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Robinhood App, and Everyone's an AnalystNow that Spacetime has launched their new stock market-related iOS app, I'm pretty sure some of you use it already. For those who do not, Robinhood lets you create recommendations about buying or selling stocks. You get a score depending on how good your advice is. The TNW article labels it as "... 2 years 1 month
The Week Ahead : April 15th to April 19thHello fellow monkeys ! After a choppy week during which indexes closed at all-time highs, the situation can be described as okay despite a slowing growth. Some bankers would still want more credit as a sign of financial stability along with more trading volume. On the economic side, the data... 2 years 1 month
The 3 Rules of Pricing by Neil BlumenthalFor all those who are interesting in launching a product, this WSJ post might have some sound advice for you. As he puts it, Neil Blumenthal was at Wharton with his budies when they had the idea behind Warby Parker (you know, nice glasses for a fraction of the price), and as they started their... 2 years 1 month
The Week Ahead : April 8th to April 12thHello fellow monkeys ! After what has been called a disappointing week ending with poor jobs and payroll reports, some argue that the bull market is running out of steam. This view is supported by the fact that this quarter's best performers are companies in healthcare and utilities, a shift... 2 years 1 month
Everyone Retreating But JPM and GSAccording to GS President Gary Cohn : [quote]You’re seeing big international banks, outside of ourselves and JPMorgan, really taking a pretty substantial step back from the markets, and we hadn’t seen that in the entire history of banking.[/quote] Moreover, he insists that market-making and... 2 years 1 month
The Week Ahead : April 1st to April 5thHello fellow monkeys ! What's next after last week's record breaking sessions ? Some argue that the SPX and DJIA will be going down, or as an S... 2 years 1 month
Toys 'R' Us IPO WithdrawalThree years after seeking to raise $800 million by going public, KKR- and Bain-owned Toys 'R' Us finally withdrew its fillings for an IPO. What are we to make of this ? The buyout deal was one of the biggest in the mid 2000s, and the company cited “unfavorable market conditions" among the... 2 years 1 month
The Week Ahead : March 25th to March 29thHi fellow monkeys, This week, most of the attention will be on Cyprus. It starts on Monday with the deadline for a new ECB-Cyprus deal. If this deal goes through, Reuters speculates that stocks could go beyond the indexes' all-time closing highs given European policymakers find a common ground... 2 years 2 months
10 Words You Should Drop from your ResumeI know it's "another post about this," but Robert Half Int. posted an article about what words you should avoid putting on a resume. This was based on a survey of 1300 HR managers in the US and Canada asking them about what specific words tend to be over- or misused. Here's the list : Hard... 2 years 2 months
The Week Ahead : March 18th to March 22ndHi fellow monkeys, According to a Reuters article, the S... 2 years 2 months

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Ex-McKinsey consultant here answering questions...Hey McK-Throwaway, thank you for doing this. Do you have any recommendations (books, podcasts, ...) for prospective consultants ? I'm about to start b-school and would like to immerse myself further. Ruhm 1 week 1 day
LSE MsC in Financial Economics --> FT BB IBD...[quote=futurebankinghopeful]Of the LSE MSc Finance, Oxford MFE, and LBS MIM, which one has the best placement? Or it is pretty similar between the 3 of them?[/quote] LSE >= Oxford > LBS Msc Fin is LSE's flagship if you're not looking at research oriented programmes and is basically focused on... 1 week 2 days
Ties: solid white and light blue shirts, fashion...[quote=harveyrspecter]I'm assuming silk ties are for work/formal use, while knit are more casual? I've never bought anything other than silk ties before.[/quote] Kinda. I have seen some knit ties at work (top PWM shop) but you better have a serious pair or bring in some serious money to rock it... 1 week 3 days
Dinner - "dress casual, jeans are ok"[quote=enti98]This. Maybe pull the brown shoes/brown belt look, as brown TENDS to look a bit less formal/dressy than black. I would also put a tie in the suit pocket and check-in early to see if everyone else is wearing a tie. If so, go put on your tie quickly in the bathroom.[/quote] No brown... 1 year 4 months
Toys 'R' Us IPO WithdrawalI wonder what kind of drivers they found to promote its growth (in their model, at least). If you do not consider their real estate portfolio, this was a terrible deal, and I don't think they can squeeze that much out of the real estate. 2 years 1 month
10 Tips to Maximize Your GPA[quote=couchy]IMO - the biggest thing is to 1) pick a classes that matches your strengths 2) avoid classes with unfair competition 3) take recommendations from upper classmen If you're really good at math - use economics, philosophy, and computer graphics to satisfy literature/arts... 2 years 1 month
The Week Ahead : March 18th to March 22nd[quote=Edster]Good info, SB'd. You might want to check out the Economist podcast for other infos.[/quote] I do follow it, even though they only talk about three or four events in about 10 minutes. It is still a great coverage, but I feel like they could be mentioning more stuff. 2 years 2 months
Microfinance Funds[quote=Edster]Also, microfinance funds used to avoid many SEC regulations that regular funds couldn't avoid. You can believe what you want but that will sure lead to better returns.[/quote] More on that ? 2 years 2 months
Getting a tattooA Latin quote on an overworked steroids-fed biceps, that's classy. 2 years 2 months
Physical Oil Trading Basics (Part 2 of 2)Thank you for both of your posts ! 2 years 2 months