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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
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
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
Here is a good site to start. I would also look up Wilmott – CashCow Mar 2 '11 at 14:54
A good list is available at: thefinancialengineer.net/resources/reading-list – user7342 Feb 24 '14 at 16:09

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


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 – user7342 Feb 24 '14 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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