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Why did you choose S&T over IB?What about S&T enticed you to choose it over other divisions like IB? ...
eagles7
637 sec ago
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These Comp numbers are BananasMessina vs BofA ML Page 14 VP making $775k, Dir making $1.25m, another Dir making $2.25m. The highest numbers (for those levels) I've heard of since the financial crisis. I know these are outliers, but still. Perhaps I'm upset because I'm in Equity S&T and I'm pretty sure no one makes this (at ...
CrashDavis12
33 hours 22 min ago
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Interview Feed Back - Credit Union Sales and Trading AssociateHad a interview with a credit union in securitization business for a associate role. HR: 15 Minutes was told they'll get back to me to schedule interview with MD Treasury Round 2 was with MD Treasury (Allocated time was 30min) ending up lasting exactly 30 minutes and he mentioned the MBS Director wi...
takeawalkk
47 hours 5 min ago
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I am screwed right? I feel terrible right now. What should I do now. Failed Quantitative trader in the makingHey guys, I am new here and I just been devastated in the situation I am now. Ever since freshmen in High school I wanted to build a career on quantitative finance. Specifically quantitative roles in Trading. So I studied hard and got good grades. I decided that I want to build a portfolio of ...
Wysucka
348 hours 18 min ago
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Best BrokerDo you have a commercial department? If you are looking for the best broker, then visit our site bezelgroup.in and find answers to all your trading concerns to manage and invest your money wisely and increase your income. ...
amita
111 hours 28 min ago
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If I make big profits in my P/A does the SEC automatically investigate me? If I have say a $500,000 P/A and invest all of it into one stock, say AMZN, and a few weeks/months later it goes up by a lot, say doubles or even more, and I make a ton of profit - does the SEC automatically investigate this? Even if I do not have any insider information and simply concentrated all ...
MattBeast123
412 hours 47 min ago
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Migration from Lotus Notes NSF to Outlook PST Get NSF to PST converter application to recover NSF file and convert NSF to PST file instantly. Program helps to NSF to PST, EML & MSG file format. It is the safe solution for converting NSF to Outlook format with Split converted PST file. It lets you convert emails, attachments, images, drafts...
JustinIrons
212 hours 56 min ago
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Head Hunter Recommendation - Prime Brokerage or Funding DeskI spent 8+ years working in the Corporate Treasury space for a large IB and dealt with both Bank funding (raising / hedging and managing liquidity risk around LCR, etc) as well as on the equity funding side in terms of borrow rates and funding levels. I want to move more into a proper funding execu...
hpnas
01 day 33 min ago
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Here's What UBS Will Do After BrexitUBS has presented a 'Roadmap for the Day After', which answers the question: "at what level would we buy or sell each key asset class in either a Remain or a Leave scenario". Leave Scenario Following the risk-rally of the last few days, we believe there is significant room for downside in the event...
etx
04 days 21 hours ago
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Risk allocation on a BB desk I was wondering how exactly risk was set for individual traders on a BB desk. And I know that this will likely change depending on the specific product being traded but I just wanted to get a general sense. So I know there will be a separate risk department who'll likely set the exposure for the en...
LeadBalloon
01 day 15 hours ago
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CIO/Treasury DeskHello Everyone, I thought it may be useful for people whom have questions about Treasury at at BB, what the desk does, what day to day is like etc. Fire away with all questions! ...
monkeyjungle_
32 days 3 hours ago
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First Steps into Trading General Note: The purpose of this blog is to provide commentary on my simulated trading experience. It is mainly aimed to students and graduates interested in a career in trading and looking for ways to improve their knowledge of the field by providing them examples of the material I have found he...
neink
482 days 5 hours ago
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Portfolio manager and prop traderI have searched but could not find the exact difference between a prop Trader and a Portfolio manager.Could somebody please tell me? ...
Ariesprince
112 days 20 hours ago
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Is this for me?I am currently a SA at an American BB and rotating through an rates derivatives structuring desk. Would really appreciate a PM as I need to share my frustrations. ...
monkeymonday
03 days 21 hours ago
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Bond market noteWould today be a good day to be holding bonds that have lower or higher duration? I am not familiar with the duration concept too much but from what I can interpret, it is better to hold higher duration bonds because that means YTM is low and TTM is very high. Can someone please explain this better?...
JesStaley
84 days 4 hours ago
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MFE Programs -who needs 'em?Hello, I've been working in finance for a year now and am exploring new careers. I am interested in financial engineering, and have a master's degree in finance. I would consider going to an MFE but would rather not due to the expense. That being said, I have two questions: 1: since I already know s...
N0DuckingWay
54 days 7 hours ago
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S&T Careers.com Interview Guide - worth the money?Hi guys! I was preparing for my S&T interview and came across this:http://www.salesandtradingcareers.com/#/interview-... Has anybody bought the guide? Would love to know whether it is worth the money. ...
venomily
54 days 8 hours ago
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How does Brexit affect Summer analysts in London?Hi, Interning as a summer analyst in a BB within S&T this summer. How will brexit affect my job chances? Thank you! ...
G-Banker
14 days 11 hours ago
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Physical Oil Trading OpportunityHello, I work in a good corporate finance role (strategy/corp dev/fp&a) in an unrelated industry for a mid-cap company. I am ~4 years out of school. I know a VP at a mid-size independent refiner/marketer and he recently asked me if I would be interested in a risk/market ops role on their suppl...
Inkling
104 days 20 hours ago
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Practicing day trading just for funHi everyone. I'm currently a sophomore in college that is very interested in fast paced trading environments. I'm wanting to start practicing day trading with some of these free software just for the sake of learning. My question is, for those of you who started day trading, how long did it take you...
Jsuar
55 days 3 hours ago
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So confused about the sales and trading business as a wholeI'm a student entering my junior year at a target school in the US and am hoping to recruit for the investment bank. Right now, I have my eyes set on the investment banking/capital markets businesses, although I am still heavily researching these roles. However, I cant seem to find what on earth S&a...
JesStaley
15 days 5 hours ago
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containerized trade market in agricultural productsHello! I study the theme: "World containerized trade market in agricultural products." As basic crops (wheat, corn) and niche (sorghum, oats, coriander) I'm interested in. The Web has very little information about it all, not to mention the more detailed and structured information on the type: key s...
serbizz
35 days 5 hours ago
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For a physical trading firm to get into paper tradingHello all As someone who is new to trading, I want to understand the following for a multi-commodity international trading firm which is yet to venture into paper trading: 1) What is a typical investment to start paper trading - futures and options ( ex. online portals/platforms/systems) and the ope...
bandanjot
05 days 12 hours ago
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WSO Trading Contest on Wall Street SurvivorHey Monkeys, we thought it would be fun to run a stock market challenge this summer for the WSO community so we've partnered up with Wall Street Survivor for a two month virtual stock market investing challenge. If you're a stock market whiz or you have a knack for trading/investing, put your talent...
WallStreetOasis.com
46 days 5 hours ago
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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...
InvTra-KS
66 days 9 hours ago
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Material to read up on macroeconomy and derivativesHey Guys, Currently preparing for S&T interviews and was wondering what I should read to be more comfortable with the ways macroeconomy affects the markets and derivatives since I was not really taught that in college. (Yes I was a finance major at a non-target). ...
H1B-non-targetmonkey
26 days 10 hours ago
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Potential Interview for Distressed/High yield Analyst I was wondering if someone could tell me the types of questions you would get in hy/distressed sales interview? ...
ronoc
26 days 11 hours ago
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Are we screwed?With respect to all the other posts I am unknowingly ripping off based on the mountains of clickbait articles and listicles that I read daily on the death of trading, the inevitable move to full automation of markets, compression algorithms, etc., it's hard not to feel like demise is just around the...
billsyall
151 week 52 min ago
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London Academy of Trading??Hi there, So I am a student and looking to improve my resume, I found LAT's 3 month diploma. Is it Worth it? The diploma is in applied financial trading, they say that it will teach a complete beginner to be able to trade (effectively or not). If I decide to do this diploma will this help me to beco...
camstewart
11 week 14 hours ago
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International Energy Trade Thesis Hi Everyone, I am in my first year of graduate school; currently working towards earning my M.S. in International Trade & Maritime Logistics, and chose to do the thesis option. I don't know if I plan on pursuing a PhD/Doctorate upon getting my Masters, but I've always enjoyed both writing, rese...
Evan-Cokinos
11 week 23 hours ago
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Internship Help/ Networking Schedule Hello, I am a rising senior at at target school and I graduated fall 2017. I am interning currently at a top private equity firm in Chicago. I however really want to go into sales and trading and equity research. Any advice on how I can leverage my experience in p/e towards that and any advice on h...
Brae-Em
01 week 1 day ago
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Structured Credit / Illiquid TradingCan anyone explain what it's like working on one of these desks? Skill set required? What specialist knowledge one requires and sources to look at? "The desk specialises in complex and highly structured transactions in a diverse set of industries across capital structure from senior to mezzanine and...
xxxx
11 week 2 days ago
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Computer Science Major - Great (?) School, Crappy GPAHi, I am a rising sophomore at the University of Michigan who is a Computer Science major, but my GPA is low (3.0-3.2). What can I do to maximize my chances for a good summer internship for my junior year (at BBs like GS, MS, JP Morgan, etc.)? What kind of internships should I shoot for next summe...
lostandneedstobefound
161 week 2 days ago
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Applying to Full Time Positions I'm Not Sure I'll Need or WantRight now I'm a rising senior doing a commodities trading internship for the summer. I'm enjoying what I'm doing, learning a lot and think I fit the culture of where I'm working well. Future opportunities where I'm working look very promising 5 or so years down the road if I'm able to secure a FT of...
wrecking_ball
01 week 2 days ago
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ABS TradingWhat should I do to prepare for a role in trading asset-backed securities? Are there any books that anyone would recommend reading? ...
L_STAR
11 week 3 days ago
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THE G-CURVE!! What the Serious Fuck is it?Hey Guys, a poor monkey trying to get his shit together at my internship. There are no good resources outside WSO, so yall please save the ship from sinking! an example would be great too. ...
naivemonkey
01 week 4 days ago
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Work LifeTo all in the field of sales and trading please describe your work life balance, and the perks of the job other than bonus. How many hours? company morale? free food? Interested to see the different replies. Thanks, M ...
westfundyoung
01 week 5 days ago
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Forex nostalgiaIm a Forex day trader and this is my story (this is not a troll, unlike my other post) Im just beginning my Forex trading adventure but im still not sure how to handle all this different strategies. I think i messed up a little bit on my trades yesterday. Please can you take the time to look at the ...
TheGawkyGoat
01 week 5 days ago
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Thoughts on P/A TradingHi Guys, I'm currently a college student starting to trade. I'd love to make a big profit (goes without saying), but what I really want is good experience to talk about in interviews. Now onto the trading... From what I have seen and read, most of the stay-at-home traders seem to focus on technicals...
cbanks
01 week 5 days ago
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Rate hike probability questionI was reading this past weekends barrons magazine and i noticed that it stated "The federal funds futures put june or july interest rate hike at 20.6% and 60% respectively. Both were lower than the broad market was expecting and the futures market, eventually proved accurate." I presume the market t...
Fuwuyuan
31 week 5 days ago
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VP Base BBI'm moving from London to NYC in trading at a BB. Based on spot my new base is lower than my current. I want to know if I'm getting screwed. What is market for VP base in S&T at a BB in NY now? Thanks ...
ClerksWell
121 week 6 days ago
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NYC June 23rd Free Conference---Great for Networking!Hi everyone, My name is Michael and I am a marketer for the Intel's Developer Products division. I joined this forum because on June 23rd, Intel is having a conference centered around the financial district in Midtown NYC. For those of you looking to learn more about how Intel technologies can impac...
Kaizen739
01 week 6 days ago
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Total Oil TradingHello Guys, I came across a company called Total Oil Trading (Totsa), can anyone give some colors of this company? What did the do in general? I could not figure out how they make money from their website http://www.totsa.com/home.php ...
pidig
51 week 6 days ago
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Citi Drug Testincoming S&T SA @ Citi...anyone know when drug tests happen / how long they give you? signed offer back in January still havent heard ...
morrison5
321 week 6 days ago
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What is Institutional Equity Sales?Thinking about rotating on an Institutional Equity Sales Desk this summer and was wondering if someone could please explain answer the following questions to help my decision? What exactly does this desk do? How do they monetize their business? Thank you! ...
Camels1142
02 weeks 2 hours ago
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What is Commodity-Linked Finance?Within a BB, what would some of the roles involve? I did a little research on it and the work seemed more comparable to investment banking than sales and trading, although it is housed under S&T at banks. Any insight into this field would be very helpful. ...
NYorbust
52 weeks 6 hours ago
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Market Making SimulatorThought some of you would get a kick out of this, make sure to post your profits. mine: 326 euros Market Making Simulator ...
derivstrading
412 weeks 7 hours ago
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Engineering -> energy tradingHello all, I am a junior in chemical engineering with 2 engineering internships at a top 10 F500 firm + some programming skills. I am interested in the intersection between energy and finance and want to make a move to energy trading. I have never taken any finance courses before but try to learn a...
babyboom
62 weeks 8 hours ago
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Ethanol Physical Delivery Over ExchangeIf I had one contract worth of Ethanol from my plan in San Antonio, TX (hypothetically), and I sell one contract over the CME for delivery this month... 1) What are the logistics of the physical delivery? 2) Is this realistic to pursue if proper funds were raised? 3) What checkpoints/tests does the ...
Ryan.kep
22 weeks 8 hours ago
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Is Brazil Screwed?With Brazil constantly headlining business news with uncertainty, there are a lot of questions being raised for the future. There have been several positives being brought up, such as: Dilma's impeachment The national currency, the Real, rallying back from it's lowest point in history Possibili...
nyerik123
222 weeks 1 day ago
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S&T Industry Future OutlookHello, I am a rising junior intern at a large middle-market s&t firm rotating through their equities floor. I love the feel of the business and the work but have reservations about the future of the profession and if I would be better served recruiting for IBD. I begin recruiting for my rising s...
FincAcctMSB
42 weeks 1 day ago
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Deutsche Bank Downgrade and More Bad Newshttp://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-24/... Looks like things have gotten pretty bad. I just wanted to open up a discussion and hear people's thoughts. Any ideas as to what might happen in terms of restructuring, which areas of the business are in danger, which ones are safe, etc. I know t...
PEREtzel
62 weeks 1 day ago
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AMA: I'm an Agricultural Commodities TraderI'm a senior trader with 8 years of experience in the ag markets. I currently trade physicals only but have traded futures and options to a small extent in the past as part of my hedge book. I have experience in grains and a wide variety of other ag byproduct commodities. Feel free to ask me anythin...
BOTT1702
1292 weeks 1 day ago
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Trading StrategyHello everyone, I would like to ask you guys for some advice. I am currently a student in Physical Therapy school(doctrate). When I was in undergrad, my major was in Economics and I took a class called money and banking. The professor was extremely interesting and taught us about various things(s...
admi66
02 weeks 2 days ago
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What's the horizon of your trading strategy?When I started trading a few months ago I quickly realized that my reasoning worked better in a time frame of 1-2 months; thus a negative day mattered little to me and I preferred to stick to my strategy, which was profitable. Right now however, I struggle to find a medium term direction. I underst...
neink
02 weeks 2 days ago
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Jane Street (Quantitative Trading)Hi guys, I'm preparing for my first internship interview from Jane Street on the quant. trading position. Any advice? Thanks ...
jakerlaker
62 weeks 2 days ago
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How to break into Trading recent graduate with experience in distressed mortgages and client experience, any entry level positions I can use as a stepping stone to start trading, I want to be a trader thats my end goal. ...
antik731
22 weeks 2 days ago
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KCG Holdings offerI was just wondering what you guys think of KCG holdings? Would it be a good place to start a career as a Junior Quant Trader in their London office? Does anyone have any knowledge of the company/culture/comp etc or could share an opinion? Thanks! ...
switchOx
112 weeks 3 days ago
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Training with oil traders Hello all, Little about me. Currently a trader assistant on the Gasoline Desk for trading and supply Co reporting to lead traders. There are a few traders on the desk so much difficulties getting one on one exposure. Mainly responsible for keeping communication clear between desk, operations, back ...
oiltrader646
62 weeks 4 days ago
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Kent Moors - fraud or factual?Can anyone here tell me what the energy industry thinks of Dr. Kent Moors of Duquesne University? Specifically: how is he regarded by crude oil traders? I ask because he's increasingly on Fox News preaching visions of doom and gloom. All fine and well. Sometimes, as in the case of Meredith Whitne...
UFOinsider
982 weeks 4 days ago
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Summer Internship: which trading desk should I consider to start? I am a incoming summer intern in a BB and I'm unsure which desk I'd like to work on. Anyone has any idea about how I should decide? It's important to note that this BB does not have a rotational program. I'm thinking about rates, options, FX or EM, but unfortunately due to the lack of information th...
HBS_monkey
22 weeks 4 days ago
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Why Investors FailAlmost every investing study tells us that buying stocks at a low price to anything results in market beating performance. Even just buying a S&P ETF and doing nothing else beats most investors and mutual funds. If out performance is a matter of doing a few simple things and nothing else then ...
Oddball Stocks
262 weeks 5 days ago
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Asset swap spreadIn a par par asset swap, what discount rate should be used to value both legs? there's literature on computing asset swap spread using LIBOR/zero curves but there are also some that use swap curves (bloomberg as well). can someone please enlighten me. thanks! ...
debbieamanda
42 weeks 5 days ago
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Stockbroker/Financial Advisor Interview Please take a look at my .PDF file as I only had a 100 characters and could not fit everything ;) ...
DarkEquity
12 weeks 6 days ago
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Equity SyndicateCurrently building a network of client who value equity syndicate calendar access. Please contact ...
AMLCap
02 weeks 6 days ago
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Morgan Stanley Bank Resource ManagementDoes anyone have any information about the BRM department at Morgan Stanley. From what I understand it is kind of like prime brokerage, but I don't really have a clear picture of what they do. Do summer analysts in BRM move on to a sales or trading desk if they get a full time offer? Also does anyon...
IBankAllDay
102 weeks 6 days ago
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Structured Credit Trading internshipHi, I've been offered an internship in structured credit trading at a non-BB European bank. From what I gather the main products traded are credit derivatives such as CDS, CLN, TRS, etc. and there's gonna be a lot of spreadsheet automation using VBA. I've got the basics of credit derivatives by read...
drawar
02 weeks 6 days ago
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Canadian ALM Trading Intern - Advice?Hi, I'm currently interning on an ALM desk with one of the big five Canadian banks. My desk consists of traders managing a fixed income portfolio for liquidity management, BASEL III HQLA compliance, issuance, and cash management. I'd say there's a 60-40 split between focus on pnl and focus on the o...
treasury_intern
02 weeks 6 days ago
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DRW Trading Group - Donald Wilson TalksInteresting talk: "My focus was on combining the disciplines of trading and risk management with quantitative research and computer science" ...
WallStreetOasis.com
03 weeks 1 hour ago
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Do I need quant background for FX TraderHello, I am currently studying business administration with major in Finance and planning to do my Master in Finance. I like forex trading and I consider an internship in forex trading in a BB. Do BB require a math background? Thank your for your help ...
Liverpool2016
13 weeks 4 hours ago
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Trading different products?If you were to choose a career path as a trader, does it matter what product you want to trade? Please share your experience. Thanks ...
doctortt
23 weeks 7 hours ago
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Senior Year S&T Regional Boutique Internship - Then What? I'm a recent grad with a Sales and Trading internship lined up. My first two summers in college, I worked at a Fortune 500 company (in marketing), but the company itself was in financial services. Additionally, I spent a quarter at a BB in PWM and have done an internship with a small private equity ...
IBoverYC
13 weeks 17 hours ago
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G10 and EM FX TradingHi, I am an avid reader of the site and have a quick question regarding two desks within the FX group. If you were to have to pick between trading roles in G10 (spot) and EM FX (spot + NDF), which would you pick and why? I come from an economics background, and long term opportunities (though not ne...
cirucci
73 weeks 1 day ago
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Markets are flat and the week is boring. What do you do?Bruce Kovner, Michael Marcus, Michael Steinhardt, Richard Dennis, David Ryan, some of the most successful traders of all times have one thing in common: they see trading as a game. I agree with that view. Every game however can have its boring moments and when it comes to trading, that's flat marke...
neink
03 weeks 3 days ago
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Swaps Trading/ Interest Rate Risk ManagementAny Swaps traders or working with interest rate risk management out here? I'm interested in knowing what its like to price swaps, hedge trades and work on a PV(01). Are these actual trading practices? or more middle office work. And how pressurised can it get? Generally how your role is like. I have...
Blazespeed
13 weeks 1 day ago
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SA, Nomura vs Wells Fargo SecuritiesI got S&T summer analyst offers from the Nomura and WFS. The pay of Nomura is much higher than WFS, and WFS is very small in Asia. But WFS may expand its business, so the return rate may be higher. So which one should I choose? ...
emperorygy
23 weeks 1 day ago
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WSO Hall of Fame: Trading ForumThe Wall Street Oasis Trading Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on the trading industry. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please navigate here. ...
WallStreetOasis.com
03 weeks 1 day ago
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Buy Forex SignalsUsa Forex Signal is a group of specialized and experienced in the Forex traders closely monitors and is capable of action reading price that would allow them to predict the number of future market movements. UsaForex Signal provide 100% real SMS and Email via forex signals company. WEEkLY regular 3...
mbowman
03 weeks 1 day ago
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UBS Job TitleNot sure if this or the IB forum is the appropriate place to ask - mods let me know if I'm off topic. Got an offer for a risk management position supporting the repo and structured financing desks in NYC. Position title is "authorized officer". Is this is equivalent of associate? It seems like the ...
z_flat
13 weeks 3 days ago
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Global Markets: Calm before the storm?I would like to invite everyone to take a shot and discuss the direction of global markets in a relaxed way and take a look at the performance of my portfolios. You can see the previous 4 weeks here. Performance Up in London, down in ETFs. Markets seem to be in a stand-by mode: -the S&P 500...
neink
23 weeks 3 days ago
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Nomura VS Wells Fargo SecuritiesI got S&T summer analyst offers from the Nomura and WFS. The pay of Nomura is much higher than WFS, and WFS is very small in Asia. But WFS may expand its business, so the return rate may be higher. So which one should I choose? ...
emperorygy
03 weeks 3 days ago
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Power TradingHello, I am new to this site and could use some much needed help. I am a college senior who just graduated in May. I interviewed and received an offer from a well known energy firm with the position called "Energy Analyst" At this job I am responsible for the following: Day-Ahead and Real-Time Bi...
taylorjr.d
43 weeks 4 days ago
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Do wall street traders still get paid if they lose money for the year? How many chances do traders get?Do wall street traders still get paid a salary if they had a overall 20% loss on their stocks for the year? Another question is, typically how many chances does a wall street trader get to lose money until the employer is fed up with their losses and fires them? ...
TheBestMan
13 weeks 4 days ago
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role of "mentor"?HR assigned a mentor for me during the summer internship. Is his job to help/guide me navigate the internship, or is he an undercover HR agent hahah? Seriously, is he going to report to HR our conversations/questions I ask him? Is he going to evaluate me? ...
somalimonkey
43 weeks 4 days ago
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Good jobs for lower GPA?I will be graduating next year from a non target with a 3.2-3.3 GPA and a finance GPA of a 3.6-3.8. I am interested in IBD or S&T but not optimistic on breaking in with these stats. What would be a good job that might be more obtainable for me that would give good experience to lateral later o...
abauscher
143 weeks 5 days ago
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CEO paid 5 times the compensation of COO?Guys, I've been looking to invest in infosys for quite a while and i currently do have a small lot. One of the few things (other than a bit unrealistic growth goal of becoming $20 billion Co. in the next 4 years ) that struck me was the disparity between compensation of CEO and the COO of the compan...
abhiminhas
03 weeks 5 days ago
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Day Trading, back office to Hedge FundHello Everyone, I am just about to graduate with my MBA from a decent state school on the west coast. I was wondering how to become a successful day trader on the side while I try to break into the finance industry. My plan is to find a low-level back office job and eventually move my way up and cre...
MaverickTrader
423 weeks 5 days ago
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Wheeling Power within PJMWhat are the steps involved with wheeling power from one location/counterparty/source to another location/ctpy/sink within PJM? For this example, let's assume it's all DA settle, either next day or next month, etc Theory is I would buy power from one ctpy at their injection/source point and sink it...
Gbelley
13 weeks 5 days ago
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Preparation for the internship on the Credit Trading DeskHi everyone! Finally after the exams are finished I would like to spend some time on brushing up some useful concepts with respect to my upcoming internship on the Credit Trading Desk at a BB. Apart from following all the markets daily, is there anything more technical which it would be useful to co...
elo
63 weeks 6 days ago
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How do you handle a negative streak?Many experienced traders would reply ''take the rest of your day off''. But what do you do to come back with a fresh mind the next day? How do you find something that takes your mind off the markets and wins your focus from unnecessary overthinking, overanalyzing, panic and make your losses even wor...
neink
33 weeks 6 days ago
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Foreign Exchange brokersI was looking for a solid FX broker that offers leverage up to 500:1 with a 100:1 minimum. I found this website: http://www.100forexbrokers.com/high-leverage-brokers, but the majority of brokers from the list did not have physical offices. Can you recommend the best (or rather the most reliable) FX ...
Creativequant
183 weeks 6 days ago
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Is it easy to switch from S&T to another banking divison?Hi everyone, I will begin my Master studies in Banking and Finance in Switzerland this autumn. I've been trading my own account for a few years now and its what I'm most interested it, so I'm looking to get into S&T. However, there is so much gloom and doom about it, and massive layoffs are worr...
freyJ
14 weeks 7 hours ago
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Micro to Macro Trading transitionI am in a role that is primarily focused on fundamental credit analysis at a BB. We do some CDS trade recommendations and are involved in the market for senior debt. I'm looking to switch into more of a pure macro trading function (also at a BB) and was wondering if anyone had any advice or materia...
gorlossis
04 weeks 7 hours ago
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FX swap trades Hypothetical trades: "If we expect more rate hikes in Russia than in the US over the next year we can B/S RUB in 12m USDRUB FX swap" The reason? I think it may be due to how the swap points would increase but since we bought RUB we would be "paying" less...? Thus, we would have positive PNL? "Othe...
traderfx123
04 weeks 1 day ago
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Whats the difference between trading stocks on wall street vs trading stocks at home?What are the specific differences and how exactly will it effect your portfolio performance? ...
TheBestMan
14 weeks 1 day ago
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PJM Western HubAnyone here trade PJM Western Hub ICE? Couldn't find any sites with a large enough user base for power traders, would love to start one here and get a thread going to talk markets. ...
energytrader20
04 weeks 1 day ago
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Canada Eliminates the Penny - What does it Mean?So, Canada decided today to remove the penny from circulation... http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-29/canada-el... Should the U.S. do the same? What would some non-obvious effects be? I was reading an interesting article in Barron's about how removing the penny here would not only impact Main St...
asiamoney
81 month 1 hour ago
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Bank rescinded offer 2 months after I signed it A French bank in New York rescinded summer analyst offer 2 months after I have signed it. They said my previous fund startup experience has conflict of interests according to their compliance (which I already resigned from two months ago) - there is only one months until the internship starts. What ...
banker1239
361 month 6 hours ago
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fx forwards When entering into an FX fwd, if we buy the base or variable currency are we basically "borrowing" in that currency? It makes more sense to me that we would be "lending" since the fwd rate seems to compensate the holder of the lower yielding currency. For instance, if EURUSD fwd has positive points,...
traderfx123
31 month 7 hours ago
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Structuring - How quantitative is structuring?I did a search on role of a structurer and the desired skillset. However all that I came across was a need for "excellent quant skills" and stuff in similar vein. To clarify, how much of quant knowledge are we considering? Is it maybe linear algebra, basic probability theory excel manipulations or s...
donk33
81 month 12 hours ago

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