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How many banks does a typical 2-5bln+ fund trade...So I was wondering how many banks a typical 2-5 billion dollar fund might be open with. From my experience it seems like a lot of these funds are only open with say 2-3 max banks which means they have to use other means to get their research. 3 years 11 months
The Death of Online PokerSurprised no one commented on this but... Ironic how this happened on Tax Day too... 4 years 1 month
Who's snowed in? Who made it to work?So its 7:30AM who made it into work ok? who is stranded in a hotel? anyone at an airport? Who is stuck in their apartment unable to make the trek into work? 4 years 4 months
trade4size's blog - Working on an equity...Starting to get a lot of PMs asking the same types of questions so wanted to start a blog. I am a first year analyst at a S... 4 years 5 months
Equity traders skillset (Flow Based)Wanted to discuss what skill sets are important to equity traders specifically those involved with flow trading. See a lot of emphasis on this site about prop trading thought it would be good to start a thread about flow trading. So what makes a good flow trader? I work on a flow desk but I... 4 years 5 months
To the members that change their namesSo I have noticed that certain members have created a bad reputation for themselves on here and have tried to cover their tracks with a series of name changes. Shame on you for acting like an imbecile to begin with. 4 years 6 months
xtranormal derivatives traderI saw the link at work today but it got cut off. Didnt get a chance to watch the rest. Does anyone have the link? 4 years 6 months
funniest trading clip everFriend just showed this to me. Its pretty much the most awesome thing ever so yeah. Gotta give credit where its due 4 years 6 months
monkey shitSo i was browsing a few threads and I noticed a certain user is getting heavily slammed with monkey shit no matter what they say. Needless to say I thought I was the only person throwing monkey shit at them (usually deserving of it) but it appears others have joined in on the fun. 4 years 6 months
COD: Black OpsWas wondering who here has pre ordered COD Black Ops or plan on getting it and what system. 4 years 6 months


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What's the difference between a Trader and...threads like this should be removed immediately Hes got a name pal OLLIE the terminator! 8 months 1 week
Convince Me Equities is a Bad Playequities is dead has been around since the stupid comments made in Liars Poker. The equity guys did very well in the 80s and 90s. Pay isnt quite what it used to be in the space but its not going to be obsolete. Sell side block traders are going away and the value has instead shifted over to the... 10 months 1 week
Overnight TraderI have been doing the Europe shift for the past 4 years and it definitely will take its toll. The pros are you have a massive head start on everyone and while they sluggish and tired starting you are fully functioning when the important US news is hitting. Being first/early is a huge edge. It... 10 months 3 weeks
Best books/methods to learn about trading, or...+1 Market Wizards +1 Reminesces of a Stock Operator +1 Trading in the zone +1 Trade You Way to Financial Freedom Ugly Americans Liars Poker Boomerrang The Big Short I dont know the book but something to learn the greeks for options Something on excel VBA 11 months 2 weeks
Lunch Orders/Coffee RunsIf you cant take a lunch order then what makes you think you can take an order from a customer (Sales Traders), or from a PM (Buyside Trader). DO NOT screw up on lunch orders its a quick way to being disliked on the desk. As ridiculous as this sounds i am being 100% serious. DO NOT take their... 11 months 2 weeks
Will You Buy Your Fiance a Diamond Ring?Surprised the 3 month salary rule wasnt brought up more. Assuming ring is 3 months salary and you have 10% savings rate of which is all dedicated to the ring fund. It would take 2.5 years to save up enough. That is just insanity. 1 year 1 month
What's up with the tech stocks?[quote=BlackHat] Researchthis: IMFUTURE you're right on. Everyone is selling last years winners due valuations/ beta and buying value plays. Many tech names I cover have nothing fundamentally wrong with their story. Buysiders are fearing Q1 earnings comps. However, Q1 sector earnings pop will... 1 year 1 month
Citi S&T SA Desk RecommendationIve been reading these posts for years and its funny how people come in thinking how they will be able to lateral to something else what often ends up happening is they learn to like the job and stay with it or they hate the job and get out of the industry entirely. It annoys me when people like... 1 year 1 month
BUY & HOLD ..... A SCAMOh boy and how have things changed in the past 5 years... Whats been the best and hold... well atleast for those that had the dry powder. When I wrote this 5 years ago we were a matter of days after equity markets made their lows. If I had to write about a topic today I would be... 1 year 2 months
Execution Trader at Discretionary Macro Fund,...Its not impossible but its not the norm. My experience is only from my clients perspective that have made the switch. In every case they were unable to lateral within the fund but instead make the move to another fund. Maybe this is a 2 step problem where step one is just getting to the buy side... 1 year 2 months