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Do you consider yourself a quant trader?

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Although the term has been somewhat co-opted by black box developers, if you are using any quantitative/mathematical methods I think it applies, even if you're predominantly discretionary.

If you're wholly discretionary then I guess not. Although my view is that in recent years more and more traders are integrating a wider range of techniques to garner a more definitive edge. For retail traders as most here are, I think its part of the natural development process to explore the various trading approaches as we learn and adapt, which for most includes exploring the mathematical / quant / dev side of the business.

Although at the end of the day its just a label, and I know many people in the business when asked don't mention their profession at all. :-)

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Seriously, 10 people in 12 hours have responded that they're quants? They must never post, because I only see about 2 or 3 actual quants regularly posting. I guess it's also possible that some who regularly post who are quants just aren't posting quant-related content. Or that I'm crazy.

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Seriously, 10 people in 12 hours have responded that they're quants? They must never post, because I only see about 2 or 3 actual quants regularly posting. I guess it's also possible that some who regularly post who are quants just aren't posting quant-related content. Or that I'm crazy.

What would someone need to post to tell you they are, or are not, a quant trader? Do you mean the over reliance on indicators by most posters?

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What would someone need to post to tell you they are, or are not, a quant trader? Do you mean the over reliance on indicators by most posters?

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Well I know that you are doing more quant-related stuff. But would you consider yourself a quant? Maybe a hybrid? The uberquant is probably @artemiso and I don't see many other posters with his type of content.

I do know this -- an automated system that buys when an indicator or two line up does not qualify someone as a "quant" .. IMO.

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Well I know that you are doing more quant-related stuff. But would you consider yourself a quant? Maybe a hybrid? The uberquant is probably @artemiso and I don't see many other posters with his type of content.

I do know this -- an automated system that buys when an indicator or two line up does not qualify someone as a "quant" .. IMO.

I don't like labels

I do agree with you, buying and selling based on an the traditional indicator discussed on futures.io (formerly BMT) does not a quant make.

What about you? Do you consider yourself a quant?

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What about you? Do you consider yourself a quant?

Not at all--I do like to have certain things quantified, but the decisions based on those data are about as far from quant as it could be. I also am not a big fan of labels, but the poll only has so many options

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What would someone need to post to tell you they are, or are not, a quant trader? Do you mean the over reliance on indicators by most posters?

Mike

Hard for me to say. My impression is that "quant" means people who do highly mathematical models involving relationships and correlations between many different variables, some of an economic and/or valuation nature.

This may not be what it means to people today (or maybe it never did ), but I think the mathematical modeling part is a big aspect of quant-ness. I knew some quants (well, actually only one) back in my Wall Street days (one or two hundred years ago), and that's what he did, as far as I could tell....

Certainly I don't see that in many of the posts on futures.io (formerly BMT), and so I agree pretty much with @josh about not really seeing all that much quant-like posting -- assuming my understanding of the term, at least.

If the main thing is the formal mathematical modelling (which is not the same as automated trading), then, no I'm not one, and I am not sure who actually is on futures.io (formerly BMT). Perhaps someone who is one can provide a better understanding of it....

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