Monthly Archives: October 2007

Interview Question: Say No to Overloading

Sample Question #221 (programming – C++) Which operators in C++ cannot be overloaded? Advertisements

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Interview Question: Overloaded Operators

Sample Question #220 (programming – C++) Can you overload the =, (), [], and -> operators in C++?

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Interview Question: Call Option in Bonds

Sample Question #219 (finance – bond pricing) What is a callable bond? Discuss the embedded option in such a bond. Also, explain special pricing considerations related to such a bond. (Comment: this real-world interview question proves that you must know … Continue reading

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Interview Question: We Would Have Gotten Very Rich If Only…

Sample Question #218 (finance – ROI) I’ll give you the following facts: since February this year, the crude oil futures price (on NYMEX) has gone from $50 to $86 per barrel. Each crude oil futures contract covers 1,000 barrels, which … Continue reading

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The “Market Wizards” Book Series

While my book and this blog has focused exclusively on careers in quantitative finance, I’m not oblivious to the fact that many of my readers and visitors have an intrinsic interest in securities trading, either for their own personal accounts … Continue reading

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Interview Question: Extreme Questioning

Sample Question #217 (statistics) Tell me everything you know about extreme value theory. (Comment: this is a cross between a technical question and a case question. It’s technical because it covers a specific quantitative topic, that of extreme tail risks. … Continue reading

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Interview Question: Testing Your SAT Power

Sample Question #216 (brainteaser) [This is a good one…] Which of the following is correct? Seven and nine IS fifteen, or seven and nine ARE fifteen?

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