Canada vs. China: Which Economy has a Larger Impact on the U.S.?

Hey Monkeys,

China may have been getting the most press over the past few weeks, but Canada isn't doing too well either. Here is a quote from the Financial Post:

Canada counts for 19 per cent of total U.S. exports, followed by Mexico at 16 percent, each more than double China's 7 per cent share. And the Canadian dollar is sliding much faster: It has fallen about 12 per cent against the U.S. dollar since the start of the year, while China's yuan has dropped just about 3 per cent.

Since Canada is the largest U.S export market, does Canada's current situation spell more trouble than China's decline of late?

AMA Boutique Investment Banking Analyst

I'm currently an analyst at an industry focused boutique located in the NY area(throwaway account to protect identity).

At the risk of being screamed at for having no prestige, I'd like to answer people's questions on life at a leading boutique covering a specific industry. There is a ton of info on this site regarding BBs but not a lot covering boutiques. I know when I was researching the industry I had questions about life at boutiques so I figured I'd give back a little and answer anyone's questions!

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Money, Death, and Wall Street: Is there really a change on the horizon?

As an outsider it can be easy to shake your head at the death of a Wall Street analyst, to say: "just quit" or to label any and all demises "categorically senseless" or espouse the media's buzzy "it's a suicide contagion!"

All are valid, and yet, none tap into the very essence of what makes Wall Street the sort of environment where the workload would become too much, the pressure unbearable and the hours so long that one might lean towards killing themselves over just walking away from the job.

The only certain element in all of this is working on Wall Street can be an extremely tough gig.

"I think the working conditions of Wall Street banks are a constant -- they've always been bad, they'll probably always be bad," says Kevin Roose, author of New York Times bestseller Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits.

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I am starting a long-term internship at a Middle-Market bank next Monday.

I also happened to have a final round at a top BB this week, but the MD who is responsible for hiring decided to spend an additional week snorkeling in the Bahamas.

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    2016 Full-time IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread

    It's that time of year again, folks. Time to polish those resumes, fire up the LinkedIn and WSO search functions, and bug the hell out of the career advisers at your schools. It's recruiting time!

    We are all looking for information on timelines and deadlines for every bank possible. If you or your school has information on important upcoming dates, please, please, please share them with us!

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    I realize some of this will be speculation, so if you see something here you know not to be true, let me know.

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    At this moment, I plan to apply ED1 to Stern because I love the school, and I think I'm a perfect match for it stats-wise, EC-wise, and generally, just interest wise. There is no doubt in my mind that I want to go into NYC Finance, going up the typical "2 years in IB, going to buyside" routine. I consider myself to be pretty social, and also a hard worker, so I don't think I'll have trouble managing at Stern. I also don't see myself falling into that classic Stern stereotype of sitting in my room all day studying DCF models or something, with my only breaks being when I say some prayers in front of my Lloyd poster.

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    Having interned in M&A this summer, I now have an FT offer to go back. The offer is from one of the most sought after M&A teams on the street. Now as I finally have the choice to sign and commit to a FT stint in M&A, I am having second thoughts. Would appreciate if I could get some comments from the WSO community.

    The other things I would consider are:
    1) Go to math/ stats grad school. I like my degree, and would have good grades, etc. to do further study. Would go into tech/ startups or quant/ buyside trading afterwards.
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    What charities do you donate to?

    While I've been known to give to charitable causes in the past, I've recently become more generous with my money and have begun donating to a number of charities that I believe have a high impact and a sustainable business model, particularly those that are engaged in microlending (ACCION International) and similar activities (Root Capital, Acumen). This got me thinking, what charities do all of you donate to? If none, why? Are you worried that your money will be wasted, or have you just not taken the time to find any that are of interest?