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Maybe a Financial Math section?

  1. Jan 29, 2007 #1
    I was thinking it would be a good idea if this forum has a little sub-forum for financial math or financial engineering?

    We could include algorithms, and advanced models and a whole bunch of things that are related to financial math.

    I have the credentials to mod it, but of course don't have the posts :).

    Anyways, just a suggestion.
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  3. Jan 29, 2007 #2


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    That's the basic problems, not enough posts on the subject, so it doesn't seem necessary to create a sub-forum yet.

    It's great that we get an expert on financial maths here; perhaps you could pique the interest by posting a tutorial/survey of the topic?
  4. Jan 29, 2007 #3


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    Good suggestion, sounds interesting, thumbs up!
  5. Jan 29, 2007 #4


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    The best thing to do would be to start a thread about it and see if you can find enough people to participate. Getting a new specialty area going may take awhile for enough people to find it and participate. By posting a useful tidbit every few days you can keep your thread active long enough to test the waters.
  6. Jan 29, 2007 #5

    Thanks to both of you :)

    I think this would be a great addition to PF, since there are no good forums out there on Financial math. I started my own financial/hedge/risk management forum, but it never took off. :cry: lol

    Maybe insted of a Mod, I could be an "Advisor" or "Homework Helper" like other people have in here :)

    Thanks again,

    EDIT: EVO - That is a good idea - Can you or a mod give me some guidelines, and what section would it be best in? :)
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    Send me $50,000 in dark chocolate and a ribbon is yours. :tongue2:

    Seriously, those ribbons are awarded to members that have a history of consistently accurate, helpful posts. People have to earn them, so you have something to look forward to. :smile:
  8. Jan 29, 2007 #7
    :rofl: I'll send it right over

    Well, if this thing happens, I plan to help out as much as possible! I really look forward to it :)

    Just want to get some mods to reply and tell me what I should do to test the waters.

    Thanks again, take care.
  9. Jan 29, 2007 #8


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    You could always start a thread in the general maths forum, and aim to write it as a sort of introduction/discussion thread about financial mathematics. If it fits better in another section, then a mentor will move it.
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    That sounds like a good place to me.

    Isn't financial math just an application of other math?
  11. Jan 29, 2007 #10

    Ok, I started a Post in the General Math section. Is that good?

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