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+22Damn these freeloading billionaires!


So Warren called billionaires freeloaders because they paid around 3.2% of their total worth as tax this year while the rest paid 7.2% of their wealth. I think it is f***king stupid that he used % of total worth to say that billionaires are "Freeloaders". But I might be the one...

+20Howard Schultz (former SBUX CEO) Running in 2020 - Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative


I've personally been looking for a socially liberal fiscally conservative candidate for some time (classical liberalism if you will). anti-border wall, anti-deficit, anti-UBI, pro-environment... a couple of faux pas with race while at SBUX, but this sounds promising. what does WSO...

+18For those in their 30s+, where in your career are you vs. where you thought you would be in your 20s?


Hey all, so the question is relatively straightforward. Specifically for monkeys in their 30s/40s, where are you in your career right now vs. where you thought you would be in your 20s? This can include job function (ex. moving from <abbr title="investment...

+13Wilbur Ross "Take a Loan" Comments


Heard Wilbur Ross's comments early about government employees going to homeless shelters/food banks as they are on the eve of missing a second paycheck. Just wanted to hear the finance/"Oasis" thoughts on this matter. For me, on one hand, obviously this isn't right,...

+12Has anyone famous ever posted on WSO?


Has anyone famous ever posted on WSO? Who is the most successful person to have posted on WSO? Other than Dick Fuld of course.

+10UChicago Now Test Optional

UChicago recently became a test optional school, with no requirement to submit ACT, SAT, or <abbr title="accounts payable">AP</abbr> scores. What do you guys think of this move? UChicago is certainly not the first to go test optional, but it is by far the most selective and...

+9Thrown out halfway through interview


Hey y'all, I am just wondering if this has like happened to anyone else before. I was interviewing at a F500 the other day, and halfway through my 6 mini interviews I was interrupted by the HR head telling me the interview was done and for me to exit the building. It was pretty...

+9Market Cycle - Where Are We and What Are You Doing About It?


Markets are cyclical, interest rate cycles are inevitable, and even when history doesn't repeat tends to rhyme. So where are we in the market cycle? I have my own opinions but yours are more interesting. Take a look at the chart and weigh in. What's your strategy at...

+9What do you get when you take personality tests?


INTP master race. The greatest men in all of history are INTPs. Alan Greenspan, Paul Allen, Larry Page, myself.

+9What job position has the all around smartest people?


Doctors? Lawyers? Investment bankers? To me it would be venture capitalists. All the venture capitalist I have met are crazy smart

+7Top Super Bowl Ad


Some pretty interesting ads happening during the game yesterday. Any favorites? Audi cashew ad was pretty hilarious.

+7How to Like Wine?

Sunshine Funshine

Is there a way to acquire a taste for wine? Are there some good starter wines you can try to build up your taste? What are your favorite wines?

+7So what's your secret? Medication.


Curious to hear what medication the other reprobates on this site use to maintain their high levels of attainment, day-in, day-out. I myself take two 50mg pills of promethazine before bed: I find it helps me get to sleep and isn't so strong that I'm hugely groggy the next morning...

+7FYRE Documentary


Watched the FYRE documentary over the weekend (the Netflix one, not HULU). Did anyone else see this? Wanted to see what everyone else was thinking. Mainly, it's crazy how people think they take/scam people out of their money, and also, how people get scammed out of their money. Made me...

+6What Percent of Interviews are Legitimate?

Sunshine Funshine

I saw a post about this guy who hates interviewing millennials. Not sure if he was trolling or not, but he brings up some good points. So I was just curious - most interviews consist of "behavioral" and "technical" questions. With all of the forums/guides/threads out there,...

+6Balancing relationship and career decisions


Fellow monkeys, Online probably isn't the best place to seek for advice but would like an external perspective regardless. Some background: HYP undergrad, and a current 1st year associate at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> Financial Sponsors Group in...

+6Paying attention to Plumbing


Here is how I found a pure mind, body, and soul synced to the power of oneness. Many of the sites I saw told me that it was important to clean my colon because of the toxins that fester in the lower GI. It all made sense to me. As we all know, or should know, the colon’s main function...

+5Financial education


Evening all! I am undergrad student currently spearheading a community outreach initiative with the purpose of informing less financial savvy individuals about the subject of finance/personal finance. At the moment I'm developing a lesson plan and I'm interested in what topics the...

+5New grad dealing with money requests from family - How to handle


(PLEASE READ MY LAST COMMENT IN THE THREAD FOR AN UPDATE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR ADVICE!) For the more experienced members on the forum (or just random opinions) How do you handle money requests from family? This is an obvious throwaway account so it can't be traced back to...

+5Down by the water cooler


I know everyone is a busting their tail at whatever career they are in or trying to get into but I’m curious about the off times and breaks in the day at office. What are some of the funniest, weirdest or craziest water cooler/around the office conversations you’ve heard or been a part...

+5Why Do People Hate on Frats & Preppiness in General?


Nowadays there seems to be this overall hatred amongst the majority of people (more so millennials) for people who are in frats and for people who dress 'preppy'. A lot of people seem to look down upon those in fraternities and make generalizations about those in frats such as being:...

+4How come you don't see mass people with sports/expensive cars in Manhattan streets? (Lamborghini/Ferrari/Rolls Royce)


Considering the amount of millionaires/billionaires concentrated in Manhattan and being the financial capital of the world, how come the streets of Manhattan are not littered with Lamborghinis/Ferraris/Rolls Royces? I mean, there are some, but not like in Dubai.

+3The ancient Greek philosophers disagreed about many things, but they shared a common view of work


The ancient Greek philosophers disagreed about many things, but they shared a common view of work. Platonists, Epicureans, Hedonists, Stoics, Aristoteleans—they all agreed—work is what your slaves do. A man without slaves is in no position to perfect the role of statesman or philosopher, the...

+3Accepted a job at a tech company, starts mid Q1 2020, worried about possible offer cancelation

mike ross

hi guys so im a senior at college right now, and i accepted a role at a tech company (FAANG) for my first job i graduate this semester, and have a bit over a year from now before i start the role my parents are a bit worried about the length of time between now and starting the job,...

+3Squash in New York


Morning Simians, Anyone here play squash? Other than an old tennis vs squash thread and a non-starter from 2011, I wasn’t able to find anything. I’m taking lessons and find it both a great workout and a fun way to meet people. Putting it out there to see if anyone else partakes...

+3Worst Office Etiquette Stories


Good Day Monkies, I lucked out on missing this polar vortext so I'm bored and decided to stir the pot a little. What is the worst office etiquette story you have? Is it a coworker's habbits or one incident? I'll start... -One coworker flosses his teeth at his desk...

+3On average how much sleep do you get on a weekday?


On an average weekday how much do you sleep? What's your average sleeping and awake times? How much do you need, do you get enough? I try to get 8 and half hours a night following the advice of Matthew Walker but find its hard to fit in. On average I get to sleep at 11 and wake up...

+3Any Sailors or Wannabe Sailors?


I have recently found a large interest in sailing and was wondering if there are any sailors in the forums. I am still pretty young and not ready to go out and buy a boat yet. Is there any way I can get sailing experience without owning my own boat. I heard somewhere that buying a boat is the...

+2How to Overcome Extreme Risk Aversion?

Sunshine Funshine

I'm a college student and there's this one stock in particular I've had my eyes on for a while. I feel pretty good about it, and I want to invest in it - the problem is I'm a college student, I'm new at investing and I hate losing money and the fear that the stock price...

+2When Banks BB & Botique Post Openings fo Immidiate Hire Is That a Good Sign for Applicants?


I just posted about an opening I saw on the <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> forum because I thought it would be an alternative to the traditional process and an alternative to those who missed out; however, I may have over interpreted the word.

+2Credit "Hacking" and Life

Sunshine Funshine

I saw an ad on YouTube where this 20 year old opened up over 200 credit cards (including a Black Card) and has accumulated over $3MM in credit and basically flies around the world in private jets and stays at fancy hotels for free. Obviously that's pretty far-fetched for most people, but...

+2Meaning of the phrase 'technological innovation' in 1950s America vs modern America


Then: - flying cars - life-extending pharmaceuticals - nuclear energy Now: - Pokemon go - Instagram filters - Netflix

+2How to Get Through Tough GenEd Electives?

Sunshine Funshine

I have a near 4.0 GPA and as per my college's general education requirements, I have to take an advanced english literature course. I hate it - it's not interesting and the professor grades papers like @EliteStudent11" responds to threads. How do you guys manage to get through...

+2How Much Should I Have in Savings (College Senior)

Sunshine Funshine

I'm a senior in college. How much money should I have in my savings account at this point in my life? (I am just a few months shy of graduation.)

+2Normal to feel this way?


I am 25 year old and I have a great career outside finance. I know what my passions and interest are. I also know which field to go into long term. The path I have chose for myself I believe gives me the best chance of maximising my success in the field I want to go into. I am very much...

+2Gillette Commercial

Tony Montana

Is this the new age of pussyfying men? I thought most of the commercial was laughable. They even included a TYT clip in

+2How do "day-trading gurus" like Ricky Gutierrez make their money?


If you haven't heard about this guy (I didn't until recently-saw a youtube ad of his), he's this 22 year old guy with a youtube channel where he basically discusses his day to day trades and gives advice on positions to people. I saw a few of his videos out of curiosity, and its...

+2Goodbye WSO!


Fellow monkeys, I've been active in <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis ">wso</abbr> since about 2006, and it's been a great experience. I've learned a lot from the various posters, made a few friends, and really enjoyed the contents. I sincerely hope that...

+2Harvard Extension School Reputation


A while back a friend of mine said he got accepted to Harvard and naturally I was happy for him. He works in <abbr title="New York">NY</abbr> so I always wondered what's going on there if its a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> program like he...

+1Working at a Start Up?

Chimp scampi

Curious if anyone has gone from a finance/hedge fund background to working for a start up. What kind of role did you end up playing at the start up and how was it different (pros + cons) from your previous jobs?

+1How Does Nike + Sensor works for ipod?


Over the last few years, warnings about the health risks associated with obesity have become increasingly dire. At the same time, computers, game consoles and other electronic devices have become increasingly present in people's homes. So it's not surprising that many new gadgets, from...



Hey all, how are you all doing. This is siva from MOONX. We are building an exchange platform with decentralized ownership ecosystem. MoonX is a Switzerland regulated exchange, granting institutional and retail traders access to global Digital Assets and ForeX (coming soon) market with a luxury...

+1Baltimore REO Services and Preservation | First Freedom Preservation

First Freedom-Preservation LLC

First Freedom Preservation is a Property Management, Repair, and Preservation Company headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. We inspect and maintain defaulted and foreclosed properties, FFP services a wide range of clients in the mortgage industry.

+1Meal Prep NYC


Who are you guys using? There for a month or so to work with one of our portfolio companies and I usually just go the meal prep route because it makes eating clean EZ.

+1Selby Jennings - Have they improved at all?

Tony's Brother Michael

There are several dated threads (albeit with a handful of more recent comments) warning prospective recruits to stay away from Selby Jennings due to mining for comp data, spamming job boards with resumes, using bait-and-switch tactics, and misrepresenting fund/bank connections, among other...

+1I can't figure out the name of this term and it's causing me to lose my mind


I remember reading one time on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> about this concept where one couldn't quit their job and then start working for a competitor immediately because of trade secrets and shit. There was some kind of cool off period - 2 weeks or a...

+1Completely out of my depth at work


I am really struggling at work. I feel out of my depth. I work in the civil service. The project I am working on is very complicated and things are changing very quickly. Even the senior guys are feeling the pressure. I am really lost and I feel it's taking me longer than everyone...



Medialord helped me monitor my husband's phone when I was gathering evidence during the divorce. I got virtually every information he has been hiding over a year easily on my own phone: the spy app diverted all his Whatsapp, Facebook, text messages, sent and received through the phone: I...

+1Quick Learning For Microsoft AZ-300 Dumps - 100% Success Guaranteed


Here is a collection of professionally verified and up-to-date Microsoft AZ-300 Dumps Pdf . Do you want to pass your Microsoft AZ-300 exam with good score? IF yes! Then you are in the right place we have all the valid and real Microsoft AZ-300 Dumps Pdf. Our Microsoft AZ-300 Dumps Pdf is...

+1Which school is better for getting into Investment Banking? Georgia Tech or The University of Georgia?


Hey guys, I'm a high school senior accepted to these two schools in Georgia and have a scholarship too. I have a choice of picking either one.

+1Applying to a Sales Jobs When You Know it Might not be the Best Fit


Eventually most jobs in finance require sales skills. Upside: Use the $$$ as a motivator to make those cold calls and pushy sales. Series 6,7, & 63. New enjoyable career. Two steps in the right direction towards Corp Banking. Downside: I lose my job/get fired and carry that burden...

+1Super Bowl Boxes - Probability


50$ per box to play (5,000) total pot. 1st Quarter - $900 - Reverse Score $50 2nd Quarter - $900 - Reverse Score $50 3rd Quarter - $900 - Reverse Score $50 Final Score - $2000 - Reverse Score $150 Assuming this is completely random and I purchase 1 out of the available 100 boxes, what...

+1Relocation Bonus & Repayment Agreement


Does anyone have any experience relocating internally for a job, accepting a relocation package, and then not fulfilling the agreed upon time commitment before leaving the company for another job? My company/senior management, pushed me to relocate from a Middle tier city to a Midwest city (I...

+1Sports Trading App


Hey - Has anyone seen or played this trading app that lets people trade win probability? Looks like they are running a market for the Super Bowl. Says it's in real time, heard some guys on our FX desk talking about it. BallStreet Trading Curious if anyone has played or traded their...

+1Excited For Taxes This Year?

Sunshine Funshine

How are you guys filing your taxes this year? (H&R, TurboTax, professional CPA)? I'm still in Uni thinking of a tax preparing career. I am wondering how you guys go about tax season?

+1Toughest Job in Finance?

Sonny LoSpecchio

TL;DR: who do you think has the toughest job in finance? It can be an individual person past or present, a specific role, or a general section of the industry. I'm Interested in everyone's...

+1How Prestigious is Tai Lopez?

Sunshine Funshine


+1What attract investors in Montenegro?


Montenegro, the world's first ecological state, is best known for its natural beauty and cultural monuments, which are under the protection of UNESCO (old town of Kotor and Durmitor National Park with the deepest canyon in Europe). It is unique in its geographical location - with the...

+1Where do you find those "wifey" types that will stick with you forever?


Since most women in clubs are just looking for one night stand/brief flings and <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> girls have superiority/feminist complex. So where do you find those other wife type girls?

+1What Profession Lives Up to its Hype?


So we all know that expectations usually don't meet reality: 1. Banking -> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> isn't the multi-million dollar promised land 2. Academia to professorship is a nightmare process with slim chances of tenure 3. Becoming a...

+1Single Moms


As I sit down with a stiff Jack and Coke, I thought I would chum up a rough guide for men thinking about starting a relationship with a single mom and what some of the ramifications are of dating and entering into a deeper relationship with a single mom could be. Of course this guide does not...

+1Dumbest thing you said in an interview?


What's something you said in an interview that made you want to bitchslap yourself? I'll start. Back when I was a junior looking for <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> positions in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>, I...

+1Family Office investor database


Hello fellow chimps- After seeing the other thread on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> for interest in family office lists, I've compiled a number of family office databases which I'm willing to offer to those in need of a good list. I worked in a...

+1Why tech is overrated for MBAs (and why banking is underrated)

Dances With Newfoundland

As an <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> graduate from a top program currently working at a FAANG tech firm, I have to get this off my chest. Tech has been super hot at <abbr title="Masters in Business...

+1Star Wars land


<iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> [quote]Disney has finally given a first glimpse into its highly anticipated Star Wars lands currently being built in...

+1Dumbest thing you've said in an interview


Curious about the dumbest things you've ever said in an interview that make for a funny story. I had a coffee meet with associate/vp today (family friend). I have f'd up couliflower ears from wrestling/mma. The associate was a wrestler and commented something along the lines of...

+1Why they aren't more women in X field


I'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...

+1How To Deal With Anxiety - And Use It To Your Advantage


Everyone deals with anxiety - to one degree or another. Some of us squash it down, some of us develop coping strategies, but nonetheless all of us know that gnawing feeling in the pit of our stomachs. That sense that things could go wrong. It’s exhausting. It takes away from the quality...

+1Would 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...

0Is art of the deal the best business book of all time?


I just recently read the first chapter and it seems to embody everything that a fledgling executive would need to know to succeed in the fast-paced, high-dollar business transactional goings-on of corporate America. To say that the first chapter is a wealth of information would be a huge...

0Most monkey shitted post of all time?


What is the most monkey shitted <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> post of all time? Can we come together and break the record on this post?

0Best Live Music Bars in NYC?


So the other night I checked out Smalls Jazz Club in Greenwich and really enjoyed the vibe. I was wondering if anyone had any other favorite live music spot suggestions in the city? Boston suggestions also welcome. Thanks!

0Been in a bad mentor relationship?


I'm looking for someone in the <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> area who is willing to talk with me (on or off the record) about a mentorship that has gone bad. I'm writing a article for a large newspaper.

0Financial Addictions


Is there anything within the financial discipline that you have an unhealthy obsession with? For me, it is using highly leveraged instruments to avoid putting my entire net worth into one idea even though I have blown up my portfolio doing so before due to my excessive level of narcissism....

0How do I find decent housing in San Francisco?


Hi everyone! I’m a Senior graduating in May and I’ll be moving out to San Francisco around July from the east coast. Housing is absolutely insane. I’ve come across listings charging insane rent for something the size of a closet. I’ve been trying to find decent places through PadMapper,...

0How did you find WSO?


Just curious as to how other people came across this site and if and how it changed you. Personally I saw an interview with Jamie Dimon where he said that he hadn't paid attention to <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> in a while, so I decided to see what...

0Best place to meet older women?


As I mentioned in another thread, one of my goals in 2019 is to bang a MILF. Doesn’t have to be a literal mom, just a hot woman 38+ Anyway - wondering if you guys had any tips or tricks on where to meet older women, specifically older women who are into younger men. Somewhat relevant:...

0Side Hustle starting Facebook Ads agency for small business?


looking to diversify my career. anybody started a side hustle FB ads agency (contacting small business like dentists, chiropractors, lawyers, etc..and pitching them your service of coming up with FB ads and running them on the business behalf)? How do you go about it? I've been...

0What really interests you?

Nightman Cometh

So the 2019 goals thread that came up a while ago ( kinda got me wondering, if you could teach yourself to do any one thing, or pick up any hobbie, what would it be? What is something that truly interests you that you...

0What is the meaning behind your username?


I'll start. Mine is more or less James Franco, but backwards. Woah, genius. I know. It took me a while to come up with this one.



When would it be allowed and socially ok? The list is obviously short. 1. Winning the Super Bowl (the first time, any subsequent times - no) 2. Birth or death of a son I think that is about it. Any other emotional moments should be met in silence or swearing.

0I Might Hate Finance, And This Might Be the Turning Point


The signs were all there. I wasn't a great student in college, but it wasn't the content of the work that killed me. It was the little things like attendance, being on time to things, paying attention to the instructor, setting aside time to study, and following the instructions...

0What's the most coveted job in the Finance world?


Where do all the top Finance and Economics students want to go to. Also what's the toughtest job to get? I've heard analyst at Citi is the toughest.

0Does Your Degree Matter?


I found [this interesting Forbes article]( that outlined 6 reasons why your major doesn't matter. 1. Your degree is a prerequisite for the competitive workforce; the topic...

0The students at top schools aren't really that intellectually impressive.


So I go to a top school, so think Harvard, Yale, or Princeton. And coming in, I almost felt a sort of insecurity, because I thought that I would be up against the grinders whom I knew in high school, and against kids who went to the best boarding schools, which everyone knows prepare kids well....

0Children and Demanding Careers


The more I look around, the more I realize I’m an anomaly in private equity. I’m married, in my late 20s and have two kids below the age of two. I’m managing the work hours and traveling quite well, but I was wondering if others on here are in a similar situation and how you guys manage...

0Biggest professional regret?


In light of the “Piper Jaffray: Sweatier Than Ever in 2018” thread ([link](, I was inspired to share the biggest professional regret of my career so far, however early in my career that it may...

05'7"? Too short for a man?


Okay everybody knows the stigma that surrounds short dudes, me being one (don't worry I feel fine being short). One question that has always run through my mind, is it just a psychological aspect that people prefer taller humans? And guys are perceived as being more masculine when they are...

0You know you have "made it" when ______


What do you think? What is a sign that you have really succeeded in life? How high have you set the bar for making it? <em> #8 top discussion of 2018 </em>

0Domino's and Pot Holes


Domino's (DPZ) is going around this week and fixing potholes in the name of pizza. They have fixed 40 potholes in 10 hours on 10 roads. They have also conveniently branded these potholes with the Domino's logo. Does anyone else thing this is a one off thing, or if corporations...

0Dallas Life + Social Scene


Couldn’t find much from the past few years on this so figured I’d toss out a question. I am moving to Dallas soon for work. I only know a few people down there. Could anyone who knows the city tell me about what it’s like to live in Dallas. Would be great to know where is good to go out...

0What's on your desk?

The Original Mark Hannah

What's on your desk? During my visit in one bank I passed through funny and interesting desks... So just out of curiosity, what's on your desk?

0Can someone explain facetime to me?


I will be starting <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> Program soon and I've heard about facetime through coffee chat and I just wanted some more information on it. 1. Is it still prevalent? I don't mind working long hours but I am still curious...

0Credit Score Suggestions?


Hello all! I am currently working with a credit repair company for 6 months, and my credit score went up from 580 to 624. Now it dropped back because I opened a new card and had to max it out. I got the approved for Firestone credit for $900. I had my BK discharged in February of last...

0Best lmao/oh shit moments you've ever had


Story time. What prompted me to start this post: I was interviewed today for a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> Role. Interview went great. Was scheduled to be 30 minutes, lasted an hour. Answered every question he threw at me as if I was Amazon's Alexa. Note:...

0I Hate [Interviewing] Millennials!


I have been looking for an associate for a while now: smart, eager, ability to really dig into something. I don’t care if you came from a lesser shop if you can prove you got the fight and drive. So, I interviewed a dozen people and everyone has been pretty bad for the dumbest reasons. I...

0Any Podcast Recommendations?


I have been listening to a few that have been pretty great: -How I Built This - NPR -Alphaville - <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> Want to find something like the Netflix Series "Dirty Money" - but haven't found anything similar so far...

0Help me select a new show to watch


Enjoyed watching Billions, House of Lies, and started watching first season of Suits but decided that it's not for me. What shows are you guys currently watching and can recommend?

0Political correctness in Finance


At the private school that I attend, and at most colleges and universities in America, political correctness rules. Students on college campuses have developed an almost Orwellian newspeak and become fearfully polite, careful to avoid offense, and constantly afraid of being labeled with the slew...

0Pill to live forever


[quote]NIR BARZILAI HAS a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of healthy, disease-free living by decades. And Barzilai knows about the science of aging. He is, after all, the director of the Institute...