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Overview of Leveraged FinanceWe have not done an overview in quite some time and needed a post specific to Wall Street. This will elaborate a bit on our hedge fund posts and provide an overview for those that are interested in Investment Banking (You will work closely with Leverage Finance at some point in your career). As... 2 months 6 days
Oil and Gas OverviewHopefully this post will generate some debate with regards to profiting from the recent drop in oil prices. As we have done in the past, we will do a sector overview and we will unlikely hit on every aspect (that would require far too much work). If Oil and Gas is not of interest to you, we have... 5 months 3 weeks
An Overview of Technology Media and Telecom (TMT...Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 7/14/14 and ranks #34 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. See part one here. We’re wrapping up our discussions on technology from a Wall... 6 months 1 day
Basic Overview of the Consumer SectorMod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 12/7/14 and ranks #32 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. We have done these in the past, if you’re looking for a different sector we have... 6 months 1 day
Performance of Top Tier vs. Bottom Tier Analysts...Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 5/13/14 and ranks #30 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. We have gotten a few requests to do a post on what separates a good analyst from a... 6 months 2 days
Working in FIG (Financial Institutions Group) -...Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 6/10/14 and ranks #1 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. This is a long winded post and is tailored to people looking to get a good look into... 3 weeks 1 day
Landed Your First Job? EXTREMELY Important Thread...Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 3/22/14 and ranks #14 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Ahhh so you landed your job. Don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t deserve it... 1 week 1 day
Day in the Life: Hedge Fund Associate -...Mod Note (Andy): Best posts of 2014, this originally went up April 2014 ***To wrap up our conversations on life at a hedge fund (as an associate) we reiterate that this what you should expect if you have an IB background and move to the buy-side at a hedge fund. Again does not include Quant... 6 months 2 weeks
An Overview of Technology Media and Telecom (TMT...Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 6/29/14 and ranks #20 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Given the positive response to our post on FIG, we are starting our TMT overview.... 2 days 18 hours
Healthcare Overview... Part 1?By popular demand we’re doing a new overview, this time focusing on healthcare (Finally!). We’re going to keep this simple and stick with three basic buckets. 1) Healthcare Equipment, 2) Bio-Technology and 3) Pharmaceuticals. If there is a lot of demand for an additional space (or sub-segment... 8 months 2 weeks

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Overview of Leveraged FinanceLooks like the vast majority are answered: 1) yes equity range should be expanded from 10-20 to 10-40 higher than 20 these days. Stuck with the historical convention of 10-20. Notably, RE has practically no debt a lot of the time. 2) exit opps covered well by you guys. Lots of people end... 2 months 3 days
Overview of Leveraged FinanceAs noted it's actually pretty similar you're just more niche. Ie: specific debt hedge funds and of course PE will understand your background. The good news is you'll have exposure to many sectors, the only bad news is you won't have much specific experience to one sector. Ie: unless you... 2 months 1 week
Overview of Leveraged FinanceHahaha! Hope it went well anyway! 2 months 1 week
Hello. I like finance, but the culture is...There are huge assholes in every single industry in the world. The higher the pay, the higher the competion, the higher likelihood of meeing an asshole who wants to see you fail. This is literally every industry. You should figure out what type of work you actually want to do. It is clear... 5 months 2 weeks
How is the Fall in Oil Impacting Houston IB...@JBB44 highlights a lot of solid points here. There is definitely a talent glut at the Sr. Associate/VP level because of the large scale layoffs in 2008-2009. In an ideal world, you want the market to up-tick during your promotion years and you want recessions during your more junior years to... 5 months 2 weeks
Who is the 2014 WSO Member of the Year? (voting...^ hahaha! Always in character! No insult meant in that comment @ all you won by a wide margin! 5 months 3 weeks
Who is the 2014 WSO Member of the Year? (voting...Congrats @dickfuld If you learn nothing from these results, learn that people want to be entertained. Even on a website full of hyper competitive type A people. Well done 5 months 3 weeks
2014 WSO Rankings for Investment Banks:...You are misreading. The first number is base salary then 100% is the targeted bonus for a top or near top performer. Maybe it wasn't clear? If your base is $100 and you are a top performer, your bonus is also $100. This is the proxy. If you're an associate and make $160K base, and get... 5 months 3 weeks
2014 WSO Rankings for Investment Banks:...Haven't seen the data but **ball park** "Street" with targeted higher end bonuses (since the high end is the only thing people here care about!)... Analyst: 80-100 (100% base as bonus target) Associate: 120-170 (100% base as bonus. If you got the VP promote generally $350K with ~25-35K deferred... 5 months 3 weeks
Oil and Gas OverviewOPEC does not supply 100% of the world's oil. Google OPEC. 5 months 3 weeks