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  1. AMA Discretionary Hedge Fund Trader

    I did one of these before a couple years back when i was on the sellside, and figured why not do another one since these threads seem to get a lot of traction and provide a lot of useful info for kids. My background:-Discretionary trader at a large hedge ...

    - May 23 2015 - 10:12pm - 27 comments

  2. What platform do you use for your personal trades?

    1. I am sure quite a few of the monkeys on here maintain personal stock portfolios. 'curious what tools most people use & why? (e.g. TD Ameritrade, Scotttrade, Etrade, other banks' trading accounts, brokerage accounts where you make trades ...

    - Apr 29 2015 - 1:25am - 52 comments

  3. Directional trader paths

    Hypothetically speaking, if someone was an outcast in society and possessed no other talents or ability to work a normal corporate job, but had an amazing talent to predict market prices with psychic-accuracy and make directional bets that would permit ...

    - Apr 22 2015 - 4:59am - 20 comments

  4. Urgent decision- opinions appreciated

    Basically, have to decide pretty soon between these two graduate programs: 1) Master in Financial Engineering- UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business 2) Master in Computational Finance- Carnegie Mellon, Tepper School of Business Background: European ...

    - May 20 2015 - 12:15pm - 14 comments

  5. 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 ...

    - Jan 1 2015 - 11:05pm - 83 comments

  6. 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 ...

    - Jan 6 2015 - 3:00pm - 37 comments

  7. Distressed HF- professional background for analysts vs PMs

    Hi everyone, During my current offcycle IBD internship in Europe, I get to analyze a lot of companies in financial distress for potential restructuring mandates. I realize that hedge funds play an increasingly vital role in corporate restructurings, ...

    - Apr 19 2015 - 10:25am - 12 comments

  8. Trading Weather and Making it Rain

    If you could trade weather and make money, would you do it? Or better yet, even think that it is possible? You could add this as something being bizarre and Ripley may add it to his bizarre collection. Believe it or not, it is possible to trade weather. ...

    - Feb 10 2015 - 7:00pm - 8 comments

  9. 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 don& ...

    - Jan 24 2015 - 2:00pm - 9 comments

  10. Akuna Capital Math Test? (And Interview Process)

    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 ...

    - Feb 10 2015 - 9:52pm - 28 comments

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