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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 gene...
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Noble Global Associate Program 2015Just curious if anyone on here has already heard back or are in the midst of interviewing with Noble? Or if anyone has any information on the program itself or the selection process? ...
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Who else is studying for Series 7?Anybody else in the process of studying? My exam date is Jan 15th and currently studying chapter 12 (municipal securities). I have been making a study guide as I go through each chapter, I can post it if anybody's interested. Having trouble staying focused right now though and I really don't want to...
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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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Drop the Engineering Train?Hello everyone, Currently finishing my freshman year of engineering. I am doing Electrical engineering but so far I have just been taken the basic foundation courses. My first semester was bad and I got 3.0. This semester, I am working very hard but the courses have gotten significantly harder. I f...
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NYC full time roommate (July)Anyone looking for a roommate in NYC around July?(or late June). I am an incoming s&t analyst at a BB located in downtown Manhattan. Currently living in a different city, so I will start to look for a place after a month or so right after graduation. Planning to sublet a studio while looking for...
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Internship RotationsHi, I've been asked to put down my 3 preferences for my S&T summer internship (I've excluded sales because I'm less interested in that role). Structured Finance Credit and Rates Trading FX Trading Equity Trading Structuring Out of curiosity, which desks would you recommend? I think credit tradin...
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Option trading booksHi all, I want to learn more about option trading. And since in trading there are always a dozen 'do-this-and-get-rich-quickly' shitty books I need your advice on some decent literature about option trading! Any tips? Thanks! ...
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IMC Financial Markets Interview Help!!!!Guys I have a 1st round phone interview for a trading internship with an IMC recruiter in 2 days. I hear that the interview consist of some mental math, brain teasers, algorithm questions, and coding questions. Im an Econ major with a comp sci minor. Can you guys give me some tips on what to study t...
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How much is he earning ?????? Hello I am a nurse and I'm just curious about what a senior trader salary is like ? Including bonus. I am dating a senior trader and his hinting about marriage and kids, i just want to be sure im not being made a fool off. As i have experienced that in the past someone made up his whole career. ...
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S&T Position Decision Help for SA! Goldman S&T Boston Vs. BAML S&T NYCI have an offer from Goldman Sachs S&T in BOSTON and BAML S&T in New York. I am really torn here as I feel like Goldman has more name but NYC is the place to be. For more information on the roles, Goldman has only about 30 people on the floor, so I will just be shadowing all products over th...
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A banking survey of AlaskaWhat often classifies as an "oddball stock" is simply a company that not many investors have an interest in truly investigating. Typically these are stocks that are too small for most investors or companies where information is hard to obtain. Another situation where stocks could be classified as ...
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Any Day Traders here ever used InTheMoneyStocks?Quickly ran a search on InTheMoneyStocks here on WSO and cannot believe that those clowns have the audacity to be posting their market opinion on here. A couple of my buddies are trading solely on their opinions which is beyond me. Granted some of what they have said has been correct, I kind of see...
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Leverage and successWhat drives success? Everyone who succeeds credits something different for their success. Some credit hard work. Others credit being in the right place at the right time. Some credit parents, friends, a boss, a wife, the list goes on. The problem with success is that it's hard to duplicate. No...
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Accepted Offer for S&T. Downside to applying to Buyside?Did a summer internship at BB S&T. Got offer to start after graduation. After summer, took on a part-time internship at a big HF doing research and random tasks for PMs who need info. I want to work somewhere like that some day. An experienced bank friend told me to gtfo of S&T and sta...
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Akuna Capital Math Test? (And Interview Process)I've applied for a junior trader position with this firm, and so they've sent me an email with directions to take an online mental math test. Does anybody know what the Akuna test is like, specifically? Can't seem to find too much information about it online. All I know is that there is a 22 minut...
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Transmarket Group Interview ProcessHave managed to secure an interview with Transmarket, I've got the general specifics, but just thought I would ask around here to see if anyone knew of any specific topics it would be helpful to look into. In particular, looks like the first round will be math heavy, stats, probability, algebra, cal...
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Question for the front office personnel of WSOHey everyone, I've been working in risk for the last 1.5 years at a long short equity fund and have decided to go back to school to try and get a shot at trading rates (non EM) or fx derivatives. I'm currently deciding between the Masters in Mathematical finance degree at NYU Courant and the MFin at...
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Best Way to Prepare for Optiver TestSupposed to be getting an email with the registration link soon, not sure exactly when but thats what I was told today. I know it's 80 questions, 8 minutes, mostly arithmetic, some sequencing. I'm just looking to really get my sharpness up with more obscure decimals, something like 47.08 / .09 - or...
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BB: Trading Desk RotationHi all, Need to choose which desk to sit with: EM rates trading, EM flow credit or EM Distressed loan trading. Have more of a bias towards macro - but believe the EM credit guys trade more of a Sov. split with CDS. ...
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Quick question on commute. Newport vs Brooklyn for S&T analystHi, I have a question about housing. I have never been to NYC except for a few short-trips for the final round interviews, so I need some of your help. I am an incoming s&t FT analyst at one of the BBs near FiDi & Battery Park City. I am thinking about an option to get a roommate, but let's ...
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Coffee and sandwich menus?Hi everyone, I am an international student and I will soon start my SA stint in my home country and I want to better prepare for the "coffee fetching" part of the job. I rarely have coffee/sandwiches and I was wondering if anyone can kindly share resources for learning the types of coffee/jargon? Or...
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Internship in Fixed-Income Trading? Valuable for Investment Banking?I am a freshman at a target school aspiring for a career in Investment Banking. I was fortunate to receive a finance-related internship offer this summer, after a lot of effort, and I'm excited to get started. The company I'm working for is very small and operates out of Chicago. I'll be in an offic...
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Advantages of a market making seat v prop seatA question I've had that I'd like to get thoughts on. Lets take the rates market as an example. To be in a position which allows you to express views via a variety of different products (ED, swaps, agencies, rates vol, etc) seems like an amazing seat. However, to go straight into a seat like this w...
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