We have a Stack Overflow and a Math Overflow.

Has anyone thought of setting up a Finance Overflow to discuss derivatives and financial instruments used in banks?

This would be a good Q&A site!


Personal Finance & Money is the correct site.. For those curious, it also answers to the name http://basicallymoney.com and has absorbed the Q&A that they developed during their Stack Exchange 1.0 adventure.

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    said absorption has been .. problematic .. largely due to weak metas (governance, leadership) based on SE 1.0 history of, well, not having any. As it turns out, contrary to my previous beliefs on the matter, meta isn't murder, but in fact sort of fundamentally necessary for any actual community to form.. Mar 4 '11 at 7:46
  • money.stackexchange.com blocking my question about automated trading for unknown reason, why? Oct 16 '21 at 11:00

I know of these two proposals on Area51:

Personal Finance and Money

Quantitative Finance

The second one is most likely along the lines you describe.

  • Thanks for pointing out my proposal. But, agreed, most likely the second one is what the OP is interested in. Jul 27 '10 at 0:37
  • @chris Seems he's interested in both, based on his commitments. I've also decided to take the plunge, as I think I've come up with at least one good question. It's definitely a great proposal. Thank you for proposing it. Jul 27 '10 at 0:57
  • Thanks! Appreciated. Glad you like it. Jul 28 '10 at 2:52
  • both are now launched, too. Mar 4 '11 at 7:46

Besides the answers given


  • @EkaterinaIvanovaiceja.net ask economics meta? but personally i'd like to know. tag me here with a link if you ask please
    – BCLC
    Oct 16 '21 at 11:25

There are currently some money-based sites already...have a look at the listing on https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4/list-of-stackexchange-sites, and scroll down to the "Money" section.

EDIT: the page linked above no longer exists.


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