Wall Street Oasis is the largest and most entertaining finance community online. With over 1,000,000 posts to date and four million page views a month, you can be sure that your questions will get answered in our finance forums by experienced professionals. WSO also provides several services to help as you progress through your business career. We currently offer a: Learn More
Frequently Asked Questions
Introduction to WSO
Wall Street Oasis will cost you $0 and 0 bananas to join. WSO started as a community and we will continue to offer access to our forums and the wealth of information they contain to all site visitors free of charge. We've also added a couple of other free features including our Company Database which includes thousands of company reviews, interview insights and compensation data points across thousands of financial firms. Here are the links to these resources: Learn More
All you have to do to create a free account on WSO is click here! If you sign up, you can start collecting bananas and gaining status in the community. If you are a finance professional and develop a great reputation in the community, we may even invite you to join our Certified User group. Learn More
If you are confused by all the lingo getting thrown around Wall Street and the WSO forums, you've come to the right place. We know it can be confusing but don't worry, we are here to help! Below you will find a comprehensive list of finance acronyms for words and phrases in finance. This is a great place to start so that you can follow along in forum discussions easily. Learn More
There are several ways to create a new discussion outlined below. In summary, once you are logged in, you can create a new topic by selecting "Post Forum Topic" under the Forums menu at the top of the page in the main navigation menu, or when you are in a specific forum, you will also see "Post New Forum Topic" blue buttons above the list of threads in that forum. Learn More
Under the last comment on every discussion there is a text box with "Post New Comment" in large letters above it. Write what you wish to write and then click the "Add Comment" button to contribute to the discussion! You also have the option to select whether or not to have notifications emailed to you in the event of a reply to your comment. For our more technologically advanced users, there is also an "Input" option, where you can select more formatting options. Learn More
WSO offers its users the ability to quote, bookmark, and forward comments. All of these actions can be accomplished through the small icons you find at the bottom of each comment. The content below will tell you how to accomplish this: Learn More
My Feed is a feature on WSO that allows you to stay up to date on the members and companies that you want to track. To see your My Feed table, you can click on Recent and click on the My Feed tab, or go directly there from the Recent drop down at the top of the page. Learn More
Editing a comment/post is very simple, all you have to do is look at the bottom left corner of the comment you left and find the small icon that looks like a sheet of paper and a pencil. When you click that it will take you to a page where you can edit what you wrote. Make sure to click "Save" when you're done. Learn More
Editing Your Profile
Changing your password is a fairly simple process. Here are the steps to follow:
1. Click on your username in your account bar at the top right of the site.
2. Click on the edit tab.
3. The third and fourth text fields are titled "Password" and "Confirm Password". Enter the new password and retype it in the "Confirm Password" field. Learn More
We greatly prefer that our members maintain the same username to make identifying people easier, but we understand that sometimes a member would like to change their username to something more anonymous.
The "Account" section under the "Edit" tab in your user profile allows you to decide how you interact with WallStreetOasis.com, from your email address and time zone to receiving notifications. To get to the Account section, click your username in the top right hand corner of the website. Now click the "Edit" tab, and you will see this automatically opens the Account section. Please keep in mind our User Guidelines, particularly when uploading your profile avatar and adding a signature. Learn More
The Monkey Stats section of your profile is where you can share some personal information with other users and allow you to get your profile complete percentage to 100%. To get to the Monkey Stats section, click your username in the top right hand corner of the website (in your account bar). Now click the "Edit" tab and you will see this automatically opens the Account section. Next to the underlined Account section is one called "Monkey Stats"...click it. Learn More
Click your username in the top right corner of the website to be taken to your profile. The page it takes you to is the "View" tab, which allows you to see what your profile looks like to other users on WSO. You profile contains tabs to all of the customizations available, and includes: View, Edit, Notifications, Track and Community.
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As stated in our User Guidelines, we do not delete accounts on WSO, however, you may change your username to something non-descriptive and request the removal of any comments you feel are a risk to your anonymity. Please email [email protected] with these detailed requests. If you would like specific comments removed, please include a list of the comments you would like removed for consideration. Learn More
Other WSO Features
The groups on WSO allows members with a similar background or interest get together on their own message board and discuss topics and network. There are hundred of different groups created by WSO members, so we encourage you to search through our WSO Group section for groups that may interest you. Learn More
The private messaging feature allows you to connect privately with other members of the WSO community. To access your messages, look in the very top left corner of the website. You will see an envelope with a number next to it. The number represents how many unread messages are currently in your private inbox. Learn More
To create your own blog post (all users by default have a blog on WSO) click your username in the top right corner of the website. You should now be on your profile page, with an option to "View My Blog". Click that button. The next page will say you have not created any blog entries, and underneath it will give you the option to "Post a new blog". Click that, and away you go! Learn More
WSO has had issues with spam bots in the past. In order to ensure a minimal amount of spam in the forums, we've put into place a hearty spam filter. If your posts are triggering the spam filter is is either because 1) Your username has been linked to spam on other websites and/or by companies that have been spammed, 2) You are trying to post links and or phrases that have been marked as spam in the past and/or 3) You are posting from an IP that has been marked as spam. Learn More
A Certified User is a highly valued member of the community that works or has worked in the industry and title indicated on their profile (verified by the WSO team). All Certified Users will have a star next to his/her username every time they post a comment so that users new to the site will know that the comment is being made from a reputable source. They will also have access to the private Certified User group and private chat room. Learn More
Every time you contribute to WallStreetOasis.com you get bananas! The more bananas you collect, the higher your ranking in the community. The more helpful your posts the more silver bananas you will likely collect which will help you race up the ranks quickly. The left chart shows you the number of bananas you get for each activity, and the right shows you the ranking you get for your banana count. : Learn More
WSO Credits are a form of currency introduced to our community so that users can reward or punish authors based on the content they contribute. Users that have WSO Credits have the power to vote on any piece of content that any user submits to the community (forum, blog post, etc.). Learn More