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Just So You Guys Know...Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted in August 2007 and it's scary how accurate @bondarb" was in predicting what was to come next: [quote=bondarb] is very possible that a big name like Bear or Lehman could flat go out of business like Drexel Burnham did in... 2 months 4 weeks
The First Annual WSO Fantasy Macro League 2014OK fellas i have seen a lot of half-ass macro theory on this board over the years and now I think its time to figure out who has the chops and who is the true macro master of WSO. The Rules are simple. 10 players. each player must submit 2 trades each week. Each Trade should have a thought out... 1 year 8 months
Just plowing back into the big ive beeen abroad for awhile, trading out of london and havent been keeping up with the WSO flow. I tried to check my inbox but its swapmed and i cant get a handle on it...cant pull the signal from the noise if u know what i mean. Could somebody please give me the 500 word update? Or... 2 years 6 months
Rodney Dangerfield and perserverence...Strangely enough, I was at one of the few remaining bookstores awhile back and picked up Rodney Dangerfield's biography ("It aint easy being me") just to kill a few minutes. I have always loved dangerfield and actually when I was in high school I burned through his original tape version of "No... 4 years 1 week
Recommended BookYou guys should check out the new anotated version of Reminsces of a Stock goes through the original text and uses margin annotations to put all the stories and characters in historical context. Really great for anyone who has an interest in the history of the 1920's and the history... 4 years 12 months
Fall PredictionsSo Labor Day seems like a good time to take stock of where we're at and make some predictions for fall! ...I personally would like to get on record and get everyone's thoughts for the next 3 months. Of course we all run the risk of looking incredibly stupid when we put our thoughts down on (... 6 years 4 weeks
Nice Capitulation Indicator: This Website!So I haven't posted in awhile, although some may remember me from my post of August 2007 when I said both Bear and Lehman might go out of business and was roundly mocked for it. Anyway, I think that a nice indicator that perhaps we are near a bottom in this financial mess (although not near the... 6 years 9 months
I am Back to GloatHi I haven't been around for awhile, but I couldn't help but come back and re-read my hall of fame post entitled "Just so You Guys Know" which I wrote back before the dawn of the credit crisis. I must say that just about everything in the post has come true, including the collapse of Bear Stearns... 7 years 3 months


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if you made that 20MM at a hedge fund you would...if you made that 20MM at a hedge fund you would get paid somewhere between two and four million dollars and you likely would be given rope to try to make more. That is the endgame and why you want to stay in the business...but make no mistake its a hard road. 6 days 18 hours
I think a large part of your dissatisfaction... I think a large part of your dissatisfaction comes from expectations that were wildly out of whack. As someone with a bit more experience I can tell you that 100MM paydays werent just falling from the sky before the GFC and seats where you took wild directional bets with no risk management were... 1 month 2 weeks
I don't want to start going thru current market...I don't want to start going thru current market stuff...I will say that nothing sticks out as obviously today as the housing bubble did in 2007....not by a long shot. that doesn't mean such opportunities aren't there but if they are I don't see them as clearly. 2 months 4 weeks
I am still around and I never said I didn't make...I am still around and I never said I didn't make any money off of it. but of course in retrospect it all seems very easy and I should have made much more. 2 months 4 weeks
I am not a woman, but have had the experience of...I am not a woman, but have had the experience of working at small hedge funds where I was by far the youngest person and working in small teams at larger hedge funds where again I was the youngest by a wide margin. a few things: 1) Older people do not want to socialize outside the office as... 3 months 1 week
I would not complain until you get your ducks in...I would not complain until you get your ducks in a row. At the day of the bonus simply smile and nod and take your check. Collect your thoughts over a few days, and then come back with a calm and reasoned argument about why you deserved more. Be careful not to make it an still... 3 months 1 week
The dude was stupid. Never put something on...The dude was stupid. Never put something on company email that you wouldn't be comfortable seeing up on a billboard in Times Square with your name on it. That is a hard and fast rule and when you break it you do so at your peril especially if your plans in life include working someplace as... 3 months 4 weeks
watch what your friends do, not what they what your friends do, not what they say. She may tell you she values money but if she is an attractive girl in her early 20s I guarantee she has dudes she sleeps with that aren't there for the money. I wont go so far as to say your friends are lying when they say they have dudes paying them... 3 months 4 weeks
chicandtoughness: theebreadwinner: Do the girls...[quote="chicandtoughness"] theebreadwinner: Do the girls not care about looks/sex? Lets be serious here, girls aren't out stalking premature ejaculators at "top groups" over other good looking guys with game Sure they do. But let's be honest - when have you seen a girl choose good sex over heaps... 3 months 4 weeks
Firstly suicides are not caused by too much work...Firstly suicides are not caused by too much work they are caused primarily by genuine mental illness or addiction. Further, I have seen no evidence that suicide is more common amongst investment banking analysts then amongst the general population, and if I had to bet on it I would bet that... 4 months 3 days
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