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SPOTLIGHT: Trader's Train Rules and FAQsThe goal of Wall Street Oasis' Trader's Train is to give our users the best possible snapshot of life in sales & trading, from internships and recruiting to compensation and career progression. Working towards that goal, we've created a Frequently Asked Questions page for Wall Street in general,...
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Anton Kreil - Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management MENTORING PROGRAM. Scam. Rip off. Overpriced and Undervalue.A) Totally disappointed with the overpriced and undervalue 3 month Mentoring Program (USD7001) I am totally disappointed with Anton Kreil's Institute of Trading and portfolio management's 3 month Mentoring Program. This is because the mentoring program is overpriced and undervalue. I have regrette...
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Rice university MS in Energy EconomicsHi all! I was just accepted to the MS in Energy Economics program at Rice. Does any one have any insights about the program? I am also wondering what kinds of jobs one can get with this degree? Also, do you think that getting this degree would mean getting stuck in houston for long? or is the univer...
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Networking with tradersHey everyone, Currently an intern at a BB within a general finance role. I was paired up with my mentor who's a Director in Muni trading. We've been spending sometime together and hes going to be introducing me to some of the traders who work with him (equity, fixed income) as well as letting me sit...
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OECD: Credit is Bad for Your Economyby Dr Constantin Gurdgiev, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance with Trinity College, Dublin In many jurisdictions around the world, policymakers and economic analysts are keen on promoting the virtues of credit systems as drivers for growth. Even in more conservative, boom-and-bust weary economie...
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OECD: Credit is Bad for Your Economyby Dr Constantin Gurdgiev, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Finance with Trinity College, Dublin In many jurisdictions around the world, policymakers and economic analysts are keen on promoting the virtues of credit systems as drivers for growth. Even in more conservative, boom-and-bust weary economie...
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Series Exam QuestionsHey folks, So I'm starting FT in BB S&T this fall. I have to take the Series 7 and Series 63 in August and I have two major questions: 1. Do I actually need to spend a significant amount of time studying to pass? I majored in Finance and Accounting in college and read the first couple chapter...
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how to get a headstart in commodities trading?i've an interest in soft commodities and plan to be a physical trader in the future. Will be graduating next summer thus would like to know if there are any skills/courses/activities i can participate/pick up to give me an edge over the rest. thank you ...
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Prospects of agricultural and soft commoditieswhat's the prospects of ags and softs traders compared to the oil, lng or gold guys? is it underrrated at the moment? those in this field please share! thanks ...
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Winland Electronics a case of hidden value laying in plain sight It's not often that a value fund piles into a stock with a $5m market cap.  Especially a fund with billions under management, but that's exactly what's happened with Winland Electronics (WELX).  The small company was noted in FRMO's latest quarterly remarks (read here).  FRMO, a part owner of Ho...
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Winland Electronics a case of hidden value laying in plain sight It's not often that a value fund piles into a stock with a $5m market cap.  Especially a fund with billions under management, but that's exactly what's happened with Winland Electronics (WELX).  The small company was noted in FRMO's latest quarterly remarks (read here).  FRMO, a part owner of Ho...
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Sponsorship firm I am a Nigeria who needs a sponsorship firm towards writing series 7 and 66 examinations ...
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S&T Analyst BonusesCould anyone shed some light on what analyst bonuses are like in S&T for stub, first full year (so 1.5 years in) and second year (so 2.5 years in if you get called back for a third year)? I've done a search but all information is old - 2011 and before. I was wondering about more recent informati...
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Starting out in Physical Commodities Hi guys, I will try not to give too much away but I'm at the final stage of interviewing for a large commodities company, for a graduate role that encompasses trading, risk, hedging, sales and marketing. The commodity I hypothetically would be working with would be some kind of grain or seed oil. I ...
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Can someone describe what repo desks are like and what their prospects are like in the future for a career?I'm going to be a senior in college next fall and considering a FT job at a repo desk at a buyside firm, but I don't know enough about it yet to make an informed decision. There's also limited info on the internet. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. ...
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Trading Rotation AdviceI will be starting as a trading analyst at a major bank next month. We will be doing rotations before being placed onto a desk permanently. The desk that we will be placed on doesn't necessarily have to be a desk we rotated on. I'm interested in pursuing a macro trading route (perhaps going to a g...
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Oil Vs Gas Vs Power Trading, Which one to choseHi, Interested in learning from others on what its like to establish / specialize in each of the 3 big energy commodities. How easy is it to transition from one to the other? I would assume Gas to/from Power have a fairly easily transition ? Also, what is future career route and exit op...
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Physical Trading: Crude vs LPGFor the pros out there. What is your take on crude marketing / trading vs LPG marketing / trading? What would you say is the future of both and which one has more growth potential. What is the relative attractiveness and is one more lucrative than the next (and if so, is the gap expected to narrow?)...
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Moyer - distressed debtAnyone know where to find an electronic copy/ pdf. Any links appreciated. Thanks ...
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the lack of TRIGGERSHi guys, Might be the wrong forum, anyway, I'm a junior in equities S&T at Wernham-Hogg in Slough and after reading tons of research reports during my first year I've reached one conclusion - where are the triggers? Surely, lots of the research reports include a great case/story that sometimes a...
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Online Commodity Trading Simulators?Does anyone know of any good (preferably Free) online commodities trading simulator? ...
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Conversation with an Equities Sales TraderUpdate: I was speaking to a guy in Australia on the cash equities desk at a BB. Just edited the post for the US/global audience, cut out slangs about kangaroos and shit. Hey guys, I think it's about time to post something since I have been a member for couple years now. The following is from my blo...
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Conversation with an Equities Sales TraderUpdate: I was speaking to a guy in Australia on the cash equities desk at a BB. Just edited the post for the US/global audience, cut out slangs about kangaroos and shit. Hey guys, I think it's about time to post something since I have been a member for couple years now. The following is from my blo...
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Which major for trading?Hi, I am 2nd yr at a target school for s&t and qaunt hedgefund firms. I wanna start off my career in s&t or even prop firms like jsc or drw. Jst want to know which option is better between finance + computer science degree or joint major in computer science and statistics? The latter one in ...
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Commodity RecruitersMonkeys, thought I'd throw this one out to the pen. I am in the physical commodities trade currently and have been getting the itch for a new post. Ironically, a few buy-side funds and international commodity recruiters have reached out to contact me in the last couple weeks and I have taken a coupl...
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