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  1. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Hope you have a great birthday Vadim!
  2. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Happy Birthday Billy! We should go out for this.
  3. Chris

    New Ponzi fund?

    Looks like he's gone missing. ABC News: Manhunt: Accused Financier Scammer Stanford Missing
  4. Chris

    New Ponzi fund?

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aUtjE4_bm4oM&refer=news Feb. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Stanford Group Co., a Houston-based investment firm led by billionaire R. Allen Stanford, is under investigation by U.S. securities regulators over sales of certificates of deposit in its...
  5. Chris

    Credit Suisse Bonus Packages

    All I want for Christmas is some triple-B CMBS For those senior bankers bemoaning the fact that they were not awarded a bonus this year take heart - things could be worse. You could be working for Credit Suisse. The Swiss bank decided to pay employee bonuses for 2008 with illiquid leveraged...
  6. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Wow guys its been over 2 1/2 years! Thanks a lot! My birthday wish is all our codes converge and for all our projects and tests to go well :).
  7. Chris

    New Agency Proposed to Oversee Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

    Here is one from 5 years ago... http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E06E3D6123BF932A2575AC0A9659C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=2 By STEPHEN LABATON Published: September 11, 2003 The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing...
  8. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Have a great birthday Alain!!
  9. Chris

    QuantNet Picnic In Central Park on Sat 9/20

    I'll probably drive there too. Let me know what you want me to bring up. I also have a cooler.
  10. Chris

    QuantNet Picnic In Central Park on Sat 9/20

    Hey guys let me know what you need help in. Also shouldn't we set up a RSVP so we know exactly how much food and drink to prepare?
  11. Chris

    Quantnet Picnic in Central Park

    I'd be down for the 20th
  12. Chris

    tSQL - Transpose rows to columns

    Also if you are using Visual Studio you can use SQL Server Reporting Services and use the Matrix to pivot your SQL data so you don't have to go into writing complicated queries.
  13. Chris

    What is going on at Bear Stearns ?

    Looks like 2 fund managers from Bear Stearns have been arrested in connection to the subprime collapse. http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSN1936756720080619
  14. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Vlad, Have a happy happy birthday!!:birthday:
  15. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Vadim, Have a great birthday! I hope you spend you day doing something fun.
  16. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Have a great birthday Jacob!! Best wishes to you on your special day!
  17. Chris

    What is going on at Bear Stearns ?

    FYI attached is the PDF describing the merger to investors.
  18. Chris

    What is going on at Bear Stearns ?

    Hey guys check this article out. 55000 puts with strike 30 were traded on Tuesday... http://www.thestreet.com/_aol/s/who-traded-55000-bear-30-puts-tuesday/newsanalysis/optionsfutures/10407812.html??cm_ven=AOL&cm_cat=FREE&cm_ite=NA?cm_ven=AOL&cm_cat=FREE&cm_ite=NA
  19. Chris

    What is going on at Bear Stearns ?

    Bear Stearns (NYSE: BSC) 8% LOWER; receives financing from JPMorgan Chase and Fed Bank of New York after noting their liquidity position in the last 24 hours had significantly deteriorated. So they were OK until now...:-k...
  20. Chris

    What is going on at Bear Stearns ?

    http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economics/article3542775.ece Despite the Federal Reserve's efforts Wall Street fears a big US bank is in trouble Siobhan Kennedy and Suzy Jagger Global stock markets may have cheered the US Federal Reserve yesterday, but on Wall Street the...
  21. Chris

    Baseball season is up on us

    Hey I'm a Yankee fan. Definitely not for the Mets!
  22. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Thanks guys! Hope you all have a happy holiday!
  23. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Have a Great Birthday Nelisa!!
  24. Chris

    Winterfest 2008

    Dear Students, Alumni and Faculty, The Quant Network at Baruch's Financial Engineering MS Program is proud to present Winterfest 2008! It is a time to celebrate the graduation of our fellow classmates as well as celebrate the close of the semester. We plan to have food and drinks and fun...
  25. Chris

    Congratulations Alain and Wendy!!!!

    Grats Alain and Wendy!! I'm so happy for you guys!
  26. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Have a great birthday Katherine!!
  27. Chris

    Winterfest 2008

    Hello everyone, We are in the process of planning Winterfest 2008 and would like your input as to when everyone able to attend. Winterfest is the Baruch MFE's annual dinner to close the semester and the year. It is a time to celebrate the graduation of our fellow classmates as well as hear...
  28. Chris

    RSVP:Timothy Sykes - "An American Hedge Fund" Talk

    Dear Students, Alumni and Faculty, The Baruch's Financial Engineering MS Program is proud to present a talk from Mr. Timothy Sykes, author of "An American Hedge Fund" and former hedge fund manager of Cilantro Fund Partners LP. Starting with $12,415 saved from bar mitzvah gifts, Mr. Sykes...
  29. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Bob, Hope you have a great birthday!
  30. Chris

    Deal or No Deal :)

    Here's the original ad... What am I doing wrong? Okay, I'm tired of beating around the bush. I'm a beautiful (spectacularly beautiful) 25 year old girl. I'm articulate and classy. I'm not from New York. I'm looking to get married to a guy who makes at least half a million a year. I know...
  31. Chris

    MLB Playoffs Thread

    Woody was right. Arod was the key. Arod had the chance to make his mark in the ninth after Abreu's homer and choked. Sad day indeed for the Yanks, its definitely not going to be the same team next year...
  32. Chris

    MLB Playoffs Thread

    Not 100% since yankees.com has Mussina but ESPN has Wang ESPN - MLB Playoffs - 2007 AL Division Series - Cleveland Indians vs. New York Yankees as the pitcher and all the post-game shows say that Wang is pitching.
  33. Chris

    MLB Playoffs Thread

    Sounds like Wang will be pitching now.
  34. Chris

    MLB Playoffs Thread

    THE YANKEES WIN!!! :)
  35. Chris

    How do you do this in VBA ?

    Sorry Andy. I don't really visit any forums for VBA. If I have a problem I usually check google for most of my VBA inquiries.
  36. Chris

    How do you do this in VBA ?

    Hey guys, I don't know if this was posted already but I found a site with lots of useful VBA code snippets. Code snippets for Visual Basic & VBA Programmers (Visual Basic (VB), API, Word VBA, Excel VBA, Access VBA, Outlook VBA, and VBScript for ASP) and reference documents I haven't tested...
  37. Chris

    RSVP: Gus Tsahas on Algorithmic Trading

    Hey guys, We have room 6-140 confirmed. Hope to see everyone there.
  38. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Have a great birthday Joe!
  39. Chris

    Warren Buffet is to buy 20% of Bear?

    According to wikipedia, Wachovia is one of the largest banking chains in the US in 21 states and has over 40 global offices throughout the world so definitely not your local bank.
  40. Chris

    2008 Interactive Brokers Collegiate Trading Olympiad

    Max, We should try to reserve a room first. I'm sure there are a lot of people interested. It may be difficult to get everyone inside the lab on a Friday. I'll contact student affairs and Dan if we can get one.
  41. Chris

    Scholarships/Grants

    Kamran, You can check the Baruch FAQ it has a some information on obtaining loans and other info. Baruch MFE FAQ
  42. Chris

    Are you readyyyy for some football ?

    The Yanks are definitely having an exciting year. I hope the momentum can carry over the playoffs. And wow how about Joba Chamberlain? That guy is amazing. He made Mora look like a rookie this past Wednesday with his pitching.
  43. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Hey Muting, Have a great Birthday!
  44. Chris

    Even hedge fund billionaires tighten purse strings

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/09/18/business/hedge.php NEW YORK: On a sun-splashed day this month, Harald Grant, a Sotheby's real estate agent, showed his top listing to a hedge fund client. The client himself was not touring the jaw-dropping, 11-acre estate, with its two swimming pools, 21...
  45. Chris

    Tim Sykes - An American hedge Fund

    I found a review of his book for what its worth. It may be an interesting read if you look past his attitude :D AAPL - Book Review: An American Hedge Fund by Timothy Sykes - BloggingStocks Book Review: An American Hedge Fund by Timothy Sykes Posted Sep 10th 2007 2:23PM by Eric Buscemi Filed...
  46. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Alain, Have a GREAT Birthday!!:D
  47. Chris

    Are you readyyyy for some football ?

    Yuriy, Just to tell you. Hitting a baseball is one of the most difficult feats in the sports. Batting (baseball) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In the MLB, a batter has to decide in less than a second on whether or not to swing at a pitch. For myself I didn't appreciate baseball until...
  48. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Happy Birthday Sunny!
  49. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Bridgett have a great birthday!!
  50. Chris

    PHOTO: QuantNet Central Park Summer 07 Picnic

    Go to the 106th St Entrance and head over to the Great Hill where the picnic tables are located. Use the map above for reference. You would want to take the A train to 103W ST Central Park MTA NYC Transit Subway Line Information The C train will not be running on the weekend.
  51. Chris

    PHOTO: QuantNet Central Park Summer 07 Picnic

    Hey everyone, I PMed everyone who RSVPed. Let me know if you did not get one and you are going to the picnic. Thanks, Chris
  52. Chris

    PHOTO: QuantNet Central Park Summer 07 Picnic

    Bridgett, We just need someone a few people to clean up in the end. Shouldn't be much of a problem. I'll be there early in the morning to set up. Thanks, Chris
  53. Chris

    PHOTO: QuantNet Central Park Summer 07 Picnic

    Dodgeball would be awesome! I just played a few weeks ago. We need an indoor gym for that though. Sounds like another QuantNet event :)
  54. Chris

    PHOTO: QuantNet Central Park Summer 07 Picnic

    Hey everyone, Planning is coming along but following the suggestion of our President I'm asking everyone if they would like to help us out with some of the preparations. We are in need of ice coolers for drinks and other snacks. Also we are looking for old and clean bedsheets we can lay on...
  55. Chris

    Registration for full time student

    Muting, This was talked about last year. I believe you register right after orientation. Registration - QuantNetwork - Financial Engineering Forum
  56. Chris

    PHOTO: QuantNet Central Park Summer 07 Picnic

    Things are moving along. :) I'm going to be in Central Park that day early in the morning to get everything ready. According to AccuWeather its going to be really nice that day so we are definitely on!
  57. Chris

    PHOTO: QuantNet Central Park Summer 07 Picnic

    The Quant Network at Baruch's Financial Engineering MS Program would like to invite you its first QuantNet summer picnic at Central Park on the Great Hill! We are planning group games, frisbee, biking and other fun activities. Sandwiches and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by...
  58. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Vlad Have a Great Birthday!
  59. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Have a great birthday Mike!
  60. Chris

    QuantNet Summer Movie Night

    Totally agree. Glad we did this it was a lot of fun and those episodes were really entertaining and informative. Can't wait until the next event! I'm definitely down for some fun in the sun.:D
  61. Chris

    I reached 2000th post TODAY !!!

    Congrats Andy!! =D> Your efforts really made QuantNet a special place and a great community to be a part of :D.
  62. Chris

    iPhone: coolest gadget of the year?

    Hey guys, I caught this on Slashdot and may interest some of you guys. The iPhone gets dissected here. Welcome to AnandTech.com [ Article: Apple's iPhone Dissected: We did it, so you don't have to] Gallery: iPhone Take-apart Thanks, Chris
  63. Chris

    QuantNet Summer Movie Night

    Dear Quantnet members: The Baruch's Financial Engineering MS Program would like to invite you its first QuantNet summer movie night! The first season has 6 episodes (30 minutes each). We are planning to watch the first 3 episodes of Wall Street Warriors! Mingle and network with current and...
  64. Chris

    Import data to Access

    Maggie, Can you post a sample of the file or PM it to me? I can check it out. Thanks Chris
  65. Chris

    C/C++ Puzzles

    Assuming this is referring to a MS Access database table with no key, a real quick and easy way of doing this is using a copy of the table structure. You can then use these SQL statements. INSERT INTO Table2(Field1) SELECT DISTINCT Field1 From Table1 DELETE * FROM Table1 INSERT INTO...
  66. Chris

    C/C++ Puzzles

    One way to answer #1: int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { if (printf("Hello World")) {} }
  67. Chris

    PHOTO: QuantNet PaintBall/Rafting

    Andy, I'm hesitant to invite complete strangers since we are driving down there. I'm trying to invite friends to come hopefully we can get more people. I try to find out who is coming exactly and reserve. Thanks, Chris
  68. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Happy Birthday!
  69. Chris

    NYSE is migrating to Unix and Linux

    http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid80_gci1254860,00.html The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is migrating off a 1,600 millions of instructions per second (MIPS) mainframe to IBM System p servers running AIX and x86 Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) servers running Linux...
  70. Chris

    The most enlightening calculus books

    Hey guys, Got this interesting blog from a friend on the most enlightening calculus books. With real-analysis and probability coming up for the part-timers and incoming full timers this may be an interesting read. The most enlightening Calculus books...
  71. Chris

    PHOTO: QuantNet PaintBall/Rafting

    For deposit I will need to see how many people are coming. I will notify everyone to put some amount once we get a final number and confirm our reservation. As for transportation, we have Alain confirmed and Hien is a maybe. I will see if I could get some friends to come to give rides as...
  72. Chris

    PHOTO: QuantNet PaintBall/Rafting

    Hey everyone, Finals are soon to be over! This is an call to everyone who would like to go to paintballing to celebrate. QuantNet is planning a trip on Saturday 6/9 at Jim Thrope Rafting and Skirmish Paintball Pocono Whitewater Rafting Adventures - Rafting Through Lehigh River Gorge...
  73. Chris

    rafting / paintball

    Andy, Gave them a call. We can reserve for Skirmish up to a week in advance. Do you want until we actually see the final so we know we are good to go? Thanks, Chris
  74. Chris

    rafting / paintball

    Wont be a problem...but I am hesitant to reserve since isn't the 9852 final due on that weekend? Thanks, Chris
  75. Chris

    rafting / paintball

    I don't have a mask. But the last time I went I definitely did not like my mask. The rentals tend to fog up as you play later in the game. I'm thinking about buying one that has anti-fog. Thanks, Chris
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    rafting / paintball

    Alain/Andy, I got a Spyder Compact Deluxe. I bought it a few years back. I'm thinking about upgrading the barrel and adding an expansion chamber if we go for sure. http://www.pbreview.com/products/reviews/529/ Thanks, Chris
  77. Chris

    rafting / paintball

    I'm down. =) I can take 4 in my car. This is where I went last time. http://www.skirmish.com/paintball_fields.html To get our own field judge and private field we need to have at least 20 people. The rates are here: http://www.skirmish.com/rates%20information.html And I have to agree...
  78. Chris

    QNSE - QuantNet Stock Exchange!

    Hien, That's a great idea. I would definitely be interested in playing. I'll write the rules down so we can organize our first game :) The game required 20 scraps of paper each individually having a number from 1-20. People were broken up into teams. Each team gets a randomly drawn scrap of...
  79. Chris

    PHOTO: Visit UBS Trading floor, Stamford, CT

    Hey guys, Some people have said they would like to meet at Grand Central Station at the clock at 10:45. We are going to be meeting at the the info booth (it has a large clock on top of it) in the main concourse. There will be people meeting at the QuantNet lab tomorrow at 10:30am. If...
  80. Chris

    PHOTO: Visit UBS Trading floor, Stamford, CT

    Hey everyone, We are to meet at QuantNet lab by 10:30am. We are aiming to take the 11:10 am Metro-North train to Stamford, CT from Grand Central Terminal. We need everyone to meet up as we will be purchasing a group rate ticket together. The cost will be $12.25 a person for a round trip...
  81. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Happy Birthday Peik Looi!!
  82. Chris

    PHOTO: A daytrip to NYSE Trading Floor

    It definitely was a memorable experience! Its hard to believe that the trading floor below us represented 27 trillion dollars! Anyway can't wait until you all post the pics.
  83. Chris

    PHOTO: A daytrip to NYSE Trading Floor

    For those who can't meet at QuantNet lounge (i.e. part timers) lets try to meet at the corner of Wall St and Broad at 1:45pm. Subways 2, 3 to Wall St. 4, 5 to Wall St./Broadway J, Z to Broad St./Wall St. R, W to Rector St. Path Trains Hoboken-World Trade Center...
  84. Chris

    PHOTO: A daytrip to NYSE Trading Floor

    Hey guys, I just got a response back from Murray regarding the NYSE event. Please meet at security entrance at 2 broad st.(corner wall&broad). Students should read the first two chapters of the booklet NYSE Guide on the NYSE website-hit the icon -all about the NYSE-then hit education and...
  85. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Jimmy, Have a great birthday man!
  86. Chris

    PHOTO: A daytrip to NYSE Trading Floor

    Andy, Just to clarify, he did not explicitly mention to wear formal attire. I read/saw pictures on the internet that other classes that attended wore formal attire. However, I agree with Bridgett. You should definitely wear formal attire if you are able to since it would leave a good impression.
  87. Chris

    2007 Interactive Brokers Collegiate Trading Olympiad

    Hey guys, I'm not sure if this was posted before but here is an article from the Financial Times on this. It talks a little about the trading strategies used from the winner and Gus. :) http://www.ft.com/cms/s/13ce9470-dbe2-11db-9233-000b5df10621.html Thanks, Chris
  88. Chris

    PHOTO: A daytrip to NYSE Trading Floor

    Also as a reminder guys I need to get your SSN/PassportID and Date of Birth as soon as possible. I need to provide Murray with this information so he can prepare for our visit. Thanks, Chris
  89. Chris

    PHOTO: A daytrip to NYSE Trading Floor

    Sure will do Andy
  90. Chris

    PHOTO: A daytrip to NYSE Trading Floor

    Dear Students, Alumni, and Professors: The Quant Network at Baruch's Financial Engineering MS Program would like to invite you to a talk with Murray Teitelbaum of the New York Stock Exchange for a lecture/discussion on financial current events including Archipelago, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and...
  91. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Happy Birthday Andy!! :D
  92. Chris

    Random Member Photo Thread

    Just to keep the post going here is a pic of me and my sister when we were younger in Veracruz, Mexico.
  93. Chris

    Quantnet Movie Night: "Enron - The Smartest Guys in the Room"

    Popcorn would be nice :)
  94. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Thanks guys :)
  95. Chris

    The Master Happy Birthday thread

    Alain, Have a great bday!!
  96. Chris

    CMU Workshops

    Hey all, I was looking through CMU's webpage for Dan and I came across the workshops that CMU gives. I thought it would be interesting to post this here. Maybe we can get some ideas for other workshops that we don't currently have. Workshops: Throughout the year, the COC will offer an...
  97. Chris

    Integrate C++ program into VBA

    Without going through a list of features, what I find most useful about .NET everything is treated as a class, the forms,listbox,textbox, datagrid, etc. With that you can extend these classes into your own class and add your own functionality. You can overload an event or attribute of an...
  98. Chris

    Integrate C++ program into VBA

    Bridgett, I use VB.NET at work. I would say its a significant improvement over VB. The fact you can write classes and every object is treated as a class makes for much cleaner and organized code. VB.Net is also fully object oriented and supports multi-threading. The learning curve may be a...
  99. Chris

    Integrate C++ program into VBA

    Actually the best thing about VBA, which I neglected to mention is the ability to integrate other applications in windows via ActiveX. You can use functionality from say Word and build it into Excel.
  100. Chris

    Integrate C++ program into VBA

    Frank, VBA is much simpler than C++. VBA is a procedural language and is based on events, i.e. mouse click, a key press, close form, etc. You can also write separate functions and subroutines. It is designed to run off Excel, Access, Word, Frontpage. You can write very useful macros and...
  101. Chris

    Quantnet positions are now Open

    Hey Andy, As per our discussion in class I'll be the Quantnet Events Manager. I can help organize the events, registration, etc. Thanks, Chris
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