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UNC vs Duke vs MichiganReally happy! I got into all three business schools and trying to decide. I got a 50k fellowship from UNC's Kenan-Flagler school. UNC and Mich are top notch schools but Duke is simply an elite school. Between UNC and Mich I am leaning towards UNC. Its next to Duke, so they will get the same firms... 3 months 3 weeks
Investment Banking in REITsSo I just got an offer at a IB boutique that is real estate oriented. They do some buyside advisory on acquisitions (company A buys a portion of company B), but mostly PIPE financing, private placement type deals. Is this common for most IB boutiques, ie private placement? Could I leverage this... 6 months 3 weeks
IB Role -- Lodging and REITSI just got an offer from a really small shop, 3 bankers, who cover the Lodging/Equity Reits/ Mortgage Reits space. They do pre-ipo advisory, M... 7 months 1 week
Analyst Role -- Lodging and REITSI just got an offer from a really small shop, 3 bankers, who cover the Lodging/Equity Reits/ Mortgage Reits space. They do pre-ipo advisory, M... 7 months 1 week
Analyst Role- Lodging and REITSI just got an offer from a really small shop, 3 bankers, who cover the Lodging/Equity Reits/ Mortgage Reits space. They do pre-ipo advisory, M... 7 months 1 week
Structuring CLO'sJust got an offered a job at a large bank Investment Bank structuring CLO's. Is a role like this considered investment banking? Are there any exit ops for a debt capital raising? Thanks. 1 year 2 weeks
Distressed Debt Career Advice.Want to piggy bank of the conversation Billy Mays started here: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/credit-distressed-fund-technicals Hoping the same group of experienced group can lend a few cents of advice. About 1 year ago I took an analyst job as a credit analyst in high yield muni's,... 1 year 2 months
Mortage REITS; An Investment Opportunity of a...Am I going insane?? Has anyone been watching the agency mortage REIT's (e.g. NLY, AGNC, TWO..)? These stocks offer a very high dividend in the mid teens and their stocks has been hit hard because of the rising rates and taper talk. For a stock like Annaly Capital Mgmt. (NLY) the stock price is near... 1 year 7 months
Natural Gas/Oil Trading LocationsIn the natural gas market what is the difference between hub prices, border prices, and city gate prices? How does price get traded at these points? I know the CME has a several futures contracts that trade at the city gate prices. Does oil in the US have any major storage hubs where it is... 1 year 8 months
Looking for a Roomate/TraderFellow Monkey's, I am tired of living with roommates not in the financial industry. I have a background in financial analysis and trading. I think about finance and trading 24/7 and I want a roommate who shares the same passion. We all look for strong, intelligent people in life who share our... 1 year 10 months

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If bond yields are negative it can be only due to...If bond yields are negative it can be only due to one thing and one thing only -- investors are pricing disinflation. I don't know if European countries issue CPI linked debt to get a gauge of inflation expectations. If they don't exist one would have to use other types of assets to gauge inflation... 2 months 4 days
I am not an expert about the euro, I have a hard...I am not an expert about the euro, I have a hard time as it is figuring out how the US economy is going to do. Again, I'll repeat, EXPECTED inflation not PAST inflation. You do know the difference between IMPLIED volatility and REALIZED Volatility. I have'nt looked at French soverniegns. If... 2 months 1 week
NYU Student Body Size: 44,000 Admission Rate: 33...NYU Student Body Size: 44,000 Admission Rate: 33% UNC-Chapel Hill Student Body Size: 29,000 Admission Rate: 29% No wonder NYU has so many people working on the street, with a student body that size, NYU is a really an overpriced public university. You can't buy prestige folks; it's earned... 2 months 2 weeks
UNC-Chapel Hill is substantially more prestigious...UNC-Chapel Hill is substantially more prestigious than NYU. You have to be to joking dude. I think you should stop talking before you discredit yourself right now. Point to NYU on this list for me: http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-rankings-blog/2013/02/28/which-universities-are-... 2 months 3 weeks
BTW, NYU has more grads than Columbia working on...BTW, NYU has more grads than Columbia working on the street, albiet most of them low level - medium level front to back office jobs, does that make NYU a better school. Heck no. Get a clue bud. 2 months 3 weeks
I wrote approximately sign, the squiggly thinggy...I wrote approximately sign, the squiggly thinggy. It showed a flat line instead. I am exaggerating of course on exactly 0% real yields. I am sure its something, but obviously the inflation expectation is negative enough to offset the positive value. I still don't recommend owning these bonds by... 2 months 3 weeks
Work on the street with lots of NYU grads believe...Work on the street with lots of NYU grads believe me NYU is regarded sub-par from an aggregate school perspective. Stern is solid, no question about that, better than most bushiness schools and is better than UNC's. But UNC-Chapel Hill from an aggregate school perspective is a lot more prestigious... 2 months 3 weeks
Ehhhhhh. Not sure what all gibberish written...Ehhhhhh. Not sure what all gibberish written above me is about and I don't want to write a long thesis about this. To keep it simple, nominal yields=real yields + inflation expectations. Aside from capital flows due problem in the EU, the market is really saying (1) Swittzerland is as credit... 2 months 3 weeks
The 2020's are trading at 15.5 yield. The 2020's are trading at 15.5 yield. 2 months 3 weeks
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