Forbes Finance 30 Under 30

The list is out, kids! Come check out the 30 of your peers that are making you look like a complete slacker:

Forbes 30 Under 30 - Finance

These are all pretty...

AAPL Breaks $500 Pre-Market

Could be an ugly day for those of us (like myself) who are long AAPL at higher prices. The stock is off nearly 30% in the past 90 days, and I'm reading about the next support...

Bonus Bananas December 14, 2012

1) Alexandra Lebenthal: The new queen of Wall Street ( CNN Money ) - Most of you are too young to remember her father, but Alexandra Lebenthal is a chip off the old block. The...

Let's Slaughter Some Sacred Cows

Okay, so I've covered some taxation issues this week with my post on the estate tax, so now it's time to cover some spending issues and discuss which entitlements need to go. I...

How To Make $72B a Year, Save Lives, & Serve Justice

There's no way I could I could go through Fiscal Cliff week without sharing the following. We're desperate for funds? How about picking up the $72 billion a year that's going...

The Preventing Paris Hilton Act of 2013

"The Floor recognizes the gentleman from Paris France for five minutes."

Ladies and Gentleman of Congress, I present to you today a proposed overhaul of the estate tax...

Welcome to Fiscal Cliff Week!

We're doing something a little different on WSO this week. Since you can hardly turn on the TV or the radio, or go online without being inundated by stories about the Fiscal...

Travel Hacking 101

mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past - Best of Eddie" - This one is originally from December 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a...

Bonus Bananas December 7, 2012

1) Morgan Stanley CEO: More bank deals on the way ( CNN Money ) - James Gorman sees a lot more bank consolidation on the horizon.

2) Another Goldman Creature Given...

Learn R for Free

It never hurts to increase your skill set, especially in this economy. And when you can do that for free, so much the better. And when you can learn something for free that is in demand all over Wall Street, well that's just the icing on the cake. So I wanted to let you know about a new course that
Codeschool is offering called Try R as an introduction to the R programming language.

For those who don't know, R is quickly gaining steam among the quant trading set on Wall Street and was recently listed among top skills on Wall Street's wish list . The way it's been explained to me is that R isn't really Excel on steroids, it's more like Excel got exposed to a near-lethal dose of gamma radiation and morphed into the Hulk. So if you have a head for coding, it's definitely something you'll want to check out.

One of the cool things about Codeschool (and several other training sites, to be fair) is their in-browser programming environment. So you don't need to download anything and clog up your hard drive with DE's and a bunch of other junk. In fact, you do all your programming right there on your screen within the course. Now that I think about it, Khan Academy offers the same set-up in their new Computer Programming track.

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