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Stop reading the news thoughtlessly and develop a macro framework.When I joined the industry, fresh analysts like myself would flit through the morning newspaper like a drowning man who clutches one spar after another for support. Our attempts to stay abreast were as haphazard as that man’s attempts to stay afloat. On page 1, we would read an article...3429.34
F*&King AnalystsSo, apparently I haven't been on this site in while, and it'd be a shame to make a return to just complain, but I've emptied the beers from the minibar and it's still way too early to sleep, my body now evading anything approaching a circadian rhythm. Instead of sleeping,...4721.47
Week 1 of IBD Internship: Training Mod Note (Andy), <em>throwback thursday, this was originally posted on 6/25/13. The very talented author of this post, moneymogul, is also the author of our updated <strong><a...2710.27
FT start dates mega threadI was wondering if anyone knows when the New York FT start dates are for different banks. Bulges: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span>: July 13th <span...344.34
Non-target to BB IBD SA Offer as a SophomoreI have been an avid reader of WSO for the past couple of years and the stories that I have enjoyed reading the most are about non-target kids breaking into Wall Street. I always looked at them with admiration and dissected every article to gain the most valuable information possible to use in my...234.23
The Small Cap Premium: Where is the beef?For decades, analysts and investor have bought into the idea of a small cap premium, i.e., that stocks with low market capitalizations can be expected to earn higher returns than stocks with higher market capitalizations. For investors, this has led to the pursuit of small cap stocks and funds...54.05
BIG NEWS: 2014 WSO Compensation Report is OUT!Dear WSO Community, I'm pleased to announce the release of the <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-annual-compensation-reports">2014 WSO Compensation Report</a></strong>! We had another great year with even MORE entries than last year...343.34
My Journey From Corporate Finance to IBD via a Full-Time MBA Program - Part 1After reading the forums and taking the advice of contributors for several years I have decided that it is now time for me to give back to the WSO community. I am matriculating at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business this fall as a full-time MBA student with the intentions of...183.18
Financial & Valuation Modeling Boot-Camp<strong><span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://gv142.isrefer.com/go/wso35/wsoasis/">Financial modeling</a></span></strong> is a skill that any investment banking analyst will have to master. Although the majority of <span...402.40
Be a Wall Street Oasis Contributing Blogger<strong>Project description: Finance / Wall Street / Business Blogger</strong> We are looking for several talented writers (professionals in the finance industry preferred) to blog for WallStreetOasis. There is a list of suggested topics you can choose from but if there is an area...342.34
Former Deloitte and Booz Allen, happy to answer questionsHey everyone, I'm pretty new to the site; found it while researching some questions related to B-School admissions and really enjoyed some of the content. Anyhow, I saw plenty of users looking for more info on <span class='keyword_link'><a...292.29
Interview Science: Slow Talkers Don't Get HiredAcross WSO you can find some great advice on how to approach an upcoming interview, but there's a paucity of science on the matter. However, the April 2015 Journal of Business and Psychology offers <a href="http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10869-015-9403-z">a...212.21
IB INTERVIEW ALERT: NEW 2014 Version of WSO Investment Banking Prep Pack Released!<b>Another 100+ Questions Added...Now Over 500+</b>: We've sifted through 2 THOUSAND+ more questions submitted to the WSO <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-company-database">Company...162.16
Ben Bernanke to Join Citadel as AdviserThe revolving door between the Washington and Wall Street has existed for quite some time. Funds are willing to pay top dollar for professionals who can better help them understand and navigate through the uncertain economic environment. [quote]Mr. Bernanke will become a senior adviser to...92.09
Business School Running Commentary - Part 2 - Background and Application ProcessThis is the second post leading up to starting my part-time MBA program this fall. I cannot link content here yet but the first is titled "Business School Running Commentary" for those interested. This post is in response to one of the comments regarding more of my background and...72.07
Business School Running Commentary - Part 3 - Pre-work and Summer PlansIt looks like we have another user posting some of their own stories leading up to b-school, so be sure to check it out - user is tOSUbuckeyes. Upon accepting my offer to attend business school in the Fall, one of the first things I was tasked to complete is a set of pre-work courses around...22.02
Should carry be disclosed on tax returns?For those who don’t know what <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-carry">carry</a></span> is (I’m pretty sure the word links to the WSO dictionary, but if you’re lazy..), think of it as...02.00
WSO NYC Happy Hour: Tuesday, April 28th, 7:30PM, Galway HookerThe next NYC meetup is coming up soon! Join us for the first happy hour of the spring season! All are welcome. <strong>Repeat visitors encouraged!</strong> Location: Galway Hooker Pub, <strong>please say "WallStreetOasis" at the door and the bouncers/staff will...141.14
Booth vs Kellogg for Early Stage VCI'm in the fortunate position of being accepted at Booth and Kellogg and am trying to decide between the two. Background - 1+ years in credit research at a <span class='keyword_link'><a...131.13
Have hours really improved that much?Since its been almost a year since the whole revamp and improvement on hours at most investment banks, I'm wondering if hours actually have improved across the board. Its been a bit more mainstream for the BBs, but I'd like to hear about their hours now as well as the Elite...81.08
Too much, too fast, too soonWith freshman year winding down, looking back there were so many things I SHOULD have done but didn't. This post isn't a cry for sympathy, but perhaps some can relate with the abundance of Type-A personalities in finance. Even in high-school, I knew that I wanted a career in...61.06
ANNOUNCEMENT: New Partnership with Learn Signal (CFA training) We're very happy to announce a new partnership for <span class='keyword_link'><a href="https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=1145861&c=cart&aff=44880&ejc=2&cl=175031" target="_blank">CFA</a></span> training company...51.05
What's the best advice you've ever received?These quotes and advises are picked from around +5000(actually don't remember well) comments of discussion "What was the best advice you've ever received?" published by Harvard Business Review Group. It took almost 3 hours to read all comments with endless "View...31.03
DCF Terminology re: "Lever"Are these short definitions correct? Unlevered FCF v. Levered FCF => Unlevered FCF includes interest/debt payment. Unlevered Beta v. Levered Beta => <span class='keyword_link'><a...21.02
Don't Get Fired For An iPadWho here has worked for a company that experienced a major data breach caused by hackers? I would imagine more than a few of you have seen the fallout from such an event. Interestingly, the underlying conditions that make a firm vulnerable tend to be rather simple: neglect and/or stupidity. ...21.02
Balmoral International Group LuxembourgLike any other countries and history, women have been considered an inferior in society. In Luxembourg, it is the same. Working women and nobility, the unholy and the saintly – the historic development of the City of Luxembourg is inextricably intertwined with the history of women. How did...11.01
Hello and intro.I am in the Central Ohio area and am currently working in health care finance. I have a bachelor's degree in economics and am about to take the last of a series of accounting courses that will qualify me to take the CPA exam. I would like to transition out of healthcare and into...11.01
MIDDLE MANAGEMENT ENIGMA : IAM GROUP LTDMiddle managers comprise a large portion of workforce. A core function of a middle manager is to bridge the gap between C-suite executives and the workforce at large. Insigniam’s 2014 Middle Management Survey reveals that while many middle managers are motivated by the type of work they do,...11.01
MAINLAND EUROPE: Help 3rd year MBB consultant with career changeDear all, I'm looking for career advice. (Not sure what I can expect from an Internet forum, but why not give it a try. I found this place to be quite entertaining so far). *** Situation: I have a tech/engineering BSc and MSc (no business education whatsoever) and joined MBB...11.01
ISIS Fighter - MBA ApplicationI've just started researching MBA programs and will really appreciate any feedback about my profile. I served in the Iraqi military for a couple of years before being recruited to ISIS as a freedom fighter in their Western Syria group. I've a had a very successful track record with...11.01
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Gates’ vs Waltons: How much will you leave to your kids?I haven’t seen this topic discussed much on WSO. When it comes to inheritance, the common wisdom is that when parents pass on, whatever they have goes to their kids. Clearly, this choice is considerably harder for the wealthy than for the rest of population. Considering that a huge percentage...01.00
Get Your Resume Reviewed by Industry ProsRecruiting season is here now...so make sure you're ready for it with a <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">Finance Resume and/or Cover Letter Review</a></strong> from one of our expert resume reviewers. Need it done...280.28
Phone Interview: Was It Unusual?I had a phone interview with a boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span> and the interviewer asked four questions **Update: This was for a...10-0.90
How gay are bankers?Now that I have your attention, i wanted to ask if market cap represents 100% equity? If a company goes public, is all of its ownership broken up into shares and distributed among its owner with a percentage of that going on the stock market?5-0.95
How to politely renege an internship offerAs the title states, I need help formatting an e-mail to renege my SA offer. I have accepted another offer with a different company and I need y'alls help on what exactly to write in my e-mail and what not to. What should my title be? How do I go about formatting my e-mail? 4-0.96
List of PE Firms in NYCIs there anywhere to go to find a list of PE firms located in NYC? And also maybe the surrounding area? Bonus if it contains sector focus, fund size, and other top level information.3-0.97
How To Avoid China Internships & Other Expensive "Legal Scams"Don't laugh. I know its hard, but the Chinese actually call these job frauds "Legal Scams" because legally they do not violate any Chinese laws. So even though hundreds of people get cheated every day with blind online job ads abroad (they send payments to China so the business...2-0.98
Is queens college a good school for IB?Hey guys im new and im wondering if queens college in new york city is a good school to go to for going into the IB field? P.S i dont have the option for universities because their too expensive so if anyone with experience can help me out it would be appriciated.9-1.91
Dealing with Rejection<em>Although your skills and experiences are strong, we regret to inform you...</em> <em>We were faced with the difficult task of selecting a limited number...</em> <em>Unfortunately, due to the competitiveness of the applicant pool, we are unable to offer...8-1.92
Why is everyone labeling spring insight weeks "spring internships"? Isn't this just lying?Hey WSO help me out - I'm pretty confused. I've started to realize something dumb. It's become pretty common for university kids in EMEA (not sure about US or APAC) to go to short workshop programs and call themselves "spring interns", or "spring analysts"...5-1.95
Is this another fraud by Villanova?@TNA" @Esuric" @KKS" any thoughts? So I called the business school of Villanova and inquired about 2014 MSF placements and 2014 class profile(there is no class of 2014 profile on their website but there are placements posted for class 14'). The guy on the other side...37-2.63
Why do People Major in Engineering when you Can Make more in Finance?I mean, isn't it obvious that you will have an easier time with a finance major but you can make more money than engineering? Besides those who are actually passionate about it, it doesn't make sense why people would choose engineering. 5-2.95
Which B-school my daughter should go to - Ross or Stern? My daughter has been accepted both by Stern and Ross preferred. My friends think Stern is in NY, and chance to be in IB and get rich are higher. Could someone share with us the pros and cons in IB, the nature of the jobs there? We've found job replacement data for undergraduates from Ross....29-3.71
Lying about current schoolHey Guys, I'm an Accounting major really struggling to gen an internship. I'm thinking about lying about the school I go to to get interviews from the big four My <span class='keyword_link'><a...25-3.75
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