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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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Is quant trading worth it?It seems like most quant traders have to work early, 12 hour days for a realistic salary of around 200k a year. Is this truly the salary range of a quant trader with bonuses? How is this worth the time, effort, stress, damage to personal life, and harm to physical health? I am particularly curious a...
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Professional Trading Masterclass - Anton Kreil?I am still in High School and I got interested in trading just a couple months ago so forgive me if I make silly statements or ask dumb questions. I was learning the basics using online materials and just glimpsed at the market using demo accounts and I found out about the Professional Trading Maste...
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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...
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Question for OTC Derivatives Sales People Im currently a listed futures & options derivatives sales person at a big European bank trying to make the transition into a the OTC commodity sales role where I find the work more interesting and aligned with my career goals. Despite my lack of experience on the OTC side I've managed to get a ...
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Question for OTC Derivatives Sales People Im currently a listed futures & options derivatives sales person at a big European bank trying to make the transition into a the OTC commodity sales role where I find the work more interesting and aligned with my career goals. Despite my lack of experience on the OTC side I've managed to get a ...
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Neglected or distressed?There is a common perception about value investing that it involves purchasing shares of companies on the brink of financial ruin with the hope they turn around. Viewed through this lens value investing is risky and the value investor one step away from experiencing individual ruin as their investm...
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Neglected or distressed?There is a common perception about value investing that it involves purchasing shares of companies on the brink of financial ruin with the hope they turn around. Viewed through this lens value investing is risky and the value investor one step away from experiencing individual ruin as their investm...
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My bank just fired some traders from FICCI know some of them personally. While it is true that they may not have been making much money for the bank, they are some of the nicest people I know on the trading floor. I really feel sad for them and I wonder what else they can do with their lives. Other banks seem to be cutting down their F...
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(BG/SBLC) for lease which can be used in all forms of projectI have a provider who is ready, willing and able of delivering banking instruments (BG/SBLC) for lease which can be used in all forms of projects. Our bank instrument can be used as collateral to seek for loans from different banks of choice and can be used to engage into ppp trading. For contactin...
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Private CounterpartiesOver the course of my internship I've had the opportunity to interface with folks from our credit risk group and chatted with them about how we determine the creditworthiness of our counterparties - and unsurprisingly a lot of it revolves around analyzing their publicly available financial statement...
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Direct relationship between MXN and EUR...?Hey people, As you may probably know, the peso is currently trading at 16.24/USD. I'm not an FX trader, or any sort of trader, for that matter, but I am intrigued by what causes the peso to be shorted. I understand the MXN is considered highly liquid for an Emerging Market currency, but what direct ...
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Meir Ezra And "Good People"Since releasing my book, The Naked Interview: Hiring Without Regret, I've spoken to many clients and business owners about the topic of hiring and retaining great people. One colleague I recently reviewed the subject with is Meir Ezra, a successful businessman and consultant, based in the Tampa, FL ...
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S&T Interview/Math prepHeading into my junior year and, thus, heavy interview season for banks, I still feel like there is more I can do to prepare for Sales & Trading interviews. I have spoken with a lot of analysts and MDs that say "be familiar with the market" and "read a lot." I obviously have done this, reading W...
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GETPIVOTDATA HelpI have a massive pivot table full of data with respect to NGL trades my firm has completed and am linking the data cells from the pivot into another workbook. I found a way to automate the dumping of row data but for some reason I'm having a hard time automating the columns. The formula currently ap...
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Institutional Equity Sales and TradingCould some people please elaborate on what Institutional Equity Sales and trading is? To my knowledge a simplified explanation is that they execute large orders for mutual funds, hedge funds, and other big clients to make sure the market does not take too big of a hit. How do you break in to this c...
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Meir Ezra Entrepreneur ExtraordinaireHere are few more highlights about Meir: An entrepreneur with years of experience across many fields and an inventor with many patents registered to his name. Established the most successful distributor of gasoline management systems, a company that within three years grew to $100,000,000. Creator o...
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Have 2 great opportunities in physical commodities trading - need career guidance!Hey guys, So I'm fortunate to have two fairly strong options in entering into the physical commodities business, and I wanted some advice on what to take. The first is a smaller, boutique trading firm based out of Germany. Most of their trading is really just price arbitrage through trading on back-...
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Meir Ezra Announces Business Coaching With Guaranteed ResultsSeminars are offered by Meir Ezra Four-day business seminars are offered by Meir Ezra that focus on the Perfect Business Model (PBM) blueprint to set business owners on the path to success. Results are guaranteed or your money back. In this seminar, the PBM blueprint will be used to help business ow...
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Moyer - distressed debtAnyone know where to find an electronic copy/ pdf. Any links appreciated. Thanks ...
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Energy Risk - CalgaryHow's the market currently looking for ERP Professionals in Calgary with the recent trends in the oil prices? I'm currently looking to switch out of Site Construction work into Finance/ Energy Risk and wanted to know how useful you guys have found the ERP designation? Should it be something I strive...
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How do I trade CDX?Monkeys, I am a super novice to the trading/ AM world. My firm is considering to underwrite/ trade CDX and I am tasked to find out how the trade would work. Can anyone please tell me anything/ everything I need to know about how the trade work? ...
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Undergrad: Trading Assistant/Commercial Analyst to Trader at VitolWhat are the perspectives and how does it compare to structured trading graduate programmes at investment banks? ...
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