How can a beginner get started with quant trading?

How can a beginner get started with quantitative trading?

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How can a beginner with little mathematical/no prior trading experience break into quantitative analysis and algo trading?

Is it possible to teach yourself quant-level math/programming skills? How so? Which books should I read? I mainly want to do this on my own. Is that possible?

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