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I want to start learning quantitative finance, what articles or blogs should I look at to start?

Also see the Related Question on Quantitative Finance Books

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closed as off topic by Joel Spolsky Jan 31 '11 at 21:52

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This is another extremely general question. Can you specify further what your interest is in "quantitative finance"? –  Shane Jan 31 '11 at 21:11
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I edited it to restrict to blogs because this question will come up over and over again, and you'll need a canonical place to send people. It's not a super question, but it will serve as a duplicate for many more future questions. –  Michael Pryor Jan 31 '11 at 21:17
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Sorry, I'm going to close this as "off topic"... This is intended to be a site for practicing quants, none of whom would ask a broad general question like this. It's important that when we come out of private beta, we have a REAL community of quants, and general, non-expert questions like this don't help. Later when the site is doing well it'll be fine to ask non-expert questions but for the private beta, please stick to real questions in quantitative finance, not surveys and polls. –  Joel Spolsky Jan 31 '11 at 21:52
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Here is a good site to start. I would also look up Wilmott –  CashCow Mar 2 '11 at 14:54
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A good list is available at: thefinancialengineer.net/resources/reading-list –  TheFinancialEngineer Feb 24 at 16:09

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Second Joshi guide but yout you can do better than that.

We have a list for all level, some of them are free to download (just like Joshi), others are books and websites that for beginner level

http://www.quantnet.com/master-reading-list-for-quants/

As for websites and blogs, there are only a handful of them out there (this is a niche field after all).

I run http://www.quantnet.com and I'm a member on http://wilmott.com as well as http://nuclearphynance.com. The Quant Finance group on LinkedIn is another popular destination.

Every site has a different flavor and attracts a fairly different audience. You have to sample them all, see the kind of questions asked there, the kind of members and how they answer.

WARNING: some sites are not very newbies friendly as they carter to the working professionals. As I said, it will take time to learn the in and out of each site.

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Another such list is available at: thefinancialengineer.net/resources/reading-list –  TheFinancialEngineer Feb 24 at 15:33

Wilmott and NuclearPhynance are two fairly popular forums, although quant.stackexchange.com will hopefully serve as a better resource in the future.

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I like this site http://quant.ly/

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Mark Joshi's advice - http://www.markjoshi.com/downloads/advice.pdf (On becoming a quant)

It's quite useful to get some insight into sorts of quantitative analysts, their repsonsibilites, type of companies, requirements for interviews etc ... just a great article to begin with.

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Bionic Turtle's forums aren't bad. Some of it is aimed at the FRM (Financial Risk Manager) exam, but there's also a section dedicated to Quant Finance.

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