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Getting Screwed Out of My 12 Month BonusI work for a (what used to be) very reputable trading and market making firm and I'm stuck in a wierd situation. According to what was told to me in the course of my interviews and other employees, we are suppose to recieve a 12 month and 18 month bonus for our preformance, although in the contract... 5 years 1 month
Trader at a Prop Trading/MM Firm Looking for an...My current night guys is getting promoted within the next 2 months and I have the option to have external interviews and wanted to present this as an option for guys with a solid college and trading background (poker helps too). It's at one of the firms listed in the top prop trading firms thread... 5 years 3 months


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TransMarket GroupThey did merge with Aardvark about 8 months ago. TMG was restructured after having around 100 traders and they fired about 60 of them and about another 20 quit during this process within less than 1 year time span. They are still one of the bigger players in the Eurodollar markets because of Ray... 3 years 11 months
Ideas for my month off? (Solo)Go out to New Zealand. You can get on a hop on hop off tour bus and meet a lot of people your age. It doesn't feel like you're traveling alone at all from the friends you make and you still have the ability to stay in cities for different lengths of time depending on what you want to do. They... 4 years 2 months
Poker: playing ~3m hands from now until the end...If he hits 2.5m player points and exactly breaks even, his rakeback will still be equal to ~200K 4 years 9 months
What are my chances of getting hired as a trader?Since you've been out of college for so long, it would be very hard for you to land a good job. Your best bet would be to land a job at a prop trading firm. An I banking or hedge fund position would be out of your league. The less coporate the firm, the better chance you have at landing a job... 4 years 9 months
transmarket groupIn respect to most trading firm, they aren't very quantative at all. First round used to be all personality and the 2nd round was more personality/suitability in addition to standard logic and math tests. Simple 2 round process. I know they are not hiring traders and aren't planning to in the... 4 years 9 months
Best Proprietary Trading Firms - 2010I've heard the same thing about Optiver. Transmarket Group is another one that has gotten hurt lately. Fired over 50% of their traders. I know these market conditions are more difficult to market make but are all of the MM firms getting killed or is it just certain markets or firms? 4 years 10 months
Poker Player - Trading NoviceThere's alot of guys that make the transition over from poker to trading. Jason Strasser being the most famous and Moonshine being another. I remember when I made the initial switch over and I really preferred trading. You gotta look at the opportunity cost of future potential earnings in... 5 years 1 month
Prop trading firm vs a hedge fundI'm not sure on this. I know that management wanted the individual to pay and not the other company cause that would make it too easy for profitable traders to leave to go to the competitor to get a better deal for only 15-30K. 5 years 3 months
Path from poker to trading, debating some optionsI think it's possbile. If you phrase it like you were playing poker and traveling, then I think you would still have a shot. I would rather hire a mega midstakes grinder than a high stakes HU player. It's a matter of focus on so many tables, being disciplined, and not tilting. A million small... 5 years 3 months
Prop trading firm vs a hedge fundI didn't know about them having to pay you if they wanted to enforce the non-compete. I know of at least 2 companies and 1 individual that is in the process of having to pay quite a large buyout. 5 years 3 months