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+11Why do most people suck at Excel?


Microsoft Excel: the lifeblood of 21st century finance and business. A phenomenal spreadsheet tool used by the lowest level analysts through the most executive tier of management. A wonderful program capable of performing complex mathematics, charting graphs and calculating thousands of data...

+10Join the Email & WhatsApp groups for your city


Join the email list for your city to receive updates on future <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> events in your city. When signing up you will also receive a welcome email with a link to join your city's WhatsApp group. We created these WhatsApp groups with...

+10Best city for overall quality of life?


Including weather and job opportunities what do you guys think the best city to live in for banking is?

+8Amazon Pulls out of NYC


The New York Times is reporting that [Amazon is pulling out of New York]( Amazon does not plan to find a new location to replace the New York City...

+8Most Arrogant User on WSO


For me It’s a toss up between @Isaiah_53_5" and @m_1" but I’m open to other suggestions. Anyone have any opinions on the subject? Who is the biggest douche on the site? I think we could make this annual thing similar to user of the year or whatever

+7Important Career Ideas For 2019


A career-guidance listicle popped up on my feed, and for once it wasn't garbage. [This article, originally by Motley Fool and reposted by Fast Company, ]( discusses six career mistakes to avoid. While the...

+6Be honest, how does it feel to be super prestigious?

Sunshine Funshine

A lot of people are in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> for the prestige and the money. As a college student, I've always wondered - for someone in a top job (i.e. MD, C-Suite, wealthy independent investor, etc) who is drowning in money, how does it feel...

+5What’s with 18 year olds telling other 18 year olds what they can or can’t achieve?

Pump and Dump

Also, what’s with these finance meme pages? “Haha bro long $JUUL.” “DB is a BB? Yea right.” “When the bonus hits and you grab the freshest deal sleds.” I find it cringier than my old trolling tbh.

+5What was your undergraduate GPA?

Sunshine Funshine

So I keep seeing all of these threads that basically go along the lines of: "what GPA do I need to be successful" or "what is the minimum cutoff GPA at each firm?" so I figured I'd start a thread to cut through all the grey areas and just straight up ask people honestly...



Quick Question: Is it a bad thing to have multiple college transfers on your resume? I plan on transferring to a different school (semi-target) and would like to stay for a year, then transfer from that school to a target. Thoughts?

+4WSO: Changes Observed


So I've participated on these fora now for the better part of 5 years, and I've noticed some significant changes. Some of the changes are easily explainable, while others are not. I wanted to share some of my observations and get some feed back from the community. Joined in 2013 and...

+4How Much Do You Drink Per Day in an Average Week?

Sunshine Funshine

Title says it all: how much alcohol do you guys/gals consume on each day in a given week? And also, at what point in your career are you - I'm sure college kids are gonna have a skewed response so just so we can distinguish who's who, lol.

+4LinkedIn profile headshot: left vs right shoulder/side?


For a professional headshot, is it more symmetrical (better) to have your headshot facing your right or your left side/shoulder? Is there a 'correct' option? Which is the best shoulder/side to face the camera in line with the rest of the profile? Bonus: I have decided to go no...

+3Favorite Books?

I am interested in finding some new suggestions for books to read, can be any type of book.

+3Font Change?


Is it just me or did the fonts/formatting of the site change? Everything looks much thicker now. Maybe it's just my computer but wanted to see if others are experiencing it too

+3Golfer Matt Kuchar wins $1.3 mil and pays his caddie $5000


The normal caddie couldn't be there, so Kuchar found a local (Mexico) caddie to fill in. Kuchar agreed to pay the local caddie up to $4,000, but ended up paying him $1,000 more than agreed upon. Kuchar's normal caddie would have made $130,000 if he was there instead of the fill in....

+3WSO App


The Oasis needs to go mobile. Finance never sleeps, and people need to have access to this great community at their fingertips. Thoughts on this?

+2Mentor/Role Model Birthday - What to Do?

Warren's Buffet

Hi WSO! So as some of you might have seen from my previous posts, I was really lucky in meeting someone in the industry and they opened a lot of doors up for me (I am 18, so they have really helped a lot). Well, they have their birthday coming up and I was wondering if it would be weird to send...

+2Telling your seniors you are in therapy?


I am in therapy and I have had a few personal issues recently which have impacted my work. I am getting all my work done but due to certain personal issues my mind has been elsewhere and I am just doing the bare minimum. I am nowhere near working at my full capability. I am in some pretty...

+2Suggestion for moving to Connecticut?


I'm thinking about moving from California to Connecticut after finishing after concluding all my business in CA. Is there any particular city that is great for young Finance/Real Estate professional?


Vandelay Industrys


+2Working in finance & depression


Using a burner account for obvious reasons. Last May I graduated college, one week after that I moved ~7 hours away to a new city, and a week after that I started at a F500 in FP&A. I'm not going to get into the details since it gets dark, but since the move I've had an...

+2Favourite quote?


Hi guys, what is your favourite and most inspiring quote? I don't know what else to write just filling the remaining characters

+2Interviewers: What's the Stupidest Thing You've Heard a Candidate Say?


To all the monkeys that have ever conducted an interview, what are the funniest (and stupidest) things you've heard candidates say?

+2Weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten

Lloyd BIankfein

For me, it would either be balut, which is hard boiled duck embryo popular in Southeast Asia, or century egg, which is a traditional Chinese egg which has been preserved in chemicals for a long time. Both were disgusting! What kind of food do you fellow monkeys think is really weird? Comment below!

+2If you could go back in your life and change one thing, what would it be?


So pretty basic, if you could go back and change one thing in your life, what would it be? This could be something career-oriented, personal relationships, hobbies/interests, etc. Curious to hear, especially from some of the 30+ crowd

+2Do Glasses Make You Look Smarter?


Probably a stupid question, but I'm a relatively good looking guy and I always wonder if people think I'm dumb (even though I have a solid background in terms of college and jobs). Would wearing glasses help with perception when meeting clients and at interviews for new jobs...

+2When Will College Become Obsolete?

Sunshine Funshine

So a while ago, I posted a thread asking people what their undergraduate GPA is. A LOT of people mentioned that they had below a 3.5, many below a 3.0, and some even below a 2.5. So it got me thinking about a number of things. 1. In most, if not all cases, that general-education poetry or...

+2What's your favorite topic?


I'm sure this has been covered in some way or another on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, but I'm interested to ask this more directly in a specific post. Essentially, what is a topic that you are passionate about and could 'give an hour long...

+2Monthly WSO Meet Ups Around the World: NYC, London, Toronto, Chicago, SF, DC, Boston, LA, Singapore,


<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> meet ups are being planned every month around the world. To ease in planning, these are held at the same day of the month, same time, same venue. We are still on the hunt for a venue in LA, if you have an idea shoot me a pm. Join...

+1Did school prepare you?


I was reading an article and a famous hedge fund manager said that Wharton didn't teach him anything. I'm curious to hear what all of you who graduated from elite/target schools think about this. Did school prepare you for your career? If you can mention whether your school is a...

+1Gyms in Chicago

What are the best places to work out in Chicago? I have seen a few threads on this topic centered around <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr>, but have not found much on chi-town.

+1The only true freedom is living under a bridge and eating other people's trash.


The constitutive deficiency of experience is never filled by the satisfactions and achievements to which we direct our attention. These apparent accomplishments only mask the universal and ubiquitous pain, the dull and continuous grief that seethes beneath all things and unites all things that...

+1Bernie Sanders 2020 run


What are your thoughts on Sanders launching his campaign with a record 5 mil in 24 hours? Does he stand a chance this time around? will the democratic "trend" continue? ponder and share.

+1Does Islamic loans have a different way to calculate PMT and interest? Is there an actual formula?


Trying to understand how they calculate "profit" for a loan of X dollars. Out of the profit, how much will be the principal amount paid?

+1Worth Applying to LSE as an American?

I am beginning the college application process this summer, and I am wondering what needs to be done to be a competitive applicant to the London School of Economics. Have any of you monkeys gone there as an international student? Is it even worth applying? Thanks

+1When have YOU asked to “speak to the manager”?


Someone at my doctors office fucked up and changed my medical insurance but put the wrong date in, which put me in the hook for the full cost of my preventive care. I tried explaining that there's no way it was my fault since according to the records, the date of my visit occurred months...

+1What is love?


Baby, don't hurt me Don't hurt, me no more Baby, don't hurt me Don't hurt, me no more What is love? Yeah No, I don't know why you're not there I give you my love but you don't care So what is right and what is wrong? Give me a sign What is...

+1Team spirit/ L' outsider review

The White Bull

Has anyone watched the French movie "L'outsider" or "Team Spirit" by Christopher Barratier ? I heard its actually based on the fraud conducted by a trader in one of Europe's Largest Banks. How is it ?

+1How do you get a valid letter of recommendation if you worked in your family business after graduation?


The <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program I am trying to apply to requires 2 professional letters of recommendation but also says that they do not accept letters from "friends or family". If you worked in your family business after...

+1Checkmark for guaranteed SR = WR


So a lot of the times I'll see someone claim WR when it's just the best time on this website. I was wondering if it's a possibility to add a Checkmark as a guarantee that every site record is actually a World Record as well. I reckon this can be added to most popular games, and...

+1Hours worked in first 20 weeks in investment banking

Making Monkey

Not me, i found on r/financialcareers and thought it would be appropriate to post here. Is this typical? <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/screen_shot_2019-02-18_at_12.48.32_pm.png?itok=4WFgNQIM" alt="" />

+1Is it worth buying an apartment in the city without the tax abatement program?


Is it really worth it? Do you guys plan on purchasing an apartment down the road? Or buy one elsewhere and rent it out to someone else?

+1How to get removed from site like Goldstein


I’d like this account and all of my responses / threads to be removed from this site forever, similar to what happened to accounting major and Goldstein. Is there something I need to do to make this happen? Or do I need to post scat porn repeatedly until you ban me? Also please don’t...

+1Using Your Skill Set for Side Income


Most of us on this forum probably have a specialized skill set that the market values. Has anyone had success in making side income from freelancing or even starting a side business using skills they've learned on the job? IBD? Make decks, general excel work, financial...

+151% vs 100% Acquistion


Working on a potential deal, buyer wants to acquire certain assets of the target but not undergo full integration (target headcount is large, doesn't need certain parts of the biz, total upfront consideration too large), but splitting up the target is a no-go. Will a acquisition of...

+1Using potential doubts/weaknesses to highlight setbacks and potential strength too risky for an interview?


Assuming I do good on the qualitative questions and the more finance technical questions, I can ask how I compared to candidates in the industry/fresh grads. By asking I can highlight the fact that I did decently well despite the circumstances. It'll be like saying "Hey, look at what I...

+1PCNSC Exam Questions Answers


Do you want to succeed in PCNSC exam at first attempt? Then you must seek help from VceTests and get the best exam dumps for your Palo Alto Networks PCNSC exam. We possess excellent exam stuff with questions answers in PDF files and Exam engine layouts. We are confident about the accuracy and...

+1Bars and Restaurants hate Valentine's Day

The White Bull

Contrary to the popular opinion, here is what I [found]( It was also surprising to know that fewer Americans planned to celebrate Valentine's Day this year(55%) as against last...



HI ! I am now an undergraduate student, and do want to apply a MS degree next year (prefer to study in USA OR UK). BUT, FIRST, i worried that without any working experience, it will be quite impossible to apply a ms in UK (someone told me that). SECOND, i will like to work in real estate...

+1NYC Summer Housing 2019


To all of you who have interned in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> and lived there for the summer, where do you reccomend living. I have heard NYU, New School, and just subletting. Interested in hearing how other people have gone about it.

+1What are your secrets to being a successful student?


I've been a lurker for quite a while here, though I've only now had something worth posting. Given that a large portion of users on here are students, I thought there might be interest in a topic like this. It's nearly the beginning of a new semester for most American colleges, so...

+1Common knowledge gaps in finance interviews?


I have watched and read on certain finance and accounting topics but it all goes in one ear and out the other. I already forgot the specifics on ASC 842. In an unfortunate event I tossed the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> guide I purchased several years...

+1What are the Benefits of 3d Point Cloud Services in USA?


The Point cloud services firstly build data into the 3d point cloud annotation that exported to BIM Packages including 2d plan and elevations. 3D Cloud Point Services tools firstly scan the data then collect the data than working on the 3d model. Sometimes you can face many issues into the 3d...

0A whopping 85% of college grads affected by autism are unemployed


A whopping 85% of college grads affected by autism are unemployed. This figure is abysmal compared to the 2.1% unemployment rate for all college grads. Why are so many college grad autists unemployed? Because they have poor social skills and behave strangely, among other things. Lesson: If...