Webinar: Prop Trading - Sharing My Experience -- 1pm ET, 10/10/15


On Saturday October 10th, 1pm ET Wall Street Mentor David will be hosting a webinar entitled "Prop Trading - Sharing My Experience", with a q&a session to follow. David is an industry veteran with experience in prop trading and equity research.

What he will cover: Industry Overview / Skills & Resources Required / Career Advice / Q&A


If you missed the webinar, it will be available on the homepage in exactly 1 month, for 24 hours November 10, 2015 before going into the WSO Video Library.

October 10, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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2015 Investment Banking Interview Prep Pack PLUS ...New updated version just released!

We are excited to announce a brand new new and improved 2015 investment banking interview Prep Pack, just in time for recruiting season!

As always, we keep improving our resources at least once a year to make sure we are staying on top of current trends. This version includes countless more investment banking related webinars in the WSO Video Library and thousands of more interview insights in the WSO Company Database...curious what's included in our new full "PLUS" package that can give you an edge?


...as always, if you are a previous customer, to get the new version free all you have to do is e-mail [email protected] and she'll send it your way :-)

Good luck this recruiting season!
Patrick Curtis
Chief Monkey & Founder, WallStreetOasis.com

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For Those About to Propose

Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in January 2011.

With Valentine's Day two short weeks away, some of your girlfriends are no doubt ratcheting up the pressure on you to pop the question on the most romantic day of the year. Maybe you already live together. Maybe you've been going out for a few years. Maybe you met her in a Chelsea dive bar on Tuesday. It's no matter. They all want the same thing.

Allow me to introduce Charles Brandes. Sure, he's a big shot today pulling in an estimated $16 million a month, but he wasn't always. He was once just a young monkey like all of you. And therein lies his cautionary tale. For it was at that point in his career that he met Linda King Formo, a single mother earning $6 an hour as a librarian.

LBO Model - No Historical Financials

Doing a Private company lbo model with no historical financials but just financial projections and a target IRR.

Hedge Fund Performance YTD

I remember reading a relatively recent thread, where there was discussion surrounding hedge funds and their performance. Given the recently bad year, I decided to have a look at how hedge funds were doing (link inside the post):

It seems like the diversification argument for investing in hedge funds is holding up.

I'm not trying to degrade anyone for their opinions. I just find this quite interesting and thought that others might too.

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NY Times - 27 Ways to Be a Modern Man

probably the worst article I ever came across... its so bad it is unbelievable... I thought NY Times was supposed to be a respected publication.. Unfortunately, it looks like they are turning into a buzzfeed/huff post/elite daily...

My favorite "ways to be a modern man" include (from the article, link inside post):

1. When the modern man buys shoes for his spouse, he doesn't have to ask her sister for the size. And he knows which brands run big or small.

13. The modern man listens to Wu-Tang at least once a week.

[ISSUE 38] - Interesting Things...

Mod Note (Andy) - "Interesting Things" by user Adventure_Capitalist (a PE professional) is a new addition to the site that we hope to have each week. This is a newsletter that he has been sharing between friends for awhile now and we thought it would be a good addition to the site, similar to what Bonus Bananas had to offer.

@GSElevator - #1: If you see me opening a car door for a girl, its either a new girlfriend or a new car.

The Best IBD SA OCR, Interviews and FT Offer Conversion Posts on WSO

Thanks to my content intern @Lucas_M for another great compilation post. This one covers on campus recruiting, interviews, and converting SA internships into FT offers. Enjoy! -Andy

1.Acing the investment banking analyst interview
posted by @frgna

Wrapping up an interview
1. Before you ask us questions it's nice to say "I've done lots of research on your firm and talked to a lot of people so I know your firm pretty well, so I really want to hear more about your own personal experiences here."

2. Some good questions to ask your interviewers: 1) Tell me about a recent deal you've worked on that you liked. 2) What are the next steps from here? 3) How have you liked your experience here so far? Anything surprise you, good or bad? 4) Tell me about what you guys do for fun.

3. Some questions to avoid: 1) What are the hours like here? (get that info later from an insider that you know better) 2) Anything related to compensation 3) What are your plans after banking? (we can't answer that and we'll all say we're planning on staying in the near term...duh...)

4. Don't stand up until I stand up.

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WSO Weekly Wrap-Up (10/3-10/9)

In case you missed them, here're some of last week's most popular topics:

Another take on OCR recruiting (the ones that did everything right)
Post By @Mephistopheles

I wrote this because while the other OCR thread was hilarious (and accurate), I wanted to reach out to those who may still be struggling even though they are doing everything right. This applies to more than OCR candidates-- anyone who has not yet been able to break in may find it encouraging.

Maintaining lifestyle and making a small return

I am by no means at this stage yet (studying towards an MSc Finance), but I'm sure you all have some idea of a way by which you could retire early, maintain a comfortable lifestyle, and increase/maintain your net worth.

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