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Quantnet Best-selling quant Books of 2010

Discussion in 'Books' started by Andy Nguyen, 1/3/11.

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  1. Andy Nguyen

    Andy Nguyen Member

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    What are the best-selling books that Quantnet members purchased in 2010?
    The following 25 best-selling books is compiled from a list of almost 600 titles purchased as provided by Amazon where Quantnet.com is shown as a referrer. The complete list is attached at the bottom.
    1. A Primer For The Mathematics Of Financial Engineering, Second Edition
    2. Solutions Manual - A Primer For The Mathematics Of Financial Engineering, Second Edition
    3. Fifty Challenging Problems in Probability with Solutions (Dover Books on Mathematics)
    4. Quant Job Interview Questions And Answers
    5. A Practical Guide To Quantitative Finance Interviews
    6. My Life as a Quant: Reflections on Physics and Finance
    7. How I Became a Quant: Insights from 25 of Wall Street's Elite
    8. Heard on The Street: Quantitative Questions from Wall Street Job Interviews
    9. Starting Your Career as a Wall Street Quant: A Practical, No-BS Guide to Getting a Job in Quantitative Finance and Launching a Lucrative Career
    10. Frequently Asked Questions in Quantitative Finance
    11. The Complete Guide to Capital Markets for Quantitative Professionals (McGraw-Hill Library of Investment and Finance)
    12. C++ Design Patterns and Derivatives Pricing (Mathematics, Finance and Risk)
    13. Principles of Financial Engineering, Second Edition (Academic Press Advanced Finance)
    14. Stochastic Calculus for Finance I: The Binomial Asset Pricing Model (Springer Finance)
    15. Problem Solving with C++, 7th Edition
    16. Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
    17. Financial Instrument Pricing Using C++ (The Wiley Finance Series)
    18. Stochastic Calculus for Finance II: Continuous-Time Models (Springer Finance)
    19. The Concepts and Practice of Mathematical Finance (Mathematics, Finance and Risk)
    20. Nerds on Wall Street: Math, Machines and Wired Markets
    21. Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
    22. Introduction to C++ for Financial Engineers: An Object-Oriented Approach (The Wiley Finance Series)
    23. Working the Street: What You Need to Know About Life on Wall Street
    24. An Introduction to the Mathematics of Financial Derivatives, Second Edition (Academic Press Advanced Finance)
    25. Monte Carlo Methods in Financial Engineering (Stochastic Modelling and Applied Probability)
     

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  2. euroazn

    euroazn Active Member

  3. Andy Nguyen

    Andy Nguyen Member

    Some people gave up their quant pursuit after buying and reading first volume of Shreve?
    More MFE programs use only first book than those use only both books?

    It would be weird if Volume II is more popular.

    Also, looking at the list, it is very representative of the audience we have here as the books are mostly for people getting into MFE programs and those interview for quant positions.
     
  4. euroazn

    euroazn Active Member

    Oh, I would imagine that people buy the two as a set.
    Although they cover rather different things :)
     
  5. dstefan

    dstefan Baruch MFE Director
    • Adv C++ Level 1

    Andy - thank you, this is actually flattering.

    I may have missed it - how was the list put together and the order decided?
     
  6. Hui Huang

    Hui Huang New Member

    Nice thread, Andy!

    This compiled list of best selling books seems reasonable to me. After all, among the top 10, I bought 7 of them for self-study, which are 1,2,4,5,7,8,10; For the rest 15, I have only 3.

    In fact the primer book and its solutions from Dr. Dan Stefanica are the recommended text books for one of the courses I am taking now this spring--Financial Mathematics.
     
  7. Andy Nguyen

    Andy Nguyen Member

    The 2010 end-of-year report is downloaded from our account on Amazon. Ranking is ordered by number of each title sold.
    Will keep this an annual tradition.

    A big thanks to all of our members and readers who purchased books (among others) via some of our affiliate Amazon links. Those extra pennies help to pay for our server cost.
     
  8. DominiConnor

    DominiConnor Quant Headhunter

    Interesting, do we have any idea about the numbers of sales ?
     
  9. dstefan

    dstefan Baruch MFE Director
    • Adv C++ Level 1

    Andy does, the rest of us don't ;)
     
  10. Tsotne

    Tsotne Well-Known Member

    I have gotten Derman's My Life as a Quant and I'm really enjoying it. Seems to be really a fantastic book.