Wall Street Oasis - Investment Banking & Finance Community http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/ The Wall Street Finance Community where investment bankers, consultants, traders, private equity and hedge fund professionals come to learn and play. en Smartwatches: Who Will Win? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/smartwatches-who-will-win <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-255468" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/smartwatches-who-will-win"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/MetalBands-640x359.thumbnail.jpg" alt="MetalBands-640x359.jpg" title="MetalBands-640x359.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="84" /></a></div> <p>Everybody's scrambling to get a piece of the wearable tech market. With Microsoft's recent announcement of a smartwatch and the beginning of Apple's marketing for a release in early 2015, we may be expecting the next big tech renovation for everyday life. </p> <p>Here's everything you need to know about the big three competitors.</p> <p><strong><u>Apple</u></strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.apple.com/watch/" rel="nofollow"><em>Apple Watch</em></a></p> <ul> <li>Silver and Space Black stainless steel</li> <li>Sapphire crystal glass</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.apple.com/watch/apple-watch-sport/" rel="nofollow"><em>Apple Watch Sport</em></a></p> <ul> <li>Tough, light, durable</li> <li>Anodized aluminum cases in silver or space gray</li> <li>Strengthened Ion-x glass</li> <li>Colorful, durable bands</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/smartwatches-who-will-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/smartwatches-who-will-win#comments wearable technology http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/255469 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:25 +0000 Wall St 255469 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com TTA Holdings, a very cheap Australian net-net http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/tta-holdings-a-very-cheap-australian-net-net <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-254956" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/tta-holdings-a-very-cheap-australian-net-net"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/tta.thumbnail.jpg" alt="tta.jpg" title="tta.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="59" /></a></div> <p>A few years ago I ran a screen for Australia and came back with less than five companies selling below NCAV. &nbsp;Things change quickly of the 1,905 companies listed in Australia 622 are now <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> below 80% of book value. &nbsp;Of course when that much of the market is selling below book there are bound to be stocks <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/trading-overview">trading</a></span> below NCAV as well, TTA Holdings (TTA.Australia) is one of them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/tta-holdings-a-very-cheap-australian-net-net" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/tta-holdings-a-very-cheap-australian-net-net#comments market stock trading tta holdings http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/254957 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:00:09 +0000 Oddball Stocks 254957 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Webinar Rewind - Stock Pitch in Context of a Global Markets Interview + Q&A http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/webinar-rewind-stock-pitch-in-context-of-a-global-markets-interview-qa <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-255089" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/webinar-rewind-stock-pitch-in-context-of-a-global-markets-interview-qa"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/wso mentors_56.thumbnail.jpg" alt="wso mentors.jpg" title="wso mentors.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="149" /></a></div> <p>In case you missed our September 15th webinar entitled <strong>Stock Pitch in Context of a Global Markets Interview</strong>, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar can be found below (free until Thursday night when it goes into our <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wall-street-videos">video library</a></strong>). </p> <p><a class="green-button" href="https://il130.infusionsoft.com/app/manageCart/addProduct?productId=31" rel="nofollow">SIGN UP FOR A 1-HOUR MENTOR SESSION WITH TOM</a></p> <p><iframe src="//fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/p4cytqm36e?videoFoam=true" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" class="wistia_embed" name="wistia_embed" allowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen width="650" height="488"></iframe></p> <script src="//fast.wistia.net/assets/external/iframe-api-v1.js"></script><p> And, as always, if you want to sign up to hear about upcoming webinars before they happen, <strong>sign up inside the post...</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/webinar-rewind-stock-pitch-in-context-of-a-global-markets-interview-qa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/webinar-rewind-stock-pitch-in-context-of-a-global-markets-interview-qa#comments global market stock pitch Webinar Rewind wso webinar http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/255090 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:30:08 +0000 wsomentors 255090 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Leave firm? Illegal / questionable business activity going on http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/leave-firm-illegal-questionable-business-activity-going-on <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-255649" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/leave-firm-illegal-questionable-business-activity-going-on"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 4.36.32 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 4.36.32 PM.png" title="Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 4.36.32 PM.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="122" /></a></div> <p>So long story short, have been working in a valuation group for 6 months now. Since day 1 there has been a very concerning business practice going on and they have been involving me in which I attempt to stay out of as much as possible. I print all emails out, etc in order to protect myself to the best of my ability. </p> <p>I know it looks bad to leave a job after 6 months but what do you all think? I talked to someone about it/potentially transferring groups and apparently they have been getting away with it for a while now and this one person over looks it since they are generating a fair amount of "revenue".</p> <p>I have talked to some close friends/mentors and some have suggested I just leave the company, others have said to stick it out and look for new work. I have been looking for a new job but the problem I am facing is that no one wants to hire a kid after 6 months and I don't feel like I should bring up the ethics in interviews.</p> <p>what do you all think? </p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/leave-firm-illegal-questionable-business-activity-going-on" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/leave-firm-illegal-questionable-business-activity-going-on#comments I-Banking Bullpen ethics http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/255612 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:11:45 +0000 jiggider 255612 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com INTRODUCING: The WSO Applicant Database. Take 5 minutes on WSO to Reach Hundreds of Finance Recruiters and Finance Companies http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/introducing-the-wso-applicant-database-take-5-minutes-on-wso-to-reach-hundreds-of-finance <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-240901" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/introducing-the-wso-applicant-database-take-5-minutes-on-wso-to-reach-hundreds-of-finance"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Applicant-Profile-Template.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Applicant-Profile-Template.jpg" title="Applicant-Profile-Template.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="102" /></a></div> <p>Given that we have built up relationships with hundreds of companies and finance recruiters, we thought instead of just a simple job board (which you can find <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-jobs">right here</a>), we would also create a WSO Applicant Database.</p> <p>This vision for the database is to allow all WSO users to create a detailed "Applicant Profile" that can be used by recruiters and companies to find great talent. It is similar to an online resume you see on LinkedIn, but with a lot more detail around actual skills relevant to financial positions, scores and certifications so that recruiters can use it to filter through candidates that are a great match for their spots.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/introducing-the-wso-applicant-database-take-5-minutes-on-wso-to-reach-hundreds-of-finance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/introducing-the-wso-applicant-database-take-5-minutes-on-wso-to-reach-hundreds-of-finance#comments Get a Job WSO Applicant Database http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/240902 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:00:25 +0000 WallStreetOasis.com 240902 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Teaser Tuesday! October 21, 2014 http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/teaser-tuesday-october-21-2014 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-255593" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/teaser-tuesday-october-21-2014"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/monkey_thinking_27_16.thumbnail.gif" alt="Pensive monkey..." title="Pensive monkey..." rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="113" /></a></div> <p>Here's a fun one courtesy of Henry Ernest Dudeney, one of England's great puzzle writers. Enjoy!</p> <p><em>Note: If you could all please input your answers using <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/teaser-tuesday-november-26-2013">the previously noted html code</a> it will allow others to answer without having a spoiler. Copy it verbatim and do not stick any " or ' in your answer and it will work.</em></p> <p><strong>Question</strong></p> <p>In the city of Funkytown, the following facts are true:</p> <ul> <li>No two inhabitants have exactly the same number of hairs.</li> <li>No inhabitant has exactly 483,207 hairs.</li> <li>There are more inhabitants than there are hairs on the head of any one inhabitant.</li> </ul> <p>What is the largest possible number of inhabitants of Funkytown?</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/teaser-tuesday-october-21-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/teaser-tuesday-october-21-2014#comments Brain Teaser http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/255594 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:30:00 +0000 mikesswimn 255594 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Student Advice - Continue trying to break in? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/student-advice-continue-trying-to-break-in <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-255548" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/student-advice-continue-trying-to-break-in"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/breaking in.thumbnail.jpg" alt="breaking in.jpg" title="breaking in.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="116" /></a></div> <p>Hi Guys,</p> <p>I'm looking to break into a boutique <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment bank</a></span>. I graduated in three years from a non-target school with a degree in accounting this summer. I graduated with a 3.7 (plus a few extra points I will exclude as to not identify myself), and the school is a well regarded public school. I have internship experience in the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-back-office-BO">back office</a></span> of a small private equity firm, and in audit at a Big 4 public accounting firm. I held a bunch of leadership positions, and TA'd a few courses that I would consider relevant for IB (but not finance classes) while I was an undergrad. </p> <p>I am currently studying for my masters of accounting; I could graduate in May and start working full time then, or I could postpone graduation for a year, add a concentration to my accounting degree, and seek <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer analyst</a></span> positions this summer (with the expectation of working full time at the same place the next year).</p> <p>Right now I am trying to do a few things to break in: </p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/student-advice-continue-trying-to-break-in" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/student-advice-continue-trying-to-break-in#comments I-Banking Bullpen #IBD #networking http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/254432 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:00:06 +0000 potentialIBcandidate 254432 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Webinar: How to be successful at fundraising for your start-up -- 3pm, 10/22/14 http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-how-to-be-successful-at-fundraising-for-your-start-up-3pm-102214 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-254039" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/event/webinar-how-to-be-successful-at-fundraising-for-your-start-up-3pm-102214"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/wso mentors_55.thumbnail.jpg" alt="wso mentors.jpg" title="wso mentors.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="149" /></a></div> <p>On Wednesday, October 22nd at 3pm, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wall-street-mentors-finance-mock-interviews">Wall Street Mentors</a></span> will be hosting a webinar focused on <strong>How to be successful at fundraising for your start-up</strong>, with a q&amp;a session to follow.</p> <p>The webinar will be hosted by a WSO mentor Mark Peter Davis, <strong>an industry veteran with experience in Venture Capital and Startups.</strong> You can view his linkedin <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=1038838&amp;authType=NAME_SEARCH&amp;authToken=pWmQ&amp;locale=en_US&amp;trk=tyah2&amp;trkInfo=tarId%3A1412869831277%2Ctas%3Amark%20peter%20davis%2Cidx%3A1-1-1" rel="nofollow">here</a>. He is currently a managing partner with Interplay Ventures. More information: <a href="http://mpd.me" title="http://mpd.me" rel="nofollow">http://mpd.me</a></p> <p><strong>If you're considering leaving Wall Street (or avoiding it altogether) to raise capital for an idea</strong>, you should definitely join us on Tuesday.<br /> <P></p> <p><a class="green-button" href="https://www.anymeeting.com/502-885-725" rel="nofollow">CLICK HERE</a> to access it Wednesday afternoon, 3pm. </p> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-event-date"> <div class="field-label">When:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">October 22, 2014 - <span class="date-display-start">3:00pm</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">4:00pm</span></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-eventtype"> <div class="field-label">Event type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Other Meetup </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-how-to-be-successful-at-fundraising-for-your-start-up-3pm-102214" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/event/webinar-how-to-be-successful-at-fundraising-for-your-start-up-3pm-102214#comments http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/254040 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:00:22 +0000 wsomentors 254040 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com What happened in the stock/bond markets last week (10/13-10/17)? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/what-happened-in-the-stockbond-markets-last-week-1013-1017 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-255576" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/what-happened-in-the-stockbond-markets-last-week-1013-1017"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/stocks bonds3_7.thumbnail.jpg" alt="stocks bonds3.jpg" title="stocks bonds3.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="109" /></a></div> <p><strong>Stock Market Analysis</strong></p> <p>It was another wild ride on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the large-cap S&amp;P 500 both lost approximately 1%. However, the small-cap Russell 2000, which has had a difficult 2014, actually gained over 2.7%. In this time of volatility, volume has surged. For the first time since November 2011 we have seen three days in a row where volume has topped one billion shares traded.</p> <p>The volume is a sign of increased nervousness and uncertainty by investors. With the resurgence of small stocks and Friday’s rally for larger stocks some hope this is just a market dip that has created a buying opportunity. Others point to the eerily similar chart pattern of the 1987 Black Monday stock crash. What should an investor do?</p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/what-happened-in-the-stockbond-markets-last-week-1013-1017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/what-happened-in-the-stockbond-markets-last-week-1013-1017#comments analysis bond market stock market http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/255577 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:00:11 +0000 James Investment Research 255577 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com BIG NEWS: 2014 WSO Compensation Report is OUT! http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/big-news-2014-wso-compensation-report-is-out <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-231156" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/big-news-2014-wso-compensation-report-is-out"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/2014-wsocomp.thumbnail.jpg" alt="2014-wsocomp.jpg" title="2014-wsocomp.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="111" /></a></div> <p>Dear WSO Community,</p> <p>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 (over 5,000)! It took many months of hard work and finally, it's here ...and it's still free :-)</p> <p>Yes, that's right, access to the FULL 155 page 2014 WSO Compensation Report is <strong>100% free.</strong> (up from 108 pages last year). This report contains thousands of data points across investment banking, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/private-equity-overview">private equity</a></span>, hedge funds and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">management consulting</a></span>.</p> <p>The report cuts the data numerous ways including division, city, AUM and company type and <strong>can help you know if you are getting paid enough.</strong> In the 2014 version, we even have data on target vs. non-target schools, race, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/canadian-grades-to-gpa" target="_blank">GPA</a></span> and major. Where else can you find interesting insights like that?</p> <p>Or if you are an employer, this report will give you an idea of <strong>what range you should be paying your employees.</strong> </p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/Teaser_CompReport_2013%20(2).pdf">DOWNLOAD A FREE PREVIEW OF 2013 HERE TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT IS INCLUDED</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Here's how you get access to the full 155 page report:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/big-news-2014-wso-compensation-report-is-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/big-news-2014-wso-compensation-report-is-out#comments I-Banking Bullpen 2014 wso compensation report http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/231157 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:00:52 +0000 WallStreetOasis.com 231157 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com