- The Wolf of Wall Street: A Monkey's Review
"Well Mr. Belfort, in case you were wondering, you tested positive for cocaine, methauqalone, benziodiazepnes, amphetamines, MDMA, opiates, and marijuana. In fact, the only thing you're not showing is hallucinogens. What's wrong, you ...
Blog entry - In The Flesh - Jan 24 2015 - 2:00pm - 9 comments
- The Comprehensive List of Transfer Friendly Schools For Investment Banking
Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 4/6/14 and ranks #31 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Hello Monkeys, I am currently in the ...
Blog entry - SouthernAlpha - Jan 1 2015 - 11:05pm - 83 comments
- Sales- debunking 8 MYTHS (From a veteran)
I read a lot of misleading information regarding sales jobs in banks on this forum recently (I am lumping sales/sales traders and all products here). I won't mention any particular users, but it got me angry. Given I have not contributed to WSO in a ...
Forum topic - Disjoint - Jan 6 2015 - 3:00pm - 37 comments
- Trading specializations: skill & performance
so i was talking with some friends who would like to get into trading and we were wondering which was the asset class (derivatives, exotic [equities], FX, rates, plain equities, etc) that offers the best performance for a trader given a better than average ...
Forum topic - kent02 - Dec 31 2014 - 4:14am - 11 comments
- Is it true that the golden days of trading at investment banks are over
I recently watched a video and this guy named Anton Kreil, a former trader at Goldman, said that traders used to be able to millions easily at banks. But he then proceeds to discuss how traders do not do this anymore at banks and that most of their time is ...
Forum topic - prospectfulgordongekko - Jan 16 2015 - 9:38pm - 15 comments
- How important are skills such as financial modelling and valuation for hedge funds?
I am a sophomore with no finance work experience whatsoever and looking to land my first trading internship at a bank/hedge fund but my resume seems far too mediocre. I do have some work experience but for non-finance related fields that don't seem to ...
Forum topic - Layfon - Jan 18 2015 - 11:06am - 7 comments
- MFE to Trading? Input Appreciated
Having realized that it's going to be almost impossible for me to get into trading (in any capacity- S&T, HF, Prop) with my current resume, I've been doing lots of thinking and prepping in hopes of perhaps going back to school. I've been ...
Forum topic - PeteMullersKeyboard - Jan 22 2015 - 8:03pm - 5 comments
- Akuna Capital Math Test?
I've applied for a junior trader position with this firm, and so they've sent me an email with directions to take an online mental math test. Does anybody know what the Akuna test is like, specifically? Can't seem to find too much ...
Forum topic - PeteMullersKeyboard - Jan 28 2015 - 1:59pm - 4 comments
- Finance undergrad requiring trading guidance/mentorship
Hey there, I am a finance undergraduate in my penultimate year searching for internships in trading. Unfortunately I constantly feel like I have a lack of knowledge/awareness on the different facets and types of trading jobs and feel overwhelmed in my ...
Forum topic - Layfon - Jan 16 2015 - 3:43pm - 6 comments
- Guide to Trading Stocks & Options, How to Trade Stock Options
Guide - WallStreetOasis.com - Jun 12 2014 - 3:24pm