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Are Super Teams Ruining the NBA?Even if you do not follow the NBA, I am sure that even you know the Warriors and Cavs were (baring Lebron, Steph, Kyrie, Durant, Love, etc. getting hurt) going to meet in the NBA finals AGAIN this year. Now neither has punched their ticket yet, however if you do not believe this will happen for the ...
Wu_Tang Financial
218 sec ago
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What's your favorite line/scene from a 'Wall Street' movie?I've got to say, I died in laughter when Bateman called Dorsia asking to squeeze in a reservation and the guy just starts laughing in an evil way. ...
my name is goldstein
4248 min ago
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What's your favorite music?What's your favorite music? Which one do you think suit better your personality? Which one represent better Wall Street/Banking/Investments job? This must be the place of talking heads give me the boost, for example....
Reservation at Dorsia
2357 min 48 sec ago
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The Art of Cheating on your gf/wifeSaw the post about "Cheating Sleep". Figure I'd start a sequel. :) In all seriousness, monogamy is only beneficial for two groups of people: 1) women - they have a biological incentive, since babymaking takes 9 physical months and years of nurture / time investment. a guy who disappears will no...
MonacoMonkey
911 hour 34 min ago
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What do we talk about when we talk about breaking upI have a girlfriend who I met through a mutual friend. We've been together for about 2 - 3 months, not the same city (west and east). She's 3 year old younger than me and I feel like now she cannot give me much help on my journey (grad school/career pursuit) forward. I am not saying that she's not ...
iridescent007
102 hours 59 min ago
0
Alien: Covenant - Review/Discussion *Spoilers*So guys, I have now seen Covenant twice now andI'm a huge Alien franchise fan.I decided to leave a little review and wanted to know what you guys thought of the film, as well as some questions you may have going into the next installment (Alien: Awakenings)! In bold are some questions I know that ma...
zeezy
43 hours 50 min ago
+6
Marxists/Socialist.... why are you into finance if you are against capitalism?Self explanatory title. If you are a Leftist, SJW, someone that believes in Marxist ideals or someone who believes in "YOUR Version" of Socialism... how could you work for an "evil corporation"? Short of saying you are the Leftist equivalent of Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec... isn't it a little...
AngryBallCoach
563 hours 59 min ago
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Ever miss your college dorm lifestyle?Well now you can get that every day. A company in the US is developing properties which somewhat mimic the traditional college dorm setup (just a tad classier) and offer lots of common areas for you to get social with your fellow tenants. As someone a few years removed from living on campus, I must ...
Tour
124 hours 34 min ago
0
Twitter Dead?WSJ Tech: "Twitter Posts Anemic Revenue Growth Despite Political Stir" I mainly agree with this article, and I think that most people that use twitter for news intake, sports, etc, use it in conjunction with other platforms, not by itself. While this isn't a new sentiment, it seems that whenever s...
dday
25 hours 53 min ago
0
AndyLouis
018 hours 28 min ago
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What will you choose: Family Business or IB?Looking for advice from experienced people here. Thinking whether to join the family business (oil trading) or to continue with the IB path. A little background about me: From a non-target and took a gap year to gain more experience. I'm currently on a long-term IB internship with a large well-k...
juinerouge
516 hours 19 min ago
+33
From getting fired to being one of the most influential CEOs on Wall StreetI majored in psychology and economics at Tufts University. After graduating, I worked for a management consulting firm in Boston for two years. I enjoyed my employment there but it wasn´t a career for me. Therefore I decided to move on and finally enrolled in Harvard Business School. In the followi...
JamesDimon
319 hours 41 min ago
+2
Your favorite recipes? Inspired by my last post (Every meal I eat is at a restaurant or delivery, you?) user @shortstack" suggested someone start a recipe thread. I'm the guy that can't cook obviously but would love to hear some of your favorite recipes, maybe it'll inspire me to start cooking more. I'm not opposed to ...
See Note
2022 hours 26 min ago
+1
Summer courses vs. internshipHi guys, rising junior at a non-target (top 50 UG B-school). I'm interning at an IBaB in a shadow IB rotational program for a month or two this summer (sophomore). My grades are OK at best, but going into recruiting I'll most likely have a ~3.4/3.5 cumulative GPA and a 3.7 or 3.8 in my double major ...
WineSpectator
523 hours 43 min ago
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Google Selects Toronto as High-Tech CityRecently, Google has selected Toronto as their location to be branded as a new high tech city. Detroit and Denver were also considered, while Toronto was their final decision. Google has applied to develop a 12 acre strip of land in Toronto, to create some form of technological urban innovation. Thi...
Courtside
01 day 1 hour ago
+7
why German culture is far superior to American cultureYears ago Wal-mart completely flopped with employee training in Germany. Instead of feeling welcome, a lot of Germans were put off by randomly smiling greeters/cashiers. They simply wanted to be "left alone". Having lived in Munich, Hamburg, and smaller towns (Erfurt), it took me a while to ge...
MonacoMonkey
611 day 1 hour ago
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Is Sue Gross a bitch for divorcing Bill gross?What does the community think of Sue Gross, Bill Gross' wife of 31 years, divorcing him while he's trying to get back up on his two feet? Was it fair or a low blow? Was it related to his pledge to donate all his money? May be she wants to get out now and keep half? I truly feel sad for the guy. ...
tech2pm
61 day 7 hours ago
+3
2017 NBA PlayoffsHello monkeys, What are everyone's thoughts after the first round's officially done? Here are some of my thoughts: 1. Never thought that the LA Clippers would go out in the first round... They lost against the Jazz 3-4, a team that did not even qualify for the playoffs last year. Although one has...
Dealova
211 day 16 hours ago
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How in the hell did things get so bad in Venezuela?So for anyone who hasn't heard of the situation in Venezuela, [basically everyone is dying of starvation because of the lack of... well, everything](https://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuela-is-starving-1493995317). Literally, everyone -- infants are facing the possibility of dying so early because of ...
Appley
201 day 18 hours ago
+1
Favorite BooksWhat are some of everyone's favorite books? These books can be finance related and non-finacne related. Any books with good moral lessons, biographies, personal finance? ...
FinancePilot
191 day 21 hours ago
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Asinine Desired Skills Job PostingsIt always blows my mind and makes me wonder if I'm completely out of touch or if people are really just full of shit when I read a job posting for an "entry level" and it lists something akin to the following: Skills/Requirements: Proficient in English, Spanish, and Portuguese; Database, SQL, Hyper...
Louis Winthorpe III
211 day 23 hours ago
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How many guys do you think the average 21-23 year old woman has slept with?I think around 20-30 guys. This accounts for high school, college (mostly freshman year), Spring break trips, summer time, etc.. Then when they turn 21, going out to the bars basically a few days a week during their Junior and senior year. What do you think? Mod Note (Andy): This thread was origin...
MomentaLaugh
1542 days 42 min ago
0
How to politely ask someone what they do?I'm not sure if it's rude to ask someone what they do? Roles, etc. Especially at networking events.....
Lockhardt
42 days 1 hour ago
0
Is minimalism dead?As a society, we're definitely moving towards more lavish lifestyles than in the past, largely thanks to advancements in technology. At the same time, it feels like we're quote unquote splurging at an increasing rate. [quote] Both “Less is more” and “More is more” are the catchphrases of a ...
JTH
02 days 2 hours ago
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Why you need to give up and quit things earlyThere's arguably one key to breaking into IB, and that is persistence. You see it mentioned here over and over. Keep cold emailing, keep developing your skills, keep networking. Even once you're on the job, keep grinding, keep researching your next step, etc. This article here dives into the topic ...
Tour
222 days 2 hours ago
+3
Mom & Pop Restaurants Are Making A ComebackAfternoon all, Just like Kim Kardashian, mom and pop restaurants are the latest comeback story. From this Bloomberg News article I learned that consumers are moving from Olive Garden, to your local Italian restaurant. From the article, [quote] “This really seems to be the dawning of the era o...
Wu_Tang Financial
252 days 5 hours ago
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You eat what you kill - working as a salesman?I've decided I want to enter a commission based job. Kind of like those Real-Estate salesmen in Glengarry Glen Ross. I like the aspect of "you eat what you kill." What are some industries I can work in and make money off commission that aren't as low as a car salesmen?...
my name is goldstein
342 days 9 hours ago
0
Partnership capital account maintenance software or spreadsheetsI'm running a microscopic partnership as a conduit to share profits and losses on a simple brokerage account, just equities, etf's, and simple long options. Just two general partners. The current spreadsheet I put together is doing well and getting the job done. But besides opening up an adviser/fun...
Fe'
02 days 16 hours ago
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A Monkey's Guide to the GymMonkeys, One topic that I see pop up time and time again on here is regarding the gym. I have a particularly slow Friday ahead of me so I thought I'd post a brief guide to training since I imagine, for the most part, we all have similar lifestyles and the challenges that come with them. I'm going...
Hugh Myron
1082 days 19 hours ago
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WSO Caption Contest - May 11th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the site...
AndyLouis
182 days 23 hours ago
0
Is this the worst investing advice you have ever seen? This might be worse than the motley fool or seeking alpha... https://twitter.com/FoxonStocks/status/865381216626679808 They are literally talking about the cast members of that's so raven spin-off shows or some bullshit like that to evaluate investment opportunities? It's also really annoying, this is the reason millennials get a bad reputation, I really dis...
Dig Bumb Idiot
03 days 1 hour ago
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Can McDonald's Finally Make a Premium Burger Work?Fast food chains these days are trying to increase their revenues by appealing to new audiences. An example of one of this, is Wendy's advertisement of "never frozen" patties. *Mcdonalds* on the other hand, has tried to release and garner success with premium burgers for quite some time. As the arti...
Proteus
483 days 1 hour ago
+1
is this ethical, regarding averaging grades? so say i attend a target school and get a 3.4 but i take an easy as shit state school course over the summer (maybe intro to psych) and get an A, or a 4.0 it shows up as a "T" on my transcript for transfer credit from another university would it then be unethical to then write down the average (3....
MajorKey
53 days 5 hours ago
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Why Do Asians Love Prestige For No Reason?So some taiwanese schmuck messaged me on linkedin about having a phone call. After talking to him I noticed he kept rambling about how he wanted to work at JP Morgan (Join the fucking club). I gave him some sound advice by telling him to cast a wide net because prestige doesn't matter THAT MUCH once...
Opslivesmatter
403 days 7 hours ago
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Some LinkedIn Advice for you Monkeys: Couldn't help but to think of WSO when I saw this. Also "CFA (level 1 candidate). Make sure to do this kids, the monkeys on here especially seem to love it. Any of you know of any good finance meme pages?...
ElectricCowboy
13 days 15 hours ago
0
Massaging the numbersI think we've all run across a case where data (qualitative or quantitative) was misrepresented to give a certain impression. Josh Brown put an anecdote in his blog post yesterday that I thought raised some really interesting points. [quote] Anyway, when I was younger and reading his stuff, I was a...
JTH
13 days 20 hours ago
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Do you want your wife to work?***Disclaimer*** I realize this question is geared toward men. I would appreciate female input as well, but my assumption is most women expect/want their husband or future husband to work. Also, just to cover my bases, I don't assume men are the only ones married to wives and women the only ones mar...
YungMonc
1653 days 20 hours ago
+2
Is 60K enough to live off of working in NYC?Looking at about 60K base with potential of 5-10k year end bonus. Do you think its possible? If so, how frugally would I have to live?...
StreetofBulls
283 days 22 hours ago
+3
The 25 Best Fast-Food Chains In America Right NowAs I was out for lunch, I was curious as to what research there about the "best" fast-food chains in America. That's when I stumbled upon this article. The article states that; [quote] Using proprietary data collected by Restaurant Business and its sister research firm Technomic from 2016, we look...
Proteus
383 days 23 hours ago
+1
230,000 high finance jobs could disappear by 2025Hi guys, http://news.efinancialcareers.com/uk-en/277602/how-machine-learning-will-eliminate-230000-finance-jobs What do you think about articles like this one? It doesn´t really seem legit to me, more like a huge exaggeration. However, I am pretty surprised that Asset Management is by far the mo...
jordan25
34 days 19 min ago
+3
Car drove through Times SquareBe safe out there monkeys, I just saw this happen with my own two eyes on the way to lunch... http://abcnews.go.com/US/multiple-pedestrians-reportedly-struck-car-times-square/story?id=47489279...
Craig McDermott
274 days 1 hour ago
+3
Chris Cornell TributeHi all, I'm having a rough day. As you may have heard, Chris Cornell died unexpectedly this past week after a Soundgarden show in Detroit. As the lead singer for Soundgarden, Audioslave, and many solo and side projects (Temple of the Dog first among them), his unique voice has essentially provided ...
dmw86
14 days 4 hours ago
+7
Seriously Trump, why all these shenanigans? I'm really starting to question his abilities for the job. What president fires his FBI director (for no real good reason other than his [Comey's] preference for truth over loyalty) then threatens to blackmail him with *possible* recordings? And just blabbing out classified info to the Russians. ...
MonacoMonkey
504 days 5 hours ago
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Tribute to BillionsI absolutely love Billions. Even though only two seasons have been made so far, it's already become one of my favorite shows of all time, after shows like The Sopranos and Mad Men. As a tribute to the show so far, I've compiled my favorite lines from the Season 2 finale. Enjoy. "But in the spirit o...
Going Concern
144 days 6 hours ago
+1
Lowe’s Wants To Turn Its Workers Into Super-HumansWith all the news of automation possibly replacing thousands of bottom-line jobs, it seems like Lowe's is trying to implement advanced technology in a different way. Instead of replacing workers with machines, the article states that; [quote] Lowe’s recently announced they’ve been testing out a...
Proteus
64 days 6 hours ago
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Re: What should I do to marry a rich guy?Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions. Please allow me to analyse your situation as a professional investor. My annual income is more than $25M, so I hope everyone believes that I’m not wasting time here. From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad decision...
JamesDimon
124 days 8 hours ago
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Mental Disorder called LiberalismIn which direction is this world heading? I don´t think there is anything I hate more than Liberals. What do you guys think causes this "trend"? - http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/NYC-releases-gender-list/2016/06/01/id/731809/ - http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-23/umich-students-demand-no-whi...
jordan25
1964 days 16 hours ago
0
Took some time today to prepare for Wanna Cry Ransomware attack. I hear ransomware attack was severe in Europe affecting 99 countries and tens of thousands of people. I hear that they can block access to university student's thesis papers. Mostly I hear stories about hospital computer freeze. It even reached Korea where I am from where movie theater's kiosk was d...
reelice
34 days 19 hours ago
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The Bro Romper, seriously?this is the worst thing i've ever seen https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2017/05/16/kickstarter-wants-bro-rompers-thing-and-internet-here/101764982/ cc @FratLord" what's your take? ...
Ape Town
64 days 22 hours ago
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What are your goals for 2017?Evening Monkeys, @Eddie Braverman" [recently posted](http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/use-thanksgiving-to-set-2017-goals) how he uses the Thanksgiving weekend to set his goals and provided the community with a few tools for categorizing, qualifying and actualizing annual aspirations. Inspired...
Dedline
1615 days 32 min ago
0
Theory of MindI just read an article and the article brought up "Theory of Mind." I had to look up what that phrase meant and I thought that it was interesting. I found that Theory of Mind, according to this article is [quote] the ability to infer what others are thinking, feeling, believing, and desiring, and w...
Kamchowder
05 days 1 hour ago
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How have you helped your parents after you entered finance and are making $$$?My dad and mom, who are poor, but sacrificed a lot for me (working 2 jobs, working on weekends, etc.), I'm sending them off to a nice long vacation, all paid by me. What have you guys done for your parents, just out of curiosity? Also paid off all of their debt they had (under 5k). Seems like it wou...
Pizz
675 days 3 hours ago
+1
London vs Paris:where to live and work?As you know considering all the facts (especially Brexit) in which one do you think is better to live and study? With Macron I think Paris will face with a big growth (deregulations, tax down, tobin tax and capital gain out) Maybe france is best bet for the future? Feel free to explain your point ...
Reservation at Dorsia
85 days 5 hours ago
0
Ball Street OasisI found an [article on Bloomberg ](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-14/sports-betting-is-starting-to-look-a-lot-more-like-wall-street)about how sports betting is "starting to look a lot more like Wall Street." The article talks about how sports betting is being transformed by risk an...
wswp
25 days 5 hours ago
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Are you “in the know”? Secret trend penetrating fast food industrySome Americans these days are trying to order custom made food from fast food restaurants – [ones so wildly different from already existing menu items that it’s a wonder if it’s really even worth it](https://www.wsj.com/articles/can-i-have-that-burger-with-a-side-of-peanut-butter-1494948522). ...
Appley
45 days 6 hours ago
0
Why not Brussels?I was wondering, when the Brexit came to be everyone started speculating what would happen to the financial heart of Europe, currently located in London. I'm not asking IF it will move, but why everyone thought if it would move, it would go to Paris or Frankfurt. Why not Brussels? It's the politic...
Rubeus
15 days 11 hours ago
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WSO Caption Contest - May 15th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-ShirtYou guys know the drill, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a caption you think is most fitting for the image posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on the number of Silver Bananas awarded to each comment. In the event of a tie, the admins of the site...
AndyLouis
205 days 15 hours ago
0
The tolerance of HR BSEarly in my career, I've worked/interned/part timed at a few corporates - both in finance and just general business. In pretty much every case I've had competent, focused managers, and in my interactions with senior management have gotten the same impression of them. So it's always surprised me tha...
Galt93
45 days 15 hours ago
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Why the heck do you have over 1,000 banana points?I hit 1,000 bananas about nine months back, went inactive, and now am back for the time being. When I reached that milestone, I couldn't help but ask myself: How the hell did I spend this much time on WSO? So, to the ~400 or so users with 1,000 or more banana points: Who are you? Why are you here? ...
idaho
625 days 16 hours ago
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LinkedIn is Getting Bad AgainViewer discretion advised. This is mostly a rant and I apologize in advance. But hey, sometimes WSO gets a little dry so we gotta spice this up a bit. Love y'all btw. 1. Recruiters can lick every inch of my ball$ack. Seriously. Dude hit me up, informs me about another opp, I ask a question to see ...
Goldmansak
1295 days 16 hours ago
+1
Best strip clubs in New York?Hello! New in town, just wanted to know what the best strip club venues in New York are. What are your personal favorites? Which would I be better off skipping? Thanks in advance!...
Angel Molester
25 days 17 hours ago
0
Future Autonomous Shipping RevolutionI know WSO usually talks about how automation will affect the finanical industry but what do you guys think about how technology will disrupt the shipping industry? * By one consultant's estimate, moreover, carrying sailors accounts for 44 percent of a ship's costs. That's not just salaries: crew q...
jackdonaghy26
05 days 19 hours ago
0
Should I be wary about submitting reciepts for reimbursments while interviewing?I have the need to use maybe $110 out of about $300 available. What are your thoughts on these expenses covered interviews....
Quicky.Question
05 days 20 hours ago
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Why Your Mind-Set Won’t Help You Career-WiseOver the course of my adult life, I've always been told by people that I need a mind-set for success. Something along the lines of, "If you want to be successful, you need to be in the mind-set and ready to do what it takes". Now I know that most young people that enter post-secondary education, do ...
Proteus
55 days 21 hours ago
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Why You Probably Shouldn't Work in Amazon (And Banking!)Hello monkeys, I recently stumbled upon two very interesting narratives from ex-employees at Amazon. Here are the links: [Working for Amazon: Better Than Sex, Worse Than Hell (Part 1)](http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/03/working-for-jeff-bezos-part-1.html) [Working for Amazon: Better Than Sex, W...
Dealova
145 days 22 hours ago
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Are you satisfied with the state of world affairs as it is?[I was reading an article about some MBA students working on projects focused on social impact](http://poetsandquants.com/2017/05/15/rising-interest-social-impact-ross/2/). The projects were focused on the usual span of issues – improved education, child labor, medical problems, etc – developing...
Appley
25 days 23 hours ago
+1
Global Cyber Attack: Have you been hit?Hello monkeys, Seems like a shitstorm out there with the Ransomware cyber-attack. Article can be read [here](https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-14/hospitals-gain-control-in-ransom-hack-more-attacks-may-come) [quote] More than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries have so far be...
Dealova
116 days 7 hours ago
+5
Balding, would you start taking propecia/rogaine? I'm almost 26, i'm balding, whatever. I'm comfortable enough in my own skin to live with it if there isn't a safe / affordable alternative. I hear about the side effects of propecia/rogaine which absolutely freak me out. With all the bad news out there about those two, are there any good alternati...
See Note
626 days 9 hours ago
+33
Why they aren't more women in X fieldI'm about sick of all the damn women (and virgins) complaining about how there aren't enough women in INSERT_CAREER_FIELD_HERE. This argument is made about minorities as well, which is similarly irritating. I'm writing this article to (brutally) highlight the things that women do wrong in the workpl...
xgozax
1006 days 10 hours ago
+11
Mexico ---> illegally entering US ---> VP @ GSSurely I'm not the only one here who watches Tucker... Did anyone else see the girl he had on who was an illegal immigrant who became a VP at GS? ...
George Kush
1906 days 15 hours ago
0
Predicting if a borrower will pay you backI saw an interesting article about a study on evaluating borrowers. A big part of the research focused around the language used by borrowers while they were applying for the loans, and they found that different words and phrases correlated with loans getting payed back and loans going into default. ...
JTH
16 days 16 hours ago
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Tips On How To Defuse the "This Group Needs a Leader; I Should Be the Leader" Person (Case study group interview)Just graduated with a group case study interview lined up. My problem: I am going to be evaluated for an interview with a group of strangers on a case study for a company that promotes internal competition. The 5 candidates ill work with will no-doubt try to assert their leadership for the evaluat...
Quicky.Question
36 days 17 hours ago
0
"We don't need more customers" - Sears CEOYeah, he said that... [quote] "We don't need more customers. We have all the customers we could possibly want," [Eddie] Lampert told shareholders at the Sears annual meeting on Wednesday... [/quote] [quote] ...earlier this year, credit ratings agency Fitch said Sears would burn through $1.8 billio...
mcb21
11 week 19 min ago
+3
Financing Fido - Take out a loan for your dream dogIt had honestly never crossed my mind that you could take out a loan to buy your dog until I came across this story about a woman who bought a $2,500 golden doodle from a pet store and financed it - [quote] “Once you pick out the puppy, they finance you like a car,” Laura Eastman says. She sa...
mcb21
201 week 52 min ago
0
A 22 year old from NZ left homeless in Geneva because of the unpaid internship at the UNThe guy actually slept in a tent and kept his belongings in a backpack under his desk! What a story, and what an embarrassment. http://qz.com/479031/an-unpaid-internship-at-the-un-left-a-22-year-old-homeless-in-geneva/ ...
ssild90
121 week 54 min ago
0
Help! Searching for current/former unpaid interns with stories for a documentaryHey, I am a documentary filmmaker doing a documentary about unpaid internships. I'm particularly interested hearing about your experiences interning unpaid in finance - how you were able to afford it and where it led you in terms of your career today, etc. Please share your stories or PM me if you w...
manuka
01 week 55 min ago
+4
Every meal I eat is at a restaurant or delivery, you? Ok not every meal, but 90% of my lunch and dinners, even some breakfasts. I HATE cooking, love eating out + who has the time to cook. As i mentioned in my last post i'm a rising 26 year old, i've been doing this since I started in finance (4 years ago) and don't see it ending it anytime soon. I ...
See Note
431 week 2 hours ago
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San Francisco Housing Roommates Wanted (Full Time) I am Moving to SF for a July start for FT and looking for potential roommates who would want to live close to the financial district. My budget is $2000/month (my share of total rent). I am a male in early ~20s. I will be working banking, so I wont be home around much during the week. I don't kn...
Big_Sphinx
01 week 3 hours ago
+1
Credit Check - Incoming BB IB AnalystHello all, I am a current senior undergrad who summered in IB in NYC last summer and am returning FT this year. Currently submitting background check information and noticed the bank does a credit check. I'm currently sitting on $5k of credit card debt. I have made all payments on time and recent...
infograb1111
51 week 4 hours ago
0
5/15/17 - Monday @MentionsHappy Monday WSO! Upcoming WSO Meet Ups: WSO Happy Hour - Paris: Fri, 19 May, 8:00pm @ Les Etages Upcoming podcasts, webinars and webinar rewinds on the WSO Frontpage (replays of old webinars you may have missed, free for 24 hours): Webinar: REPE Modelling Teach In (Part 2) - Debt and Scenario...
AndyLouis
01 week 1 day ago
0
The 2017 WSO Internship - Apply NowWe are VERY excited to open up this new internship opportunity to 2 talented and hard-working candidates. As you will see in the description below, these internships are different than anything we have offered in the past. I have managed hundreds of interns & campus reps over the last 6 years, but t...
AndyLouis
01 week 5 days ago
+2
Would you still get a MacBook Pro?I came across a counterintuitive article. In this article, Consumer Reports says don't buy new MacBook Pro. Surprisingly, product-testing publication said the following: [quote] In three consecutive tests, one 13-inch MacBook Pro model ran for 16 hours in the first trial, 12.75 hours in the second ...
Passionate Investor
381 week 17 hours ago
+3
Opinions of Living in HoustonSo recently I have been offered a position at a bank in Houston but, have read that crime is high in the city. My question is for people living in the city how is it? If I still would want to enjoy the night life the city has to offer. Also is Houston a city where you would need a car to get around...
Dominooch85
251 week 17 hours ago
+2
The Rich Are Living Longer and Taking More From TaxpayersAs I was frantically refreshing my schools portal to find out my final marks, I stumbled upon an interesting article on Bloomberg. The article introduces the fact that living up to age 100 is possible now, but for those who are wealthy enough to afford it. It also goes onto say that many Americans a...
Proteus
251 week 17 hours ago
+2
Why do South Asians lie about their race???They come in on H1B1 or whatever. From India, Pakistan, etc. And then lie about being Hispanic and Black. Employers are too stupid to figure this out apparently. So they get all the benefits of life. They get the benefit of H1B1, as employers (for whatever reason) hire H1B1 over Americans. Plus they...
TheLaughingLiberal
201 week 22 hours ago
+1
Would you date an ex-prostitute?If you met a girl who was nice, friendly, and pretty, but you found out about her past, would you still date her? One of the girls at my neighborhood nail salon recently confessed to me that she used to have sex for money, but is now terrified that the person she's currently dating will leave her i...
biglawgirlfriend
791 week 1 day ago
0
Most unbelievable way to land a job in your fieldOkay....location: west coast top 40 non target. I've heard from more than 3 people that... a staff working in one of the university's departments slept her way up (and the position is not that fancy) She also slept with quite a few students. Didn't get the chance to know her name though. ...
iridescent007
01 week 1 day ago
+2
Favorite dive bar in New YorkLike the subject says. Figured this would be a fun one for Friday afternoon. Mine is Rudy's, for what it's worth. There's nothing better than a $5 whiskey and beer special plus a free hot dog....
Craig McDermott
121 week 1 day ago
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Do you feel like you are/did utilizing college fully?As a current sophomore at a strong target, with a relatively easy major (business/finance), it seems like the things I do outside of my major matter just as much (if not more) than my grades (since its quite easy to get 3.7+). I'm not in a social fraternity, but I am in a few competitive finance clu...
DarknessEnthroned
181 week 1 day ago
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Stanley Cup PredictionsFor the hockey fans. Pick your team, talk your shit. Huge Caps fan over here and I'm thinking this might finally be the year they can polish off an unhealthy Penguins roster on their way to the cup. ...
LReed
341 week 1 day ago
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Luck plays a much bigger role in success than most people give credit forThe more I stick around in the HF industry and also invest my own P/A, the more I realize most of the big shot hedge fund managers don't have shit and are just lucky (right place, right time, right circumstance). Take Bill Ackman for instance - I don't even know where to start from his investment pi...
darthsidious
01 week 1 day ago
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A fatalistic view on life: Why most, if not all, of your success is from luckWSO's audience is incredibly motivated and driven to succeed, so I thought I'd reflect on success and the role that luck plays in it. My argument is that a significant portion, if not all, of one's success can be attributed to luck. This has been discussed on this forum before and in books such as...
LES
721 week 1 day ago
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Donate to bail out women so they can see their kids on mother's dayTitle more or less says it all. I stumbled upon this article which states that there is a group out there attempting to raise donations in order to bail out women who are currently awaiting trial so that they can see their kids on mother's day. Upon first sight this sounded ridiculous to me - just...
Tour
31 week 1 day ago
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Trump's "Big Deal" with North Korea De-nuclearization may be imminentI know America is crazy about this FBI firing and whether Trump is fit for President position. However, in Korea and Asia, North Korea issue is one of the huge issues here. Well, Trump, Russia, and North Korea issues may be intertwined after all. Trump administration's high official say North Ko...
reelice
31 week 1 day ago
+5
Exchange Semester: Boston vs. SF vs. LAHi guys, I am currently studying in Europe (target) and I want to do an exchange semester in the US. Besides the Ivy Schools (Harvard, Yale, Princeton) I also want to apply for Stanford and UCLA (and some backups). Besides looking at academic reputation it´s important for me to enjoy my time there...
jordan25
71 week 1 day ago
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What makes the "Always Be Closing" scene from Glengarry Glen Ross so special?I can't wrap my head around what makes the scene so good. Baldwin just seems to be ridiculing the salesman as if it's supposed to help. The only part that makes sense to me is when he tells them that "2nd place gets a set of steak knives, 3rd place gets fired." Other than that everything else doesn'...
my name is goldstein
71 week 2 days ago
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H1-B Lottery - Any international monkeys?So any international monkeys screwed by the H1-B Lottery? Unfortunately it seems I didn't get picked so will be heading home in the summer Unbelievable you work your ass off for 2 yrs to get a gig and then your fate is decided by a random lottery with no sense of merit Any others have had an exper...
phillyboy
361 week 2 days ago
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Anyone read The Alchemist?I've read the book once and am reading it again. It has really changed my life. I have always wanted to become a doctor, but after reading it, I realized that my true desire in life is to make it rich on Wall Street. So I quit trying to become a doctor, and am now trying to get into a top law school...
TheLaughingLiberal
141 week 2 days ago
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Searching for NYC banking housemates/apt shareHi, I'm an MSc student at Oxford who's graduating in late September of this year. And, I'm seeking an apartment share in NYC with people in the finance industry. For ref, I have a cat and am clean/quiet and have an offer at an IB. Feel free to pm me and request my linkedin profile address. Thanks-...
Oxonian2017
01 week 2 days ago

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