Aspiring Quant

I am 16 and looking to start educating myself on Quantitative finance. My maths knowledge is Calculus 1-3, Ordinary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra, I have coding experience in Python. Within the next 2 years I will take Probability and Statistics and PDEs.
Looking at the forums here and other sites like YouTube I find conflicting advise on what you would need to pursue a Quant career.
Would Willmott's book on Quantitative finance or J hull's book on derivatives be considered an industry standard?
I am very lost on where I should go next.
 

Daniel Duffy

C++ author, trainer
16 (school kid) and you know about PDE and Paul Wilmott?
🙂

for PDE this book is most up to date

 
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I've seen you on this thread quite frequently and it seems like you have a wide range of expertise and are always pushing other to look at subjects from different perspectives. Thanks for the PDEs book I will make sure to look into it. After that what finance book would you recommend?
I am looking into stochastic processes and Calculus from 'Mathematical Method of Finance'.
What other maths courses would you say I should do, Real Analysis?
Would you recommend focusing more on maths for now?
 
Up to what level should I pursue C++?
From your comment I am assuming you are saying to leave Maths and Finance until later?
 
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