Silver BananaTopicReplies
-
-
-
-
+1
Programming vs Math. Which should come first?

mswoonc

So I'm a full time prop trader at a market making firm and I've been looking to expand my knowledge. I have a basic understanding of programming and a pretty solid grasp on math but I'm no quant. Really, I want to expand my horizon as a trader and want to ask you all if you think learning in depth p...

2
+21 11
-
-
-
-
+1
Slippery by Liam Carroll?

Rotterdam

Anyone read the book in the title of this post? Had it recommended to me by a couple guys I used to work with in Houston that are in the oil trading space and was curious to hear if it had made it out of those circles yet. Just ordered it on Amazon, looking forward to reading it. Amazon reviews loo...

5
+1
Stay honest for the sake of your proper performance

danydebrown

To make your mind work properly, it has to experience positivity. There will be no good positivity in the trading business without traders being honest with themselves. Because it does not create any kind of illusion for the traders. All of them remain in the real world. Then the proper trading appr...

1
-
-
+1
The pursuit of wealth in the Forex market

danydebrown

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get. In trading, people have high expectations and trade with hard work and practice. You spent sleepless nights on trying to understand the strategy, spent thousands of hours only to know when the right trend will come on the ma...

1
-
-
+1
FX Options Trade Ideas

L_STAR

Hi, could someone give me an idea of what a trade idea looks like in the FX Options Trading space? Thank you! ...

2
-
-
-
-
-
+1
Trading Interview - Confidence Interval

interviewquestions82421

Suppose the interviewer asks you to make a market on X. Then the interviewer follows up: how confident are you in your answer? Suppose you say 90%. **1. Is your % of confidence supposed to correspond to a confidence interval here?** **2. Is this interval supposed to be large or small (relative to ...

1
-
-
-
+2
Computer science courses for algo trading

Macro Arbitrage

What are some of the computer science courses that an Economics/Finance major should take at minimum in order to be knowledgeable enough to join a non-top 10 HFT/quant prop firm? As of now, I have only taken freshman introduction to computer science yet I am taking a lot of mathematics, statistics ...

36
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
+15
Akuna Capital Math Test? (And Interview Process)

PeterMullersKeyboard

I've applied for a junior trader position with this firm, and so they've sent me an email with directions to take an online mental math test. Does anybody know what the Akuna test is like, specifically? Can't seem to find too much information about it online. All I know is that there is a 22 minu...

85
-
-
-
+1
Chances of returning to S&T/IB after military / choices

sirlancelot11

Have a FT offer for a top-3 BB in trading following the summer (London), but have also begun my application to the UK military (Officer graduate programme). Despite the good pay and interesting work, I'm having doubts as to whether this is really how I want to spend my best/fittest years, and I fee...

1
+1
Can an options portfolio simultaneously be net short Gamma + net long Delta?

StdntTrader

[quote="derivstrading"] 12:00 – company announces a profit warning, unfortunately you have a short gamma position and the stock is down 5%. This is one of the situations you hate to be in. The stock is down 5% and because of the short gamma you are long a lot of delta. Now do you sell the shares ...

4
-
-
-
-
-
-
+3
Thoughts on charting platforms

Anonymous Monkey

I am interested in knowing your opinions on charting platforms. mainly Amibroker and Tradingview. Also thoughts on algo trading. best languages....

13
-
+2
Series 7 Top-Off Exam

830AtDorsia

Has anyone taken the Series 7 Top-Off exam? I realize it is less than a month old, was curious if anyone has taken it yet and can provide some useful advice on the exam. Top-Off is the post Oct 1st 2018 exam, assuming you have passed the pre-req exam. Any advice helps, or useful links about the test...

6
-
+1
Inreasing Redemptions in Agency-MBS

Flomm

In a recent comment PIMCO stated that it might represent an investment opportunity if redemptions of agency-mbs that currently trade under par increase. Can s/o briefly elaborate on that? Don't really understand how that might be advantageous from an investor perspective....

1
-
-
-
-
+1
Best S&T desk for someone interested in quant/research?

y90y90

Incoming SA at JPMorgan, but I'm really more interested in the quant research or prop trading route in the future. What kind of desks are 1) a good fit for someone with a math/CS/quantitative background or are 2) doing the best currently and would set me up well? From what I hear rates and credit i...

2
-
-
+2
Best books for quantitative trading and algorithmic

LearnToInvest

Hello everyone, I'm here to ask you for advice on what is the best book or list of books to read on quantitative trading. I would like to know more about indicators to use, methods for quantitative trading, for algorithmic strategy, how to choose stocks and create a portfolio from scratch. I therefo...

9
-
-
+1
https://crackedmuscles.com/chill-plus-gummies/

sebastiano47

Chill Plus CBD People like candy for Chill Plus CBD sweet taste created by its sugar content. Chill Plus CBD flavor is rich and Chill Plus CBD treats come in different types. Their consistency attracts many people and whether you prefer hard, crunchy, or chewy candy, it is not difficult to find. In ...

1
-
-
+1
Summer 2019 Summer Analyst Outlook

Tego987

With seemingly so much uncertainty as to where the market is going, one day the next bull market is starting while the next day people make it sound like '08 all over again, what do you guys think about joining a top BB S&T program this summer as a Summer Analyst in terms of FT offers? I understand ...

3
-
-
-
+3
Is S&T really dying?

Blue Horsehoe

I hear a lot on this forum about the death of sales and trading, but some BB's are showing 20% profit growth in that area. Is it really dying?...

11
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
+2
London Prop Trading Firms - Reputation & Prestige

YoungDumbFullOfRum

Hey, I've now been working for a London-based prop trading firm for little over six months. While I followed the "normal procedure" at uni (interning at several BBs), I went slightly off-piste following graduation and turned down the offer of a master's degree to work as a commodities trader in ...

16
+2
Cold Calling Help

James250

Seeking out advice from people that have had success with cold calling? I recently applied to a sales & trading analyst role and have fortunatly received contact info of one of the HR employees. I know that I do not stand a chance if I do not try to contact them. Should I try to send an email before...

3
-
-
-
+4
Hedging Choices (Experienced Traders)

mswoonc

To the experienced traders, you know who you are... Do you think the correlation or co-variance matrix is better to assist with hedging? Also let's say for some odd reason I wanted to trade front spread and back spread and they have different betas.. How would you find hedge ratio? I'm gonna assume ...

24
-
-
+3
S&T An Bonuses

Boricua18

How do S&T bonuses work for first and second year traders? I understand some of these traders may already have a book depending on the firm and would likely be paid % of PnL. How does it work for those traders that don't have a book yet?...

14
-
-
-
-
-
+1
Spx index options

michele-azzone1

Hi guys, I'm a PhD student (quantitative finance) and I'm currently working on a big dataset of SPX option prices. The dataset is obtained through Reuters (OPRA is the specific data provider). Do you know of some material about SPX option market practice? I'm trying to understand which are the mos...

2
+1
Starting my shop

bboydgv

If I want to cold call and find investors, is it legal to use Robinhood to start a shop? I mean it's free right so if I keep track of cost basis and number of shares each client owns and then charge them less then the typical 1% fee because Robinhood is free. Let's says I charge (random percentage) ...

4
+3
SIE Exam by FINRA?

Phizzurp

Hey all, Does anyone have any info on the new FINRA SIE exam? Now that I've been a junior trader for some time, my firm is preparing to give me my own seat on the desk and have my own junior within the next couple months. Being so, I need to take a few licensing exams. The SIE exam is now a pre-r...

15
-
+1
Goldman Sachs - Interview - 2nd Year Analyst PIPG Eq. Derivatives

fredrik

My girlfriend has just received an interview for the PIPG equity derivatives team of Goldman Sachs in London, after working slightly more than a year at the Interest Rate Derivatives desk for one of the larger Nordic banks. Is anyone familiar with this desk? What can she expect in terms of the int...

3
-
-

Pages