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AMT on your taxes??Anybody here being hit by AMT this year? Are there any super-obvious deductions that I'm missing? Seems like anyone single living in a high tax state (CA, NY...) making over ~200k a year without a house would be subject. Welcome WSO's thoughts. 7 3 years 2 months
These people must be confused...Saw someone post this on Facebook this morning - these people must be seriously confused: We are the 1 percent - We stand with the 99 percent We stand with the 99% One of these posts particularly caught my eye: We are the 1% Now, if you went from being at the point of society where you... 33 4 years 6 months
Owning the modelWhen working on a transaction with multiple offices / groups (i.e. US coverage, HK coverage, sponsors and M... 36 5 years 2 months
3.9 GPA - Should I redo undergrad?So I just got my transcript from target college, and is highly disappointed in my performanse. I only has 3.9 GPA on 4.0 scale. Everyone tells me that in order to be number one banking analyst one require much attentions to detail. I feel only way to show this attentions is to get perfect 4.0 GPA... 25 6 years 1 month
Google Pulls the Trigger on ChinaIn short: now redirects to, where mainland users can get uncensored search results. Aside from the fact that this will in all likelihood only last for a few hours until the Great Firewall "fixes" it, how would we monkeys profit from this? Some ideas: The obvious -... 23 6 years 1 month
American Psycho: The MusicalPatrick Bateman breaks out into song: --- Drenched in equal parts blood and hit '80s pop tunes, Bret Easton Ellis' novel "American Pyscho" chronicled the fissured state of... 4 6 years 2 months
2009 US Tech M&A League TableSince there's been a few questions about good tech groups recently, figured this table would be a nice data point for the prospective monkeys out there. Now, a few words. - I have no idea about the methodology used (announced vs. completed, etc.) - League tables are stupid anyway, but people... 6 6 years 2 months
Housing - training and working in different citiesWhile it seems like it should be pretty simple, what do 1st years working in regional offices (LA, SF, Chicago, etc.) usually do about finding an apt if your bank has firmwide training in New York? Let's say both with and without a roommate. Does it make more sense to find the place in April-June... 4 6 years 3 months
watch dealers recsSo, given the ton of watch threads, figured I'd throw another wrinkle on it: where you actually go to buy the watch. Now, if you're buying a Timex, Casio, etc., great, go to Amazon or similar and go from there. Unfortunately, the higher-end brands (Rolex, Omega, IWC, Cartier, Tag even) will only... 4 6 years 4 months
Rank Top RankingsSince we love ranking well, everything, here at WSO, why not rank rankings? I'll get us started, with a by no means all-inclusive list. 1. IBs a. BBs b. "Elite boutiques" c. MMs d. Boutiques 2. B-Schools 3. Undergrad schools 4. HFs 5. PE shops 6. VCs 7. Suits 8. Watches... 4 6 years 5 months


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While we can all sit here and pontificate on 2016...While we can all sit here and pontificate on 2016 specifically, the long-term secular trends remain (software eating the world, eComm penetration only going one way, time spent with screens continues to increase at the expense of traditional media, etc.) so it's hard to argue that Tech (within TMT... 4 2 months 1 day
Actually BofA used to not drugtest - at least...Actually BofA used to not drugtest - at least they didn't test c/o 2009. So you actually might not have one. 56 2 months 3 weeks
2-3-1 here. Not a fan of the leather strap though...2-3-1 here. Not a fan of the leather strap though. 128 2 months 3 weeks
The overcompensation in this thread can be heard...The overcompensation in this thread can be heard from miles away...I've got a $70 Casio ana-digi and guess what? It's fine. It tells time, recharges the battery by sunlight and syncs to the atomic time server. If you have a genuine passion for watches that's one thing, but to go around and claim... 128 2 months 3 weeks
jackdaniels: obviously most people wouldn't say...[quote=jackdaniels]obviously most people wouldn't say anything, but anytime i see a kid in my office with a black suit i assume he's lost and proceed to give him directions to the operations floor. [/quote] Especially if it's paired with white aldo loafers. 157 3 months 6 days
Kanon: Rolexes on people who don't know...[quote=Kanon]Rolexes on people who don't know anything about watches other than 'hey I'm wearing a Rolex, why did I buy it? because it's a rolex' kind of irritate me. People who buy really gaudy watches piss me off... like watches that are way too loud or have ridiculous diamonds and jewels on... 300 6 months 1 week
Epictetus: you'll want to research the person...[quote=Epictetus]you'll want to research the person who will be interviewing you. You'll want to figure out what deals he worked on, and then hammer hAMMER HAMMER HIM on those deals. Memorize stats and question his judgement. This will prove to him that you mean BUSINESS.[/quote] This is why we... 78 1 year 4 months
Seriously - this is KKR/Del Monte/Barclays all...Seriously - this is KKR/Del Monte/Barclays all over again: 5 2 years 1 month
Yeah, as a Stern alum on the west coast, can...Yeah, as a Stern alum on the west coast, can comfortably say either Stern or Haas could get you into IBD, just a question of where you want to wind up longer-term...there are very few people from Stern out here. 22 2 years 1 month
I think there's a nugget of truth in there,...I think there's a nugget of truth in there, except there is a paucity of 8+s here in San Francisco to really pull this off...but the key point that guys working on the buyside are not at the top of the foodchain is totally true. 4 2 years 2 months
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