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  1. 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

  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 23 2015 - 3:50pm - 16 comments

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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 - 8 comments

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. pitch for currencies

    Hi @ all, I need to know how to create a pitch for a currency-pair just like Eur/Usd. How should I connect such a pitch with models from my economics class? Has anybody an instruction for me? Thanks for help. Raptor. currencies trading ...

    - Apr 25 2015 - 1:10pm - 6 comments

  9. 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

  10. 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 ...

    - Dec 31 2014 - 4:14am - 11 comments

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