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Forum: EDF 11-28-2007, 11:03 PM
Replies: 66
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Posted By edtost
Re: The Ultra-Fi thread

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How do you get started on the path? Like let's say I just bought some 2K-5K nice home theatre type of setup. What would you have me listen to or whatever if you wanted to...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-16-2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 24
Posted By edtost
Re: Warren Buffet\'s Stance on Taxes

another thing to keep in mind:

http://www.dealbreaker.com/2007/11/warren_buffett_chief_lobbyist.php
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-08-2007, 10:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 21
Posted By edtost
Re: Ask me about the CFA program

chartered financial analyst
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-07-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7
Posted By edtost
Re: Quants without phds?

if you know you want to be a quant and have the knowledge you need, there's absolutely no reason to stay in school.

there will always be people with higher degrees in quant, because the type of...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-04-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 27
Posted By edtost
Re: Market Model Thingy

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For just sell? I think what he's saying is that if you're trading based on knowledge gathered during day 1 and day n, you need to compute returns between day n+1 and...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-04-2007, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5
Posted By edtost
Forum: Other Other Topics 11-03-2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3
Posted By edtost
Re: registered sex offender

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If you live anywhere close to the downtown of a major city you'll have at least one registered sex offender within 5kms of you. The worst I've seen was 49 within a 5 km radius.

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Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-03-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 27
Posted By edtost
Re: Market Model Thingy

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trading at the same price (the close) you use to make a decision is a good way to make your system unrealistic. start by modifying your program...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-02-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 27
Posted By edtost
Re: Market Model Thingy

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trading at the same price (the close) you use to make a decision is a good way to make your system unrealistic. start by modifying your program to include a one-day lag for...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 11-02-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 27
Posted By edtost
Re: Market Model Thingy

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Evan and I talked about ask/bid spread, which appears to be the same as slippage, yes? I had no idea what this was until a few hours ago, and appears to be something that would be v...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 10-30-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3
Posted By edtost
Re: Re-Balancing the Portfolio

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Yeah, I am planning on adding more $ but it's gaining at a rate that is faster than I can add to the other funds. Thanks for the advice though.

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Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 10-27-2007, 12:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7
Posted By edtost
Re: How safe is the stock market?

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omg, and don't even get me started about 60% equity 40% bonds. that portfolio is 80% equity 20% bonds because in risk space (not even taking into acct correlations) equity risk dominates...
Forum: Student Life 10-18-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6
Posted By edtost
Re: donating to your alma mater

I loved princeton while i was there and would love to feel good donating, but the current administration seems to be on a crusade against everything that made me love the place.

I'll donate when...
Forum: About the Forums 10-16-2007, 12:25 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 157
Posted By edtost
Re: Custom Titles log.

meh, whatever.
Forum: EDF 10-09-2007, 10:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9
Posted By edtost
Re: The EDF Laundry Thread

wash-and-fold for the win!
Forum: Other Other Topics 10-07-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12
Posted By edtost
Re: Express lane Discrimination?

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Cry me a river if your dad drinks and mom is a crack head, if your life is that bad then take steps to change it.

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This is great. How many kids have you met...
Forum: Other Other Topics 09-30-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 42
Posted By edtost
Re: How to Wear a Button Up Shirt

v-neck undershirts with open-collar dress shirts ftw. crewnecks or beaters just look stupid.
Forum: EDF 09-30-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8
Posted By edtost
Re: Good alcohol for flask without much liquor breath?

mixed drinks in a water bottle are less noticeable while you're drinking in class, fwiw.
Forum: Other Other Topics 09-29-2007, 07:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12
Posted By edtost
Re: Big Shots and Dirty Sexy Money (yay or boo for Rich White People T

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Oh and as far as gossip girls goes the biggest problem is that serena looks 35. I was really surprised when i looked her up and she's actually like 20.

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seriously, she...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 09-29-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 21
Posted By edtost
Re: Ask me about the CFA program

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i have an MBA and am fine w/ the maths etc., but what is the deal with having to get somebody to sponsor you?

i have a few people in mind but am curious as to how that works....
Forum: EDF 09-29-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 45
Posted By edtost
Re: Fall Fashions (and good deals on fashions!)

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The first pair of loafers there looks really good, what kind are those?

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cole haan
Forum: EDF 09-29-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 45
Posted By edtost
Re: Fall Fashions (and good deals on fashions!)

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That last pair looks essentially the same as the first one IMO. Couldn't I get away with something even less formal and more comfortable?

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get something like the top 2 for...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 09-29-2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By edtost
Re: BFI Job Prep

be able to talk intelligently about everything you've done that's on your resume.
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 09-28-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6
Posted By edtost
Re: Finance vs Accounting degree

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I noticed D.E. Shaw mentioned. This firm is a special case in all areas as they for the most part only hire individuals from elite universities. In any case, I challenge anyone to show me...
Forum: Business, Finance, and Investing 09-28-2007, 01:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6
Posted By edtost
Re: Finance vs Accounting degree

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btw, what is "a modicum" or programming ability. i can program in matlab to test and develop, but can't bring the model live so to speak (i.e. pull data from somewhere and put it somewhere...
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