Monthly Archives: September 2010

Quant Career Blog on New Host

Important announcement:  my Quant Career blog is now hosted on WordPress.com, as a result of the new partnership between Microsoft and WordPress.com. I’m going to see if I can restore all the features of the old blog. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Get Office 2010 for under $100

Amazon.com just lowered the price for the popular Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Student edition. For $99, you can install the included Word 2010, Excel 2010, PowerPoint 2010, and OneNote 2010 on up to three PCs your family owns.   … Continue reading

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Paid Job Search Sites

Some job websites, like Job Search Digest, are aggregators that pull together openings posted on other websites and, if you’re willing to pay for a subscription, give you access to those job postings. I do not recommend such sites. In … Continue reading

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One Free Year of Amazon Prime for Students

If you are a student, Amazon.com has a free program called Amazon Student whereby you can get Amazon Prime shipping benefits free for a year. Great for getting quant books for yourself!   Amazon Prime, which usually costs $79 a … Continue reading

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Interview Question: Count ’em All

Sample Question #317 (brainteaser)   How many cities and towns are there in Germany [or China, or India, or South Africa, or Japan, or the UK, or the U.S.]?   Variant: how many streets are there in France [or Russia, … Continue reading

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Interview Question: Lemma on Ito’s Lemma

Sample Question #316 (math – stochastics)   What are the key assumptions behind Ito’s Lemma? How do you decide if you can apply the lemma or not?

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Recruiting Season for Students

This is a remind to all students interested in a quant career: the campus recruiting season has started! The first stop you should make is your school’s career office. Don’t procrastinate! In this weak economy competition is going to be … Continue reading

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