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  1. Andy Nguyen

    Get 1st internship

    https://quantnet.com/threads/quant-internship-and-graduate-recruitment-a-firms-list.10000/
  2. Andy Nguyen

    Why banks need C++ developers more than ever

    As banks everywhere look to build up their systematic trading teams as a matter of strategic urgency in the face of competition from electronic market makers like Jane Street and Citadel Securities, a new wave of demand for C++ developers has been unleashed. Justifiably known as one of the...
  3. Andy Nguyen

    Pasting Daniel's reply here for proper chain of comments. I had mentioned to Devon about my...

    Pasting Daniel's reply here for proper chain of comments. I had mentioned to Devon about my other deadline. I am almost finished now and now we can free resources to get the slides and exercises. The C++17/20 is small compared to C++11. So it is an add in update. The rest of the course is the...
  4. Andy Nguyen

    @APalley

    @APalley
  5. Andy Nguyen

    Fordham MSQF

    Reviews from Fordham are hard to come by. We have only a couple and they are several years old. https://quantnet.com/resources/fordham-university-quantitative-finance-program.22/reviews
  6. Andy Nguyen

    QuantNet C++ course for MFE admission

    The tried and true content tailored for future quantitative finance professionals. It's created by Dr. Daniel Duffy upon his years of experience. The awesome and unique TA Avi, who will provide personal feedback on your coding technique. You won't get those anywhere else, free, paid or otherwise.
  7. Andy Nguyen

    QuantNet C++ course for MFE admission

    The answer is yes. Many top MFE programs accept this C++ certificate to meet their programming requirement. We have thousands of students over the years and I haven't met one that says otherwise :) On the other hand, taking a programming course in college is easy. You likely will get a passing...
  8. Andy Nguyen

    Remember to use GET300OFF for a discount on the advanced course :)

    Remember to use GET300OFF for a discount on the advanced course :)
  9. Andy Nguyen

    I will check with @APalley on this.

    I will check with @APalley on this.
  10. Andy Nguyen

    Some further questions about the course

    You mentioned basic C++. Our C++ isn't basic C++ so you will learn a ton from a financial application perspective. To bring it to the next level and to be able to get the top C++ dev job, you should take the advanced C++ course. After the first course, you get a good discount for the adv course.
  11. Andy Nguyen

    Some further questions about the course

    Let us know if you still have any question, @lewweihao I would say we have thousands of students over the years and almost everyone gave the course a 5/5 stars with the TA and the forum the most contributing factors to their happiness with the course. Not everyone would write a review but the...
  12. Andy Nguyen

    Consultant on MFE application

    https://quantnet.com/threads/do%E2%80%99s-and-don%E2%80%99ts-of-mfe-applications.12664/ Billy used to review applications for NYU Courant MFin program. Not sure if he still does.
  13. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    This is true. Retail traders may drive the revolution but there are big players playing both sides of the trade and it's safe to say the biggest win/loss are taken by the biggest players. WSJ has an article about a hedge fund that won 700M on the GME alone...
  14. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    Yeah, the truck that rolls downhill "in motion".
  15. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    Hinderburg Research, the one that brought down Nikola and its CEO. This should be interesting.
  16. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    What are your expiration on those calls?
  17. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    If anything, I think this is a unique opportunity for more people to learn about complex financial products like options, hedging, shorting, margin, etc. The barrier to more people using such tools has been the perceived complexity and with social media, trading apps and finance forums where you...
  18. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    There is a lot of FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) in the media driven by the short interest to distract people from buying GME. Such as an article saying GS warns there will be a systemic risk to the global market if short-driven hedge funds go bankrupt. Go figure. Robinhood is allowing...
  19. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    The money is real. You can't fake it with the reddit crowd and he has been doing it from day one. His gain is huge but many others have several million dollars gain.
  20. Andy Nguyen

    What books are you currently reading?

    Preordered this book and can't wait to read it https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062979973/
  21. Andy Nguyen

    Alternative UK Quant Programs

    What is your list of the top UK programs? I'm curious to see if we cover all of them or there is any new program we are not aware of.
  22. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    It will be up to SEC to decide but from what I've seen so far, it's hard to say anything done illegally. A bunch of millennials, Robinhood retail traders decide to buy up a stock that is being shorted by many sophisticated big money funds. As a result, many of those shorts took a loss of several...
  23. Andy Nguyen

    GameStop GME and WSB saga

    Has anyone followed the event relating to GME the last few weeks? Or better yet, participated in (and gaining from)? It's very interesting time for sure. You certainly can't model it.
  24. Andy Nguyen

    Wristwatch

    No Tesla?
  25. Andy Nguyen

    Wristwatch

    Interesting thread. I haven't worn a watch since I got my first phone in the 90s. It's just something I need to tell time for me and I understand some who are into watches like previous posters mention. And if you are into it, you are likely to buy many of them. I have a friend who orders a...
  26. Andy Nguyen

    The Queen's Gambit

    Watched it in one seating. Great story line and acting. One of the best Netflix shows I've seen recently.
  27. Andy Nguyen

    List of Wall Street themed movies

    Does anyone want to add some new interesting movies to this list?
  28. Andy Nguyen

    Algorithmic trading or model validation

    There are a few "A day in the life of" articles on the homepage which give you some sense of daily duty.
  29. Andy Nguyen

    2021 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    Yes, Cornell MFE is STEM. The ranking has been updated after I got the confirmation from the director today. Only 2 other unranked programs that are still waiting to be confirmed. I suspect they are but will wait for their answer.
  30. Andy Nguyen

    6 months unemployed

    It's a PDF file. http://d36av5f9zaworl.cloudfront.net/QuantNetGuide.pdf Page 65
  31. Andy Nguyen

    6 months unemployed

    We have a QuantNet guide here Master reading list for Quants, MFE (Financial Engineering) students Download it at the top, there is an article by Ellen Reeves that you may find some pointers to when finding a job. She coached many MFE students and well versed in the space.
  32. Andy Nguyen

    Lawsuit put OPT for F1 students in jeopardy

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/judge-throws-out-trump-rules-limiting-skilled-worker-visas-n1249615
  33. Andy Nguyen

    In QuantNet top 17 colleges, what are all programs fall under STEM designation

    I already contacted the Cornell program's director and should get a reply soon. I suspect most, if not all programs in the 2021 rankings are STEM designated. Many just put up the explicit info after I contacted them.
  34. Andy Nguyen

    In QuantNet top 17 colleges, what are all programs fall under STEM designation

    Glad to help @cheryn I reached out to the directors of the programs I couldn't find the info online. I updated the rankings page after the written confirmation and will update this when they update and provide the link.
  35. Andy Nguyen

    In QuantNet top 17 colleges, what are all programs fall under STEM designation

    I'm going to add a STEM designation on our annual MFE rankings for programs qualified as such. It will be updated as soon as I can link to their respective official declaration. Baruch MFE CMU MSCF UCB MFE UCLA MFE Princeton MFin Chicago MSMF Lehigh MFE Illinois MSFE CGU MFE NYU Courant...
  36. Andy Nguyen

    Buy Side vs Sell Side quant trading internship?

    BB = Bulge bracket which refers to the biggest banks, financial institutions. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulge_bracket
  37. Andy Nguyen

    In QuantNet top 17 colleges, what are all programs fall under STEM designation

    Normally, programs under Math dept are STEM. So Baruch is. NYU is. Others are too but I need to double check.
  38. Andy Nguyen

    CMU MSCF Do I stand a chance at CMU MSCF?

    Go to Applications and filter by CMU and accepted results. You will get a list of profiles which you can compare yours to.
  39. Andy Nguyen

    2021 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    I posted screenshots of 2021 ranking (left) vs 2020 ranking (right) for you guys to dig in and do your usual analysis.
  40. Andy Nguyen

    2021 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    https://quantnet.com/threads/mfe-in-texas.10669/
  41. Andy Nguyen

    2021 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    They did not participate this year but probably will again in the future.
  42. Andy Nguyen

    2021 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    The 2021 Quantnet ranking is up.
  43. Andy Nguyen

    2020 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    It looks like you are in the Asian timezone. I updated it to use UTC offset timezone. Hopefully, it will show it correctly for you.
  44. Andy Nguyen

    2020 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    When the countdown on the top reaches 0.
  45. Andy Nguyen

    2020 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    You will get permission to see the 2021 ranking at that time :)
  46. Andy Nguyen

    2021 QuantNet Rankings of Financial Engineering (MFE) Programs

    We are pleased to announce the publication of the QuantNet 2021 Rankings of Financial Engineering programs. Released during the covid pandemic, the 2021 rankings reflect the great difficulties and challenges many programs face. The pandemic's adverse effects are most evident in the huge drop in...
  47. Andy Nguyen

    Python course testimonial

    The following are testimonials by students who recently completed the "Python for finance with intro to data science" online course. If you have questions, ask here and they are more than willing to answer.
  48. Andy Nguyen

    Recommendation on QN courses

    I would say take both, C++ first and then Python to maximize your opportunities for career advancement. C++ is a very solid foundation that you can use to build Python on. Many students completed the course faster than the allocated time. Once you complete it, you will be amazed of how much your...
  49. Andy Nguyen

    I did bad in introductory level computer programming, does it hurt?

    Yes, you will get a certificate of completion.
  50. 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/
  51. 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...
  52. 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.
  53. 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...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. Andy Nguyen

    Andy with a new profile picture

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

    Quantitative Interview questions and answers

    Click on the Insert Math f(x) icon on the editor to enter math/latex.
  58. 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...
  59. 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...
  60. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

    Testing the new GIF feature :)
  61. 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.
  62. Andy Nguyen

    Try out the QuantNet app

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

    Try out the QuantNet app

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

    Cracking the Finance Quant Interview: 51 Interview Questions and Solutions

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

    Try out the QuantNet app

    Can you try the method I just posted above for Iphone?
  66. 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.
  67. 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?
  68. 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...
  69. 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.
  70. 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...
  71. 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
  72. Andy Nguyen

    Username change request thread

    User name change can now done via your account https://quantnet.com/account/account-details
  73. 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...
  74. 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.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. 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...
  79. 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
  80. 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/
  81. 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.
  82. Andy Nguyen

    Some new rules (International Students)

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/immigration/ice-tells-foreign-students-leave-u-s-if-their-school-n1233026
  83. 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.
  84. Andy Nguyen

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

    Off the books you are interested in, just get the latest version.
  85. 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.
  86. 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
  87. Andy Nguyen

    Request for market swaptions volatility

    @Ken Abbott Do you know any data source for this? Thanks
  88. 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...
  89. 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 :)
  90. 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.
  91. 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...
  92. 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."
  93. 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.
  94. 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...
  95. Andy Nguyen

    Access to Homework Question Forum pages

    @aporto Let me know if you can now access level 1 and subsequently level 2.
  96. 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.
  97. 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
  98. 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...
  99. 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...
  100. 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.
  101. 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
  102. 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...
  103. 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.
  104. 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...
  105. Andy Nguyen

    Corona Virus discussion

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/09/opinion/trump-corona-cdc.html
  106. 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...
  107. 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...
  108. 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...
  109. 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.
  110. 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.
  111. 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.
  112. Andy Nguyen

    Face masks?

    Send them to me. I'll cover the shipping cost.
  113. 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...
  114. 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...
  115. Andy Nguyen

    Free C++ Matlab VBA Python code for derivatives pricing

    Go to the main page and browse around Volopta free quantitative code
  116. 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.
  117. 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
  118. Andy Nguyen

    Interview : Acceptance Ratio

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

    Is R Necessary? (Generally Speaking)

    Been a long time. How's life?
  120. 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.
  121. 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...
  122. 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...
  123. 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/
  124. Andy Nguyen

    C++ Online Certificate Students' intro thread

    Fixed that wrong links. It should work now.
  125. 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.
  126. 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/
  127. Andy Nguyen

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

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

    Everything you need to pick MFE programs

    I changed it for OP.
  129. 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.
  130. 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...
  131. 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.
  132. 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...
  133. 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.
  134. 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.
  135. 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.
  136. Andy Nguyen

    Lawsuit put OPT for F1 students in jeopardy

    Google Stephen Miller for more information.
  137. 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...
  138. Andy Nguyen

    2020 Quantnet Ranking

    That's no longer true as of today :) The 2020 ranking will be released in December, exact date TBD.
  139. 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.
  140. 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.
  141. 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...
  142. 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.
  143. 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...
  144. 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
  145. 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.
  146. 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.
  147. Andy Nguyen

    Retaking Certificate

    Almost everyone who has done all the work will do well enough to pass and earn the certificate.
  148. 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...
  149. 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.
  150. 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...
  151. 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.
  152. 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.
  153. 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.
  154. 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
  155. 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...
  156. Andy Nguyen

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

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

    Is being extroverted vital for success in the financial industry?

    That's the name of the game. You got it.
  158. 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.
  159. 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.
  160. Andy Nguyen

    Real analysis

    Baby Rudin came to mind.
  161. 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...
  162. 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.
  163. 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...
  164. Andy Nguyen

    USC Admission

    @Junping Chen @idkmyname can you guys add your timeline to the Tracker? Thank you
  165. 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...
  166. Andy Nguyen

    COMPARE MSFM@UChicago V.S. MAFN@Columbia

    Yes, would be really useful if you can share it on the Tracker. Thanks.
  167. 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/
  168. 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
  169. 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.
  170. 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.
  171. 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/
  172. 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.
  173. 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
  174. 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.
  175. 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/
  176. Andy Nguyen

    NYU MSFE NYU Tandon MFE admission - 2019

    Check results on Tracker https://quantnet.com/tracker/
  177. 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.
  178. Andy Nguyen

    That is correct.

    That is correct.
  179. 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/
  180. 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.
  181. 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.
  182. Andy Nguyen

    Breaking Bad TV show

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

    Breaking Bad TV show

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

    Breaking Bad TV show

    Anyone here us a fan of the above show or its spinoff Better Call Saul?
  185. 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.
  186. 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.
  187. 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.
  188. 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.
  189. 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...
  190. 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.
  191. 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/
  192. 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...
  193. Andy Nguyen

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Maybe we are much older now and don't need another reminder of that? ;)
  194. 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.
  195. Andy Nguyen

    CMU MSCF Mentioning Quantnet C++ Certification on MSCF Application

    The numerical score. If you have a distinction, mention that as well.
  196. 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...
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