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  1. What are the 3 most important skills needed to be an investment banker?

    Investopedia lists discipline, entrepreneurial, and relationship-builder as among top five skills for investment banking. Imo these along with persistence and excellent communication are essential for bankers. What say you? Skills top 3 finance business i ...

    28 comments - 4 silver bananas - Nov 25 2016 - 1:00pm -

  2. How do investment bankers handle long hours?

    "I worked 70 hours last week," says an analyst at RBS, which as a state owned institution might be expected to go easier on people. "There are no restrictions on our hours at all. It's normal to work from 9am to midnight." This qu ...

    21 comments - 3 silver bananas - Nov 13 2016 - 4:01am -

  3. Investment Banking or Doctor

    Hi everyone- posting for a mentee I'm helping out Essentially I am pre-med and recently interned at a prestigious US BB (think JP, MS, GS) over the summer in IBD with a full time return offer. Additionally I have a guaranteed medical admission- due t ...

    30 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 7 2016 - 1:17pm -

  4. Job Interviews and Flirting

    Hi all, I had a very weird experience recently and wanted to see whether someone here has had a similar one. I recently had last round interview for I job that I really want and I have the suspicion that I got flirted with during the interview- and what i ...

    31 comments - 4 silver bananas - Aug 19 2016 - 2:51am -

  5. The Obsession with Investment Banking

    Mod note: "Blast from the Past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from 01/11 Do you have an investment banking obsession? Especially those of you still in college, do you spend every waking moment angling for a job in investment banking? Do ...

    61 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 5 2016 - 9:56am -

  6. ETF Stripping and Insider Trading

    This post comes as a suggestion from HappyPantsMcGee (or HPM, or whatever the Diddy wannabe is calling himself this week). He asked me to explain the practice of ETF stripping, especially as it relates to the recent insider trading charges filed against s ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2016 - 8:48am -

  7. Quitting Finance

    Hey Bankers, Long time lurker, made an account just for this. I could really use some help, but unfortunately, can't ask anyone at work and I don't think I've spoken to my friends since I started in banking. Long story short, I worked in Le ...

    28 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jun 6 2016 - 12:02pm -

  8. Wearing a T-shirt under a dress shirt?

          I know it is completely about self preference when it comes to wearing a t-shirt under a dress shirt...but just as a side note, if your office is a business casual setting, does it look stupid if you can see a white undershirt under y ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 20 2016 - 12:41am -

  9. Master of science in Finance advice, UT Dallas specific

    I'm looking at MSF's. I like UTD for $$ reasons and pt. I want to stay in TX, and do f500. thoughts? masters degree Texas dallas finance UT Dallas Jindal ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 18 2016 - 1:15pm -

  10. Which one is better: banking or consulting?

    Recently, I read an article that compared banking and consulting as careers. While banking was mentioned as having higher pay, consulting was mentioned as having more travel, more prospects for promotion, and more overall security. What do you think? What ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 13 2016 - 11:58pm -

  11. How do you guys do it?

    Just recently moved to New York for a new role and i'm finding that I'm tired as shit most days of the week. Between morning workouts, picking up new things on the job, studying for the CFA, and chasing girls, it seems like there's hardly a ...

    47 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 6 2016 - 11:00am -

  12. Trump will be the nominee- for real this time

    I'm wondering what Trump's all too certain nomination for the Republican Party means for banking and finance in general. He's been cleaning up his team and taking a more presidential tone, which will be good for everyone to start weighing i ...

    62 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 5 2016 - 1:25pm -

  13. Is This True: PE/IB Firms Ask Your for Your SAT Scores?

          I've read this I think once or twice on WSO and many other times on random places on the internet. Clarifications from anyone who is actually in PE would be much appreciated. If they do ask, could one just lie, or do they go thro ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2016 - 12:57am -

  14. Finance jobs at architectural firms?

    I want to influence the architectural aesthetics of real estate developments. I have began the CRE-analyst route with owner/investors because I know it all comes down to $$$. Who runs the cost analysis and value engineering of beautiful architecture? Real ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 26 2016 - 10:14pm -

  15. MSRE, MSRED, MBA-RE, etc: ONLINE

    Wanted to start discussion about RE graduate options. We all know of the top programs where you go in-person, and take off time to complete. Many of us, myself included, are currently already on our way with a real estate career. I work in finance and acq ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 31 2016 - 11:24am -

  16. INTERNAL AUDIT OR FINANCE

    I'm applying to GS, MS, JPM, & BlackRock for their Internal Audit & Finance divisions. I am a junior Finance major with a 3.4 GPA (yes, I'm aware that my GPA isn't great). I can't really decide which division I would prefer. Wh ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 22 2016 - 1:03pm -

  17. Quitting Investment Banking

    Ask anyone who has been in the business awhile and he'll tell you that investment banking isn't all it's cracked up to be. The hours are long, the job security for the past four or five years has been pretty shaky, and there was that whole ...

    88 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 13 2016 - 11:39am -

  18. Best financial modelling accreditation??

    I was wondering what would be the best program/course you can do that will give the most respected accreditation(i.e accepted by recruiters/IBs/employers) for financial modelling. finance 2016 summer intern; question; help; advice accreditation Financial ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 12 2016 - 7:19pm -

  19. Columbia or Wharton for Undergraduate?

          I was accepted to both Columbia University and UPenn Wharton for undergrad. But I don't know which to pick. Any insights would be great, and please specify whether you have affiliations to either school/acknowledge your biases. K ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2016 - 8:39pm -

  20. Is DePaul worth the investment as an undergraduate?

          I have received an undergraduate offer of admission from DePaul University for the fall of 2016 in Finance. Can you please advice me on whether I should go this fall 2016 at DePaul in Chicago or take a gap year in order to aim for a b ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 15 2016 - 11:01am -

  21. MSF Tips: Why You Should or Shouldn't Get One

    Four years ago, I made a fateful decision to get an MSF degree. I badly wanted to break into Wall Street, live the lifestyle of a big swinging dick with models and bottles, and not have to study a buttload of stuff like a doctor or engineer. I was success ...

    57 comments - 5 silver bananas - Oct 20 2015 - 2:11pm -

  22. Can you help me?

          You know what I want, I want to work at a place where all we do is sit around and talk about investment ideas with a value orientation mingled with risk on warren buffet cunning, where I can smoke some weed and let my mind work on. An ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 28 2016 - 7:45pm -

  23. Queen's Applied Economics vs McGill Joint Honors Economics & Finance

    Hi everyone, I'm a pending sophomore transfer student in BC, Canada. I've been reading WSO since the middle of last year, but recently my aspirations for banking has intensified, so here I am. I have two options to consider for September. Both o ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2016 - 9:31pm -

  24. Condo Experience

          Hey- currently developing a condo project model. Does anyone have experience building one? Main questions are: how many units are you typically expecting to sell per year? Or does it even work like that; are you looking at income at a ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 26 2015 - 3:26am -

  25. Rejection

    Mod Note (Andy): Make sure to check out the comment inside the post by @M- Weintraub So, it's been a while since I've provided content to this wonderful website (sorry Patrick). But, I figure now would be a good time. I just received a nice &quo ...

    46 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 2 2015 - 11:00am -

  26. Finance Culture- Personalities

    Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted on 5/20/13. To see all of our top content from the past, click here. Make sure to see the great comment below by CompBanker. I come from a small town where nobody had ever heard of consu ...

    86 comments - 31 silver bananas - Jan 14 2016 - 6:00am -

  27. The weak post-MBA finance job market

          What's going on here? I'm a 2nd year at a M7 b-school graduating soon, and aside from banking, finance job market has been horrendous. On-campus recruiting was mostly banks and some long-only mutual funds. The people who wan ...

    126 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 24 2015 - 9:24am -

  28. When will the 80% LTV days come?

          We used to have a pretty good lending relationship that was funding 80% LTV for retail and hotel properties provided of course that the debt service coverage was very strong. However, once the recession hit, this changed pretty fast. ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 1 2015 - 4:00am -

  29. Now What: Harvard or Wharton?

          Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry for posting about deciding on where to go for college, but....I was admitted off the Harvard waitlist with the condition that I can attend for the class of 2021 (i.e., I'd have to take a gap year ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 18 2016 - 9:30am -

  30. Why Inflation is important in an economy

    Wondering if someone can explain why inflation is important in an economy. I know in the US, we have a target rate of 2% and in Canada they have a target range between 1-3%, with the ideal being 2%... but my question is... why do you even need inflation? ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2016 - 9:37pm -

  31. Is it worth being crushed by loans: Kelley Undergraduate vs. University South Carolina undergrad finance degree

    Where can an undergrad finance degree from U of South Car. take me? I know it's what I make of it and I plan on joining a fraternity, running for leadership positions and applying aggressively but on average do you think I'll be able to graduate ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 28 2016 - 9:08pm -

  32. 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? finance breaking in IBD ...

    63 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:48pm -

  33. Why is Stern disliked so much, but Wharton praised?

          From all the research I've done, they really seem to be much more similar than they are different. Both very finance/wall street focused, recruited heavily, competitive, selective admissions. Other than the Ivy League tag, the fi ...

    33 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 6 2015 - 5:12am -

  34. What is the biggest sin for an active manager?

    In a recent survey, readers of the CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief were asked, "What is the biggest sin for an active manager relative to its relationship to an investment consultant?" 44% of people said that style drift is the biggest sin, fo ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 17 2016 - 8:51pm -

  35. Which school to transfer [or stay] for best chance at breaking into real estate/working at a real estate investment firm

          I am currently a finance student at Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business and was accepted as a junior year transfer to Boston University's Questrom School of Business and Northeastern University's D'Amor ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 31 2016 - 12:51am -

  36. How Finance is like Professional Sports

          If you look at elite athletes of virtually any sport, they almost always share one thing in common: they started playing the sport at a fairly young age. Sure, there are exceptions, but very rarely do you see a world-class athlete who ...

    37 comments - 8 silver bananas - Oct 1 2015 - 12:28pm -

  37. My heart on my sleeve

          Hi everyone, I'm a long-time lurker on WSO, now seeking counsel from those more experienced. I'm coming here because I honestly have no one else to talk to... I do not want to waste too much of your time so I'll try to ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2015 - 4:11am -

  38. University of Oklahoma BBA Finance reputation?

          Does Price business school at the undergrad level have the rep to get IB/PE positions in TX or NY. Looking on linkedin I see there are at least a handful that have done that, just wondering how far OU's reach goes and if it' ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2015 - 8:15am -

  39. Aspiring billionaire

          Hey wso didn't know what forum to post this In but stocks and markets seems the most closely related and appropriate, basically I really want to be a billionaire, I want to make and be worth a billion dollars or two within my lif ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2016 - 10:39pm -

  40. Purchase Price Allocation in Real Estate Portfolio Acquisition

          Have a question on purchase price allocation. I have drawn up an example below. Portfolio- 100 industrial buildings- 250 tenants- Average size building 200,000 SF- 20,000,000 SF- Occupancy 95%- Market Rent $0.50 NNN / month- Yr 1 NOI- ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2016 - 11:31am -

  41. Want to be a banker, please help

          hey wso, I want to be a banker or some kind of businessman or investor or trader. I think I finally found my lifelong passion in business and I've been interested in business and economics since I was like 13. I've followed ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 10 2016 - 4:35pm -

  42. What to do if you don't really have professional references?

          I got an interview comin' up for an internship, and was pre-emptively given an official "job application" form. On it, it wanted me to list 3 professional references. The thing is, I practically have none and only have ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 20 2015 - 4:42am -

  43. Finance V Law V Medicine V Other

    In our society, those with above-average capabilities and the means of acquiring a higher education are ultimately given three career paths to chose from; law, finance and medicine. Of course there are exceptions to the rule, with various types of enginee ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  44. A10 Capital

    Does anyone know much about A10 Capital? Any brokers have experience interacting or closing with them? Any borrowers have experience with them? I've heard they are expensive and have a lot of guys running around trying to do smaller bridge deals. Goo ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 13 2016 - 5:53pm -

  45. Evolution of the Financier

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 1/6/14 and ranks #28 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Once upon a time you had virtual ...

    41 comments - 25 silver bananas - Jun 24 2015 - 5:57am -

  46. Advice regarding career choice

          Hello everyone, this is my first post to WSO, and I eagerly await anyone's advice. I'm a 28 year old RN with 4 years experience; the money has been fantastic, and with the OT rolling in, I've been able to save/invest a ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 27 2015 - 12:45am -

  47. NYU Stern: overrated MBA?

    Everyone says that nyu stern is great for finance, due to its strong faculty and NYC location. But when i look at the actual job placement, i was surprised at how bad it was. Even with BB banking and trading, which is their bread and butter, they didn ...

    108 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:20pm -

  48. 29 year old in Operations trying to break into Finance. Help

          Hi, I'm 29 years old working at a tier 1 in New York in Operations. I'm seeking advice on how I should try to transition into working into the Finance department or financial department in another firm. I have a BS in Financ ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2016 - 11:41pm -

  49. How do you deal with depression on the job?

          I know its not often spoke about, but how do you deal with it? finance ...

    21 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 23 2015 - 6:07pm -

  50. Help me brainstorm a possible career switch

          I'm currently in a profession (public accounting) that I have only lukewarm interest in. I've been thinking a lot lately about what else I could do at this point that would be challenging and fulfilling work. My background i ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 5 2015 - 4:00am -

  51. 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 2 ...

    58 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2014 - 8:56pm -

  52. What to do now and beautiful women in finance

          So some stats on me, just graduated from a non-target state school (had to go to due to financial reasons, I have graduated with $0 debt:-)), BS finance, 3.2 GPA. Did an internship in consulting. Signed contract to join firm, but some ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 20 2015 - 4:16pm -

  53. 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 ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:21pm -

  54. How Suitable is my Profile for these MFin Programs

          I was hoping to get opinions on my chances at a masters in finance from the following: MIT LBS (Masters in Financial Analysis) LSE Imperial HEC Paris My profile:- Economics major- 3rd year student- 3.2 GPA from the Lahore University o ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 6 2016 - 5:11am -

  55. Transaction Services Groups

    Can somebody explain the different groups of Transaction Services: due diligence, accounting advisory, and valuation. Which group do people who previously worked in audit move into? What do they focus on? Do they hire from undergrad? Do you have to have e ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2016 - 9:30am -

  56. The decline of NYC finance

    This NY Times article talks about the rapidly declining importance of finance to the city's private sector. During the boom years, finance contributed to about 10% of jobs added to the city's private sector. Now that figure is less than 1%. In m ...

    51 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 16 2015 - 7:58pm -

  57. Estate Planning: The Shotgun Approach

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie" If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. I know Halloween was a few days ago, but I can't resist the ghoulish temptation to write about ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2014 - 8:00am -

  58. Low grades in accounting! Hurt IB chances?

    I've just finished my finals for the summer semester at my college, and my gut feeling tells me my Financial accounting course won't go so well. I entered the final with an A, but might come out with a B+, which is equivalent to 80-84% (GPA 3.30 ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 8 2016 - 12:26am -

  59. 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. finance Law repeal ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 16 2014 - 4:00am -

  60. Scam Science: The Pump and Dump

    Mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from September 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. I'm changing things up a little today. I was going ...

    19 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 29 2014 - 9:00am -

  61. How much of an advantage is programming in Excel VBA

          College student about to graduate studying Accounting, I will have been programming casually in Excel VBA for almost two years when I graduate. How much of an advantage will this be in the be in world of Finance and Accounting? macros ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2016 - 6:19pm -

  62. Economics vs. Finance Major

    Yes, I know this topic has been beaten to death already. My situation is slightly different than other schools. Finance and economics are both in the business school. I got to a top 50 non target (One or two kids make BB each year, and some make local IBD ...

    261 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:19pm -

  63. Counter offer advice

    So I'm in a pickle here, and hoping some of you here have experienced this. ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 15 2014 - 5:08am -

  64. Scam Science: Old School Wall Street

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from September 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. I have a feeling this week-long series is going to be b ...

    18 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 22 2014 - 9:00am -

  65. MS in Finance- Associate role or strictly analyst role?

          Hi all, Long time lurker here. I do have a question that I hope you guys would be able to shed some light on. I worked for 3 years in finance (BO and then trading) followed by 2 years in project management role. I realized I want to g ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2016 - 6:22pm -

  66. Effects of long term sleep deprivation?

    This is a serious question for those of you that have been in the industry for a while (or just generally don't get very much sleep for whatever reason). Have you started feelings the effects (or believe there will be effects) of long term sleep depr ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2014 - 6:00am -

  67. Light Pool: Dark Pools Are So Last Year

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie" If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. Much has been made about the death of investing over the past several years. Thanks to the prolifera ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 24 2014 - 8:00am -

  68. How to transition to real estate finance from the navy?

          Hi Guys, I just finished up a four year stint in active duty as an officer in the navy. I just turned 28 and am looking to transition into the world of real estate finance (preferably BB REIB or Eastdil) and am seeking your guidance. ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 14 2016 - 3:40pm -

  69. Junior At A Non-Target, No Relevant Experience, Sub 3.5 GPA, Is There Even A Point In Trying?

          Deleted IBD Investment Banking summer analyst sa GPA low gpa no experience finance non-target non target school no hope ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2016 - 1:13pm -

  70. College & Social Life

    As I finish up my sophomore year at a target I am truly wondering this one question: for the people on this website who are juniors/seniors and have successfully attained IB jobs/summer internships...most of you had to get good grades...which for most of ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 19 2014 - 11:03am -

  71. Accounting, Finance, or Economics Degree?!?!?!

    I'm at a crossroads here, I've finished most if not all my General Education courses and now need to start on my core classes. But I'm confused as to which degree is best, I love the stock market and I would love to land a career that has s ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:45pm -

  72. Macquarie vs Stifel IBanking Summer Offers

          I got two offers for the summer and was hoping to get some insight on which one to take. The first is for Macquarie Capital and the second is with Stifel both in their investment banking group. As far as culture, training program, hou ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 14 2015 - 7:24pm -

  73. Are you still qualified for summer analyst positions/internships after junior year summer?

          ipp Internships analyst post-graduation Undergraduate business school finance Investment Banking IBD asset management hedge school MBA internship Summer experience WallStreet firm ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 5 2015 - 11:18am -

  74. Extremely Confused

          Hello everyone, I am extremely confused as to what I want to do with my life and a crucial decision has to be made in the next month which will basically alter the rest of my life. I am just looking for advice here because I am SERIOU ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 26 2015 - 8:32pm -

  75. Cambridge Associates- Scheduled phone interview

    I have a scheduled phone interview with Cambridge Associates for the consulting associate position in the Dallas Office. To be honest, I am just interested in breaking into finance and from a cursory search I have found very mixed opinions regarding wheth ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  76. Forbes releases 30 under 30

    Any monkeys manage to make the list this year? 30 Under 30 Finance: The Top Young Traders, Bankers And Dealmakers The rising stars of finance can be found on both the buy and sell sides of Wall Street, working for big banks like Morgan Stanley and B ...

    58 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2014 - 6:00am -

  77. BERKELEY VS USC VS UCLA

    College choice: Berkeley, UCLA, USC. Which one should i go for business. I like all campuses. I realize Haas is no guarantee, but it's good. Marshall is good for networking. UCLA is straight up a chillin place. give me your advice college USC finance ...

    76 comments - 3 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:42pm -

  78. How to Break into Finance for a Mechanical Engineer?

    I'm a mechanical engineer and I've been out of school for about four years now. I'm looking to break into finance but I can't even apply to entry-level positions at the major banks. I graduated from an Ivy League university with a 3.4 ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:43pm -

  79. Are White Women Less Capable at Math?

    Have you ever wondered if your teacher simply didn't think you were competent enough for a subject, even though your scores were decent? Well apparently if you are a white female this may be true. "A 'subtle' but 'definitely prese ...

    40 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 28 2015 - 7:19pm -

  80. Which degree is the most 'fun'?

          Hi Monkeys! I'm in front of my decision to choose a degree. I'm an international student and I probably will study in the UK, at a target school, so that's not the problem.I read here, that the degree doesn't actua ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2015 - 8:08am -

  81. Bankruptcy for my husband

          Hello all! Me and my husband live in Toronto. My husband's ex-wife is suing him for money. She is not willing for a settlement instead she wants the entire amount in a lump sum payment. Its not possible for us to make the entire ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 14 2015 - 7:48am -

  82. Back Office (BO) Product Control Finance- Salary after X years? (long-term)

    I am about to take a full time job working in product control (finance- back office) at Goldman Sachs and I was wondering how the salary progression will be like several years down the road. Irrelevant, but I took this position instead of a full time Audi ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  83. Finance Internships Guide, Wall Street Internships & Career Guide

    Finance Internship Success. The best preparation for Finance Internship in the world. Following this finance internship guide will make getting through the your internship as painless as possible, so that you can have the exciting, rewarding experience yo ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Aug 1 2016 - 6:18pm -

  84. Math or Economics Major

    I need to pick a major right away. I'm torn between mathematics and economics. I like both subjects, but I don't want to double major due to obvious reasons; I would consider a minor in math/stats. Overall, I enjoy economics more. I really like ...

    78 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:18pm -

  85. Shallow NYC gold diggers

    God, these girls are absolutely intolerable. At least the gold digging chicks in Los Angeles are hot. These chicks are horrendous. Oh well; that's NYC for you. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/28/nyregion/28daba.... nyc finance women gold diggers ...

    102 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:41pm -

  86. Future job

    I am a student attending Baruch College in NYC and am a little confused on choosing between the two below. I would appreciate any insight from those who are experienced or know of those who are experienced to help me visualize the reality and possibilitie ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2015 - 2:45pm -

  87. Which PE firm to intern for?

    Career switcher. Ivy undergrad. Attending a top 5 MBA [1st year]. Great profile (and connections) to interview with top PE firms but lack the relevant finance experience to do so right now. Our program offers a Buyout Lab class where you intern with a PE ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2015 - 8:49pm -

  88. Trading Without a Net: Why I Don't Use Stops on Options Trades

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from September 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. I've received a few messages from you guys about m ...

    29 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 23 2013 - 8:45am -

  89. What is the best job in finance?

          So, what is the best job in finance in terms of a combination of these factors, and any that I missed. Hours, compensation, vacation, stress, "work-life balance", upward mobility, challenge, respect, and I'll stop there ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 15 2015 - 11:17am -

  90. I need opinions on Big 4, its exit opportunities, and etc. Please help?

    So my university and big 4 firms in general act like working in audit at a Big 4 is so prestigious, so I bought into it... BW also ranked Big 4 as having top internship programs, best places to start your career, and etc, so I was even more convinced. I a ...

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