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  1. Gold bugs squashed by aggressive selling

    Bullion sinks to five-year low on concerted wave of selling... 'curious what you guys think of this.. looks like the fall was mainly during the asian trading hours. Is this china's way of trying to assuage fears of impending stock market losses? ...

    - Jul 25 2015 - 2:00pm - 22 comments

  2. 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 ...

    - Jun 1 2015 - 8:19am - 39 comments

  3. Is the center of power in banks shifting?

    Back in the 80's, bankers were at the top of the pyramid at investment banks. The booming economy, lower taxes and regulations, all prompted a massive M&A and IPO wave, and bankers reaped the rewards. In the late 90's Equity Research ...

    - Jun 22 2015 - 2:07pm - 15 comments

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. FICC Revenues

    Is there any asset class on the trading desks at the banks right now that is increasing in volume above a lot of others? Also, is there any particular new product that has come around recently and is showing promise? (like CDS 's in the 00's, ...

    - Aug 3 2015 - 1:56pm - 7 comments

  8. 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 - 16 comments

  9. What to do with my 80k trust fund?

    In September I turn 21 and I gain access to a trust fund with 80k. I was wondering if anybody had any good suggestions on how to go about investing it?? Right now I plan on trading equities and options. My strategy will be selling naked puts on stocks I ...

    - Jul 25 2015 - 8:14pm - 6 comments

  10. 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

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