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Interview Question: Logit in Excel

Sample Question #323 (Excel) We’re interested in implementing a logit model, but we only want to implement it in Excel using only its built-in tools. [That is, we’re not buying third-party add-ins for this.] Describe to me in general terms … Continue reading

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Interview Question: Accessing Access

Sample Question #322 (programming) Briefly explain how you can read from and write to an Access database from within an Excel spreadsheet. Can you also show me how you would do the read and write in VBA (in Excel)?

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Interview Question: Who Worries About Risk?

Sample Question #321 (finance) Briefly explain the concept of risk-neutral valuation. Also, why do you think it’s okay to apply risk-neutral valuation, given that we know few investors are actually risk-neutral. What are some of the most important implications of the … Continue reading

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Interview Question: Hedge Portfolio

Sample Question #320 (finance – options) In the context of the Black-Scholes formula, what variables do you need to derive the hedge ratio?

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Interview Question: Badly Formed Data

Sample Question #319 (programming – R) In R (or S-Plus), how do you read in the following data: 1,2 3,4,5,6 7,,8,9,10,11, ,12,13,,,14,N/A (Notice all the irregularities in the input data fields. N/A stands for not available and is to be … Continue reading

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Interview Question: Fingering the End

Sample Question #318 (programming – C++) How do you find out if a linked list has an end to it, i.e., not a loop?

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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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