I wanted to put together a collection of quantitative trading books as deep and wide as our quant mashup.
The problem was that, because of my “get to the point” nature, my reading consists mostly of posts and papers. I don’t have the temperament for the uber long-form. But I recognize that a lot of readers don’t learn the way I do. They benefit more from the degree of focus that only a book can provide.
So I needed to find someone who (a) knows quantitative trading, (b) is well-respected by our readers, (c) is an avid devourer of good ol’ ink and paper, and (d) would be willing to take on such a monumental task out of love for our community (because unfortunately, Amazon links are not going to be paying anyone’s salary anytime soon).
Jacques Joubert of Quants Portal fits that bill perfectly.
Jacques is a quant developer specializing in hedge funds, a top rated contributor to Quantocracy, and a major advocate for this community. He adheres to a strict monthly reading goal of at least two significant books a month, with the breadth and depth I think our readers are looking for.
Check out the fruits of Jacques’ labor, covering everything from quant trading to specific programming languages like R and Python.
Note that when you order a book from Amazon through our site, Amazon throws a few shekels our way. There’s no additional cost to you, and it’s a great way to show your love for Quantocracy.
Read on Readers!
Mike @ Quantocracy