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  1. Antifragility: Things that gain from disorder

    If you haven't heard about it already, Taleb, the guy behind the Black Swan theory(or as they claim) is out with another book. Although I wasn't intending on buying the book initially, his Saturday essay (WSJ) was what finally convinced me. Then ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 15 2016 - 12:19am -

  2. Lehman History Lesson

          Feeling a bit nostalgic and am curious if anyone has good information or resources regarding how Lehman was as a shop in the 90's and 00's? Top groups, what they were known for, how they compared to the GS, MS, and DLJ' ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 28 2014 - 1:11am -

  3. The House of Morgan: A Monkey's Review

    "A man has two reasons for the things he does: one that sounds good, and the real one."- Pierpont Morgan At over 700 pages, "The House of Morgan" is a book that could be used as a doorstop. But it was a doorstop that made many of my mo ...

    12 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 22 2014 - 2:00pm -

  4. GPA Question- Should I put it in my resume?

          Okay, so overall I have a 2.9 GPA and my major is History. But in courses related to Business it is a 3.4 GPA but it's only 15 units. Is it stupid to put in my resume Business Related GPA: 3.4/4.0? Or maybe just leave out GPA all ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2016 - 1:33pm -

  5. Does major matter at targets?

          If I choose to major in history instead of economics at a school like Duke or Dartmouth would that affect me in any way when it comes for recruiting? For example would someone with same gpa but majoring in economics have a leg up over ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 8 2014 - 9:49pm -

  6. If you could be any historical person, who would you be?

    I would want to be Hamilton, obviously. history ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2013 - 2:12pm -

  7. What Wall Street Person Do You Respect Most?

    They do not necessarily have to be in NY. I vote for Soros> Icahn = Buffett wall street Soros buffett history icahn ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2013 - 1:15am -

  8. The "Perfect Pre-Law " who Jumped Ship. Is it too late?

    I just graduated from an ivy (with a top ugrad business program..) in History (with distinction/honors). My GPA is a 3.94. The only courses I took that are in any way business related are Calc II, microeconomics and macroeconomics which I received As in. ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 9 2013 - 1:01am -

  9. Hypo: Ron Paul becomes President

    I'm sure the title of this thread alone can provoke premature ejaculation for a lot of the diehard Paul supporters on WSO. But as a former history major, I love thinking about "what-if" scenarios and various hypotheticals. So here's a ...

    110 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 28 2011 - 10:21am -

  10. The Fabric of our Lives

    The fabric of our lives and arguably the most significant commodity in America's relatively short history. Cotton. Something we rarely discuss in finance is making the largest and fastest push seen in the commodity sector, since there has been an off ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 18 2010 - 11:48am -

  11. History Majors in Ibanking...is this even a real thing?

          Specifically history majors at Northwestern, that doesn't really happen right? What about double history/ economics majors, does that happen, hell they probably just disregard the double major and only look at the econ major, rig ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2012 - 8:22pm -

  12. A Little History with Jorge

    So, another Monday's about to end and if you're like me, I bet you'd rather kick back and forget some of the stress and melancholia it usually brings. My usual habit, if I'm not in front of the TV, is to grab a book and maybe a few dri ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2011 - 9:48pm -

  13. Wriston's Law of Capital

    Wristons law of capital is named after Walter Wriston (1919-2005). He was a banker, and former chairman of Citicorp. He was widely regarded as the most influential commercial banker of his time(at least according to Wikipedia). The law states that: " ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 22 2012 - 6:52pm -

  14. A brief history of the Drachma

    In 1827, when the modern Greek State was created, money transactions were carried out mainly in Turkish coins, as well as in foreign currencies such as the Spanish Distilo. There was no Greek currency until 1828. A national monetary system, based on silve ...

    4 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 17 2012 - 7:45pm -

  15. Wriston's Law of Capital(part 2)

    This post is a continuation of Wristons Law of Capital: Wriston's Law of Capital Currently the movement of capital has already started. What was labeled as a rough patch has already turned into much bigger phase. The welfare state is about to come to ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 29 2012 - 7:45pm -

  16. Duke Econ Major?

          I'm currently a freshman at Duke and would like to go into investment banking after school. My advisor is beginning to ask what I am thinking about majoring in. I would like to do econ but from what I hear from my classmates, pla ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2010 - 11:28am -

  17. What kind of major for business school

          I go to the University of Illinois, with a 3.9 and I was wondering do I have to major in Econ or something like that to go to B school? I'm not really interested in banking but maybe consulting, I actually am interested in workin ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 20 2010 - 6:41pm -

  18. Harbinger History Request

          Hey, Given my limited internet and bloomberg access this weekend, I was wondering if someone can fill in the blank for me on Harbinger's history since 2007. My understanding: 1. Shorted MBS 's and made killing in crisis. 2. ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2013 - 3:23pm -

  19. Trading /ES: Do impressive practice accounts accounts carry weight when applying for a trading position at legit prop firms??

    I am interested in trading the /ES at a proprietary trading firm because I could benefit from a team oriented environment would like to learn how other professionals prefer to trade. Though I have a lot of experience trading equities on a short term basis ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 30 2010 - 10:38pm -

  20. This is the "hardest" finance history quiz ever

          It's more than just, "Hey, did you know Wall Street got its name from being next to a wall?" See how you do: http://fir.mx/1PmGp8d economic history history ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2016 - 9:50am -

  21. One Hell of a Net Net Stock – Warren Buffett on Western Insurance Securities Company

          Can you make 50% annual returns? Warren Buffett can. Here's how. 'Adjust Your Perspective'- Warren Buffett Warren Buffett has become a sort of god-like figure in the value investment community. It's pretty obvious ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 3 2015 - 12:34pm -

  22. Help! How to find historical price of share purchases

          Hey guys, i could do with some help here! how do i find the price that a company paid for share purchases, for some deal that goes a few years back? Help history ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 21 2010 - 1:17am -

  23. Trading history for /ES... Do impressive practice accounts carry any weight at legit prop-trading firms?

    I am interested in trading the /ES at a proprietary trading firm because I could benefit from a team oriented environment would like to learn how other professionals prefer to trade. Though I have a lot of experience trading equities on a short term basis ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 30 2010 - 10:24pm -

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