Fellow Primates - so it's been about ~8(?) years since we've taken a look at our logo/branding and we think it's time for a refresh -- our designers almost vomit when they look at our current icon and we have some major initiatives coming where a refreshed look would help. ...
Curious about people on this forum in finance who are making anywhere north of $300k. How do you spend your money on a month-month basis? Do you live in a luxury apartment or somewhere cheaper to build out savings? Mortgage? Do you eat out at fancy restaurants every week, still cook, or have...
H.E. Penny Packer
Current situation- it's a long one. Grew up in upstate <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> in the suburbs working in a country club full of big time ballers and bankers. I generally would keep my head down and perform the job at hand without so much as a glance at some...
Bernie Sanders is emerging as shaping this democratic primary field. Something he says a lot, in response to nearly every question, is "we need to transform this economy". In the questions related to Trump comments about Baltimore, somehow, he says something like, "Donald...
Simple yes or no with an explanation if you seem fit. Do you believe illegal immigrants should receive free healthcare? Do you believe there should be a barrier at the border? (Wall, Fence) Do you believe ICE should be abolished? Sanctuary Cities? If Pablo an illegal immigrant is...
I believe Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 wasn't an accident. There were definitely external forces that catalyzed its disappearance. The flight path was diverted many times and there was a lot of shady stuff about some of the passengers and the pilot of Flight 370. We may never know unless...
I was just reading on the news that Barr resumed capital punishment and people are so vehemently against it. But why? If you read up on Alfred Bourgeois (he systematically tortured and raped his 2 year old daughter before brutally killing her) or Wesley Ira Purkey (who killed an elderly woman...
Does anyone here get annoyed when someone says they're in finance just because they work at a financial firm but does something completely unrelated to the industry? I worked with another HR intern during my time at the <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm....
According to a recent CNBC article: **"40% of Americans unable to come up with $400 to pay for an emergency expense"** https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/20/heres-why-so-many-americans-cant-handle-a-400-unexpected-expense.html Here are some takeaways * In households with more than...
How did you know that your SO or wife or husband was the one? I don't think soulmates or love at first sight exist because there are so many people in the world we can potentially have a happy relationship with and fall in love with. It's the staying happy part that's hard. I...
What are some off the beaten path, lesser known, fun things to do in NYC? Not touristy shit like the statue of liberty or times Square or empire state building, I want to know more obscure places/events to go to that only locals would know.
###What is you Myers-Briggs personality type? You can take the test here but answer with the truth, not what you WANT to be true. Take the test at the 16 personalities site or search human metrics myers-briggs ####What was your result? Do you think it was accurate? *The rarest for...
Everyone says "coffee" or "tea" but come on......... what kind. I am not gonna get out of bed for Chamomile-sorry. It needs to be Earl Grey or my basic Venti Iced London Fog Tea Latte from Starbucks. Some people drink "Bangs" - if you know, you know. (Water...
So a granola bar I hid behind my computer monitor is gone this morning. Does anyone have good stories about office food thieves? I have a good suspicion of who stole it. They will come by shortly to say hello like most days and hint that the cleaning staff stole something off of their...
There are a lot of conflicting views on this but every other day I see a post about WeWorks massive debt. I also saw a post of a girl on LinkedIn that was offered a position, and then it was stripped away from her because they wanted her to sign a contract saying all future start up rights...
**<A href="https://forms.gle/2akB7kkxo3qa7hkt9">UPDATE: APPLICATION FORM IS OPEN NOW!!!!</a>** Fellow <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Primates, I've been thinking of how we've been putting out a ton more AMAs + podcasts, etc...
Please list your personal favorite finance movies. I expect to see a bunch of of Wolf of Wall Street's and American Psycho's but what else? I am basic so my favorite is the Big Short. Anything else you have to suggest?
I wanted to get some opinions on the best places for Americans to work and live abroad. My whole life I have enjoyed traveling and spending time in foreign countries. With that said, I hope to live abroad for a couple years at some point in my professional career. I would love to hear any...
Cheap, expensive, whatever -- I'm looking to expand my selection after getting out of school. What're your go-to brews?
This question is based off an article https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/07/17/what-wealthy-its-not-necessarily-becoming-millionaire/1744408001/ I saw today that states that only 13% of people with assets greater than $1 M actually feel wealthy. Most of these people lie in the $1M -$5M...
So I just got told that my job (along with many others on my team) is going overseas to a country with a lower cost of employment. It hurts as I've been on this team for years through thick and thin, stress and fun, laughs and problems; whatever. I have until the end of the year on their...
I hold the unpopular opinion that OJ being found NOT Guilty rather than GUILTY would have been better for our society. Following the Ronnie King verdict, the LA riots happened where 63 people died and damages over $1 billion+ including truckers smashed in the head with bricks and Korean stores...
https://www.propublica.org/article/university-of-illinois-financial-aid-fafsa-parents-guardianship-children-students# As college acceptance becomes increasingly competitive, and college costs continue to rise, some parents have found a "technique" for their children to gain...
Deal Team Six
To all the guys who lift heavy pretty regularly, what are your go to work clothes? I am at the point where all of my clothes are tight in the typical spots.
Is it just me, or has air travel gotten unbearably bad lately. I'm stuck on LGA tarmack as I write this. Landed over two hours ago. Trip was from <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> to Boston and both outbound and return flights delayed over an hour. LGA isn't...
Motivate me, I am rather young I would love to hear everyones experience with overcoming adversity. I am currently in that weird quarter life crisis part of my life where I am reevaluating my life choices. I would love to hear any good stories on how fellow monkeys have pushed through tough...
Hi everyone! I am from <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> and I go to a school here that ultimately helped me to land an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> internship. The housing at school is very limited and since I am from <abbr...
Time and time again, I feel invincible riding an adderall and corona buzz and I think one more drink couldn't hurt on a work night. Then I die the next day. Pls help
Are you on the pitbulls are as bad as their owner treats them side or the pitbulls are genetically and statistically more likely to kill someone or someone's pet and should have no place in society and we should adopt the EU's muzzle over mouth law.
Berkeley has officially become the first city in the United States to ban natural gas.. What does this mean for the future? Should those in the natural gas industry be concerned more than ever? Or is this just a case of Berkeley being Berkeley..
I can't own firearms on account of felonies I got caught committing and also because I was hospitalized in the psych ward at 17 on some trickery shit. I strongly believe in being able to defend oneself hand-to-hand as well as at range. What weapons would you arm yourself with if you...
Just released yesterday by Disney that they would be bundling their new streaming services they've acquired over the past couple of years for $12.99 (https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/06/disney-hulu-espnbundle/) ... As of right now Netflix alone cost from $9-16. Want to gather thoughts on this...
I’ve noticed that a manager only on the trading floor ridiculing ex-employees. Comments like “John was a f* idiot how did he get hired” or “I hated working with John he was always...”. At what point is this too much? I’m trying to figure out where the line is. Caveat, John...
So what can we really do about guns in America? Alone among developed nations, the US is a haven for guns and gun-related deaths. I've never been able to understand America's love of guns, or why any society thinks it is at all safer with guns on the street. I think this...
When thinking about college rankings, the US News & World Report is one of the sources that anyone would reference for college rankings. However, Berkeley has been busted according to Forbes for fudging numbers that were used to calculate its spot as #2 among the publics. US News & World...
don't be scared homie
I think I posted about this a few months back and we made a discord that was active for literally like 3 days. Thinking about starting one up again. Any other <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> discords? edit: https://discord.gg/mkdsu9u join up fellers
I'm curious what everyone's go to form of nicotine is? Cigar, Cigarettes, Dip, JUUL, Vape, Gum? How long have you been consuming nicotine and if you JUUL or Vape do you do it in the office?
Hi guys, I’m interning at this <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> shop and I don’t think my boss doesn’t fuck with me. He ignores all my emails and texts. When he asks for suggestions he doesn’t listen to mine, but if an intern makes the same suggestions he...
Which is better in professional email communications? I think Best is too familiar but regards a tad cold? And is 'noted' basically a polite way to say stfu?
Currently sitting at my desk with nothing going on - no new deals since the fund is exhausted, deals closing aren't mine, etc. Basically been told to enjoy my "vacation" at work which is really not my style. What do you guys do when you're going through a slow day?
I used to brag about my vision and now I am as blind as a bat. Only for up close though...... Distance I can see okay. As soon as I started staring at spreadsheets all day everything got blurry, and now without glasses I can't even read. Has this happened to any of you?
So for living president: * Jimmy Carter * Bill Clinton * George Bush * Barack Obama * Donald Trump For drug: * Alcohol * Weed * Cocaine * LSD * Computer Air Duster and WHY?
The new Corvette is a radical departure for the brand and they are clearly going for a younger demographic. What are your thoughts on the car?
I'll be staying in London for roughly a month for work. Any area I should particularly avoid to look for accomodation? I'm on a short-term notice so I can't be too demanding, I just want to avoid a negative experience.
https://arthuxtable.com/ Decided to fire up the blog again and start creating content. Shoutout to @studmonkey" for convincing me to lol
Alright so here's the deal. I'm in South Korea. We're in South Korea. I did 45 days sober (from alcohol) leading up to this trip and felt great, but I started drinking at some point - don't even remember when - and I haven't stopped. I drank North Korean plum wine at the...
My friend sent me this version of Reddit that looks like MS Outlook: http://pcottle.github.io/MSOutlookit/ Can we get the same for WSO? Would make life a lot easier.
Whatup skwad, I'm in South Korea and I lost my phone last night. It's a work phone so I need it back asap. I hired my wife's brother to work for me and he's holding down the fort, so it's not a huge deal. But I do need to get on a phone again asap. Here's our...
Does anyone know the origins of the term Vice President in Corporate America? Such a pompous title for what is at best a upper mid manager.
Just started my job fresh out of undergrad and I want to get involved with a charity either dealing with kids or veterans. What charities are you involved in, and why?
I often receive vague instructions from my manager on tasks and I know the product I produce will be insufficient. Therefore I’ve tried either or in combination: 1. Spending long hours trying to independently conceptualize the task and understand what the requirement is. Regularly working...
Hello monkeys The girlfriend and I have been thinking about getting a dog. Growing up, I only had German Shepherds (amazing dogs) but she wants a CavaPoo or some pretty shit like that. What would be the best dog breed if we're looking for a relatively docile dog? Side...
I genuinely do have ADD, and it affect my work - and therefore my ability to hold down a job. The ADD is not hyperbloe - I had extra testing time in university and grad school, I've had meds prescribed but the sideffects are too great. I genuinely struggle to keep present and...
Been looking at some apps for finance internships and have noticed that "diversity" tends to apply to URMs mostly (and maybe white females). But I never see disabilities as people who are included as diversity. IMO they have had much greater physical and mental challenges then a Cuban...
Is it the get rich quickly factor that matters the most? Why not have a job that pays less with less hours and gradually advance your career?
Curious to hear whether it's still worth investing in single or multi-family houses in 2019 (given the market is red-hot and certain tax regulations have changed some write-off rules) Who's done this, what are your experiences like? I'd like to hire a management company as...
As we've seen in recent debates, many of the major democratic candidates who are in the running have moved so far left, they have distanced themself from the American population at large. On the other hand, some conservatives are not hugely favoring Trump but support him due to the fact...
Hi everyone, I’m looking to start a high school investment club (maybe call it an investment society, idk?) but not an investment club as you may know it. Obviously since we are high school students it wouldn’t be a pool of money we invest but rather: -A weekly lesson on stock market...
I am concerned about the role of AI in the future. More and more funding is going into AI including a international investment of $108 B recently announced on CNBC (not letting me post a link due to # of posts) Already AI can do many things: * Best at Chess * Best at Jeopardy * ...
Yesterday my friend entertained me with the caviar sandwich. I can't tell that it was anything unbelievable, but I liked it. The thing is that my parents didn't buy caviar at all. And I am surprised why. It is rather tasty and useful as well.
Fascinating analysis by an anonymous “red team” planner detailing how a civil war between the left and right would play out (can’t share link): Former red team planner for the government here. The United States Government has extensively studied the concept of second American Civil...
I'm talking specific people. I would think the CEOs of major banks and megafund <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> would be up there due to the complexity and scope of the business. Jamie Dimon David Solomon Brian Moynihan Henry Kravis Stephen...
**It's Literally a Garbage Job** I was walking down the street today and I saw a guy dumpster diving for recyclables. It got me thinking. Maybe it's my pride, but I feel like I would never do that. There are very few types of work that I find demeaning if I had to pay the bills...
Hi all, I'm looking at purchasing a watch, and was wondering if anyone had any opinions on the following models? IWC Portofino (https://www.watches-of-switzerland.co.uk/IWC-Portofino-IW356523/p/17810679/) Omega De Ville Prestige...
I'm sure I'm not the only one here who finds it difficult to coordinate fun trips/vacations with friends who also work full time. On top of the limited number of vacation days in early years of employment, it seems tough to schedule group trips with your boys from school, etc....
Say if we bought a 1000 acre land in Alaska and made our own town, what expertise would you bring?
All - I'm in my mid-20s with almost no credit history. My credit score is 670 and I'm hoping that if I treat this card like a debit card (i.e. use the credit card for small purchases then immediately pay it back), I can improve my score in short time. Does anyone have experience...
I have an undergraduate degree in finance. I had previously considered the MBA route, but in my late-20's on my current career path I don't see the upside in taking on the debt. That said I have been looking at continuing education opportunities online which is apparently being...
Let's limit this to twitter accounts that focus on politics, finance, business. Who do you enjoy following?
https://abcnews.go.com/US/jeffrey-epstein-accused-sex-trafficker-dies-suicide-officials/story?id=64881684 He was on suicide watch for months. That means they would have constant eyes on him. They would make sure his cell is pretty much bare of anything he could use to self harm. How the fuck...
Please don't block me Andy or Patty, just curious what others have to say regarding the premium membership data points and their overall accuracy. I get the feeling most of it is sound but bet there still a few new accounts feeding bs info in order to get around account...
If you were to write an article on financial history, what part of history would it be about? Trying to get some ideas.
When thinking of Ponzi schemes, Bernie Madoff is the first name sure to come to mind. in 2009, Madoff was sentenced to **150** years in prison for numerous fraud charges. Now according to CNBC, Madoff is asking for his sentence to be shortened from the president (which means he could potentially...
So, living in a tax haven there are a lot of countries and the EU especially throwing s**t at us. I feel that there are no problems with us being a tax haven. Why? One because we are a very small country with a bit more people than a Town in Wales. Therefore not needing to bring in much tax...
i know there are other threads regarding finance vs med school and thats been hashed out and done to death, but i havent seen them focus on overall quality of life and derma specifically. If we go by this sites average reported all in comp for all the positions and assume the standard time...
Title says it all: how soon after joining a new company is too soon to take a holiday? I'd assume there's at least a 3mos no-fly period, but after that is it fair game? Looking to see what the consensus is...
I know I'm young and I don't have too much finance experience, so I have no idea what some of you guys are going through. But I struggled a lot with finding meaning, dealing with fake friends/people in university, and I was able to find solace and understanding through this Youtube...
Im not sure how many people felt like this before graduating but I feel like I don't know much. Don't get me wrong, I have learned from my classes but I still feel like I really don't know anything. I am pursuing a career in finance and I guess I just need the validation from...
I am looking for career advice and I figured this platform would be a good place to ask. Obviously we all want to work at a top bank but realistically not all of us can and I believe I am one who won't. My career goal is to work in the investment management industry (which I know is broad)...
I'm currently in the process in relocating to Boston from <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> for an <abbr title="asset management">AM</abbr> gig. For everyone that lived in Boston recently or currently, where's the most safe and...
I am designing a presentation on Proposal. Can anyone tell me the structure of the presentation. What topics I should cover in proposal presentation?
Elon Musk is looking to make his cars the ultimate entertainment machine. He recently tweeted that the [quote] Ability to stream Youtube & Netflix when car is stopped coming to your Tesla soon! Has an amazingly immersive, cinematic feel due to the comfy seats & surround sound audio...
Got promoted as part of a new layer to facilitate better quality deliverables from the team. During the announcement meeting, this is the IM conversation I am having with one of my new direct reports: <convo pasted below - image not uploading> DR: moving on VP: ok. we will need...
I've been getting ads on my Instagram for Udemy's "Python for Finance" course. Anyone ever taken this specific one? If so, is it worth it? Or should I opt for one of their (or someone else's) standard Python courses?
This question is intentionally vague, and it is not meant to pertain to any one industry in particular. Most large companies hire thousands of entry-level graduates. However, as you move up the pyramid, there is less room for promotions, and only a select few can make it to (or near) the top....
Reference article: I can't post a link due to # of posts but type in " CNBC capital one data breach" into google and its the first article that comes upl It has been discovered recently that a **single** former Amazon engineer engaged in a data breach that affects 100 million...
With Amazon Prime Day upon us, what deals would you consider steals/must buys? Pretty off-topic but want to get an idea of what people are jumping on.
Sup people, I gave my notice yesterday and will be moving from <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> to Corporate FP&A at a tech company here in Austin. Much better role, pay, benefits, you name it. I wanted to get your opinion as far as what to do in a...
I'm doing a cynicism check. My experience is broadly that employers - esp. investment banks - are deeply disloyal. And I'm not sure they really deserve much loyalty from employees. Now, I get that in a downturn, companies need to cut costs to stay afloat, and hey, that's...
I'm starting to see Tom Steyer rise up in the polls. If he were to win the democratic nomination, would any of you flip from Trump to Steyer? If elected I think he would be our first "business, business" President. Trump is obviously a businessman, but he's gone...
After an enlightening discussion on pit bulls, I want to give the people what they really want. Mr 305, aka Mr worldwide, aka chrome dome. Dale!
I recently read about the rule of 30 for renting a property. What percentage of your income goes to rent on average? For me is around 40%. To get a decent accommodation in a decent place in London I think hard to go below this percentage... Thoughts?
Any of you <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> people work out here? Keep seeing articles about it in businessinsider, etc since they opened their new LA location. Look cool but very pricey $$$
Hi all, I am about to finish my first year as an analyst (equity algo product management). It is a good role - manager/team is great, work hours is good (50ish hours), work is engaging, i am getting lots of opportunities/exposure. Not to toot my horn, but if i stick with this, I think ill go...
Working from home is a large trend especially for those who work in tech. There was a recent study done by the Boston Globe saying that there is no definitive answer to whether allowing employees work from home is beneficial or detrimental to a company. For those of you who do work remotely,...
1. Choose a humanized design computer chair that can improve fatigue The high-quality computer chair makes full use of the ergonomic principle, injecting humanized elements into the design of the core components such as the headrest, seat back, seat, cushion and armrest, fully satisfying the...
Ball Don't Lie
Given that many on this website are ambitious sub-65 year olds, what's your goal for when/how you want to retire?
The Pharma Guy
A couple days ago I was walking around the center of London when I ran into Michael Peña. Not a huge celebrity but I saw him in films like 'The Martian', 'American Hustle' and 'Shooter' so I figured I would go say hi. As I walk up to him I totally forget his name....
People that literally came from dirt to become millionaires/billionaires. Drug Lords do not count .
Monkeys, I once again was fortunate enough to be the closest intern to my MD when they decided it was time to re-up on company apparel. This time, they decided to put it in the hands of their (incredibly well dressed and good looking) 21 year old intern. They said they're an open book and...