WSO 10 Year Anniversary: THANK YOU (10% Off Site Wide for Month of July)

As we approach our 10 Year anniversary, I'd like to thank the thousands of members that have made WSO an incredible resource to millions of readers. The last 10 years have been an amazing ride and I can't wait to tackle the next 10!

As part of our celebration, we thought a 10% site wide discount would be a small way to say thank you to our customers and members that have been loyal and supported us through the ups and downs. So, for the month of July only, you can get 10% off any and all WSO products & services by using the code "10off" when checking out.

Thanks again for an incredible 10 years and I hope we can keep on improving, growing and challenging ourselves to be better.

-Patrick, Andy, Ivy, Joao, Khalid, Renae & The Entire WSO Team

How to negotiate for more money during the interview process

Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 9/22/12

So, this question keeps coming up, "if I negotiate with a prospective employer, will I piss them off or ruin my chances?" I wanted to share the perspective of the person hiring and give you a couple of examples of what happened with people I have hired who were being paid below market wage to begin with. Some of you will probably think I'm a dick for saying some of this, but this is what really happens. Generally, your job is to try to get paid as much as possible and the employer's job is to pay you as little as possible. Getting upset about it won't help. Recognizing how to tilt the odds in your favor will. I consider the compensation negotiation a part of the interview and hopefully, you will understand why in the examples below.

What I write below applies to experienced hires anywhere and to small companies, but does not apply to standardized programs like analyst and associate programs at big firms (you usually can't negotiate those offers).

Anchoring
Don't be afraid to throw out the first number, just make sure it's a number you would be ecstatic to get. The company almost always make you throw out the first number and they make sure it's a number you are absolutely NOT ecstatic about.

How do they do this?

Rewind - CFA - is it right for you? + Q&A

In case you missed our April 15th webinar entitled CFA - is it right for you?, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar can be found below (free for only 24 hours and then it goes into our video library). Do you want to a 1 on 1 mentoring session with Rick? Click below:

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Rewind - Week in the life of a Fund Analyst at a Large Asset Management Firm + Q&A

In case you missed our April 14th webinar entitled Week in the life of a Fund Analyst at a Large Asset Management Firm, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar can be found below (free for only 24 hours and then it goes into our video library). Do you want to a 1 on 1 mentoring session with John? Click below:

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3 Myths About Excellence That I Used to Believe

This week, I want to share with you one of the sources that inspired my quest to deconstruct excellence. It was a fascinating (but very long) report in Sociological Theory that made me realize that the three things I thought I knew about what makes great people who they are were complete myths. This is what I learned:

The Jane Goodall of Excellence

Hamilton College Professor Daniel F. Chambliss spent a year and a half conducting a feat of unprecedented sociological research in the world of swimmers - living with coaches, attending practices, going to team meetings and parties, and interviewing over a hundred national and world class athletes.

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Rewind - Recruiting for IB out of an MSF Degree + Q&A

In case you missed our April 13th webinar entitled Recruiting for IB out of an MSF Degree, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar can be found below (free for only 24 hours and then it goes into our video library). Do you want to a 1 on 1 mentoring session with Kyle? Click below:

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What happened in the stock/bond markets last week (6/22-6/26)?

Stock Market Analysis

The Dow fell 0.38% last week. We also saw similar losses in smaller cap stocks. Overall we had more stocks fall than rise but we still had more new highs than new lows. Six out of 9 sectors fell, with Utility and Basic Material stocks doing the worst. Cyclical and Healthcare stocks held up the best. Healthcare should be no surprise given the Supreme Court's decision upholding subsidies.

Investors grow impatient on Indonesia’s Infrastructure

Construction industry in developing countries in Asia has been greatly advancing in the last couple of years and a lot of investors have seen the dramatic change and big potential. As these third world countries continue to strive and advance, many business owners have had set up local manufacturing companies and distribution. Operations have been run smoothly and expectations are set for a continuous success of the industry.

How I use books to prevent burnout (plus my top 5 from the past year)

Mod Note (Andy): Alistair also has a webinar coming up with us on 7/13 at 7pm, see the event page here.

I am obsessed with books.

I bought 134 books in 2014.

During August and September alone, my credit card has 19 separate transactions for a used book store near my house. (side note: What kind of person buys a new book every 3 days?!)

I spend more time and money buying books than I'm comfortable admitting, but it's worth it. Every now and then I read a book that changes how I see the world, and it reminds me that books are one of the best investments I can make in my life.

But for me the importance of reading goes well beyond just learning: I use books to prevent burnout. Reading is one of the best ways to de-stress and escape the day-to-day insanity of work and life.

Here's why I think reading is important for people in high-stress jobs, and here's my 5 favourite books from the past 12 months.

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