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BlackRock to build own bond trading platformInteresting article in the WSJ today talking about how BlackRock is building a new bond trading platform to skirt the large spreads they have to pay to the BB's. Obviously this is still in its infancy, but BlackRock is pretty enormous, and most firms love having them place trades. If this picks up... 3 years 4 months
"new" button with multiple pagesHey Patrick, This is something that I don't think has ever really worked, so I figured I'd make a topic and see if anything can be done. When threads get really long (multiple pages) the new button will not take you past the first page, and therefore won't take you to where you read last. There... 3 years 4 months
2012 Undergrad Bloomberg B-School Rankingswelp, the crazy bloomberg rankings are out again. according to them, Notre Dame is now a "dynasty", taking the top spot 3 years in a row. heres the full list: http://www.businessweek.com/interactive_reports/ugtable_3-20.html and heres a decently interesting interviewer where the bloomberg... 3 years 5 months
Describe in 1 word the type of risk measured by...topic--one of my friends asked me this...the desk hes working on this summer told him to think about the answer. what do you guys think? he was told to describe the type of risk measured in one or two words. i would think that correlation is directional risk, but other than that im blanking 4 years 2 months
Rebuttal to Rolling Stones Article about putting...http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-12/no-jail-for-economic-crisis-may-mean-no-crime-roger-lowenstein.html [quote=Roger Lowenstein] Moreover, the settlement was dwarfed by Mozilo’s compensation, which included (but was in no way limited to) stock sales of nearly $140 million prior to... 4 years 3 months
"xx new" should bring you to those new...Patrick, Obviously, the "xx new" number under each post is nice to signify if and how many new posts there are on a specific topic, but it would be nice if that link would actually bring you to the beginning of the "new" posts on a specific thread. Especially for longer (2-3 page) threads, it is... 4 years 3 months
BAML has perfect trading quarterhttp://www.zerohedge.com/article/bank-american-beauty-q1-trading-perfection so, for all those BAML haters out there, what say you? 4 years 3 months
Anyone Hear From NYU Housing?Anyone get their NYU housing assignment for the summer? Just got mine...looks like ill be living in broome? Anyone have any knowledge of what Broome is like? 4 years 4 months
Roast of Donald TrumpAnyone else watching this? It was actually really funny until the situation came on and got booed off the stage. REALLY painful watching him crack horrible jokes. although it was pretty funny watching him tell a joke, and then hear complete silence afterwords. best line of the night so far "you put... 4 years 5 months
A HUGE thank you to the WSO community!!!Hey guys, i just wanted to come on here and say thank you to everyone who had helped me out along the way to landing a BB SA S... 4 years 6 months

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Why are Barclays and Barclays Capital listed? I...Why are Barclays and Barclays Capital listed? I presume you just mean Barclays, since Barcap dropped the capital a few years back. Still not sure why it pops up twice though, should be the same...right? 8 months 4 weeks
I think it's a risk tolerance thing. Generally...I think it's a risk tolerance thing. Generally speaking your role on the SS has a cap, whereas working for a fund the rcomp (especially being one of the first in the door) can be exponential...but the downside is also a 0 if you don't perform/if the fund shuts down. Do you have a family/kids etc to... 10 months 4 days
Haha love the part about "not having that crucial...Haha love the part about "not having that crucial application up". Wish I could tell you how many times that happened to me. I'm on the index side, but this is very much the same. Pricing is a bit simpler because everyone trades only a few names, but generally the size can get quite massive. Very... 2 years 1 month
toasties. toasties. 2 years 3 months
i'm not going to waste any more time on this...i'm not going to waste any more time on this because you know what the fuck a trader is and if you honestly dont, i kinda feel bad for you. but the fact that everyone else knows exactly what this guy was asking and you didn't would make me think that there's something wrong with how you are looking... 2 years 4 months
NYCbandar: leveRAGE.: NYCbandar: rates fool:...[quote=NYCbandar][quote=leveRAGE.][quote=NYCbandar][quote=rates fool]mate clearly asking what typical holding periods are at BBs he was asking about like....traders, not about like....private equity investors. Like traders that work in the "Sales and Trading" division. That was clear, as was your... 2 years 4 months
NYCbandar: rates fool: mate clearly asking what...[quote=NYCbandar][quote=rates fool]mate clearly asking what typical holding periods are at BBs he was asking about like....traders, not about like....private equity investors. Like traders that work in the "Sales and Trading" division. That was clear, as was your obvious desire to look cool on the... 2 years 4 months
NYCbandar: In order for this question to be...[quote=NYCbandar]In order for this question to be reasonably answerable, you're going to have to define what you mean by "trader" and specify an asset class. I mean, is anyone who takes principal risk on behalf of the bank a "trader?" In that case, some traders hold for decades - just look at the... 2 years 4 months
FutureQuant: Is it a bad idea to send emails at...[quote=FutureQuant]Is it a bad idea to send emails at 6-7pm in the hopes that traders might read them when they come home?[/quote] for the most part traders do not really need blackberries, and really dont check them very often at all. your only hope in doing that is that they would see it early... 2 years 4 months
dealing with breaks. never ends well and is...dealing with breaks. never ends well and is always in the face 2 years 5 months