# All Questions

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### 2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Quantitative Finance's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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### 2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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### 2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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### 2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Quantitative Finance is scheduled for an election next week, May 20....
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### Can you tag other users in a comment?

Assume I want to tag a user in comment to a question in which the User is not involved. Is that possible? Assume user AAA have asked a question. I am user BBB and I want to comment and tag another ...
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### More moderators - New Elections

Quant Finance has 3 moderators, @Olaker, @BobJansen and @SRKX. From what I observe BobJansen is a regular and very active moderator. As of today Olaker has not been seen on the site since 10th Feb ...
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### Are emojis allowed on this site?

This question is already discussed here, where emojis are seen as noise and several issues of displaying emojis on different devices are seen as a drawback. How should we handle emojis and are they a ...
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### Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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### 2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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### What process exists to allow quants to engage in activity on this site?

[Migrated from Main] I have interacted with many people in the quant space, and many of them had to quit every single aspect of their online presence when they were hired in this position. Note I ...
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### What is wrong with this question?

What is a good indicator to use as multiple with ATR to measure trailing stop loss in Forex?
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### Mark question as duplicate / cross-post from other SE site

Some users originally ask a question on Cross-Validated and as they get no answer there, the same question is cross-posted here. I would like to flag the cross-post here as a duplicate / cross-post ...
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### Edit question with minor typo

I just answered this question and found a typo within the definition of the $CF_j$ formula. I wanted to edit the question and correct the typo, which is essentially for the subsequent math and the ...
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### Odd and Unintended Formatting

I just recently answered the following question: MM strategy to interactive with IB API. See my answer here. However in my answer, spaces were deleted, lines spaced oddly and italics added to ...
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### Is the required 5 votes to close a hard limit and should it be changed?

I occasionally moderate QF. I do not admit to being consistent. Sometimes I give people the benefit of the doubt and leave their question open, other-times I internally chastise them and vote close ...
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### Where do career advice questions fit in, in the quant SE?

Specifically, I need opinion/reviews on a quant role I am applying for at a BB firm. The question got put on hold in the main forum, so it looks like its not a valid question over there. Where do I ...
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### Does SE have a platform where asking for advice regarding prost grad applications would be on topic?

I am currently looking at MSc courses in financial mathematics, etc and had some questions about applying. I am assuming that the Quant SE is not the right place to ask these sorts of questions. Does ...
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### Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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### Cross post from other places

I posted my question at two other places (cross validated and economics). I haven't got an answer at either place - cross validated for over 2 weeks and economics for 1 week. Can I cross post the ...
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### Some kind of Mark Joshi memorium?

Can this community find something appropriate to do in memorium of the passing of one of its strongest contributors? Mark Joshi died of a heart attack last month. See https://www.wilmott.com/...
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### Question deleted

The question "Ratio between Expected Shortfall and Value at Risk for t-distribution" by user @michaelaba was deleted shortly after I wrote what I thought was a pretty nice answer. How come? Was it a ...
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### Deactivating "Seeking assistance in developing a trading strategy” as close reason

The close reason "Seeking assistance in developing a trading strategy" causes confusion and doesn't seem to have too many fans. Oftentimes questions closed with this reason could have been closed for ...
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### Are question related to regulation on topic?

Quants/modellers working in risk management often face questions how to interpret certain bits of supervisory regulation. Wording in official regulation texts can be vague, leaving many degrees of ...
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### When should we close a question as “seeking assistance in developing a trading strategy”?

I see amongst the close reasons: Questions seeking assistance in developing a trading strategy are off-topic as they are unlikely to be useful to other readers. That sounds very vague to me. Many ...
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### Why 3 downvotes on this question?

I asked Program/library to generate many technical indicators given a series of stock prices. It received 3 downvotes, without any explanation. I am new to this website: what's with this question? ...
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### would a basic question about m&a terminology be better suited here or money.stackexchange.com?

I had a basic question about an M&A term, and first attempted to post here. However no tags existed for "merger" or "acquisition" or "enterprise-value." I then noticed that most of the questions ...
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### “featured questions - bounty” feature

i fear that this feature of adding a bounty may not work very well... it appears that all it does is add it to the 'featured question' section of the screen. but , i dont think many users would be ...
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### 2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Quantitative Finance's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: Since this is the same group as current pro tempore moderators, ...
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### is it possible to attach an excel file to an answer?

Is it possible to attach an excel file to an answer? Or to a question too, for that matter. For example , for questions that are related to numerical calculations.
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### 2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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### 2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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### Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! And by extension, y'all will be getting your first set ...
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### 2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

It's taken some time, but Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange is scheduled for its graduation election starting next week, February 6th. In connection with that election, we will be hosting a Q&A ...
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### Experiences with Programming Languages for Quant Finance - Off topic?

Hopefully self explanatory. Am interested in questions around computational speed for common quant finance applications, feels more like QF than SO I would argue. You see a lot of generic benchmark ...
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### Which migration paths make sense to be enabled?

Quant.SE has finally graduated! 🎓🍾 This means that migration paths can be enabled and as indicated elsewhere a migration to Stats is a logical path. Could other migration paths also make sense? ...
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### Question migration

Since we have finally graduated, it seems like we should be eligible for question migration paths with the rest of the SE network (see here). However, it seems to me like when trying to migrate an ...
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### Congratulations, Quantitative Finance is graduated!

It's a big day, Quantitative Finance met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites a while back and after a review, the Community Team determined that you're good to go. Reaching 'mature community' ...
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### Can we change the category of our site?

I extremely believe Quantitative finance is a science. The history of this branch of mathematics can tell us that Quantitative finance is a science, not business. Can we change this situation? How?
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### Shall we enable syntax highlighting?

I noticed that syntax highlighting is not enable yet on our site. I am a believer that our site is not meant to answer blunt programming questions even if they have financial implications. However, ...
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### Should statistics-heavy questions be directed to Cross Validated?

I have noticed a lot of questions on QF that are 90% or more about statistics and hardly depend on the financial application at hand. Since there exists a sister site Cross Validated for statistical ...
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### Migrating threads to Cross Validated

Should there be an option for migrating threads to Cross Validated under Flag --> Should be closed --> ...
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### Is “Financial Markets” Area 51 proposal redundant?

I notice that there is a proposal for "Financial Markets" in Area51 ( link ) with currently 118 followers. It is defined as: Proposed Q&A site for investors and analysts of the financial ...
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### Should requests for code that implements some method relevant to QF be on-topic?

Should requests for code that implement some method relevant to the field be considered on-topic? An answer to such a question could consist of just the (pseudo)-code or a link to a full ...
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### Can I ask for programming codes related to quant finance here?

I require R code related to stock market and its analysis. I know how to program in R but I dont want to reinvent the wheel. I want to ask if users of this SE are using similar codes for their own ...
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### is it ok to ask job market question here?

I notice lot of question were asked about stochastic process, option pricing, but much less question about empirical asset pricing, Eugene Fama and Robert Shiller's stuff. I thought empirical asset ...
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### Consistency in off-topic descriptions?

Why is this question which seems to not involve Calculus or Linear Algebra not considered basic while idknuttin's questions which seem to involve Calculus or Linear Algebra are considered basic? ...
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### What to do if my answer gets downvoted?

I want to know what is basic practices followed on the stack exchange if answer gets down-voted and some other users has provided satisfactory answer? In this case, should answer be deleted or left ...