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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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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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Please avoid surveys, polls, subjective questions, and very broad questions during the beta

After going through several dozen Stack Exchange betas so far, if there's one thing I've learned, is that nothing hurts a young Stack Exchange more than appearing to be a place for dilettantes. What ...
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What can we do for R/Finance 2013?

The R/Finance conference is gearing up for May. Since many of our participants are R users, is there anything we can do to support this? I posted about this conference rather late a couple years ago, ...
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Why are privilege levels at quant.SE not the standard public beta levels?

At Quantitative Finance, some privileges are bestowed at levels that are atypical for public beta sites: "access to moderator tools" at 1000 (usually 2000) "edit questions and answers" at 500 (...
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It is not fun anymore to contribute and read most questions

Why has this question (https://quant.stackexchange.com/questions/9796/how-to-make-money, or this https://quant.stackexchange.com/questions/9790/fastest-backtesting-engine [OP has been repeatedly asked ...
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Will this site be closed again? Is there a possibility of continuing it elsewhere?

When you look at the statistics in Area 51 it seems as though this site cannot survive. There are other examples of sites that were closed after beta (example). What do you think? Are there any hard ...
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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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How are we going to market this site?

An earlier discussion made it clear that we need more participation. Personally, I feel that we need more high-quality questions first and foremost; the rest will follow. I've asked moderators on ...
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Vote early, vote often

This has been a pretty common theme amongst new StackExchange sites (e.g. same question on CrossValidated), based on something that started on the Tex site. In order for us to: Graduate out of Beta ...
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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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Is this site on track?

As I was browsing through Area 51, I managed to look at this site's statistics, and to be honest they looked a mite disturbing. Apparently there are only 2 questions per day and 31 avid users, ...
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What level of questions are appropriate for “Quantitative Finance”?

I wanted to raise this for discussion so that we can get it out of the way, particularly because I don't feel like the balance of questions over the past few days has been appropriate. I recall ...
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Guys why don't you vote?

After several months of more or less active quant-SE participation I am quite confused by the voting behaviour. Activity is present - this is more or less reflected in the number of views. Still even ...
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Weekly topic challenge for the week of January 1, 2012: Asset Allocation

This week's topic challenge is Asset Allocation. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. What is it? There's a single topic that people think about during the week and ...
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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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Proposal: Make the work of Fama, Hansen and Schiller the new weekly topic challenge

As you probably are aware the Nobel Prize for economics has been awarded to Eugene F. Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert J. Shiller whose work has had a large impact on quantitative finance. I propose ...
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Are CFA questions on topic?

I enrolled into the CFA program recently and I am going through the different topics. Some of them are quite basic, and sometimes a matter of convention, however, I was wondering if questions about ...
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Are retail trading questions in scope?

I've noticed a few questions about Interactive Brokers, plus a couple mentions of MetaTrader and NinjaTrader. These are all retail-level topics; I can't imagine a professional quant would be concerned ...
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Economics.SE is closing, do we want some of their questions?

The Economics Stack Exchange beta will be closed down next week along with a bunch of other quiescent beta sites. There's a movement building up (approved by the SE staff) to migrate as much of the ...
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Question Factory

Tal Fishman--in his answer to a previous meta question--suggested that expert users take it upon themselves to post questions. If others are like me, they may have ideas for questions but don't know ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Is “sports betting” on-topic?

Prompted by this question: The Application of Quantitative Finance in Sports Betting I really think that this question is about sports betting, even though it tries to present itself as relevant to ...
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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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How does QF.SE relate to Nuclear Phynance and Wilmott?

Let's be honest, there are already some big dogs in the park we're entering. Should we be structuring this site around the expectation that people will go to Wilmott for X or NP for Y?
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Are “explain this to a layman” type qestions on topic?

This question asked for a very basic definition of pairs trading for explaining to laymen. I've seen quite a few other similar questions. I don't think this provides anything of interest to "traders ...
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Are “help me develop this strategy” questions in scope?

We had our first question yesterday along the lines of "help me to develop a better strategy": "Mean reverting strategies" I'm inclined to define non-specific strategy development questions as off-...
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What can we do to support the R/Finance conference?

Some of our top contributors (Dirk and Josh) are on the committee for R/Finance this month. What are some ways we can help their work? Jeff Atwood has pointed to the conference sponsorships that ...
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Willingness to consider a revision to the current “question format” guidelines?

I recently read through the "What topics can I ask about here?" and find the current guidelines either impractical in a sense that they do not really gear towards an optimization in potentially ...
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Would you be interested in a weekly topic challenge?

Would you be interested in a weekly topic challenge? What is it? Basically, every week we choose a topic to focus on and everyone tries to pitch in by asking a question on that topic. See this SO ...
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Should there be Quantitative Finance Book Guides and Lists?

This question on a definitive C++ Book guide and list was very helpful to me. Could we have the same for Quantitative Finance topics as community wiki? Before you vote to close or dismiss the ...
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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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Matrices display in preview but not after posting

If you look at my answer to How to quickly estimate a lower bound on correlation for a large number of stocks? you will see that I tried posting a 3x3 matrix using ...
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Policy recommendation: all free data questions are henceforth off topic

There was a bit of discussion recently regarding the question Where can I find daily spot prices of oil, gold, and US dollar index? centering around whether it is acceptable for non-pros and non-...
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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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Should changing the phrasing of titles to a question be discouraged long after a question has been asked and answered?

The following question, originally titled Skill vs. luck: Separating the wheat from the chaff, is one of our most popular questions, and for good reason. It is an interesting question, and many ...
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What is the site lacking that hinders graduation?

Quantiative Finance has been in beta for about three years now. Despite not all stats being excellt I would like to argue in favour of graduating the site. Question to the relevant SE-staff - What ...
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Are macroeconomical questions allowed here?

Are macroeconomical questions allowed here? If not, which SE site would be the best for it?
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How far are we from leaving Beta?

I was just taking a look at the Area51's page of our beloved Quantitative Finance SE, and I was wondering what the exact criteria were to make it an official SE site. Out of the 5 ratings available, ...
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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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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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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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Are questions about quant finance packages in scope?

For example, I believe I have found a discrepancy in fPortfolio - a packaged widely used for constructing optimal portfolios. I find that in the simple case of calculating portfolio weights for a ...
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Quoting reference

It would be nice to have some quick way to add references to questions/answers. Maybe simple footnotes would suffice for the time being. The most convenient in the long-term would be to use some ...
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What do we do about undegrad-level homework questions?

The following question, Immunize portfolio with Bonds having restrictions Duration and Present Value? appears to be an undergraduate-level introductory finance homework problem on bond immunization. ...
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Should simplistic/naive questions be removed from the site?

I just saw this post being almost closed and I saw the comment of @TalFishman which made me wondering what kind of Q&A site we were looking to create. I haven't seen people using the RoR either, ...
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Who should the moderators be?

As per the 7 essential questions, we should start to suggest temporary moderators for the site. There will be a more formal election process later on, but I think that the site could really use some ...
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How long should the “beta” tag remain?

I recommend to remove the "beta" tag from "Quantitative Finance beta". "Beta" makes the site less sincere and professional. The "beta" version remained for some years now, I dont see why it should be ...
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Idea about “education” questions?

For example this one about universities From my point of view these questions should be banned once and for all unlsee we want tons of question for "profile evaluation" here and questions about ...
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“street cred”? No thanks. (On having high standards…)

I'm not entirely sure how to put this, but there have been a number of questions that fail for two reasons: They are written without any appreciation for objectivity and/or have very poor grammar. ...

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