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Silver Crashing?AlphaTrends tweeted this earlier: saying silver will look like this in 2 weeks... I'd like to think that this is true, but with the way the markets are right now, who knows when it'll come down, if ever? Any thoughts? 4 years 9 months
Cost of Renting - U.S. Chart (NY v Houston) 4 years 9 months
Entrepreneurship vs BankingI'm currently running my own company, a web development/marketing agency, and I must say we have been doing pretty well for only being one year old. I'm taking a light load this semester (4 classes, 1 is a joke, 1 is hard, 2 are average) in order to have time to run it, and quit my part-time job... 4 years 9 months
Amazing - Little Kids FightingThis video made me smile. I've watched it 10 times already. The cocky little kid learned a lesson, old-school style. Reminds me of home... UPDATE: Youtube took down the video, the only other copy I could find is here: But it's not as hilarious because the YouTube one had the... 4 years 11 months
How many Investment Bankers?How many investment bankers are there in the U.S.? In the world? How many SAs? How many 1st year analysts? Would be very interesting to see these numbers but I've been having a hard time finding reliable information. 4 years 11 months
You wanna see an impressive resume?Bam. Holy. Shit. 4 years 11 months
Would you trade places with your MD?He strolls into the office whenever he wants, looking sharp and slick. The only thing shinier than his new, freshly polished Ferragamo loafers is the 24K gold on his cufflinks. Or maybe it's his new Patek Phillippe, the one he bought on a whim after seeing an ad in the back of The Economist (which... 4 years 11 months
Secondary Market for Silver BananasOk so I am wondering, since this is a finance forum, shouldn't there be a secondary marketplace for Silver Bananas and WSO credits? I know you can buy WSO credits, but what if you could buy bananas? I already have envisioned all the logistics of how this would work. Just need the stamp of... 4 years 11 months
Bragging a LittleNot to be a douche or anything but I'm feeling pretty good about this: I took all my scholarship money (~$9k) and invested all of it in mid-January. It's now worth $15k. Maybe I got lucky, but I have a pretty good feeling about what I'm doing. I've gotten burned before but this is awesome.... 4 years 11 months
Dream job?If you could have a job, any job, what would it be? I'm guessing many of you would say something like MD at GS TMT... but curious to see what you think. As for me, I think Skydiving Instructor in a tropical paradise would be a pretty sweet job. Make a boat load of money off of rich tourists... 4 years 11 months


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Very good summary of an economic scenario I...Very good summary of an economic scenario I largely agree with. SB'd. One thing I would add though, is that you need to diversify your emerging market exposure. Brazil, Russia, India, China, Eastern Europe, Africa... each of these regions can experience massive growth or crippling crises over... 1 year 5 months
I would suggest going through the merger model on...I would suggest going through the merger model on if you haven't already. It's very detailed. 1 year 10 months
SA pay varies a lot but the standard is to pro-...SA pay varies a lot but the standard is to pro-rate the full-time salary for a 1st year ($70k) + a relocation bonus (usually around $2,500 but varies). As mentioned above, interns in California might get significant overtime. However, since SA programs are usually the best (and often the only)... 1 year 12 months
BigLawBigSchmaw: OP, what do you mean by dry...[quote=BigLawBigSchmaw]OP, what do you mean by dry powder?[/quote] Dry powder = cash ready to invest, not tied up in illiquid investments 2 years 3 weeks
That makes sense to me, actually. The guy who...That makes sense to me, actually. The guy who decides whether or not to hire you is probably testing your ability to analyze a scenario and come up with a recommendation, which is pretty much what you would be doing for him if he hired you. The model is a tool - he assumes you can build one to some... 2 years 3 weeks
Ditchard86: I'm going through this currently -...[quote=Ditchard86]I'm going through this currently - they just gave me a CIM and nothing else (take home LBO with instructions to make an "intermediate level" model. However, no assumptions were given on entry/exit, leverage, etc. Any pointers on going through it in that context?[/quote]... 2 years 3 weeks
Android please...Android please... 2 years 3 weeks
You also want to look at the coverage ratio (...You also want to look at the coverage ratio (distributions / distributable cash flow); this PPT may help understand the MLP space and how investors look at it: 2 years 1 month
I would also suggest an EBITDA multiple, since an...I would also suggest an EBITDA multiple, since an earnings multiple would capture the current capital structure and in an LBO scenario you usually want to layer in a new capital structure. EBITDA multiple ignores the capital structure, which is cleaner IMO. 2 years 1 month
I was sometimes given the entry multiple,...I was sometimes given the entry multiple, sometimes exit multiple, sometimes leverage. Sometimes a combination, or even all 3. If they don't give it to you, make a reasonable assumption. For example - one case I did gave an entry multiple and leverage multiple, no exit. In the model outputs I... 2 years 1 month
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