Trade Analyst Interview Questions | Glassdoor

## Find jobs for Trade Analyst

257

Trade analyst interview questions shared by candidates

## Top Interview Questions

Sort: RelevancePopular Date

Jan 29, 2014

Jan 29, 2014
 I'm giving you a choice between two games. In the first game, you roll two six-sided dice. For every number by which their sum exceeds 10, I will give you \$1 and \$0 if their sum is equal to or less than 10. In the second game, you still have two dice but once is already set to 5 so you can only roll one die. The same rules apply: you get a dollar for each number over 10 and get nothing if the sum is equal to or less than 10. Which game would you prefer to play, and how much would you be willing to pay me to play the preferred game over the other game?4 AnswersExpected value of the first game is (2/36)(\$1) + (1/36)(\$2) = 1/9 of \$1. The expected value of the second game is (1/6)(\$1) = 1/6 of a dollar. Therefore, the second game is preferred and you would pay (1/6 of \$1) - (1/9 of \$1) = 1/18 of \$1 to play the second game instead of the first game.I believe the interview candidate's answer is incorrect. The expected value of game #1 is (3/36)(\$1) + (33/36)(\$0) = 1/12 of \$1. The expected value of game #2 is (1/6)(\$1) = 1/6 of \$1. The second game is preferred, and you'd pay 1/12 of \$1 to play the second over the first.The interview candidate's answer is correct. The wording states that in the first game, you receive \$1 for every number by which the sum of the dice exceeds 10. This means that rolling a sum of 12 gives you \$2 and rolling a sum of 11 gives you \$1, so the expected value of the first game is indeed 1/9 of \$1.Show More Responsesthe E(X1) = 1/12, and E(X2) = 1/6

### Sales Trading and Quantitative Analysis Summer Analyst at Citi was asked...

Dec 1, 2014
 what is the square root of 64,000?3 Answersdon't say 80.10^0.5*80=253Wrong Above~ The point is to get the answer without a calculator! The fairly easy way is to use Newton's method or Taylor expansion to get sqrt(10).

Nov 3, 2014
 What would you do in X type of sitation....1 AnswerIn situation x, I would have done X

Mar 7, 2013
 what is baye's law formula. didn't have it memorized and couldn't recall details off the top of my head. 1 AnswerP(A|B) = (P(B|A) P(A))/P(B)

Sep 10, 2015

Aug 17, 2013
 How do you feel about Oracle.1 AnswerI'm not sure how the implementation will go ,but I am here for the completion

Feb 4, 2015
 behavioral. imagine a situation blah blah blah1 Answermy answers obviously didnt sound satisfying to the MD