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What's the most valuable and versatile Undergraduate Degree nowadays and looking into the future?As a Senior HS student looking ahead not just 5 years from now but 15 years down the road, it scares me. I've been always interested in studying finance/business for my undergrad. Seeing the stagnating finance industry and the increase in automation (or atleast intentions to do so), I am having doub...
thefinancekid
6932 sec ago
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Favorite Sports MomentSimilar to this forum post regarding whether or not we will see another sports year like 2016-17, I was wondering what is the single greatest game/match you have watched in all sports and why is it the greatest in your opinion? For me, in person had to be my college basketball team beating the numbe...
imaginarynumber
658 sec ago
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Could Lehman Brothers have been saved?Could Lehman have been saved? A professor at John's Hopkins, Lawrence Ball recently wrote a paper explaining that the fall of Lehman was primarily the fault of Henry Paulson. Here's a link to the paper:http://www.econ2.jhu.edu/People/Ball/Lehman.pdf And a Bloomberg podcast of him explaining it on Bl...
Frank Quattrone
419 min 12 sec ago
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Martial ArtsAre you guys into martial arts? If yes, which one? I don't really have the time anymore but I loved it (Karate and Hapkido), great for keeping fit and less boring than just running and pumping iron. Maybe I'll see if I can return to Hapkido or start w/ Krav Maga. ...
dornelbr
8125 min 6 sec ago
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How much money have you saved?I'm 25, and I feel like I have hardly any money saved. I'm looking at going to b-school soon, and will definitely have to take out loans. I don't think that's surprising, but it just got me thinking about how much is normal to have accumulated at this point in my life. Also, how are y'all investing ...
Click OK to Continue
23358 min 52 sec ago
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WSO Happy Hour: Thur 2/23, 7:00pm @5th and MadHappy 2017, dear monkeys! Join us for the second happy hour of 2017! Come by and enjoy a few drinks and bites with fellow finance professionals. First few attendees get a WSO T-shirt! Date/Time: Thursday, Feb 23rd, @ 7:00pm How to find the group: Mention "WSO" or "WallStreetOasis" at the door and th...
In The Flesh
31 hour 5 min ago
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What sports should I follow? I'm an international student and have no clue for american football or baseball / basketball. I'm currently interning at a middle-market PE firm and everything they talk about is sports, and I have no clue. What sports should I follow to fit in? Additionally, what show/media/news should I watch so t...
laughamout
72 hours 4 min ago
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Unilever and Kraft Heinz - The Right Approach to Running a CompanyThis post was inspired by the FT's Big Read on the Kraft-Unilever deal: (This account is too new to link) look up "The $143bn flop: How Warren Buffett and 3G lost Unilever" There were two charts in the above article that really got me thinking (attached to the post). Now if we look at the charts, th...
Mountain_Monkey
02 hours 35 min ago
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Billions Season 2First episode description: Chuck faces scrutiny within his office and from the Attorney General. Axe refortifies Axe Capital, and weighs his options for retaliation. The fund wrestles with a precarious economic landscape that threatens the very existence of Axe Cap. Wendy entertains an offer from a ...
StaphyBone
412 hours 40 min ago
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Most Unconventional Ways To Make Six Figures???It seems like every week I come across a new article about some kid making six figures through some outlandish way. Whether its from reselling Jordans, selling antiques on eBay, or creating a new app; there is always some unconventional way. It almost makes me feel disappointed in myself, like I sho...
silverbuck898
72 hours 56 min ago
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Islam, the White House, and the "Counter-Jihadist" movementSo I just got through an illuminating Vox article linked here: http://www.vox.com/world/2017/2/13/14559822/trump-... and I want to get some thoughts from fellow WSO members. If you can't (or won't) read the entire article here is a short summary. 1.) a group of people believe the spread of Islam thr...
BobTheBaker
1752 hours 59 min ago
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Space Travel and Tourism - A Space Odyssey to Mars and Beyond!NASA did extraordinary things back in 1969 by putting a Man on the Moon. Now, the torch bearer has one to private industry with SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic. The topic of Space isn't a new one as man have been looking and pondering about the Heavens for eons. In Science Fiction, the tal...
Ebolamonkey
103 hours 1 sec ago
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What do you Drive and What's your Dream Car?Ladies and Gentlemen, I know a whole lot of you are in NYC or cities where vehicle ownership doesn't make sense, but if somehow you do or for others in places where you have to own a car to get around... What is your current ride and why? What's your dream car(s)? I've got a few ponies in the stable...
Ebolamonkey
2463 hours 9 min ago
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Anyone ever try Cryotherapy?I've noticed that after taking a shower and getting to work my face is puffy. Holding a refrigerated coke can on my face helps and I feel great afterwards. Kinda reminded me of American Psycho when Bateman is describing his morning routine which includes an ice mask. This sparked an interest in cryo...
User42
144 hours 42 min ago
0
What type of companies do ex-bankers create?This is my first time posting, I was just simply wondering what type of companies do retired bankers tend to create and why? ...
financekid02
45 hours 40 min ago
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Best and worst KickStarter campaigns you've seen? Believe the hype they say, believe the hype. Well, that's what people did back in the day for a cooler that was just a little bit cooler than the rest called Coolest. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ryangrepper/c... This little cooler was so cool in fact that it brought in $13mil pledges with a...
Ebolamonkey
48 hours 29 min ago
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I WILL pay for your coffee/lunch!I feel like this is the most basic question ever, but it's a problem I am constantly having. People are always paying for meals/coffee with me, even if I reach out to them for a meeting or informational interview. Even when I set the precedent that I'll be taking you out for lunch... etc. When it co...
Tchyk
3411 hours 1 min ago
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How Would Immortality Change the Way We Live?Among the many interesting candidates in the 2016 election, there was someone really, really low on the totem pole who ran on the platform of immortality. Zoltan Istvan wants to "cure" death, as explained by this video by The Atlantic. How Would Immortality Change the Way We Live? I can't really tak...
Tchyk
311 hours 43 min ago
0
Gold : Buy gold bar, dust, nuggets and bullion's We are Have gold bar, dust, nuggets and bullion's available for sale. we have available in stock good quantity of gold ready for export and searching for overseas partners or buyers. Our gold is 22+ carats 95% to 98.5% purity , since we are the head of local village miners we want only serious and...
doncharlo
015 hours 16 min ago
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Trump Administration Drafts Executive Order to Reform H-1B, J-1, L-1, E-2 and B1 Visas"President Donald Trump's next target in his administration's immigration policy will focus on what Silicon Valley fears most: the work-visa programs that tech companies rely on to hire tens of thousands of workers each year, according to a report by Bloomberg. The executive order is still a draft, ...
AnotherPersonNumeroUno
3615 hours 24 min ago
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Employees Across US Fired for Joining Day Without Immigrants ProtestI actually saw this story trending Facebook first, but a story has now hit the front page of CNBC. Apparently a bunch of people just decided to not show up to work in order to protest and all got fired from it. Restaurants and day cares were among the businesses in states like Florida, Tennessee, ...
PatrickStar120
2117 hours 31 min ago
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What Clubs Were You Apart Of In College? I feel like clubs are one of the best ways to make connections. You never know who you'll meet, and who that person ends up knowing. I've found out that it doesn't have to be business related either. For example, I overhead an older student explaining how he joined a cooking club, and it ended up be...
silverbuck898
719 hours 8 min ago
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Best Place to Smoke Cigars in NYC?Hey Monkeys Just moved to the Big Apple and looking for a spot to smoke a stogie and meet cool people. Been going to Casa de Montecristo's every Friday due to their awesome BYOB policy and bumping DJ. Probably going to check out Carnegie Club here pretty soon. Any recommendations on spots to smoke a...
saw23
1922 hours 13 min ago
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What is your methodology for learning?I've read a couple of books on approaches to learning/studying (MindSet, The Art of Learning, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, etc.) and I'm curious as to how WSO users approach learning. What type of learning environment do you prefer? What methodologies do you use? What helps transition you i...
Thesituation
023 hours 12 min ago
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Dentist Visits Are a Waste of Time!Let me preface by saying I was born with a full set of perfect teeth and so the whole dentist thing has always seemed unnecessary to me, the kind of medical care that people get basically just to demonstrate that they have money, like how New York Jews all go to therapy. A little more backstory: I h...
Fear The Bulge
223 hours 19 min ago
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Taking a few months off before starting new jobGuys, I decided to take a few months off prior to starting my job as I am completely burnt out by my current job and just wanted to devote a few months to do things I am passionate about/ interested in. Would the new employer be bothered by this or they would not care less? How should I speak with t...
bondtradercu
2523 hours 38 min ago
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College junior seeking adviceHello everyone, I'd be very grateful to anyone willing to read/skim through this and share their thought on the matter. I'm currently a junior studying finance at a non target school in Europe, and I've been looking to break into the industry (that being CorpFin or IBD) for a while. However, my g...
Uphillhustle
023 hours 56 min ago
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Are youtubers overpaid?Top youtubers are pulling in 7 figure a year and many of them are under 30. For example, PewDiePie pulls in over 5 million a year and he's still I'm his 20s. All he does is scream weird noises while playing videos games. Even if ur not the most popular channel, u can still make a living. I personall...
thefinancekid
191 day 4 min ago
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Top Documentaries - All-Time Favorites and WhyMasterful story telling is key to content delivery and great documentaries got that in spades. Key Ingredients that make a Documentary great and have a lasting impact on me are: Content Delivery/Directing Length (run-time) Content is at the core of the story telling to give the tale substance, the d...
Ebolamonkey
641 day 3 hours ago
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Historians Rank Obama 12th Best PresidentOn the front page of fox this morning there is an article about a new survey released Friday that ranked President Obama as the country's 12th best President. C-SPAN released a survey Friday that asked historians to rank past presidents and former-President Obama was voted the country's 12th best, ...
PatrickStar120
851 day 17 hours ago
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Finance major or General Business majorIf you had the option to get into the best university in your state but for a general business degree or go to another university and get a finance degree. What would be better for the future and would a general business degree effect by decreasing your chance to land a job in the corporate world? ...
thomas97
01 day 20 hours ago
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"No drinking rule" established for employeesLloyd's of London, an insurance company in Europe, recently notified its several hundred employees that drinking alcohol between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm is forbidden. Apparently, it used to be popular to consume liquor with lunch, but the practice has died out over the years. "Lloyd's was one of ...
tgi-finance
211 day 21 hours ago
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Real World Mechanics of Currency and Hedging?So I understand the mathematical principles of currency and currency hedging very well; however, I have no idea how the industry operates in practice (given that it's a 24/7 business). I've got a business now that may require, in some respects, substantial currency trading and even currency hedging ...
Virginia Tech 4ever
02 days 1 hour ago
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GMP Compliance SoftwareI am looking for a GMP (good manufacturing practice) compliance software that would help us in complying with our GMP audit. Once that can also help us with event detection, event correction and continuous improvement. Any suggestions? ...
Midge Overton
12 days 4 hours ago
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How to succeed post 20'sIn my early 20s, I really believed that in order to succeed all you need is work really hard. You gotta be gritty to succeed. You gotta put in long hours to be successful. You gotta be very good at technical things and establish yourself as a thought leader in particular domain. I don't think all of...
Naoki Hanzawa
192 days 8 hours ago
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Six books in 12 weeks challengeApparently there is a FT Business Book Challenge...see here Six books in 12 weeks. The challenge we set listeners of our new business book podcast in 2016 was a stiff one and, in truth, it is not clear how many met it. What is clear, however, is that FT columnists, asked to select a "classic" busin...
Matrick
02 days 9 hours ago
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New Shit List: Apartment BuildingHoly shit. I had no idea a few minor complaints about the gym would turn into my most popular post of all time. That's like if Drake were still best known for his role on Degrassi (should probably add "no homo" here, so...no homo). Since you monkeys latched onto that so fast, let me present another...
Fear The Bulge
312 days 11 hours ago
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"Tax The Robots" Says Bill GatesStumbled upon an interesting article on Forbes that talked about taxing robots that replace human workers. Seems like an interesting concept that could possibly gain attention in the coming future. I mean this is something I've never even considered, but it sounds like it makes sense. With the ever ...
silverbuck898
152 days 12 hours ago
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Based on your personal experience, who was the favorite on Wall Street during the 2016 election?During the 2016 election, who was the favorite on Wall Street? Did most Wall Street financiers you know support Donald Trump or Clinton? I know that a majority of Wall Street donations went to Clinton this year. I've heard that Wall Street typically leans Republican, but that many Wall Street banker...
Melior
62 days 20 hours ago
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Information SourcesSo I was at dinner last night and really lamenting the information sources available nowadays. I am looking for some suggestions of either magazines, journals (academic or other), as well as research sources. Looking for science, medical, foreign affairs, economics, technology, anything other than c...
TNA
02 days 21 hours ago
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Taking drugs to study? Is it worth it?Many students in high pressure schools take drugs like Adderall to focus when studying and get higher grades. Ivy leagues are notorious for this practice, and I didn't realize how common it was until I met one person looking for Adderall. Is it worth it to take these drugs and does it actually help?...
tgi-finance
472 days 22 hours ago
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Be memorable at the career fair without being annoyingWhether you are just starting your college journey or getting ready to graduate soon, make sure to take your local college career fairs very seriously. College career fairs are one of the best ways to find out more about different career paths while being exposed to various companies in a short am...
Christie Lindor
02 days 22 hours ago
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Success Depends on Personality, Not IQ According to an analysis conducted in a recent study, intellectual power may not be enough to achieve success in life. As the researchers note, the best driver of success in a person's life seems to be their personality. Determined after the examination of "four different data sets, which, between t...
shakeNbake
02 days 23 hours ago
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Timbs vs. Bean BootsAlright Monkeys, what do you think about these two acclaimed pieces of footwear. The Timberland 6' boot, or the L.L. Bean. duck boot? Discuss ...
Elvemage
113 days 1 hour ago
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Staying at homeI left home very young, and it always surprises me when I hear people in their mid 20s still living with their parents. I totally get the financial aspect, it would be amazing to save $2-3k/mo on rent/utilities and maybe even food, but I feel it would be a bit awkward. A few of my friends are moving...
Tchyk
43 days 3 hours ago
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How Do Investment Bankers View Management Consultants?Monkeys, I was networking with a VP (M&A( at a BB yesterday and asked him his opinion of Management consultants. He mentioned that he thought of them as flaky guys who did 'no real work'. I am not trying to ruffle any feathers here but considering that Banking and Consulting are preferred career...
FinDroid
23 days 3 hours ago
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Mayweather vs McGregor a go?So apparently this fight is closer to reality than many thought. According to the Irish Sun: A source close to the Straight Blast Gym star told the Irish Sun: "Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have agreed a deal to fight and have both settled on their respective fees. The contract hasn't offici...
kidbrown
353 days 4 hours ago
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2/20/17 - Monday @MentionsHappy Monday WSO! Upcoming WSO Meet Ups: WSO NYC Happy Hour: Thur 2/23, 7:00pm @5th and Mad Upcoming webinars: Webinar: RE Webinar - Multifamily Sector -- 7pm ET, 2/16/17Webinar: Real Estate Private Equity - Industry Overview -- 1:30pm ET, 2/27/17 Posts of the Week: New Shit List: Apartment Buildi...
AndyLouis
03 days 11 hours ago
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What companies do you respect?In a recent class discussion, we shared which companies we would like to work at upon graduation, and the reasons for choosing these companies. Common answers for respectable companies were Google, Apple, Spotify, and Deloitte. My favorite is probably Google, because of they way it treats its employ...
tgi-finance
1203 days 7 hours ago
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Books are back because Amazon likes themDo you guys read hardcopies still or more on iPad/Kindle? Good article in the FT: Ten years ago, as Jeff Bezos launched the Kindle ereader in New York, he declared that "the book is so highly evolved and so suited to its task that it's very hard to displace". Amazon's founder was right: this spring...
Matrick
653 days 12 hours ago
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Thoughts on the NBA All Star GameSince the All Star game is tonight, I thought that I would make a thread to share some thoughts on the game. Personally, I think the NBA's version of the All Star Game is a huge waste of time. Although most All Star games are the same way, at least other professional sports All Star games have some ...
@_KrK
13 days 12 hours ago
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12 Hour vs. 24 Hour Clock?For daily use, planning and calendars does anyone use a 24 hour clock/military time instead of the traditional 12 hour one? Could be quite useful especially once you start referring to different time zones. ...
Close4Coffee
33 days 12 hours ago
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French vs Portuguese?Hey there! I currently live in South America and was wondering whether to learn Portuguese or French, my goal is to get a job in IBD in the near future. I already speak Spanish (native) and English. I also took some classes of French during high school getting my DELF A2 but failing the B1. So what ...
PaisaMonkey
13 days 12 hours ago
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Dating a Hedge Fund ManagerI have been "seriously" dating a HF manager (in his early 40's, never married, withdrawn). Think Christian Bale's character in the Big Short. I know these guys work insane hours and look for specific qualities in a woman. I am in my late 20's and with limited dating experience I have to say it's not...
huanleshalemei
163 days 15 hours ago
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Need Funny / Clever Bank Name for Class ProjectI am working on a class project, and I need a funny or clever name for our bank. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated as I am not that creative. Government Sachs is already taken.... ...
banker4372
153 days 16 hours ago
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What NOT to do at a new jobI will starting a new job in the next few weeks and want to make a good first impression. I am curious about what not to do, behavior I should be watching out for. What might I be doing thats annoying to the higher-ups? Any of you veterans out there have some advice on not to do when starting out? W...
Tchyk
23 days 17 hours ago
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Do you think super teams are good or bad for sports?With the Warriors absolutely demolishing other playoff teams every night and the UCONN women's team going for their 100th win in a row soon, I thought that now would be a good time to ask you guys if you think that super teams are bad for sports. Personally, I do because, even as a Warriors fan, I h...
@_KrK
333 days 18 hours ago
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Best vacation with friends in 20sAfter a less than stellar first week long vacation as a member of the workforce, I've begun planning my next trip. As working in banking only allows two week long trips per year, I can't afford another swing and miss. So I ask you monkeys, what's your favorite week long guys trip you've been on and ...
JoeyJ
33 days 19 hours ago
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Increasing my savings/wealth as an 18 year old.Hi guys, i'm not a common poster on WSO but have always found it really helpful! Anyway - I am currently 18 (almost 19) and have about GBP13,000 saved. I am in uni but luckily I have received a scholarship where all costs (Books, tuition and living costs) have been paid for the company I work for (B...
Anand-Roy
53 days 19 hours ago
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university rankingWhat is more important the name of the university or your grades from an okay university? If you can go to a well-known university but won't get good grades or go to a relatively known university but not as good as the other one and get better grades, which one is the better choice for future jobs o...
thomas97
43 days 19 hours ago
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NYC Summer Rent IncreasesI'm moving to Manhattan this summer and know that rents will increase in the summer months. Was wondering if anyone knew about how much they would increase by and what month this starts to take effect. I won't actually move in until June, but I have the financial stability to grab a place in March/A...
GoldJacketGreenJacket
03 days 20 hours ago
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London accomodationHi, I just accepted a job offer in London and I am looking for a place to live now. What areas do you guys recommend? (the job will be in the city) Also anyone looking for a roommate? Thanks for your replies! ...
s2222323
393 days 21 hours ago
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Political preferences - impact on friendship and relationshipsThe recent US campaign and the initial days of the new Administration were being watched with interest not only by the domestic audience but by foreigners as well. As such, one of the things that I noticed was the polarization level, how people were/are really aggressive in defending their candidate...
dornelbr
03 days 21 hours ago
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Will We Ever See Another Sports Year Like 2016-2017?What a year! First off, we had the Cavaliers overcome a 3-1 deficit in the finals to a 73 win team. Such a remarkable feat that is almost unbelievable. Next, we had the Cubs overcome a 3-1 deficit to the Indians. A great series to watch, even for non-baseball fans. After that, we had Clemsons comeba...
silverbuck898
284 days 11 hours ago
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ExplosionsOkay, so its Sunday morning (UK time), and I am contemplating the week gone by. Operating conditions were: Stress = High Work Load = High Sleep = Low Adrenaline = High Which combined results in a short fuse, basically to the point where all it takes is for one unlucky person to catch me at the wrong...
TripleDown
24 days 15 hours ago
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YouTube and Disney drop vlogger PewDiePie over anti-Semitic videosOriginal FT.com article YouTube has cancelled a series with its highest-earning star PewDiePie, following a similar move by Walt Disney, after the Swedish video blogger posted a series of offensive videos containing anti-Semitic remarks. PewDiePie, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, made an estima...
Matrick
214 days 20 hours ago
0
Tax AccountantHas anyone ever hired a tax accountant while still at a junior level (analyst/associate)? I know it sounds a little overboard given a junior persons pay vs someone more senior, but paying $2k to potentially eliminate some of the $xx,xxx we pay in taxes might be worth it. ...
itsanumbersgame
04 days 23 hours ago
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My Personal Gym Shit ListWelcome to a personal rant. I don't care that this looks like a Buzzfeed listicle, because I've got a bone to pick and my opinions matter the most. Here are the five types at my gym that I wish would instantly disappear, leaving only me and the other swole gods, and a bunch of hot girls. 1) Project...
Fear The Bulge
1755 days 37 min ago
+3
Which Non-US City Would you do an International Rotation in and Why?I was curious how many people here have done international rotations (i.e. a stint of IB in Hong Kong, etc. through your bank/via externship) and how they liked it. Otherwise, I was wondering what cities people have an interest in doing business in and why. A medium-term goal of mine is to do some s...
Lester Freamon
205 days 12 hours ago
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In Defense of Political In-CorrectnessYou can read my latest article (post election): here: "Shut. The F*ck. Up." This article could have easily been entitled "In defense of manhood," or something of that nature, but ironically I was too concerned with how people might interpret such a thing. And given that the point of the article isn'...
The Uncontortionist
475 days 14 hours ago
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If you tip you're an idiotWhy the **** people tip is beyond my comprehension. If you're at a restaurant/eating out and someone brings you your food and at the end of the meal you owe them $30, then why would you tip them $10 just for carrying a plate of food back and forth. At the end of the meal it makes no difference whats...
fitnessmodel
2955 days 15 hours ago
+4
How to deal with rejection?Currently a college student at an undergraduate business school, I have applied for a multitude of board positions, internships, competitive programs, and selective informational sessions. At this point, I have become accustomed to seeing the words "We regret to inform you..." which is when I just c...
tgi-finance
315 days 17 hours ago
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2016 Tax Returns - Woe and Whoa's of the IRS It's been said that "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." I'm enjoying my evening plugging away at Turbo Tax 2016 and watching my returns pile up which is always a good thing. What's the effect damage percentage this year and how efficient are you with taxes (bas...
Ebolamonkey
15 days 20 hours ago
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Dole Food Co. - Class Action LawsuitBloomberg View columnist Matt Levine posted an article this morning in regard to the 2015 court order for David Murdock to pay an additional $2.74 a share, plus interest, due to a class action lawsuit against him when he had taken Dole Food Co. private. I'll let you all read the article, but when sh...
shortstack
05 days 21 hours ago
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4 Vomit-Worthy Displays Of Office Romance I Was Forced To Bear Witness To This Valentine's DayI don't know about you schleps but Tuesday at my firm was like an avalanche of cringeworthy moments that left me wanting to Hoover my eyeballs out of their sockets. In increasingly painful procession occurred the following: COOKIE MONKEYCringe factor: 6/10 Some first-year ESL monkey decided it was a...
hrQueen
06 days 1 hour ago
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Official Petition to Bring Back Brady4MVPWe, the monkeys of the Wall Street Oasis online community, hereby petition the resurrection of the user famously known as Brady4MVP. Currently said individual is operating under a moniker highlighting the distinction between mba's and muffins, and he is struggling. Having recently updated his avatar...
Going Concern
476 days 1 hour ago
+3
Anybody ride motorcycles / dirtbikes?Been into bikes my whole life and rode when I was younger, but thinking of pulling the trigger on something soon. The plan is to buy a YZ125 and head to some local trails to get the foundation back and then moving on to a street bike. Will probably start with a Ninja250, learn the street ropes and t...
Myron Gainz
406 days 7 hours ago
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How do you make $700 million disappear?Theranos Inc., the embattled blood-diagnostics firm, is on the ropes. You don't say... I love talking about this company, it's just a great hobby of mine. Theranos raised nearly $900 million from investors and corporate partners from 2004 through early 2015, according to business and court records ...
Tchyk
16 days 11 hours ago
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How do millennials differ from older employees in the financial services industry?Monkeys, was going through this article on Business Insider on how millennials differ from older employees in the work place as mentioned by a Hedge Fund. Here are the 4 points they mentioned: More frequent direct feedback A clearer understanding of career paths Differentiation and challenge Contrib...
FinDroid
196 days 12 hours ago
+2
What's the most difficult job you've had?As I'm sure most of you are familiar with Steve Cohen and Point72; I recently watched a clip of Doug Haynes talking about the selection process for their Point72 Academy. He explained that they looked for candidates with grit, people who have held tough jobs. After hearing this, I thought back on my...
silverbuck898
386 days 14 hours ago
+1
SnapCash IPOIt has been recently announced that Snapchat will be taking their valuation to the open market in the coming months. It is reported that each share will be priced at $14-$16 for a valuation of $20B. Snapchat management will now go on the road to pitch their company to a wide array of investors. Do y...
JCI30
56 days 15 hours ago
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How common is Trump's "Power" handshake?How often do you encounter people in the business world who attempt such a handshake? I can't imagine there are very many people who do it to that degree, but how often after a handshake are you thinking "man that douchebag just tried to display his dominance over me" ? Skip ahead to 42 seconds for ...
Making Monkey
106 days 15 hours ago
+5
Reading is fundamental…the ROI of reading. Interesting read from FastCompany.com, many startup founders believe that making the time to read is more than just a relaxing habit but absolutely fundamental to the success of their business. founders who have a reading habit find that it helps their cognition and, by extension, grows their comp...
Lafanador01
226 days 21 hours ago
+1
Can I open a personal investing account if I work on the buyside (HF)??Currently work at a long/short equity HF, am I allowed to open a personal stock trading account (Robinhood, eTrade)? Are there any rules against that? Can I buy stocks in my personal portfolio that are the same in my HF portfolio? Also note I am a CFA candidate as well. ...
Pizz
56 days 21 hours ago
+1
How to hit the driver 300 yards?This is a question I get quite often and a valid one at that. Hitting the driver long will give you short irons into the green and make par 5s more manageable. In order to hit a drive 300 you will need 1. 105+ MPH club head speed 2. Proper launch and Spin 3. Not a slice. Clubhead Speed To get a fast...
BillBelichick37
16 days 21 hours ago
+6
WSO Monkey at OWS VideosLast week we sent our very own mascot out to OWS to charm the crowd, pass out some bananas, engage in some conversation and spread the message: "Wall Street Monkeys are not part of the 1%" Best videos of the bunch are below, and if you haven't seen the photos yet, see the album on our Facebook page...
AndyLouis
196 days 22 hours ago
+2
'F-you money'It looks like Google has shoveled too much money into its AI/AV departments, because they are going elsewhere. According to Bloomberg... One Reason Staffers Quit Google's Car Project? The Company Paid Them So Much 'F-you money' awarded to veteran team members boosted parent Alphabet's R&D costs...
Tchyk
301 week 32 min ago
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Is online Selling Adderall websites have LicenseIf the people use adderall than from where they can get. In the other hand, i have seen some websites which selling adderall online ie. buyonlineadderall(.)com, I want to know that is it legal and really provide the authentic medicine. So anyone have some experience in this respect. Thanks in advan...
robinhud
11 week 6 hours ago
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What's the most $ you could lose for your firm w/ one click? Or how much damage could you cause with one error? one wrong click, one wrong number inputed do you ever get home and think "shit, did i forget to....." ...
Making Monkey
421 week 7 hours ago
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Allergan agrees to buy fat-freezing company for $2.47bnFT.com article Allergan said it would pay $2.47bn in cash to acquire the maker of machines that freeze and remove fat cells, as the drugmaker best known for its Botox wrinkle treatment expands its offering for plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists. Zeltiq's CoolSculpting machines use a proce...
Matrick
71 week 9 hours ago
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The $250,000 StockWarren Buffett has never split the class A shares of Berkshire Hathaway and don't count on him doing it any time soon. The stock is now over $250,000 a share and thats up over 3 million percent... not bad returns. Three Reasons Why Warren Buffett Never Split Berkshire's $250,000 Stock Over the year...
Tchyk
01 week 14 hours ago
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Should The NFL Change Its Overtime Rules?As a Patriots fan, I admit that I recently benefited from the current overtime rules. However, if the Falcons had won the toss, scored right away, and won the game; I would have been very displeased in the overtime format. I've heard many opinions on what the NFL should do, but I haven't been comple...
silverbuck898
21 week 15 hours ago
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Moving to DC from AustraliaHi All, I'm from Australia just finished undergrad and moving to start a gig in consulting in the DC area. The office area is in the McClean/Arlington area. I know no one in DC, unfortunately so any advice you could give in regards to areas to live in/Areas to avoid would be great! Also any other ti...
Jaxom
601 week 16 hours ago
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SoftBank to acquire Fortress Investment Group for $3.3bnFT article SoftBank's billionaire founder Masayoshi Son, who has boasted of creating the "Berkshire Hathaway of tech", has thrown himself into the world of private equity and hedge funds with a $3.3bn acquisition of US alternative asset manager Fortress Investment Group. The deal by the Japanese gr...
Matrick
31 week 17 hours ago
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The Rusty Honda was Right - 30 Car Brands and Their 10 Year Maintenance CostsThe cost of not driving "The Rusty Honda" can be quite taxing. Who still wants to pony up for Middle Class clout? Your Mechanic expands upon the article from LifeHacker referenced below. The cost of not driving "The Rusty Honda" can be quite taxing. Who still wants to pony up for Middle Class clout?...
Ebolamonkey
431 week 19 hours ago
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Where did you go for Spring Break when you were in college?Although I already have plans for Spring Break, I thought with it coming up, now might be a good time to ask you monkeys where you went storage when you were in college. Looking to start discussion on pricing, location, thoughts on food and nightlife, climate etc. in places where you all have been s...
@_KrK
21 week 20 hours ago
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What was your first job and where are you now?Including unpaid jobs and internships, where did you start out? For me, I worked as a youth soccer coach in high school and helped a lot of local teams with spare hands. Now I work for a private equity research firm in London. I was curious if anyone has an interesting starting point before moving t...
GabeTheGreat
271 week 23 hours ago
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A Little Flashback: Nokia 3310Hello monkeys, How many of you remember using these phones? Generation X bankers, I'm looking at you! Did you use these to text other traders about your stock pick, or call home to let your family know you're going home late? If yes, great news: Nokia is reportedly planning a relaunch of the iconic...
Dealova
01 week 1 day ago
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How Important Is It To Have A Mentor?I recently attended an event that featured a panel full of successful businesspersons. The purpose of the event was for them to answer questions on how they got to where they were at. Something that stuck was when one of the businessmen explained how having a mentor had a profound effect on his care...
silverbuck898
31 week 1 day ago
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Just found my brown twinJust found the brown me, in case any of you were wondering. Apparently he's a rocket scientist in India, so that's pretty cool. He's done the 'stache to a T. @BillBelichick37 , @Matrick , @thebrofessor , @IlliniProgrammer , @Eddie Braverman ...
Frank Quattrone
01 week 1 day ago

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