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  1. Top 20 Hedge Funds List

    Excellent 2015 edition of the Barron's Best 100 Hedge Funds list. Many of the funds on the list fly under the radar on WSO. I am sure that people working in the industry have heard about most of those these funds, but probably ca. 50% have never been ...

    25 comments - 4 silver bananas - May 25 2015 - 10:09am -

  2. Can QE save the Euro?

    After sustaining long disagreements with German leaders, the European Central Bank finally announced Draghi’s victory with QE to be launched in Europe. QE in the Euro would witness bond purchases of 60 Billion Euros per month for at least a horizon of 19 ...

    26 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2015 - 8:00pm -

  3. Negative bond yields

          Just want to check my understanding on this. A government issuing a bond at a negative yield implies they are charging you, for example, $1,010 in exchange for $1,000 one year from now. Who would buy this? Or are yields negative relat ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 9 2015 - 11:10am -

  4. FI Trading Down?

          What do you guys think is driving FI trading profits down at the big banks? Seems to me across the board the BB 's have decreased.. trading BB bonds FI ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 21 2015 - 7:44am -

  5. "It is different this time."- Rate hikes, Dollar strength, S&P 500 correction incoming?

    Is it really different this time round? More often than not that phrase tends to go around the room, with various reasons justifying how the current scenario is different from the previous ones and the implications around it. Whilst backward looking, hist ...

    19 comments - 3 silver bananas - Sep 29 2014 - 5:02am -

  6. Reading the Fine Print: How ArcelorMittal burned their Hybrid Investors

    It's been a while since I posted, so I figure I would post a story about ArcerlorMittal and their Hybrid security. For those monkeys who don't know a Hybrid security is, its a security that works and looks like a bond (usually a perpetual bond), ...

    7 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 1:25pm -

  7. Investing in bonds in a rates hike environment

          Out of interest, is there any way to invest in bonds in an environment when US rates will be rising? bonds ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 4 2014 - 6:10pm -

  8. How would you convince your Client that a "higher" yield bond does not really give a higher yield?

    Saw this question on an interview guide but had no answer. Does it have to do with the relation between the nominal yield and the current yield? Or is it relating to YTM? bonds ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 16 2015 - 11:22pm -

  9. Question about Bond Market Type

          Hey guys, I have a basic question about bonds I was hoping you could answer. I'm a beginner, so please take it easy on me. To my understanding, a bear market for bonds (as with any other security) is when the prices fall. But thi ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 25 2014 - 4:27pm -

  10. Where to Find Yield for Grandma

    Yields suck now. If you're young, then you offset that with cheap access to capital. That has always been my perspective. There's a double edged sword. I work in the primary markets helping large caps find debt capital. I have become so aligned ...

    26 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 29 2012 - 3:45pm -

  11. Bond modeling test help

          Hello fellow monkeys, I just got a modeling test for a DCM role. I will finish it after work tonight and was hoping someone would be willing to check it over quickly. Anyone willing to help? Thanks bonds modeling test ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2015 - 11:18am -

  12. Crash Course on Debt Investing?

    I have an interview with one of the major ratings agency coming up for an entry level position in about a week. I've been trading stocks since I was 10, so talking about stocks comes much more naturally. As far as bonds go, I only know what I've ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2014 - 11:58pm -

  13. What will happen to the yield of HY bonds if interest rates go up?

          Can this scenario happen?: If rates go up, refinancing slows down and the primary market shrinks. In addition, since rates has gone up, the old HY bonds' coupons are not attractive anymore. So the demand for these bonds will decr ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2013 - 5:24am -

  14. Is Bill Gross crazy?

          Bill sees the Fed setting the Fed Funds Rate no higher than 2%, meaning he thinks current intermediate term bonds (3-7 year) are attractive. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and BlackRock disagree, saying that only longer duration ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 29 2014 - 5:05pm -

  15. Books to Read- Current analyst

          I am an analyst for a diversified holding company. This is my first real job out of college and in finance. My major was not related to finance, so suffice it to say, I am not as prepared for this as I could be. My employer told me to ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2016 - 10:50pm -

  16. Build Your Own CDO

    Have you ever dreamed of building your very own CDO? Do you think you could master the fragile alchemy of blending Z-tranche crap with A-rated paper to outperform the market? Well now you can. And I'm going to lead the charge by putting together my o ...

    78 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 29 2010 - 6:29am -

  17. Grease Fire Spreading

    We have said so much about Greece that there's barely a point left to make. In spite of all the talking, however, I still have to ask how can you let it get to this? The question is intended at everyone from the Greek government and public, the Europ ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 2 2011 - 12:17pm -

  18. China to Downgrade U.S. Debt

    Just when you thought the pain wouldn't come, the big red boot kicked in the door waiting a vintage 1953 Kalashnikov and telling you to get your lazy American ass in shape. Well, not exactly but Dagong's threat to downgrade U.S. debt is an inter ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 14 2011 - 12:45pm -

  19. Can you call bank debt?

          Have a technical interview in 6 hours, and just one technical thing I need help on. Anyone with knowledge of bank debt, particularly in context of LBOs please chip in. Anyhow, my question is, I know that call provisions are usually no ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 14 2014 - 8:05pm -

  20. Basic Primer on Bond Duration and Management

    Duration. Bonds. Boring. Most people I know hit the snooze button about ten extra times and then going back to sleep before fixed income class. I mean really, how could you not? Bonds are a snooze fest much of the time and require all kinds of weird math ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 5 2012 - 12:03pm -

  21. Non-Target--> MAcc--> Public FInance?

          I graduated from an extremely non-target undergrad with a degree in finance. Since then, I've worked at a small bank for a year assisting in the management of the bond portfolio which is heavily weighted toward munis. I'll b ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 30 2016 - 7:38pm -

  22. Recent Safe Havens for when the Market Takes a Hit

          An interesting dynamic was at play in the market's most recent connection. Money wasn't following into bonds, gold, or oil- it was flowing into the Franc, Euro, and Yen. The markets have rebounded fast and furiously off the ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 27 2015 - 6:05pm -

  23. Millions for Billions

    Everyone has a part of their job that sucks, no matter how satisfied they are overall. When it comes to my work here at WSO, this is the part of the job that sucks. After two and half years, the most tiresome thing I have to write about is the stupid shit ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2010 - 5:45am -

  24. Institutional Sales Description- Excerpt

    Here is an excerpt of a description of the sales role from the vault guide (which is no longer in print): Institutional Sales- The Players The players in sales ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 3:32am -

  25. Bond Funds Implode in 3...2...1...

    Bond funds have been on my mind lately. I know today is Election Day and some of you are expecting me to opine about the possible outcomes. Meh. No matter who you vote for, government still wins. With the exception of California Prop 19 (vote YES if you&# ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 2 2010 - 7:05am -

  26. Question about Callable Step-up Notes

          i have no experience in this. anyone familiar w/ them? bonds ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 13 2015 - 5:18pm -

  27. PIMCO- Interview questions

          Can anyone give me any insight on Business Development (BDS) at PIMCO at their HQ Newport Beach office?-What they (Associates) do-To whom they report-What interview questions one must know for an interview-Salary Thanks, Phil associat ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2016 - 6:33am -

  28. Bonds & Interest Rates

    G'day monkeys! I've got a question that might totally undermine its placement in the bullpen (ibankers might just rip me apart), but it's something that I've wondered about and have asked some people about this. For anyone who's w ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 7 2013 - 3:19am -

  29. Gross unloads ALL treasuries

          Im posting this because I am personally a bear on treasuries (who isnt though), and this article interested me mainly because in the Ascent of Money program they make Bill Gross out to be as someone who holds the fate of the american ...

    46 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 9 2011 - 9:45pm -

  30. g-spread and other bond spreads

          Trying to understand bond spreads pricing... can someone explain to me what the g-spread is in particular? Also, how does it compare with the Z-spread and other bond spreads? bonds ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 10 2012 - 1:16pm -

  31. What a f'n day in the market.

          What a f'n day in the market. I am not sure if it was a dead cat bounce or an actual rally from being oversold. I'm confused. Any input? stocks equities Dow Nasdaq bonds S&P 500 USA ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 9 2011 - 4:08pm -

  32. Ranieri to the Rescue

    I remember the first time I read Liar's Poker. A young Midas was on his first ever flight back from Rio, reading about the legends of Salomon Brothers and feeling like King Salomon himself. Back in those days I would go into places like Club Monte Ca ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2010 - 12:51pm -

  33. The Squid's Top Trades for 2012

    So, GS ' Global Research crack team released their top trades for 2012 list earlier this week and I have to say, it's a pretty interesting mix of ideas. It's mostly bearish though, with themes ranging from further deterioration in the EU, s ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 2 2011 - 8:12pm -

  34. Will There Be a QE3?

    Slowly but surely we step towards our day of reckoning. In just over a month, the Federal Reserve will end its bond buying program popularly known as QE2 or what many of us skeptics have likened it to, using a tiny band aid to qwell a huge hemorrhage. Dep ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2011 - 12:45pm -

  35. America is a C Student

    Maybe we should start calling ourselves the U.S. of C? Apparently, that is a far more fair and balanced judgment of America's credit rating than the you're still AAA, but not really issued by Moody's last month. In a pretty damn sad acknowl ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2011 - 12:45pm -

  36. Investing savings in structured investments vs stockmarket

          How are you guys investing your bonuses/ money saved from internships? that you wont need for 2-3 years Are Structured Investments worth it? or is the risk-reward ratio too in favour of the Bank? I prefer having a fixed income at the ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2012 - 1:03pm -

  37. What is your commercial real estate outlook for the next 30 years?

          Where do you think the strongest and weakest markets will be? Real Estate bonds investments ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 21 2013 - 3:26pm -

  38. How can you value a company from a debt standpoint?

          I have a fixed income interview tomorrow and in the first round they asked me something like this. I wasn't entirely sure and I would like to be this time. Valuation fixed income bonds 2nd round interview ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 27 2014 - 8:34pm -

  39. Credit Analyst Interview in 5 days

    Hello everyone, I applied for a credit analyst position at an asset management company and I had the phone interview awhile ago. Surprising there were no technical questions. All questions were pretty basic like can you tell me about yourself, why fixed i ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 2 2013 - 8:08pm -

  40. Smaller private investment firms?

          Would anyone in the community know of any smaller (<50 employees) private investment firm that are similar to http://www.kingdom.com.sa in terms that they are diversified globally but are located in the U.S? I am looking for firms ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2012 - 12:34am -

  41. Where to cash in old bonds?

          My parents recently found some bonds (I think they're municipal bonds, but I don't know for sure) that were given to me by family members 20-some years ago. The thing is, I have no idea how to go about cashing them, so I ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2011 - 6:04pm -

  42. Bonds and LevFin

          This must be a stupid question. If you want to do LevFin, you must know your bond stuff really well, right? bonds ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 30 2010 - 6:29pm -

  43. Bank of America Kills it in Leveraged Finance Q1-Q3

    The leveraged loan and high yield markets are currently on fire! Issuance is up 30% yoy, despite 2009 being a very strong year in issuances. Bank of America was leading the charge in market share, beating JPMorgan and taking 24%. JPMorgan, the nearest ban ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2010 - 2:41am -

  44. Breakage Fees Calc

          Hey Everyone, I'm trying to understand the calculation of breakage fees on bonds (am I correct in saying term loans generally don't have breakage fees) in the context of a buyout. If a bond is callable, you just pay whatever ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 15 2013 - 10:45am -

  45. Convertibles trading

          Guys, I am hoping to get some insights on convertibles. They seem to be a rather untalked about area. What would you thnk of a junior guy starting off in convertibles trading? What is the money like in this area? How would job securit ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2012 - 6:01am -

  46. Private Placement Information

          When private companies issue commercial paper or bonds in a private placement and Moody's issues a rating on the PP, how can we find out what the yield on the placement is? bonds FINRA private placement commercial paper ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2015 - 2:37pm -

  47. Bear Market for Bonds

    [quote] FORTUNE-- Guggenheim Partners chief investment officer Scott Minerd is a financial-history buff with a record of making dramatic predictions. In 2005 he warned clients of a looming cataclysm, and then was buying bonds again by October 2008. Those ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2012 - 10:16pm -

  48. Really stupid question on convexity

          Can someone confirm or deny that this Investopedia definition is incorrect: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/convexity.asp#... How can the relationship between a bond's price and its yield be anything but fixed? When a bond� ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 8 2012 - 4:14pm -

  49. Woeful Bond Market

          Fixed Income guys/gals....where are you going to find yield? Tsy rates are pitiful, IG credit spreads are near pre-crisis tights, bank loan debt is over valued, junk is overvalued, and even European Sovereigns look rich. With the loom ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 30 2014 - 3:36pm -

  50. Is Druckenmiller wrong?

    Few people on Wall Street have garnered as much respect from the investment community as Stanley Druckenmiller. A master of all markets, his spotless record and daring trades made him an idol for generations. As for the Central Bankers who were on the oth ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2011 - 10:57pm -

  51. How to bet against US treasuries w/o an ETF

          Hi I was wondering how one would go about betting against US treasuries without using an ETF. Is it possible to borrow debt, sell it, and then purchase it again like you would shorting an equity? Are there futures or other derivatives ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2011 - 6:52pm -

  52. Bonds and Inflation

    Hello I have a few pretty basic questions about bonds and inflation. I am currently reading Intelligent Investor and in Chapter 2 where it discusses how bonds have been labeled has a bad investment when inflation rates go up. Is this because when inflatio ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 9 2011 - 3:30pm -

  53. Just In Case You Fell Asleep in Fixed Income

    I hated fixed income in school. In fact I'm pretty sure I fell asleep more than once during a lecture on the effects of roll down on total return and the difference between G and Z spreads. The only G spread I cared about had nothing to do with bonds ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2012 - 4:45pm -

  54. Capital Requirements – Bond Trading

    Anyone an active bond trader here? I work in the primary markets and create the paper floating around out there that everyone has so much fun trading, but I don't have a feel for what hoops individuals have to jump through for capital requirements. I ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 11 2012 - 8:45pm -

  55. BONDS vs. EQUITIES

          So I am almost done reading " Liars Poker " and I am wondering if bonds are still the cats meow compared to equities. They talk about how all the shitty trainees get sent to dallas to trade equities and all the jocks become ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2012 - 6:02pm -

  56. Bond Pricing concepts

    I am going to use a very specific example here, so bear with me. Today I got asked by manager "What do you think about the pricing guidance issued today to the market by LUKOIL at 6.25 for their upcoming 10 year USD Eurobond%?" Now I had to buil ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 28 2010 - 12:34pm -

  57. Mocking Interview

          Well Thanks! Barclays Capital bonds capital markets ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2014 - 12:34pm -

  58. The USA: The dog with less fleas?

    It's weird what a few words could do. After some staunch commentary against inflation from Jean-Claude Trichet last week, the Euro surged 4% against the greenback as Eurodollars rose and the market snatched up the currency. With a rate hike coming th ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 9 2011 - 12:13pm -

  59. Can someone walk me through this Bond Evaluation/ Bond Valuation question?

          What's the answer to these question?? 1. Last year Joan purchased a $1000 face value corporate bond with an 11% annual coupon rate and a 10-year maturity. At the time of the purchase, it had an expected yield to maturity of 9.79% ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 5 2011 - 3:02pm -

  60. Fixed Income Reading Material

          Hi, I have a decent background in equities but can anyone suggest some material to get up to date on the high-yield and investment grade credit spaces? Blogs, articles, background reading?? Any guidance would be much appreciated. fixe ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2012 - 1:51pm -

  61. State of Public Finance

          Hello guys, This is for people who are in the public finance arena. Can anyone share what their thoughts are on the future of public finance in the next year or two (Activity, bonus). Also, can anyone share who was a public finance an ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 24 2011 - 10:48am -

  62. Japan

    It's pretty late but the tragic events in Japan have been running through my mind. First off, my heart goes out to all the Japanese. I've experienced my share of natural disasters but nothing that could even compare to what you are going through ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 13 2011 - 11:55pm -

  63. Duration

          I've been reading these forums for a while, time to get active. Does anyone know much about duration and how it works? I'm under the impression that duration hedging is dependant on assuming that only parallel shifts of the ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 23 2012 - 12:02pm -

  64. Calculate yield to maturity on bond with prepayment of interest

          I hope this is going in the right forum because the posting options don't exactly match the forum names. How do I calculate yield to maturity on the following bond: 30-year bond Coupon of 5.62% Interest on the bond payable in adv ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 25 2014 - 4:58pm -

  65. How to get short on treasurys via an ETF

    I'm trying to mimic a short sale of treasury bonds but I'm a small personal investor without direct access to OTC markets. I was searching for an ETF that would be bearish on treasuries and I settled on an ETF that is described as: "The inv ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2010 - 4:41pm -

  66. bond yields from accelerated repayment

          Quick question regarding the impact on bond yields from accelerated bond repayments. How are YTMs impacted upon a portion accelerated repayment of the principal from the sinking fund redemption? I would expect the ytm to go down as du ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 26 2011 - 2:28pm -

  67. Portuguese Junk

    Regrettably, this is not a paid advertisement for Brazilian sex vacations. It is another reminder of why the first letter in PIIGS is P. The abrupt four notch Jack the Ripper-ing of Portuguese debt by Moody's is yet another sign of the collective glo ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2011 - 12:45pm -

  68. Fixed-Income

          anybody know of any good books on fixed-income trading? just looking for a summer read in preparation for a fixed-income class I'm taking in the fall. trading bonds fixed-income ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 16 2011 - 12:19am -

  69. Bond question

          Right, don't flame as I've never really bothered to read up on bonds. I was just browsing the yahoo bond screen and found this: http://reports.finance.yahoo.com/z2?ce=58154481435... Now, if my calculations are correct, I cou ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2009 - 1:03pm -

  70. global bond funds

          Under initial screening through morningstar category world bond, I came up with possible choices. Putnam's Global Income Trust (PGGIX), DWS Global Bond Fund (SZGAX), MFS Global Bond Fund (MGBAX), and Dreyfus International Bond Fu ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2011 - 8:38pm -

  71. Islamic Bond Analyst- Viable Career?

          Hey guys. I'm a senior graduating magna cum laude from a respectable but unknown state school this year. I recently was accepted into a masters program at the same university. I am taking Arabic classes and I'm doing well in ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 24 2016 - 1:16pm -

  72. Government and Corporate Bond spreads

          I am a Junior finance major at Morehouse College who is interested in pursuing banking. With that having been said, I watch alot of CNBC on top of a whole lot of reading to get a grasp and the functions of the market. When I was watch ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 3 2008 - 1:35pm -

  73. Best book on bonds?

          Hi all, I've been in the markets for a few years, but more focused on equity in both developed and emerging markets. Looking for a single volume that will help round me out on fixed income. Something like what Natenberg's bo ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 13 2015 - 12:02am -

  74. Bond Market 0- ECB 1

    Intro For the first time in the sacred back channels of of banking history, bond managers hold much less information than their politician and central banking counterparts-- that is both in the private and public kind. Odd since politicians are usually th ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 18 2013 - 11:23pm -

  75. High Yield Bond Primer

          Someone in my office was reading this. Thought it's worth sharing. https://www.lcdcomps.com/d/pdf/hyprimer.pdf bonds ...

    4 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 22 2012 - 7:44am -

  76. Bond Refinancing Question

          What do you do with the unamortized discount when refinancing a bond? Will this affect the sources and uses? thanks bonds ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2016 - 11:30am -

  77. Are We in Deflationary Crash Mode?

    I usually link to articles but today I am quoting a composite of a few comments I have read at various financial sites. This particular smorgasbord offers the notion that the USD is a smart play and that America is entering a deflationary spiral. Not so s ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 26 2011 - 11:58am -

  78. Low on summer options what to do advice?

    I am a junior at W.P. Carey School of Business and I am currently low on options for the summer. I interviewed at BB for S&T and I have 2 more BB leads...and 1 strong networked boutique lead. I got rejected from the super-day I had for BB S&T and ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 24 2011 - 5:00pm -

  79. US markets to be shunned?!?

    Overregulation, like a cheap hoe, can sometimes give the doer a little more than they bargained for. We've seen this a lot of times in the financial world; when Onion futures were banned, volatility was so insane that one of the lawmakers went bankru ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 26 2011 - 9:58pm -

  80. Funds that short bonds?

          I've been trying to find bond funds that take short positions on treasurys or corporate bonds. Can anyone recommend any? short bonds Trading Strategy ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2010 - 10:56am -

  81. I'd Buy This Novel

    UPDATE: Here is an excellent analysis of the situation, and what it has done to the U.S. dollar: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/55865... By now, we've all heard about the two Japanese guys busted at the Italian border with $134 billion ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 21 2009 - 6:21am -

  82. Issuing Bonds

          What does it take to issue bonds that won't be publicly traded? And can it be done without an investment bank? also, can private shares be issued in a non-profit and would the non-profit still be held to the 499 investor rule? Ne ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2011 - 9:41pm -

  83. PDF of "Fundamentals of Futures and Option Markets" Hull

          Anyone have a copy they could send my way? Would be much appreciated! Can be any edition from 5th and up. Thanks, again. Hull options derivatives texts markets future contracts bonds trading research ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2016 - 1:08pm -

  84. Where to Focus

          WSO, I'm senior graduating this May from a decent state school where I've studied economics and finance. I've don't have much experience in finance outside of back office stuff (accounting, budget forecasting, etc) ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2016 - 12:16am -

  85. Investment Grade Bond Trading- How does it work?

          How do sell side traders analyze and trade these products? Is it a lot of fundamentals? Anybody has a good intro guide trading bonds investment grade ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 22 2014 - 11:55pm -

  86. Muni Trader Interview

          I have a 1st round phone interview tomorrow for an entry level muni bond trader position. I was wondering what kind of questions I might expect outside the standard S&T interview questions, as I'm not quite as familiar with m ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2010 - 9:43am -

  87. please help! where can i find hisorical bond data???

          i've been trying to look for historical data on US treasury bills for a paper im writing (im a student) and i just cannot seem to find it anywhere.... can someone help out? thanks bonds ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 27 2011 - 6:54am -

  88. Interest rates and Bonds

          I just read in the WSJ this statement: "When interest rates go up, investors in longer-term bonds can get slaughtered" Can anyone explain this to me? bonds interest rates ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 19 2009 - 7:29pm -

  89. What Is A Bond?

    A bond is a financial product that allows an investor to lend money to a company or government. The company or government issues a bond that is essentially an IOU, which is then purchased by investors. Investors will receive the full amount (principal) at ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Apr 23 2012 - 4:30am -

  90. Convexity of bonds

          Hello Folks, I am reading on convexity of bonds and I am confused on a few of the concepts. A bond with greater convexity is less affected by interest rates than a bond with less convexity. Also, bonds with greater convexity will have ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2010 - 7:17pm -

  91. Analyzing Funds

          Hi all, I am currently working at an asset management internship and my team has given me a couple of assignments to get started on. One of the assignments is to analyze a couple of funds and determine if they would make good investme ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 12 2012 - 10:30am -

  92. Help with salary expectations.

          I'm just curious as to what salary and total comp should be for a trader that would eventually (as soon as possible) be the senior trader at pretty successful mid market distressed debt fund now and maybe 2-5 years down the road. ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 25 2010 - 3:12pm -

  93. Bad Advise?

          Fortunes come and go, but the lessons you learn last forever....and are worth more than their weight in gold. Disagree? Discuss Investment Banking IB energy sales options stocks BB trade private banking bonds private bank ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2010 - 10:38pm -

  94. Investing in Government Bonds- Criteria

          What would you consider important criteria for comparing government bonds? (except from the "usual" like Level of debt, GDP growth, YTM, Rating, etcpp). I'm looking to compare countries like Slovenia, Poland, Hunagry. b ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2014 - 6:01am -

  95. Free Bloomberg alternative for EM bonds

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