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Aug 13, 2019

Bloomberg, excel, internet, proprietary stuff, python... nothing super surprising

Aug 13, 2019
Tricky Triangles:

Bloomberg, excel, internet, proprietary stuff, python... nothing super surprising

That sounds right.

Aug 13, 2019

What would be a good software to track the global markets? Besides Bloomberg

Aug 14, 2019

If it's not Bloomberg it's probably something proprietary

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Aug 13, 2019

Tinder

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Aug 14, 2019

Can second this

thots and prayers

Aug 14, 2019

depends on the type of hedge fund.

if they primarily trade futures, then SierraChart is probably the best (in addition to their large off the shelf library, you can write custom C++ studies, and have access to all the tick data)

if trading things like credit, EM, any other esoteric securites, then only BBG has all that data and analytics (tho you will probably need to build custom analytics for anything exotic)

Reuters has a competing product to BBG, and so does money.net but they are not equivalent...BBG has so much more (and they charge 2k/month for it).

if you trade vanilla securities (stocks, FX, etc..) then you don't need all that esoteric stuff and can get what you need for much cheaper from retail platforms.

just google it...you're welcome

Aug 14, 2019

Unique proprietary model = excel spreadsheet

With some pulls from Bloomberg. Even quite a few "quant" shops or firms that use "systematic mathematical models" work largely out of excel. The next most popular software would be SQL, python or C++.

Aug 14, 2019

I think it's google sheets? That way is stores online so they don't have to use the UBS stocks

Aug 15, 2019

Is kdb/kx still pivotal in quant HF? they are introducing it in our bank

Aug 15, 2019

kdb is useful for computations on large datasets...most large banks run it somewhere

just google it...you're welcome

Aug 16, 2019

thx. I find it quite similar to SQL in a certain extent

Aug 15, 2019

Alphasense is a fucking life saver

Aug 17, 2019
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