Vacation in ER

I’m joining a SS ER team out of undergrad and was wondering how people take vacation days at junior level. 
 

I know in banking, things tend to slow down toward end of year, where most people prob do WFH or simply have nothing to do, so they mix their vacation days there. But my thought is that as long as markets open, it is tougher for us to take days off. Especially I’m not from US, and if I want to go back home visiting family, I’d probably need a longer days than others.


Would appreciate any thoughts.

 

There are some slower times in the stock market that may be more conducive to longer vacations. End of August and late December are primary examples. You may also get away with the second half of May and September sometimes.

 

You should be good any time outside of earnings season, August and December are the best time because allot of your clients will also be on vacation 

 

I personally find it very hard to take extended vacations. A day or two here and there is how I do it. My analyst will never say no and always encourages it but given ER are such small teams, if something happens with one of your names/coverage space you, kind of need to be there.

 
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I'm joining a SS ER team out of undergrad and was wondering how people take vacation days at junior level. 
 

I know in banking, things tend to slow down toward end of year, where most people prob do WFH or simply have nothing to do, so they mix their vacation days there. But my thought is that as long as markets open, it is tougher for us to take days off. Especially I'm not from US, and if I want to go back home visiting family, I'd probably need a longer days than others.

Would appreciate any thoughts.

Very much so depends on the analyst in my experience. If you're looking for windows, 1st/2nd week of July (After II but before EPS), end of August, and the holidays are best. 

 

Echo the above (Aug/Dec), but as others stated this is highly analyst/team/coverage dependent... smaller team or hardo MD and you will more than likely be stuck taking the occasional long weekend as opposed to a true vacation. 

 

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