- The Big Short II: Why shorting high loan-to-value Canadian mortgages may be the (second) greatest trade ever
Hi everyone I completed a pitchbook which presents a thesis on shorting high loan-to-value Canadian mortgages. My research claims this trade opportunity is comparative to John Paulson's shorts on subprime mortgages which he established from 2005 to ...
Forum topic - aggregate - Nov 30 2014 - 8:56pm - 55 comments
- How hard is it to transfer into Wharton/Harvard from a community college?
Have a strong desire to do i-banking, but I know this industry puts a lot of attention on the prestige of the employee's school. People on WSO have brilliant ideas and I really want to hear all your opinions. Much thanks! ...
Forum topic - twtgtws - Dec 14 2014 - 5:38pm - 9 comments
- Interview Question- What would you want to do if Finance/IBD Didn't Exist?
Is there a "best" way to answer this question. Basically I've had some interviewers ask me if IBD didn't exist what would I want to do after college? Should I say something finance related or just a passion / hobby I have? ...
Forum topic - Andrew- - Dec 15 2014 - 2:16am - 3 comments
- Please Help Me...What Is Wrong With My Resume?
Goal: 2015 Summer Analyst IBD position at a BB bank preferably in energy. I have tweaked this resume from every angle I can possible think of, so I am asking kindly for the great people of WSO to help. Thank you ...
Forum topic - Andrew- - Dec 9 2014 - 1:06am - 10 comments
- Tricky Enterprise Value Question
I got asked about when a company would have a negative enterprise value in my superday. I answered when its cash balance is greater than its combined debt and equity (he told me to ignore the other stuff). I mentioned that banks sometimes have a negative ...
Forum topic - coldemailmaster - Dec 6 2014 - 5:09pm - 9 comments
- If you could have a law pertaining to the finance industry repealed, which are you hatcheting?
I have an assignment to write a paper on a law that should be repealed, so I was wondering if you guys had any good ones in mind. I would prefer laws regarding finance. Many thanks and best regards. ...
Forum topic - Marginal Benefit - Nov 16 2014 - 4:00am - 24 comments
- any books teaching entrepreneurial finance
I went to a startup company's fundraising meeting this week. And I do not quite understand the financial part on the fundraising presentation. For example, the second round fundraising will give XX% discounts to the first round investors. What is that ...
Forum topic - Susan-G - Dec 18 2014 - 6:21pm
- WHAT TO MAJOR?
Hi, I want to know what are some good undergrad degrees to get into columbia MFE program? Finance major? Mathematical finance? Does econ count?Give me a break down to become a quant analyst..... And I am totally confused about all of this...But I want to ...
Forum topic - William-Zhang1 - Dec 2 2014 - 8:08pm - 5 comments
- Law vs. Investment Banking?
Hi I am trying to decide between going to law school or pursue investment banking. I am good at math, but also love doing persuasive argumentation. Any advice? ...
Forum topic - jnsjnsjns - Nov 21 2014 - 8:32pm - 12 comments
- 401K analysis vs. alternative investment- DCF model help
I need to analyze the difference between a 401k vs. an alternative investment which in this case is real estate. I come from a real estate background so I'm covered with that area. The 401k is something new to me in terms of modeling out. Below are ...
Forum topic - jt8506 - Nov 10 2014 - 10:52am - 6 comments