program in the Tracker, leading to the incorrect impression that few people apply there. If you haven't done so, can you please add your timeline at that program and others so we can all share our timeline/result? Tracker | QuantNet...
  196. Andy Nguyen

    Quantamental roles

    In a nutshell, your end goal is to get into a program, get some street creds from working on the Street for a few years and come back home. It's not a bad plan at all. To do that, the brand name of the program will be less important than the names of the employers you will be working for after...
  197. Andy Nguyen

    NCSU MFM NCSU MFM Review

    Here are the latest reviews in case you haven't seen them. Any input from current students or alumni of the program are greatly appreciated. North Carolina State University Financial Mathematics program
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