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  1. Day Trading, back office to Hedge Fund

          Hello Everyone, I am just about to graduate with my MBA from a decent state school on the west coast. I was wondering how to become a successful day trader on the side while I try to break into the finance industry. My plan is to find ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 7 2016 - 12:10pm -

  2. Facebook vs. BB IBD vs. MBB Offer Help Me Choose

          I have a rather unconventional schooling record and internship record. I have, however, been blessed to make a really big decision coming up. I'm curious as to what WSO members would do in this situation. I understand that the FB ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 11 2015 - 3:09am -

  3. Anybody else at a cross roads?

          I am sure I am not alone in this but anybody else coming to the end of the line in banking and unsure what to do? My background is a little different so I have worked my way up to an M&A role. Each step along the way was pretty we ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 20 2015 - 10:04am -

  4. 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 - 3 silver bananas - Mar 23 2013 - 8:45am -

  5. Sell Your Options Dearly: MARRIAGE

    Andy note: "Best of Eddie"- while Eddie is on vacation we're throwing up some of his classic posts from the past. This one from June 2010 is part of the very popular "Sell Your Options" 5-part series. More to come later this week ...

    70 comments - 8 silver bananas - Jun 27 2012 - 7:45am -

  6. Sell Your Options Dearly: KIDS

    Andy note: "Best of Eddie"- while Eddie is on vacation we're throwing up some of his classic posts from the past. This one from June 2010 is part of the very popular "Sell Your Options" 5-part series. More to come later this week ...

    61 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 28 2012 - 7:45am -

  7. Sell Your Options Dearly: DEBT

    Andy note: "Best of Eddie"- while Eddie is on vacation we're throwing up some of his classic posts from the past. This one from June 2010 is part of the very popular "Sell Your Options" 5-part series. More to come later this week ...

    55 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jul 2 2012 - 7:45am -

  8. Market Making & Options

          Hi guys, I am trying to figure out market making. I am trying to find the risks that market makers face, what they can do to protect them, and also how to use options to protect them and make profits. Can someone please shed some ligh ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 6 2016 - 8:28am -

  9. What happens to IB Analysts with low GPAs?

    Hey guys, Been pretty happy with the BB IBD offer I've been sitting on for the past few months. And never really though seriously about what comes after the 2 year stint. Incoming analyst with a non- GS / MS / JPM BB (think CS / BAML) within a decent ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 25 2014 - 12:18am -

  10. Sell Your Options Dearly

    mod (Andy) note): "Best of Eddie"- while Eddie is on vacation we're throwing up some of his classic posts from the past. This one from June 2010 was the first in a series of 3 of "Sell Your Options". More to come later this week & ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 26 2012 - 8:56am -

  11. Betting Odds on the Market – Option Trading

    Did you know that you can easily find out the odds of a stock moving in a certain direction using option prices? Please, no option traders jumping down my throat on this one. Google has a 6% chance of increasing 10% in the next month. Check this out: http ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2012 - 6:45pm -

  12. Options trading books/primers

          Trying to move to a HF where the PM is big on options strategies... I know the basic payoff profiles of bear/bull spreads, but really want to get a firm grasp on how to structure trades for optimum r/r, and more big-picture strategy f ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 25 2014 - 11:39pm -

  13. Sell Your Options Dearly: WASTING ASSETS

    Andy note: "Best of Eddie"- while Eddie is on vacation we're throwing up some of his classic posts from the past. This one from June 2010 is part of the very popular "Sell Your Options" 5-part series. More to come later this week ...

    32 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jul 3 2012 - 7:45am -

  14. Facebook Options Open, Stock Gets Destroyed

    Options on Facebook began trading yesterday, and I think it's safe to say there was a little more volume on the Put side than the Call side. The volume in the options was unprecedented, with the largest number of bets going to the July 25 puts, indic ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 30 2012 - 7:45am -

  15. If Herbalife is found to be a pyramid scheme, what would happen to the stock price?

          Would it be worth $0 immediately and be delisted, or would it stay at the same price and then be delisted. Looking at some options strategies options ...

    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2012 - 3:19am -

  16. Equity derivatives- Can I buy an option?

          Can I buy an option in the morning and sell it in the afternoon at a profit even if its not in the money? options ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2016 - 1:12pm -

  17. Rogue Traders and the Markets Who Loved Them

    I am a huge fan of rogue traders. I don't mean patsies like Jerome Kerviel or greedy thieves like Dick Fuld. I mean real deal villains. The guys who came out of the womb rooting for the bad guy in the movies. Here's the story of a guy who doesn& ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 6 2010 - 1:24pm -

  18. Illiquid Options

    Options traders, quick? about option liquidity. I'm in IB, but I enjoy trading options on the side. I've done fairly well and several of my better trades have been relatively illiquid options (particularly those with little liquidity more than 3 ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2013 - 6:39pm -

  19. Would you be on the other side of these trades: MSFT & SBUX?

    In today's volatile market, being long and neutral in your portfolio can deliver returns in uncertain markets. Today, I will present two options strategies, one conservative and one speculative, and then ask WSO if you would be on the other side of t ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 24 2012 - 2:19pm -

  20. The futures & options markets are no longer viable. It is my recommendation that ALL customers withdraw from all of the markets

    ZeroHedge: Presenting the First MF Global Casualty BCM Has Ceased Operations (source) Posted by Ann Barnhardt- November 17, AD 2011 10:27 AM MST Dear Clients, Industry Colleagues and Friends of Barnhardt Capital Management, It is with regret and unflinchi ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 18 2011 - 6:47pm -

  21. What's this? Day Trading Help Needed.

    I've been reading thru day trading threads and have stumbled upon some terms that are important that I don't know. Pls explain to me what they mean if you can. Thanks! Equities Credit Spreads Options Equity Options FX Market ETF 's FX tradi ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 2 2011 - 4:58pm -

  22. Slave to Prestige?

    Hey guys, So I've been thinking alot lately about the emphasis we (prospective/current finance professionals) put on value judgments of prestige and success. I understand that for many its more than often a struggle to strike a foothold in such a com ...

    109 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 28 2011 - 1:23am -

  23. at the money option delta = 0.5???

    quite a few traders I've met with/interviewed with have told me that at the money options have a delta of 0.5...one exotics trader told me that straddles are delta neutral by definition, i was like wtf?? correct me if i'm wrong, but the delta of ...

    70 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 9 2011 - 12:57pm -

  24. Ronin Capital: more information regarding interview for assistant trader position

          Anybody know about this firm? They're a prop shop in Chicago that mostly trades equity options. I have an interview for an assistant trader position. Do you know what the base for this job would be? trading options job ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2015 - 2:05pm -

  25. first time trading options

    Hey all, so i am approaching my first time trading options, i pretty much know how they work and everything heres a few questions have say XYC is trading at $15, i buy Jan call option of $11 for $4....... since it is in the money is this a profitable stra ...

    38 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 22 2010 - 11:41am -

  26. Looking for a new online broker

          Hi guys, Couple things I'm looking for:-Options trading-Mobile app-Low commissions-FX I'm also Canadian if that matters. Thanks in advance. online broker options ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2016 - 8:40am -

  27. 10k bet on Greek default

          I have about 10k in disposable savings and a pretty strong view Greece will default within the next month. How would you guys go about (potentially) making as much money on a Greece default? As far as I know CDS aren't available ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 12 2011 - 3:51am -

  28. What Happened to My Leverage?

    On 11/15/2011 I bought BAC calls for 2.00 per share with a strike price of 7.00 for JAN 2014, while BAC was trading at approximately 6.00 per share. During that time frame I am up 7.5% of the calls, while BAC itself is up 22.6%. I was under the impression ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2012 - 9:55pm -

  29. Why do option traders take OTM options out of the position

          I'm wondering why option traders choose to take very far OTM strikes that they are long (both calls and puts) out of the position, when expiration arrives. I know it has to do with not wanting to see the delta but I was wondering ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 10 2012 - 11:09pm -

  30. Who Else Noticed This Big Short Today (I Didn't)

    Today, someone took out a huge short position on the S&P 500 on the order of about 15,450 contracts. The trade dripped into the market over the course of roughly an hour and a quarter, strike of 1995. Average fill price seemed to be around $133. More ...

    4 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 26 2014 - 8:00pm -

  31. A Firm's Value

    Have you ever wondered how investment banks or financial advisors calculate a firm's value exactly? In order to evaluate company X during an M&A transaction, a peer group of comparable companies (Company A and Company B) have to be selected. Subs ...

    5 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 28 2012 - 10:36pm -

  32. Need an answer about option trading

          Hi, This is a hypothetical question. Lets say if someone has never traded options before and they start trading them whats the worst that can happen? Will they end up loosing all their money (trading capital) or end up owing thousands ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2014 - 11:29pm -

  33. Call option question

          Quick question: Person A buys Qty 10 June 15 Calls for Stock X @ $15 for $100 Stock X closes at $13 on June 15. Question: Person A looses $100 or does he have to pay (15-13)*1000? question options call options ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 7 2013 - 5:23pm -

  34. Options Question Contest- Bananas up for Grabs

    I have almost finished a book called 'the Music of the Primes" by Marcus de Satoy. It is mostly about the unsolved Riemann Hypothesis dealing with the critical line of zeros in the Zeta function. If you havent heard of it then check out the book ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2011 - 8:35am -

  35. I am getting killed on options

          Long story short, I am up 18% on my long equities but down almost 50% on my call options. However, the stock prices of my options have been rising and they still have a month until the exercise date. Is this typical or do I have a fun ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2011 - 2:01pm -

  36. Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives

          Anyone have an electronic copy of 'Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives?' I usually keep one at my desk, but it looks like it has been stolen (or maybe thrown away). We have an intern on the desk right now, and he sucks, ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 19 2010 - 11:54pm -

  37. Hull; Options, Futures and Other Derivatives

          Does any one of you have a summary of this book? Would be very helpfull options futures derivatives Hull ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2013 - 3:59pm -

  38. DOW Drops 1,000 Points- Saves Eddie's Bacon

    When I went to walk my dogs this morning I noticed that my wife had pinned a "Kick Me" sign to my back. Then I remembered today is options expiration day. Those adorable DXD calls that held so much promise just a month ago will be going to their ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 15 2010 - 5:02am -

  39. Need help with an options price movement

    If anyone can help me with this scenario I would greatly appreciate it as I've noticed it happen very often, but couldn't quite put my finger on it. I'm going to use Apple options as an example, but in reality it is the real situation. Over ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 19 2011 - 9:54am -

  40. Pricing Employee Stock Options

    Monkeys, I am curious to see how you guys would price options in a small public company if you were at the helm. For background, this company is pretty damn small at the moment (~$20mm mkt cap), but we're growing! Today our stock is very illiquid for ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 6 2015 - 7:26pm -

  41. What type of option strategy should be used...?

          What type of option strategy would be used for the following scenarios: 1) An investor who has a very large exposure to one stock and would like to "hedge" most of it away? 2) An investor who believes a stock will be trading ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 23 2012 - 8:17pm -

  42. Stupid Options Question

          I'm looking at calls for gold (http://finance.yahoo.com/q/op?s=GLD&m=2011-03) and I have a really dumb question. Why isn't the strike price and the strike price + market price perfectly correlated? For example, if there& ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2011 - 8:49pm -

  43. Pelham 1 2 3 Unrealistic Returns?

          I just saw the movie The Taking of Pelham 123, and basically John Travolta is an ex-Wallstreet guy who pretends to be a terrorist and hijacks a NYC subway, taking 20 people hostage. During the couple hours he has the train hijacked th ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 16 2009 - 11:23am -

  44. Unexercised in the money?

    Caveat: I just recently opened a personal trading account and am only playing long/short positions. My knowledge of options is limited. Why are there so many unexercised in-the-money options? I'm looking at the options chain for F500 companies and se ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 11 2011 - 1:29pm -

  45. Can someone explain gas daily options vs. American options?

          Title says it. I think my current boss is just making it more complicated than it really is, that or he just isn't explaining it right. What is the difference between a gas daily option and an American option? They are both based ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2014 - 3:53pm -

  46. Please Review My Resume- Trying to get into a good position at a HF

          I've been trying to get into a good position in IM, HF, etc., but have not had much luck recently. Please take a look at my resume and let me know what may be holding me back. Thanks! http://www.razume.com/documents/18646 trading ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 16 2016 - 10:59am -

  47. Is anyone else short cotton

          seems to be the bubble's burst- all the gins fixed at last notice day... and it popped. Anyone else long BAL puts? options short cotton ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2011 - 8:21pm -

  48. Building an options pricing model..need some help..

          Sup everyone, I am building an options pricing model and wanted to get some tips on what resources I should refer to when building it, and inputs I must keep in mind so I can be as accurate as possible. Garbage in garbage out, I want ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2011 - 1:27pm -

  49. Trading stock options

          I have an accounting background but am interested in trading options. I would appreciate help with this, as I'm not all that familiar. options ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 22 2010 - 5:05pm -

  50. Future of options market making

    One thing that's certain about trading is that the game is constantly changing: the growth of electronic trading, the decline of physical exchanges and the decimalization of option prices all being recent examples. The overall trend seems clear: smal ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 13 2012 - 3:00pm -

  51. hi Traders: quick question: "short" term for option and stock

          In the office or on the floor and describing a trade, do you ever use the word "sell"? or do you sub in "short" for everywhere "sell" should be? For example: You have 100 FDX stock. You want to sell them. ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 21 2011 - 10:48pm -

  52. Options Trading Simulator

    A while back I mentioned that I would create a very simple options trading simulator and I finally got around to it (well i kind of only extended one I built during uni). This excel options trading simulator is not designed to get you better at reading ma ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 17 2011 - 7:54am -

  53. Options from a Value Investors Point of View

    I'll preface this by saying I do understand the basic (stressing basics) of option pricing and theory. Recently, some heavily shorted names have seen their prices run up in their prices (and also crash sporadically). Focusing on these companies funda ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2013 - 5:42pm -

  54. Out-of-the-money options?

          How are out-of-the-money options treated at the close of a transaction? For example: XYZ company has a current stock price of $20 per share. XYZ company has various tranches of options outstanding. One tranche of options has a strike ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 14 2010 - 11:55am -

  55. mortgage pipeline/cd syntehtication

          anyone know anything about "hedging the mortgage pipeline?" in a basic context? options futures interest rate ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 23 2009 - 6:07pm -

  56. Fired From Top Prop Trading Firm, Need Advice

    Hi all, I was recently let go from a top proprietary options trading firm (if you know prop trading, it's top 4) after about 1.5 years and am looking for advice on moving on. ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 26 2011 - 11:09pm -

  57. Part II: So You Want To Be A Derivatives Trader?

    If you enjoyed last week's post then...here's Part II! Straight from the Banking Blog about a 20-something derivatives trader who worked for a MM firm in a small European country and as a quant for a major London institution. I've formatted ...

    3 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 16 2013 - 3:45pm -

  58. How do dividends affect options' theoretical value?

          I understand how increasing/decreasing dividends affect a call value for an option, but I'm kind of confused about why higher dividends increase puts while decreasing dividends decrease put values? options Dividends ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 13 2010 - 7:30pm -

  59. Banking Options: WF IBD v Lazard MM v RBC Capital Markets

          Hey guys, I am considering Wells Fargo Investment Banking, Lazard Middle Market and RBC Capital Markets. Was just hoping for some feedback and any opinions. Thanks. options lazard Wells Fargo ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2010 - 8:11am -

  60. The "Going Balls Long" Debate

          As this is often debated on the trading floor- why not do an open forum on WSO as well... Submit your antonym to the phrase, "balls long." nyc MBA hedge fund s&t credit sa options equities Internship CFA sales and tradin ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2011 - 8:49am -

  61. Fixed Income Options Trading at BB vs Prop Trading Firm?

          what do you guys think about starting out of college at a BB FI options trading desk vs starting at a prop firm? in the case of receiving an offer from both, what are the pros/cons, which would you guys choose? trading investment bank ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 2 2009 - 3:32pm -

  62. Best Options Website for a Paper Trading?

          What is the best free platform for paper trading options? What is the best platform for trading real options? Looking to get started, but need opinions on the best and most affordable system to start with. Thanks! trading options ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2011 - 10:56am -

  63. Finance Question Options Fair Value

          Hey guys, I have to answer this question for an interview and I'm really stuck, I don't even know where to start. Can anyone help me out? Suppose you know the following information about a market:- future is at 66- 70 strike ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2012 - 1:55am -

  64. Equity options settlement

          Quick question. I'm studying for the series 56 exam, and it has conflicting information on equity options settlement. One part of the book says that it's 3 business days after exercise while another part says it's 1 day ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 18 2012 - 1:07am -

  65. Gold Futures?

    So with the current economic climate I'm wondering if now is a good time to buy some calls on Gold futures. The way I see it the economy can go one of two ways. One is up with increases in commodity prices fueled by speculative money and higher deman ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2011 - 10:32pm -

  66. Best Online Discount Brokerage

          Fellow Traders, Which online discount brokerage will let me paper trade options and gives to access to international investors. Please don't say IB, they have ridiculous account requirements. Things I need: 1-2K or less a/c req. ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 18 2011 - 11:43am -

  67. Interest Rate Options

          What is the simplest way to trade interest rate options (short-term rates) using a personal trading account? Is this even possible? trading options interest rate personal ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 7 2009 - 8:53am - Anonymous Monkey

  68. OTC Commodities Contracts

          I'm beginning my internship on a physical gas desk in Houston at a super-major firm on Monday so naturally I've been reading up on the business as much as my final exam schedule allows and a question came to mind: Does a mar ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 14 2015 - 12:15pm -

  69. Huge Uptick in Options Trading

    Every now and then I see an absurd tick on an option. By way of example, a few weeks ago I saw a Citi option that was trading around 30 cents transact for $1.50. Similarly today I saw another option (I think NBG) that traded on a similar magnitude... actu ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 9 2010 - 10:03pm -

  70. Please suggest some interesting topics about options

          I need to make a presentation at the university about derivatives, I would like to talk about option, but the vanilla stuff is covered in course so I need to take something different, maybe pricing of exotics or something as i'm ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 4 2014 - 10:10am -

  71. Bid-Ask question: for upcoming test and general info

    I'm taking a licensing test, which I failed by one point the first time, and one of the things I was bad at was these bid-ask spreads. So say a stock is quoted at 10.00-10.25 10x10, I know 10 is the "bid," 10.25 is the "ask," ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2013 - 4:12am -

  72. Question about Call options

    1.) When you buy a call/put option then sell it for a premium what happens to the writer of the call? Are you considered the new writer? 2.) When one writes a call/put option how do they chose the date of expiration? Are there some dates that are allowed ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2010 - 6:00pm -

  73. Can someone fully explain the CME

          Hey all, Can anyone take a minute to fully explain what the CME is... Is it just an exchange where standardized futures and options contracts are traded and the guarantee liquidity to the market as opposed to OTC?? If the above is tru ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 27 2012 - 11:38am -

  74. Best Retail Site for Trading Options

          What site do you guys use for trading equity options? Why do you like it? options Day Trading online broker ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 16 2012 - 1:39pm -

  75. In the money(options)

          The definition is "For call options, the option is said to be in-the-money if the share price is above the strike price." Why doesn't this take into consideration the price of the option? Shouldn't it be "if t ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2011 - 8:25pm -

  76. Options Opportunities

    With the market's volatile gyrations being felt everywhere, I feel this is opportunity time. There are many who at the current juncture believe we have a sustainable rally and others who believe the bear market rally has finally run its course and we ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 6 2010 - 11:36am -

  77. Option delta as a probability

    So ive been meaning to write this for a couple weeks now in response to a thread about delta of options being thought of as the probability the option expires in the money. The Black Scholes equation is as follows: c = S*N(d1)- PV(K)*N(d2) delta is the se ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2011 - 9:05pm -

  78. Haven't posted in a while, but time for some advice...

    Well this site helped me greatly when I was coming out of school and now I am looking at possibly changing things up a bit, so would appreciate some advice. Background:- 26- Desk trader at a market making options firm [I am currently still employed]- Mana ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 24 2012 - 8:15am -

  79. options strategy question in hedge fund interview.

          To hedge fund fresh from MBA college,what type of answers do they expect from us?? options ...

    0 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 9 2016 - 5:24pm -

  80. In dire need of understanding valuation

    The title is a bit dramatic but basically I have been learning about investing here and there since 4 months... Before this time I had no idea about investing and I was one of those people who imagined making MM's on $1000 starting capital... lol.. W ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 14 2012 - 11:21pm -

  81. Options 'Trading Level' Approval

    Was wondering if anyone had insight as to what determines whether someone gets approved for margin and options trading levels (i.e. being able to write covered calls level 1 and write naked puts the highest level. Higher levels require margin). I understa ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 26 2011 - 9:31pm -

  82. Which prop firm allows you to trade purely options?

          Which prop firm allows you to trade purely options? options ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 18 2011 - 10:40pm -

  83. Options for TSM Calculation

          When spreading options tranches to calc FDSO, do you pull the options outstanding and their respective exercise prices or the options exercisable and their respective exercise prices? I've always pulled the options outstanding an ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2015 - 2:53am -

  84. Recommended blogs for trading?

          Hi traders What blogs do you recommended about trading / stock/ options? Especially those provided the market analysis and forecast trading Stock options ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 15 2013 - 11:02pm -

  85. Insights wanted: LME metals Futures and Options trading

          Hi all, I've just accepted an offer to start working as a junior LME metals futures and options trader. I've got some experience within S&T at bank through a summer internship and know a fair amount about futures/option. ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2016 - 2:08pm -

  86. Equity Options Market Makers

          Does anyone have a list of current market making firms focusing on the listed US Equity Options market? Thanks. market maker options ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2009 - 8:13pm -

  87. starting on an OTC ENERGY OPTIONS desk

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if starting out on an OTC energy options principal/flow trading desk is a good opportunity for someone fresh out of college? The desk is a "prop" desk at a brokerage (think MF Global), but we really don't have a ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 25 2012 - 7:19pm -

  88. Virtual platform help

          I trade mostly in equities and am looking to diversify into options, futures and FX, but want to practice them with a virtual portfolio first. Can anyone recommend a good trading platform that will allow me to set up virtual portfolio ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 24 2010 - 9:16pm -

  89. 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 -

  90. Apps- Best of work

          What do you consider the best apps, relevant to your work interests? Right now, I mostly just use the regulars (WSJ, Bloomberg, Economist, NYT). What else do you all use? Investment Banking private equity career hedge fund consulting ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 26 2013 - 4:58pm -

  91. Fixed-Income and futures settlement question

          I recently received an offer from a small buy-side firm. It's a settlements administration job. My current job is in equities operations where I work on the trade life cycle in between execution and settlement. The new role will ...

    1 comment - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2016 - 10:36pm -

  92. Anyone trade equity options

          Wondering if anyone here trades equity options? trading options ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 6 2010 - 12:00am -

  93. Historical Price Database

          Hi, I'm new to trading. I would like to know where to find and download historical price data of stocks, options, futures, commodities? many thanks in advance! Stock options futures Commodities ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2009 - 10:54am -

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