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I'm director at QQ Trends, a company that solves difficult data and software challenges for our clients. (We often have freelance projects, so get in touch if interested.)

UPDATE: currently looking for a part-time CSS/JS programmer. 理想は東京所在、日本語が読める方。Interesting project(s), you will definitely learn something.

(And, of course, please do get in touch if you have interesting challenges that you would like our world-class experts to work on!)

Typical work: doing fun stuff with data (fixing, mining, etc.), web sites (front and back-ends), trading strategies. Research: trading strategies, computer go, machine translation, understanding context, AI search algorithms. Languages: C++, PHP, R, javascript, and many more.

I'm British, living and working in Tokyo for almost 20 years. Human Languages: English, Japanese (fairly fluent, 1 kyu), some German, Chinese and Arabic.

(Contact me at dc at qqtrend dot com: please mention you are coming from StackOverflow, so I know it is not spam.)


Easy ways to irritate me on StackExchange sites (whether my own question or someone else's): 1. Downvote without a comment (N/A/ if someone already left a comment and you just agree with it, of course); 2. Answer in comments. Other than that I'm a really easy-going pragmatic guy :-)


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comment Any New Discoveries in Quantitative Finance?
I guess the downvoters wanted this to be a comment, not an answer... but as they kept quiet we might never know :-) (downvote-without-comment is one of my pet hates.)
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comment Any New Discoveries in Quantitative Finance?
Was this question just about options (i.e. the only tag), or all of quantitative finance? (I.e. it'd be good if either the tags or title were updated.)
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answered What is the necessary level of Econometrics-Know-How for a quant
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accepted Is this a common variation of sharpe ratio?
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revised Are public historical time series available for ratings of sovereign debt?
Update the S&P link (which is now broken)
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comment Difference between google finance and yahoo finance?
Related question: quant.stackexchange.com/q/942/1587
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revised Resources for finding scholarly research on topics in quantitative finance?
Linked to what I assume was meant by "@quantivity", wilmott and quantopian
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comment Stochastic modelling of derivatives on dividends
@Richard, I see the same, so I think I misunderstood your question. Sorry it was no help.
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comment What different methods of pairs selection exists? (For Pairs trading)
@cf16 Thanks; not being a mathematician I suspect I am using the word correlation sloppily: I mean finding a function of the price movements of two symbols that is mean-reverting.