Where can I find some of the best discussions on trading?

Click here for our Trading forums. It is where we discuss the industry as well as different firms and groups.

These are a collection of some of the best discussions created for and replied to by members of the WSO community on the topic of Sales & Trading. Keep in mind this is by no means a comprehensive list and reading old and current posts will help you learn more about the industry. If you think we missed one that should be included here, please e-mail [email protected] the request.

Q&A & Interview posts with S&T professionals:

See the full list of Q&A's & Interviews here: here.

Is S&T Right for Me?

-Discrimination: This thread discusses different views on discrimination on the trading floor, note the very different views of the many participants in this discussion

-Sales vs. Trading: A number of users chime in on whether they think sales or trading is a better career

-Trading 101: Certified User Bondarb gives trading beginners a, well, beginner's guide to trading

-Trading vs. Investing: This topic covers the difference between investing and trading

Getting a Job

-Degrees: This discussion focuses on whether to pick up a math or computer science degree, while this thread discusses a finance and computer science double major

-Internship Prep: Experienced WSO user derivstrading offers exceptional advice on how to prepare for a summer internship in sales & trading

Interviews: Gekko21, a long-time and respected certified user, gives guidance on how to conduct yourself in a sales and trading interview and how to prepare for different, specific sections of a sales and trading interview

-Recruitment: A WSO user who has recently received an offer shares, in great detail, the process he went through for sales & trading recruitment, with a number of users chiming in with their thoughts

-Undergraduate Classes: A college student asks and gets insight into what the best classes for trading are in college

Life in S&T

-Emerging Markets: This discussion covers what an emerging markets trader actually does, be sure to pay close attention to brotherbear's excellent post!

-Lifestyle: A few of WSO's full-time traders discuss the trader lifestyle

-Location: This topic focuses on the best place to start your career as a trader, focusing mainly on New York City versus Chicago

-Structuring: A number of WSO Certified Users provide insight into the job duties and exit opportunities for structuring positions within sales and trading, be sure to note the variances in opinion and why people see the structuring role differently


-Prop Trading: This discussions focuses on the best proprietary trading firms of 2010 and, of course, shorttheworld had to start the prestige whoring for the best proprietary trading firms of 2011

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