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  2. Today I'd like to take some time to talk about an important debate that's going on in diners, in bars, and in living rooms throughout America. No...not the Presidential debate. I'm talking about the American League Most Valuable Player deba ...

    30 comments4 Oct 2012 -

  3. Would You Take This Bet? I thought I'd introduce a little analytical thinking to the list today. A while back I wrote a post on binary options and efficient pricing models. Much of what we discussed was based on the fundamentals of statistics. For ex ...

    26 comments5 Jun 2012 -

  4. When you make a bet

    Sales and Trading

    Is it ever wise to take a bet just because the chances of a profit is really high (even if expected value is negative?) I know if you keep doing this in the long run you will most likely fail but what about just to do it once? Like let's say there is ...

    28 comments22 Mar 2011 -

  5. I'm a ugrad sophomore BBA-Fin, and recently reviewed the CFA and CAIA curriculum--with emphasis on the quant area. I know all HF's are different, but how often do you find yourself using quant material from CFA / CAIA (or any other ugrad stats c ...

    14 comments24 Aug 2014 -

  6. Hey everyone! Hope you're having a fine Saturday. I am working on a stats project and have decided to do it on what makes a successful VC. I need to come up with both quantitative and binary qualitative variables. Here's what I've got so fa ...

    8 comments10 Oct 2017 -

  7. Best Way to Refresh on Econometrics

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi- My goal is to improve my econometrics skills (for applied macro research as end goal), but I would also like some "proof" that I actually picked up these skills. I'm willing to put in the time but a little lost between paths. How would ...

    5 comments11 Dec 2019 - Research Analyst in AM - FI

  8. Hey everyone, I'm currently an undergrad at a Canadian target. My long term goal career goal is hedge funds although I'm not ruling out any other finance career, especially for the first few years (ER, S&T or IB). I want to graduate with som ...

    8 comments17 May 2016 -

  9. Hi, i am a college senior and i wanted to know if any of you could provide some insight into what it is like to work real world problems in finance. What i mean is, how do you apply statistics and math in a day to day basis. If you cannot share any insigh ...

    5 comments26 Jul 2019 -

  10. I'm a rising sophomore in Cornell in AEM. I'm contemplating a change to Cornell's Biometry and Stats major with a minor in AEM (Cornell won't let me change in A&S to study in their statistics major). From what I can tell, Cornell&# ...

    9 comments4 Jul 2011 -

  11. Which of Masters in Stats or Masters in Econometrics applies better to the hedge fund industry? Are there investment or trading strategies used by money management firms that would make HR prefer someone with a Stats background over an Econometrics backgr ...

    9 comments13 Apr 2011 -

  12. Who can come up with the most interesting combination on the World Bank Data Visualizer? http://devdata.worldbank.org/DataVisualizer/ statistics Economics World Bank Salary ...

    8 comments15 Mar 2011 -

  13. Low R-squared

    Investment Banking

    Hi Guys, First of all- this is my first post so I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything I've learned from you so far. I've got a question in the scope of statistical analysis of stocks and indices. How would you interp ...

    6 comments11 Apr 2017 -

  14. Princeton ORFE Program (and others)

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi, I'm a long time lurker of this forum, but this is my first post. I'm currently a junior undergrad at UC Berkeley, having done research in various OR topics, (e.g. algorithmic game theory, online optimization, etc.). I will be interning at Ci ...

    6 comments5 Apr 2017 -

  15. The Euro is dropping again today on the European markets, and is approaching its debut level from 1999 ($1.1842). There is fear of an almost-certain sovereign default (Greece being the consensus "victim"), and the seeming lack of commitment to t ...

    6 comments7 Jun 2010 -

  16. Hi all, I might be transferring to Cornell next year, however I would be going in majoring in Development Sociology. I wanted to do AEM but it's super competitive and now I realized that Cornell doesn't allow external transfers to do an internal ...

    6 comments2 May 2014 -

  17. Looking for a new strategy in my fantasy league this year, maybe it'll work like money ball statistics ...

    5 comments3 Aug 2016 -

  18. Hey guys, I know that there are plenty of posts asking for advice on double majors, but hopefully my situation is unique enough to warrant a new post. I'm a junior in economics at Penn State University Park with a 3.3 GPA that I think I can reasonabl ...

    4 comments31 Oct 2017 -

  19. To follow up on a prior post (thank you bondarb and macro arb for your comments), I'd like to get your take on some other stats that may be useful, particularly to a prop shop. I've been trading three years with a CAGR around 27% and a sharpe ar ...

    5 comments3 Dec 2011 -

  20. So I'm having a bit of a dilemma: Deciding if I should go to a master's program or straight into the quant workforce and if so, which department. A little background. I am a fairly competitive student, but attend a definite non-target state scho ...

    5 comments8 Jun 2011 -

  21. Ken Fisher has some kind of stigma attached to him these days, supposedly for being an overoptimistic perma-bull. His latest book, "Debunkery," gives the methodology behind his views. The book tears through about thirty-something "Wall Stre ...

    4 comments8 Sep 2012 -

  22. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18100457 My passports the wrong colour, so this won't really ever affect me but is this accurate? Makes me wonder just how accurate the word minority is these days. statistics media ...

    4 comments17 May 2012 -

  23. I am an incoming freshman at a target university. I am not in the business school, however. I have already begun working with my academic advisor on transferring into the business school. That being said, which of the following degree is most appealing to ...

    3 comments16 Aug 2018 -

  24. Choosing from 3 programs: 1 MS in States at Baruch, 2 MS in Applied Statistics and Decision Making at Fordham, (a kinda new program http://www.bnet.fordham.edu/academics/ms_programs/...) and Finally 3 Mathematical risk Management at Georgia State. The pro ...

    3 comments3 Apr 2014 -

  25. Do CRE broker interviews usually contain stats questions such as vacancy rates or average price per square foot? statistics CRE ...

    3 comments7 Oct 2013 -

  26. Hi guys, This year I have to decide between keep studying my actual degree or switching from Applied Statistics to Finance & Accounting. I'm finishing the first year right now. Whatever I'm going to choose I'm going to complement it wit ...

    3 comments22 May 2011 -

  27. Ever wonder why markets seem to just shrug it off when GDP is revised? Like the Q1 2014 results, which were just recently revised downward to an annualized-1%? We know which side the headlines are on. "US Economy Slams On the Brakes After Q1 Revision ...

    2 comments12 Jun 2014 -

  28. URGENT: STAT PROBLEM

    Asset Management

    You are given a choice of two lottery tickets. One of them has a 10% chance of winning $10,000, and the other has a 50% chance of winning $2000. you will play this game 100 times. if you can only choose one of the the 2 strategies for all 100 games, which ...

    2 comments20 Oct 2016 -

  29. Columbia University MA in Statistics?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hello, What's their rep in the finance field? Anyone here graduate from the program? What's their post-graduation job placement like? statistics Columbia higher education statistical analysis ...

    2 comments24 Jan 2015 -

  30. Hello WSO community! I recently discovered a new university (for me) called KAUST. Thoughts about this university? Its authority, discoveries in science and university life (if someone studied or studying). This university has great staff, professors are ...

    2 comments5 Oct 2014 -

  31. I'm an undergraduate 4th year finance student getting ready for an internship in Asset Management. When I say financial probability and statistics, I'm referring to basic concepts important for decision making in market related roles. Thanks! ad ...

    1 comment14 Mar 2018 -

  32. Hey guys, I'm thinking about choosing between MS in stats or data science for a target quant trading job, then eventually maybe machine learning jobs in other industries like automobile or government. Which degree would give me the most bang for my b ...

    1 comment6 Apr 2017 -

  33. Hey everybody, I'm a college student right now, my plan is to major in Statistics and continue on to graduate school to complete a master's in the field at least. I had some quick questions. What would be a suitable double major or minor? I' ...

    6 Nov 2016 -

  34. Has anyone used Kensho? Is it actually useful for discovering deep (hidden) correlations? How much does it costs? Kensho Analysis tools statistics ...

    18 Oct 2016 -

  35. This chart from the Goldman Sachs Thematic Research team shows international VC investment as a percentage of the US. As you can imagine, the US blows the rest of the world out of the water in absolute terms, and everyone but Israel in relative terms. Pul ...

    1 comment14 Jan 2016 -

  36. Hey guys! I have a few questions: For context, right now, I'm doing a double degree in Mathematics (Data Analysis and Operations Research) and Science (Computer Science). I just finished my first semester in a university ranked in the top 50 globally ...

    6 Dec 2015 -

  37. I am going to intern in global macro quant fund and have some past experience using MATLAB but I have no experience with statistical analysis in Excel or MATLAB. Anyone knows what books are best to learn statistical analysis and modelling on Excel? Cheers ...

    15 Jul 2014 -

  38. Newbie to Finance Sector

    New User Introductions

    Hello all, I am a guy with diverse interests from Finance, Economics, Statistics & Energy. I'd done MBA (Energy management) specializing in Finance. Green projects Financing is my keen interest and other interests include portfolio valuation, mac ...

    1 comment17 Apr 2014 -

  39. Link: http://judg.me/ Here's an interesting blog post with statistical analyses on how one's perceived intelligence and social skills are affected by his/her looks: http://judg.me/blog/first-impressions-count/ statistics perception ...

    1 comment23 May 2012 -

  40. Anyone else getting the impression that the only reason the maths/statistics of the pricing models used by the industry work, is because everyone else is using them, and it turns into a self fulfilling prophecy? It just seems like a "good buy" i ...

    29 Nov 2010 -

  41. Hi guys, Tell your opinion, do I have any chances in IB or HF? Some background and a little of can do and can't do: BSc in Business, from non target school in the US, focus on Finance and MIS, 3.2 GPA, 3.7 during last year. 2+ years in consulting. No ...

    16 Nov 2010 -