Wells Fargo: A Bank Here to Stay?

Not that it is a secret to anyone here, but since 2008, banks have seemingly got a bad rep. Just go ahead and tell your extended family that you landed a job as a investment...

Q&A with CompBanker, Part 2

I just read through our whole interview for the third time, and wow, there is some seriously thought provoking, downright great advice. If you thought part 1 was hearty with...

Q&A with CompBanker, Part 1

Today, I have a very special treat for monkeys that frequent WSO. This weekend, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of WSO's finest. Some say he's part Saint, part Guru, but...

Hubris Kills as Investment Banking Bonuses Doled Out

No, wait. Do NOT spray the champagne; these investment banking bonuses are, after all, for our work in 2011.

Goldman's days of paying bonuses in stacks of $100,000...

Motivation: Billionaire’s 394ft Yacht

"Does money motivate you?" is sometimes a question young monkeys face in banking interviews. On one hand, yes, of course it does. On another extreme, an unhappy millionaire is...

Apple in China

Justify buying AAPL at 400+: Ok, that's easy. And I'll do it in just one word- China.

The last two days should have proved to everyone that the Chinese market is...

Women Winning Wall Street

Although their numbers are smaller (Okay, a lot smaller) than male counterparts, women dominating Wall Street is possible. To those who dine in the shadows of sexism and get...

Virtues of Saving

In celebration of New Year's Resolutions and IlliniProgrammer's win, I've decided to write up on a very telling principle of my moral philosophy: Saving your hard earned monies...

WSO Year in 2011

Although a somewhat disappointing year for the at-home investor, the S&P 500 finished about exactly flat in 2011. That's right, in a year filled with brazen ups and...

South Korea’s College Entrance Exams

Imagine, your entire life coming down to one moment- your teenage self with a few hours of classroom solitude, nothing in hand but a pencil and that fateful scantron. For South...

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