Programming vs Math. Which should come first?

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mswoonc - Certified Professional
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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 programming should come first or focus on increasing my quantative math skills? We have developers at our firm but this is for my own personal sake to give myself an edge in this industry.

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Feb 2, 2019

Programming is nice because it allows you to communicate with your dev team. Not sure how much of a priority that is for you though. You might want to ask on Nuclear Phynance forums. Full of quants but it's where I've found a few very smart traders too.

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Feb 2, 2019

just google're welcome

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