+21I am a finance professional with a disability. AMA.

Bateman Begins

What the title says. I've been on this website for quite a while now and having just finished business school, decided to actively post again. I don't know if this topic would be of help to anyone, but I know I would've found it useful so putting this out there for anyone else...

+21Should Executive pay be capped?


I know this sounds anti-capitalism. But think about it. Executives received a pay ratio of 30x in 1978. Today, that ratio was 286x in 2015. No economist can defend these numbers. And when you look at quality of life, nothing changes when you lose, say $20MM on $66MM. But that amount...

+21Whats the Least Impressive Thing Someone has Told you


We have all heard the interview question about our proudest achievement, or about some dude gloating about the chicks he has railed. But out of all these moments, what was the least impressive thing that someone has told you. It just made you pity the fool and want to throw him out the window?

+21How much does your body cost per year?


Like to operate and maintain - to get your hair and nails did and everythang. Excluding clothes... whats your number?

+21Confused 18 y/o girl needs advice

Anonymous Monkey

I went to college & made an iPhone app when I was 16 years old. I do beauty pageants for fun & quote Confucius unironically. Do I have your attention now? I hope you’re still with me (: I was mindlessly ambitious in high school- I played JV basketball, took all the APs, & joined...

+21Do You Cheat?


For undergrads/B-school students: [“In a 2017 national survey conducted by Kessler International, an investigative firm, 54 percent of college students indicated that cheating was OK, and that it was necessary to stay competitive. Ninety-seven percent of those surveyed said they had never...

+21What are you most thankful for?

cash carti

I have never experienced true pain or loss in my life. I am extremely thankful for this but am aware that I will be put in a situation in the future that I am not mentally prepared for.

+21Do you think you have a high IQ? Why or why not?


Do you think you have a high IQ? Why or why not? I don't think I've seen a topic on this; curious to yalls input and discussion.

+20What are the biggest lies on this forum being pushed around constantly?

Pump and Dump

For me it has to be the "Dude, people in sales easily clear $500k a year. Look into software or Pharma sales." Anyways, what are some you notice?

+20"The most worthwhile investment I've made is ________"


What has been the most fruitful investment you've made to date? Doesn't necessarily have to be monetary (ex: meditation, working out, keeping in touch with friends, etc).

+20Jocko Willink and Echelon Front


The last 6 or so months I've been listening to the Jocko Podcast religiously. Jocko is a retired US Navy SEAL, enlisted at around age 18, went to OCS and retired as a Lieutenant Commander in the SEAL teams, spending 20 years with them. If you haven't checked it out, here's the...

+20If you could go back 15 years, what would you do differently?


I was watching 17 Again and I got to thinking, if an opportunity like that arose, going back in time 15 years but with all your knowledge from today, what would you guys do differently?

+20How 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...

+20Bill Gross's Asperger


In a recent Bloomberg interview, former bond king Bill Gross revealed that he has known for some times that he has Asperger syndrome. He noted that perhaps having Autistic Spectrums Disorder have benefited him as an investor as not being able to be affected by emotion for minute movement in the...

+20New 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...

+20In my 30s and want to start over


Hello <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, let me get to the point. I'm in my early 30s, and want to change my life around, but I'm not sure where to start or what I want to do, or even what I'm realistically capable of doing at this age. The...

+20What are your hobbies???


When I am off work, I want to take out my stress on something, but I just sit around all day when I have a day off or even after work. A lot of people are telling me to get a gym membership and exercise; I understand the need to exercise and I will, but I honestly don't enjoy exercising and...

+20You Can Go Back and Undo ONE Mistake. What do you do?


Title pretty much says it. If you had the opportunity to undo one mistake you made, what is the one mistake that you wish you could change?

+20Buying a Gun


After an old man was murdered in my neighborhood during a robbery gone wrong (suspects still at large), I've decided to get a gun. Do we have any gunslingers on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> whom can give some guidance? I'll be going about this...

+20Funniest Work Experiences/Stories


What's up guys, just wanted to start a thread with some funny work stories to hear about. Should be plenty with the crazy industry we work in. Don't hold back, lets hear em!

+19A 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...

+19What would happen if all companies decide to eliminate waste?


What do you guys think would happen if large organization like corporation and universities just out of nowhere decide to get lean and remove most unnecessary administrative functions? Think of what Deutsche Bank is doing now with their dumpster fire of a company, but from a position of...

+19If You Were to Launch a Business/Startup, What Industry/Sector Would It Be In?


Earlier this year, released a list of sectors to consider going into if you were to start a business. The list included some pretty interesting ideas: Disaster Relief, Alternative-Protein Food Products, eSports, Influencer Agents, Beauty Tech, Women’s Reproductive Health Care, Canned...

+19Workhorse guy vs Fixer


What would you say is a better signal of a healthy career (one that will grow or lead to dependence on your activities for decades): **Guy 1:** Learned a few skills, but the most important one is the ability to just grind. He grits his teeth, you hand him more and more of the same shit,...

+19Where to live in NYC for young people


I am very likely moving to <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> soon and am at a place now to where I have to seriously start apartment hunting and finding a place to stay. Depending on how it all goes, I might even have to look for a roommate. What I am looking for...

+19WSO Caption Contest - March 7th... Collect Silver Bananas and Win a Free WSO T-Shirt


<abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Caption Contests are back! You 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 cartoon posted below. The winner will be determined by the community based on...

+19Against Institutionalism


I had a conversation with a close family member who was looking for my perspective on office politics / career. Through our conversation and for the first time, I realized I have an anti-institutionalism perspective on career. This perception of career / work / organization has served me well...

+19What Music Do You Listen To Focus On Work?


It’s late, you’re grinding out an assignment, you take out your headphones and hit play on something that will keep you awake and focused for a long stretch of grunt work. What are you listening to?

+19Favorite Strains?


Just got some Gorilla glue #4 and Lucky Charms ... they are both good, but huge fan of Gorilla glue #4 so far... Also, got a few Kaviar joints last week. My friend and I tried out the Indica and it was fucking strong as hell - pretty awesome though....

+19Robert Kraft

Paddy’s Pub

There is something funny about a 77 year old billionaire being arrested at a strip mall rub and tug in Jupiter, Florida. To add to the comedy of the situation he was dropped off by his chauffeur and the cost was $80/hour. Curious to hear some Friday thoughts.

+19What has been the biggest choke in your life?


Has there ever been a time when you thought you had something in the bag only to massively choke in the end? Not just failures, but a failure that was completely unexpected? I'm talking study to the point of full confidence for a test in college/<abbr title="Chartered Financial...

+19Relationships Through Early 20's


Curious to hear stories from those in this age range and above.... Relationships can be fabulous, but often times it takes several to find the right one. Far too often I think younger people, myself included, put far too much weight into the role their significant other plays in their life...

+19How to let girls know you’re rich without being a douche


I’ve been matching with some hot community college girls on tinder, but I get the feeling they want to date their community college counterpart despite all the upside to dating a rich guy. Or maybe they’re into frat dudes (my school doesn’t have frats). Do these chicks just not know how...

+19On 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...

+19When are contractions ("I'm", "I'll", "don't", etc.) approprate in emails in finance


Hey guys, I've been wondering when it is okay to use contractions like "I'm", "I'll", etc. in introductory or networking emails. I'll be an intern at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> this summer and have so far mostly avoided...

+19Which Decade(s) Had The Best Music?


I'm definitely on the younger end of this community (born in 2000), but for me the late 70's and early 80's were some of the best years. The music had so much more meaning, the artists were iconic and revolutionary, and it was just a golden time for music imo. what are your...



I'm a personal hater of strip clubs. Recently I was out with some of the manager directors and partners of my firm. We kicked off the night with a bang starting with a fancy lounge, an upscale steakhouse, followed by more drinks. Around midnight one of the (married) guys gets the bright...

+19Looking to do a surf trip to California, anyone familiar?

Vandelay Industrys

trying to book a surf trip for january to california but not sure what spots are best for the time of year. anyone familiar? update: since im attempting a trip in mid jan, decided on socal, san diego thru long beach. not sure if i wanna grab a hotel in oceanside which is kind of in the middle...

+19The Zero Stress Life?


Hey everyone! I'm a rising junior attending a college with a very highly-regarded accounting program (nowhere near HYP, but Big 4 firms heavily recruit here). I'm an accounting major with a finance minor (and possibly a philosophy minor as well), and I'm considering staying an...

+18Incoming full-time Analysts: How much debt (student loan/cc debt) do you have?


Thought this would be interesting to see. How much in student loans did you take out? Do you have any existing credit card debt? If so, are you paying interest?

+18What are your plans after retirement?


I'm sure everyone else will be thinking about their retirement from work. The first thing that I will think about is my savings and hard earned money. What type of investments will I choose? Will it be a wise decision to buy stocks? Or maybe purchase a property?

+18Do Interns have brain cells?


I've heard so many different stories of outrageous things interns have done. Would like to hear some more stories of either yourself as an intern or interns you have worked with.

+18Am I the only one who looks down on people who aren't ambitious?


After reading the thread on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> about 'what do you fear' I noticed a few responses about being average and not living to your full potential etc. I said in that thread my fear was living a normal and boring lifestyle and a...

+18Biggest Idiot You've Met?


Professional or personal capacity, someone who just made you go "How do you put your shoes on in the morning?" A boss, a colleague, a classmate, whoever. I just want to read some dumb stories that make me want to rip my hair out.

+18Political Views Ever Impact Workplace Relations?


Right Wing, left wing, I ain't a bird, I really don't mind what my fellow friends or colleagues beliefs/views are etc.. as long as we can can work in harmony and we make a kickass good team it really shouldn't matter right? Have you guys had any instances where your...

+18The Come-Up: What's the Highest Jump You've Seen?

Dumpster Fire Yuppie

Unfortunately, the world isn't fair. The biggest driver of success in life generally stems from how much your parents made and the opportunities presented. For instance, the kid born in rural Appalachia growing up on food stamps is basically screwed in comparison to the NH private school...

+18Do you guys ever have days where you have absolutely nothing to do?


I mean like, absolutely no assignments/deliverables (time-critical or not) to work on for the day because its slow and there's nothing going on?

+18What 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.

+18Insecure/shy intern


Hi, I have recently started my internship in a big multinational company, way "out of my league" as I come from a small public university and my English is not the best. For some reason they liked me during the assessment centre and here I am. My worry is that I am a bit introverted...

+18What happens to the 4.0 GPA guy with no social skills?


While reading this [3.9+ GPA BAD]( thread I got to thinking: What happens to the graduate with a 4.0 gpa and no social skills? Academia? For those of you who are older and knew this type of person in college, what is he doing now?

+18What Are Your Fitness Goals Right Now?


To everyone looking to take care of themselves in the few seconds you get away from work, what are your fitness goals and how do you work to attain them when work often is at odds with them?

+18What 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

+18Success tips for manic depressives


For all you manic-depressive types, what tips and tricks do you have to maximize your success through those highs and lows?

+18Best and Worst US accents?


As the title says, just out of curiosity I would like to know how you monkeys rank the US accents. Due to my job, I've been dealing with ppl from the whole country. Yet, I'm struggling to understand the accent from countries like Utah, or Arizona. I mean, I'm EU national...

+18How has high finance changed your worldview?


Working on both the sell side and now the buy side makes me think the only thing that matters to people is money and power. People won’t treat you with respect unless you have a ton of money, power or prestige. Do you agree? How do you get away from this type of pessimistic thinking?

+18Moving to L.A.

Dances With Newfoundland

I recently left my FAANG job and will be moving to L.A. for a director role at a startup (don't want to get too specific). As I have never lived in L.A., I'm totally lost as to where I should live. The job will be in El Segundo, so it looks like I should target Santa Monica, Venice,...

+17Life Insurance Thread


What do you guys do about life insurance? What's your philosophy on the matter? I have a bunch of loans and I'm having a kid, so I want to get life insurance because leaving my wife with all this shit is scary and I'll probably never do better on a physical than now. My objective...

+17Could Millennials Kill Tipping?


Recently there have been many [online articles about how bad millennials are at tipping]( 2/3 of millennials tip less than 20%, and 1/10 millennials don't tip at all. Some [people want to...

+17Mystery surrounds the banning of theaccountingmajor. Was he discrimated against for having a very low IQ?


It has been over a week now and there are still no answers as to why theaccountingmajor was banned from this site. Many are starting to wonder if he was discrimated against for having an IQ level in the range of primates. I think I speak for everyone when I say the <abbr title="Wall...

+17What 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...

+17Commuting over an Hour


Would love to hear from anyone that has had a commute over an hour. I'm looking at one that would be about 75 minutes. Better job/pay/title then what I currently have. I would be reverse commuting, living in the city and driving to the suburbs. I think I would be fine but worry about...

+17Walked in on Boss While on Toilet


My cousin had a big interview at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> bank, so naturally, five minutes before the interview he wanted to "fully empty himself," as he says. So he goes to the bathroom and walked into a stall to find a guy sitting on the toilet...

+17What should be the new name for Papa John's?


The legacy of this brand is tainted by Mr. John's unretractable remarks. His [statement caused sales to fall 10% in July]( I can't see a future where the name remains...

+17Biohacking Myself - Why Body Metabolic Rate Is Key To Your Success As Banker?


Hey Chimps/Monkeys/Gorillas, As you all know, I am on a personal mission to have a better health goal as well as better career advancement. I have reduced my body fat ratio from 27% to 21% in a 2 month. Targeting 15% which I believe is the best range to be in for a 35-year-old banker...

+17Upper Decker on the Way Out


So a teammate left not too long ago. Before he left, he valued out every workbook he managed making it nearly impossible to replicate some of the analysis he was tasked with. This was an intentional d!ck move. Karma got him though, the joint he went to is one of those listed on the...

+17Best blogs in 2018 (Finance and non finance related)


Hey everyone, I am looking to find a couple of good regular reads since I have a bit more time on my hands now. So what are your favorite blogs that you always go back to? Not restricted to finance only, political commentaries, philosophy, lifestyle, health, watches, pens etc. can also be...

+17How 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?

+17How to beat your boss in a pissing contest, literally.


Hey guys, just thought I would drop some advice here. This website has been a big help for me recently so I thought I would give back. The topic I'd like to discuss is one of great importance. Have you ever been in the bathroom at work, and your boss comes in? He sets up on the urinal...

+17Craziest Hobbies You Do


What are the craziest most eccentric hobbies you do, or have heard someone else do. I'm not talking about stamp collecting or picking up pebbles to shove up your ass, but actually interesting things that would make your interviewer instantly hooked on what you are saying. Have any of...

+16What are the best business documentaries?


How about we include biopics as well. Watching the theranos documentary right now and it's awesome (guy with the messed up eye seems kinda baller). What are some other business documentaries to check out?

+16Workout Routine Working 80-90 Hours?


What are some tips and tricks or whole workouts you guys use when you don't really have time to spend 2 hours at the gym 4 times a week?

+16So 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...

+16Indestructible Phone


Why are phones so damn brittle? It's bullshit. Just make them out of fucking steel. I'm tired of breaking these stupid things. Has anyone figured out a solution? Are there cases out there that actually work? Anyone use one of those CAT phones?

+162018 FIFA World Cup Predictions: Group Stages

The Pharma Guy

I know that this may seem like a pointless exercise but with the world cup a week away, I figured it would be interesting to see what people thought about who advances to knock out stages. I also realise that the majority of this forum is composed of Americans who don't have a dog in this...

+16How does one grow $5,000 to $1,000,000


Your life savings and assets are taken away due to identity theft and crappy luck. You lost your job, wife and kids. Your dog left you for your neighbor's premium canine chow. All you have left is $5,000 and you've given up on life so all you care about is turning it into $1,000,000....

+16Do wealthy men actually attract gorgeous women?


There's a narrative out there that wealthy men (non-celebrity) get hot women. Is this based in reality or is it a Hollywood story? I work with some very wealthy people and their wives or significant others aren't really that attractive. I find they're usually with someone who...

+16Most underrated Wall St movie


We’ve all heard of The Wolf of Wall Street, Wall Street, and American Psycho, but there is a movie I just saw that is less prominent when thinking of Wall Street movies called Working Girl. The title sounds stupid, but this was a suspenseful finance movie and actually stars Harrison Ford....

+16Billions Dialogue

Paddy’s Pub

Posted about this before and how ridiculous some of the dialogue has gotten and read this review of the episode and wanted to get some thoughts. Copy and pasting from review. I personally agree with Samantha Mathis as her and the investor relations girl at Taylor's company are the most...

+16High School "friends" are ruining my College Experience


So, I am currently a sophomore at a Big 10 non target. Since i live like 20 minutes from the college, almost 3 quarters of my high school graduating class entered said college. During senior year of high school, I told my "friends" about wall street careers, and ever since then, they...

+16Musk's funding secured fund was partial joke


"The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday alleged that Elon Musk chose a $420 price for possibly taking Tesla private because it is a marijuana culture reference that would "amuse" his girlfriend." LOL

+16What is your favorite drink?


What is everybody's favorite (alcoholic) drink that you will usually get when going to a bar or drink casually at home.

+16How important is height when trying to get a job in high finance?


How important is height when recruiting for high finance? I bet the only reason why I can't land anything prestigious is because I'm 5'7. Should I get leg lengthening surgery to become 6'+, hopefully, and improve my chances of getting a front office banking job?

+16Office Relationships: To Date or Not to Date


What are your company's policies on dating co-workers? Does it still happen even if it's against company policy, and is it worth the risk to ask out the cute analyst? Asking for a friend. ![Jim and Pam][Jim and Pam] <!-- Images --> [Jim and Pam]:...

+16Ever Take a Huge Risk That Paid Off?


When was a time you had to make a decision and risked losing big time if things didn't go the way you wanted? Do you think the gamble was worth the trouble it could have potentially caused?

+16Building Good Credit


How many credit cards do you guys have? What rules/advice have you followed that helped you establish great credit?

+16What'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...

+16Investment Banker TV Shows?


Why aren't there any Wall Street/<abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> TV Shows out there? Was watching Suits and it made me wonder why there aren't any TV shows about Wall Street/Investment Bankers. You've already got TV shows about lawyers, doctors,...

+16What people currently living will be talked about most in 500 years?


What people currently living will be talked about in 500 years? We talk about people like Leonardo Da Vinci and Christopher Columbus and they lived 500 years ago.

+16What should you do when you deeply love someone who doesn’t love you?


I originally wanted to ask this on Quora or Yahoo Answers but because of their long sign up process, I gave up. Anyway, the background story is that in a kind of way, I have grown up with this guy. We met in 1st grade and stayed together as in went to the same schools for 10 years. In 2016, I...

+16If you could never work again but still earn middle class salary, would you do it?


Let's say someone offered you middle-class salary adjusted to your city's COL (around 50k in most medium-sized American cities) would you do it on the condition that you never get a job? Meaning you can never move up the social ladder but you never have to work.

+16****Thread Closed*****


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+15Is Amazon Good or Evil?


Amazon seems to be the most innovative and ambitious company on the planet. A company that has laser focus on "improving the customer experience." It also seems to have plans on total and complete world domination. So bottom line... Is Amazon good or evil?

+15Toughest Person You Ever Met


Have you ever met a particularly tough person? Some one who mental toughness was beyond anything you have ever seen. What did they do and how did they do it?

+15Help a fellow monkey


###Situation: I recently started developing feelings for a friend of mine, but before asking her out and risking ruining our friendship, and maybe even some more considering that we are in the same group of friends, I am trying to better understand if there is a reciprocal...

+15Horny Female Gym Teacher Makes $133,000 a year?!


Just ran across this article in the good ol' NYPost... One thing not surprising about it: a teacher sleeping with a student. Read one of these every week. My dad said this NEVER happened...

+15How 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...

+15No-Wipe Dumps?


As the title suggests, how does one obtain consistent no-wipe dumps? Any tips/tricks anyone can offer?

+15Music to listen to while working


Title says it all... What music do you guys prefer while working? Can't stand the silence but can't have something with any words in it. Anyone feel the same?

+15Sober October


Well boys, my mild-moderate alcoholism is turning into regular moderate alcoholism. Time for a reset. Sober October 5 to November 5 - No drugs or alcohol. Nicotine and caffeine are fine. Who's joining me on this epic endeavor? If nobody is down, someone please bump this thread in a month...

+15UChicago 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...