Prop Trading Interview Success.

The most comprehensive, trusted and best preparation for prop trading interviews in the world.

What do you get?

  • Prop Firm Overview, Types & Difference from Sales & Trading
  • Compensation and Exit Opportunities
  • Job Search Structure and Specific Firm Details
  • Top Tips on How to Differentiate Yourself
  • Key Insight Into What All Great Interview Answers Have in Common
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  • Real questions from actual Prop Trading Interviews
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  • Detailed Guidance for Prop Interviews
  • Real questions from actual Prop Trading Interviews
  • WSO Video Library - 1 Year Access - $400 Value
  • WSO Company Database - 1 Year Access - $360 Value
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  • Real Questions from actual Prop Trading Interviews
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Practice with ACTUAL Prop Trading Interview Questions
from REAL Interviews with 100s of Sample Answers

How much more confidence would you have if you knew the questions BEFORE you step into the interview room? With over 12,000 interview insights to date across thousands of firms, we have an unprecedented look on the inside to help you get ready. Old, out-of-date or stale guides are no longer your only option with Wall

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Ready to Ace Your Prop Trading Interview?

  • Detailed Guidance for Prop Trading Interviews
  • Real questions from actual Prop Trading Interviews
  • 1 Yr Access to the WSO Company Database - $360 value (Learn more)
  • 1 Yr Access to the WSO Video Library - $400 value (Learn more)
  • Expert Resume Review + 5 Hrs of Mock Interviews
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Sample Prop Trading Interview Questions

Read a few sample questions from our Prop Trading Interview Prep Guide for free below! This is just a small sample of the many questions and sample answers we have to help guide you through the interview preparation process. We have thought of every angle of the Prop Trading recruiting process, and pooled the knowledge and experience of Prop Trading professionals in all stages of their careers to compile this robust guide.

Sample Technical Prop Trading Questions:

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1. Prop Trading Prep Pack Guide
Part 1 of 3

Proprietary ("prop") trading is an industry that keeps itself under wraps and as a result, there has never been a great resource for candidates to learn about the industry and how to get past the interviews.... up until now! Wall Street Oasis presents the first guide on breaking into the prop trading industry covering topics which include:

  • What a prop firm is, what types of prop shops there are, and how prop trading differs from Sales & Trading at a bank
  • The truth behind much-debated questions such as compensation, the failure rate, and exit opportunities
  • How to structure your job search and figure out exactly what these firms are looking for
  • Top tips on how to differentiate yourself from the competition in the interview room and actively work on getting that offer
  • Key insight into what all great interview answers have in common
  • Specific examples of common interview questions along with instruction on how to navigate your way through them (includes behaviorals, market knowledge questions, mental math questions, brainteasers, and Fermi problems)

Prop Trading Interview Questions are NOT the Same as Investment Banking / Private Equity Interview Questions

Many candidates make the mistake of thinking if they know the technical aspects of an investment banking interview down cold, that they will survive the technical aspect of the prop trading interview. This could not be further from the truth.

Table of Contents and Page Previews Below:

Testimonials

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I went to a non-target and am far from being the ideal applicant for these selective firms. When I received a job interview for a top trading firm (thanks to the help of WSO Mentors), I was able to get an early copy of this guide. The interview advice here covers basics to the advanced and really made sense to me. I put it all into practice and received the job offer. I'm convinced there is no way I would have aced that interview and gotten the offer were it not for this guide. -- Sean V.

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As a junior in college I was overwhelmed trying to figure out what prop trading is and whether I wanted a job in the industry. This guide answered all my questions and helped me realize I want to pursue a career in the field. The interview advice was also way better than anything I've learned in school. -- Vince K.

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I've used a few of the WSO guides and this one even surpassed what I've come to expect from the site. It is concise and hits all the topics you need. Everything is laid out for you - how to figure out what the firm is looking for, how to tailor your strengths to these skills, and how to aggressively sell yourself in that interview. If you think getting a job in prop trading is a matter of luck, you better get this guide. -- David C.

2. WSO Video Library
Part 2* of 3
*Note: Included in the $ 199 Prep Pack Plus

The Wall Street Oasis video library offers more than 100 exclusive videos, including consulting case webinars and detailed Q&A videos with our experienced Mentors from top firms. We are excited to offer this innovative video library to help you prepare for your own consulting case interviews. Below are a few short previews and a list of some of the consulting case videos you'll have access to when you sign up. We are adding over 150+ webinars and hours of content every year! More webinars are added weekly.

Free Preview to a Few Webinars in the WSO Video Library Below:

Investment Selection & Research
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Peril of Emerging Market Investing
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Stock Pitch Interview
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Here is a partial list of prop trading related webinars, exclusive to the WSO Video Library:

  • Prop Trading Day in HFT
  • Prop Trading Risk Taking
  • Prop Trading Company Research
  • Prop Trading Decisive With Uncertainty
  • Prop Trading Struggle But Persevere
  • Prop Trading Why Prop Trading
  • Prop Trading First Impression
  • Prop Trading Important Advice
  • Prop Trading Creative Solution
  • Prop Trading Top 5 Questions
  • Prop Trading Setting Goals
  • Prop Trading Right Level Energy
  • Prop Trading Mental Math
  • Prop Trading Culture
  • Prop Trading Rambling Responses
  • Prop Trading Russian Roulette
  • Prop Trading Day in Discretionary Equity Trader
  • Prop Trading Decisive With Uncertainty
  • Prop Trading First Impression
  • Prop Trading Day in Market Maker
  • Prop Trading Day in Quant Trader
  • And Many More...

The most comprehensive, trusted and best preparation for Prop Trading interviews in the world.

3. WSO Company Database
Part 3* of 3
*Note: Included in the $ 199 Prep Pack Plus

Exclusive Data on Compensation, Interviews and Employee Reviews

1. Salary & Bonus Detail

We make it easy to know how much mula you can expect to make at thousands of firms and positions. Quickly scan 100s of companies for the minimum, maximum, median and average base salary and cash bonus by position.

2. Unique Company Insight

We make it easy for you to compare companies across a variety of metrics, including overall rating, interview experience, relative compensation, diversity in recruiting, the percentage of interns getting full time offers as well as what the top schools, top degrees and majors targeted by each firm. We even go so far as to quantify the firms relative position to others using percentile rankings in each category.

3. Never Feel Naked in an Interview Again

Ready for that tough interview? Get the inside scoop and see what candidates interviewing for the same position were asked in prior interviews at the same firm to see if you're ready. Interview insights focus on the toughest questions to make sure you are ready to land an offer. Don't go in without doing your homework...which starts right here in the WSO Company Database.

100% Money Back Guarantee

We are very confident that the Consulting Case Prep Pack will help you ace your interviews if you put in the time to study. We are so confident that if for any reason these materials do not meet your expectations, we would be happy to provide you a full, no questions asked, 100% refund within 30 days of purchase. Just e-mail [email protected] and she will process the refund within 24 hours.

Get Prop Trading Interview Help
From the #1 Most Trusted Source

$99

Prop Trading Interview
Prep Pack

  • Detailed Guidance for Prop Interviews
  • Real questions from actual Prop Trading Interviews
  • Free Lifetime Upgrades for Future Versions
  • Most Affordable Option
Get Started!

$199

Prop Trading Interview
Prep Pack PLUS

  • Detailed Guidance for Prop Interviews
  • Real questions from actual Prop Trading Interviews
  • WSO Video Library - 1 Year Access - $400 Value
  • WSO Company Database - 1 Year Access - $360 Value
Get Started!

$1,199

Prop Pack + 5 Mocks + Resume Review

  • Detailed Guidance for Prop Interviews
  • Real Questions from actual Prop Trading Interviews
  • Wso Video Lib + Company DB - 1Yr Access - $760 Value
  • Expert Resume Review + 5 Hrs of Mock Interviews
Get Started!

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