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Harvard vs Oxford (Undergrad) Would love to hear your advice!

I was accepted by both the University of Oxford and Harvard University (Restrictive Early-Action) recently. And I would love to hear your advice on which institution to choose from.

* Harvard costs $65,000 a year + four years = $260,000 (No Financial Aid)
* Oxford costs $50,000 a year + three years = $150,000

Winner = Oxford (Parents' income above financial aid status but below $300k)

* Harvard requires you to take core course classes that I have no interest in + constant assessments. The benefit is I get a well-rounded education and can switch majors if I somehow switch career interests out of banking/politics. Far less intense and massive grade inflation.

Interviewing behind your current firms back

All right, heres the deal primates: I am a recent intern to hire (temporarily) working as a junior analyst with a middle market M&A shop. I was contacted by a larger and more reputable firm in the area about an analyst I position and I took the interview I was offered. The place I interviewed at knows I am currently employed but my firm does not know I am looking at outside positions (clarification: the agreement was that they would bring me on as a junior analyst for a 3-month period and then maybe decide to keep me as a full time analyst with a big-boy salary and all the full-time benefits).

Question: A) Is it likely that the firm I interviewed with will contact my current employer?

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Bridger Capital - Secret Society: What do you know?

So Martin Shkreli showed up on the radio show "The Breakfast Club" with Charlemagne Tha God.

Interviewed pharma-bro and they brought up the secret society "Bridger Capital", the Illuminati of Hedge Funds. Shkreli was shocked that Charlemagne Tha God knew of this group and that he had been invited to meet them (he posted pictures of the conference room on instagram--now deleted)

Interview can be found here>>>

What do you guys know about it?
- bazaar rituals
- secret society of upper echelons of finance
- who is in it

Explain CMG's Valuation to Me

Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in September 2013.

Who doesn't love Chipotle? Even the one here in Paris, which sucks compared to its American counterparts, is halfway decent. The company is obviously doing everything right and has appealed to the burgeoning trend of fresh (relatively) healthy fast food in America. They're even actively attacking factory farming, which makes them aces in my book.

But seriously, what the f**k is up with their stock price?

Are you really going to tell me that a 45 P:E is reasonable for a restaurant? I want to own Chipotle, I really do. But there ain't no way I'm paying a multiple like that for a fast food joint. What am I missing? Somebody help me out here. Because CMG looks like a screaming short to me.

But then I look at this chart:

Webinar: Hedge Fund Investment Pitch -- 12pm ET, 2/14/16


On Sunday February 14th, 12pm ET Wall Street Mentor John (@wilowallstreet) will be hosting a webinar entitled "Hedge Fund Investment Pitch - Business Models", with a q&a session to follow. John is a former MD at a Bulge Bracket bank and currently works for a hedge fund.

More info from the presenter:
"This session is going to follow on some of the ideas we discussed during the last session, more specifically we are going to continue to review the filters we discussed last time. As a reminder during the last session we reviewed what makes a good business and discussed how to understand an industry."


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Top Secret Clearance in Finance

How much of an asset is a top secret clearance for veterans in the current job market? I've heard that it can be extremely beneficial in the corporate finance space with defense contractors and defense consulting. I feel like the benefits of the top secret clearance in the civilian labor market have to be greatly exaggerated.

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Have Unicorns Lost Their Magic?

From an article in The Economist magazine on November 28th, 2015 titled The Rise and Fall of the Unicorns.

Valuations for private technology firms are increasing at a slower rate compared to six months ago. Analyst Fred Giuffrida, at Horsley Bridge, says that

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Timeline We ask that you commit to post either 20 shorter discussion style posts or 10 blog style posts (or a combination of the two) over a period of 10-14 weeks.

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What happens if you fall asleep on the job?

I can generally function well on little sleep, but sometimes I doze off at certain times (early afternoon, early evening) even when I'm well rested. I don't totally pass out or drop my head on the desk, I just fall into a very light sleep for ten minutes or so while I'm sitting at my desk and trying to work.

If I worked as an analyst and someone noticed me dozing off like this, would it be a no-go? Is this considered something that just happens, or is it totally unacceptable?

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