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WSO Weekly Wrap-Up (1/10-1/16)

In case you missed them, here's some of last week's most popular topics: Winter Break's Internship Hunt Post By @Wall St This is where it gets tricky. I have to be as up-front as possible because many of these people are located internationally. Not only do I have to be direct, but I also have to try to come off as competent and likable (which is a little hard to do when you're going so far as attaching your resume to the damn thing... But, hey, whatever works right?). 2015: Not a happy beginning for the Euro Zone Post By @p0510

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Who has been in the decision room before?

Can anyone who has been on the other side of the interview process talk about the feedback interviewers...

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Music - Recently signed up for iTunes

I recently signed up for iTunes, but I have been out of touch with music for a long time. What are some good...

WSO NYC Happy Hour: Thursday, January15th

***Please note, new location--NOT Galway Hooker!*** The next NYC meetup is coming up soon! Join us for the...

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2015 Predictions - a collection of major firms' predictions

Afternoon Monkeys, I find this time of year fascinating, as economists, investors, and talking heads all hurl out prognostications about what the world is going to do in 2015. Some are very specific and grab headlines, others are broader so they run a smaller risk of being wrong. I think most of them are bullshit but nevertheless I think it's interesting to see what supposedly the best investors have to say. I wanted to list a few of the people I pay attention to and hear your thoughts. Goldman calling for nearly 3.5% global GDP, lower oil, continued USD strength, and rising rates

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Pitt, Bale to Star in Film Version of Lewis’ ‘Big Short’

wow, this should be a great film considering the big names, thoughts? from bloomberg: Brad Pitt, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling are set to star in a film version of "The Big Short ," Michael Lewis 's book about investors who made fortunes in the subprime mortgage crisis, a person with knowledge of the matter said. Pitt's company, Plan B, will produce the picture, said the person, who wasn't authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity. Lewis is a Bloomberg View columnist. Viacom Inc. (VIAB)'s Paramount Pictures announced the project in March. The film will test the public's appetite for financial-market drama. "The Big Short : Inside the Doomsday Machine" follows a group of investors who bet against the residential subprime mortgage market before it collapsed. The book was published in 2010 and spent more than 28 weeks on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list, according to Hawes.com. "Expectations are instantly high on this one, both commercially and artistically," said Phil Contrino, chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. "'The Wolf of Wall Street' proved that this type of film can make a lot of money."

WSO NYC Happy Hour: Thursday, January15th, 7:30PM, Three Monkeys

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Finance Culture - Personalities

Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was originally posted on 5/20/13. To see all of our top...

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Your first real paycheck, how did it feel?

Coming up on 8 years ago in June for me (started out in BB IB). My first thoughts: Initial glee: "I'm getting...

1/5 - 1/9 Market Commentary by James Investment Research

Stock Market Analysis After earlier upward spikes, last week the market acted more sedately, settling for a neutral-to-lagging performance. On average, 1,533 stocks advanced while 1,520 stocks declined. Perhaps the most encouraging news for the U.S. was the reported addition of 252,000 jobs last December, seasonally adjusted. (Pessimists object: But the average hourly earnings declined 0.2%.) But regardless of the quality of the jobs, or the income provided to workers, more jobs are helpful. Volume was sharply higher on the NYSE. A new high on the NYSE average was met with a new high on the advance-decline line, a good sign. Unfortunately, higher volume was mostly seen on declining days such as Monday and Tuesday.

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