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+15Realistic dream car


Wondering what yalls realistic dream car is and what do you drive now? Plan on driving in the future? I'm currently driving a '13 scion FR-S. Nothing special, but has pretty good gas mileage and is fun enough to drive until I can level up. Realistic dream car and what I plan on...

+15Jocko 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...

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+15Thoughts on Drake album?


I think this is absolute heat, especially since Drake comes out and speaks on the topic of having a child. thoughts? fave songs?

+15Exit Ops of Dating MDs daughter?

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+15Favourite Beer

The Pharma Guy

Hi all, Wanted to get an idea of what good beers are out there and what are your favourite. I'll kick off Top light beers: Ichnusa (Italian), Menabrea (Italian) and Viru (Estonian) Top stronger beers: Guinness (I know, classic dark beer but I don't think its bad at all), Duvel...

+15What Do You Hate Most About Corporate America?


Between all the HR bureaucracy and inflexible bosses, there are a lot of things to dislike about corporate America. I’ve even known of people who are only willing to work for startups because they can’t stand corporate culture. What are your biggest complaints and best stories about...

+15The 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...

+15What 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.

+15Do 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...

+14What is wrong with France?


The situation in France has been troublesome for Emanuel Macron and his effort to reform the French economy. From what I have read, his policies would benefit France in the long run. Is it even possible for Macron achieve anything anymore?

+14This is supposed to be when the fun starts


I'm newly graduated as of this past May, got a great job in a city on the east coast near everybody I went to school with. I really could not ask for a better position at this point in my life. However, I've realized that my social life has significantly fell off. This is not from...

+14How do your roommates/apartment-mates contribute to your social life?


I asked this because I'm a senior in college, moving to <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> this summer and curious about what adult life is like with regards to roommates. my dilemma: I’m deciding to live between two friends from college, let's call them A...

+14Where do the "party people" in college go?


Most of us on here (I assume) studied very hard in college, went to great schools, and networked hard to land great jobs. What happens to kids at low-prestige schools that got low GPAs and neglected their studies entirely just to party all day every day? Where do they end up? Like, legitimately,...

+14If 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?

+14What 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?

+14What 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...

+14You 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?

+14Do 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?

+14Where 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...

+14Sh*t-tests: How do you deal with negative people who try to bring you down as you rise in life/career?


Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, long time stalker, first time poster. As you level up in your life and career, have you ever gotten any shit-tests from anyone and how do you learn to take them under your stride as you continuously climb the corporate...

+14Funniest 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!

+14On 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...

+14Who is on Mt Rushmore in the history of finance?


My picks: Martin Shkreli Ray Dalio Jamie Dimon David Einhorn I think these are the players who should be honored when the Mt Rushmore of finance is constructed. Who ya got?

+14First Date At D&B


I know this is wayyyy off topic. I'm taking this girl from tinder on a first date at Dave & Busters. Tonight (Friday) is this a good choice or should i change it to something else. I thought it would be a good idea cause we are both competitive people. How can should i establish a...

+14Which 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...

+14I'm constantly surprised at how obedient/passive humans generally are.


So I've been going through an existential crisis of sorts for the past ~3 years. Travel / distractions can only do so much to placate my quirky observations on the human condition. Darker mental explorations have included questioning the possible benefits of genetic modification,...

+14"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).

+14Favorite steakhouse and cut of steak?


The title pretty much says it all. What is everyone's favorite steakhouse in or near <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> and favorite cut of steak?



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...

+14Free time


Hello, I'll keep it simple, when bankers have free time, what do you generally do? I've been curious because it seems everyone is always busy and has no other life outside of work.

+14In 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...

+14What was the happiest moment of your life?


Happiness to each person obviously can mean different things, but for me I would say one of the happiest moments of my life was when I went hiking in Yosemite with my family up to Vernal Falls. We sat on the side of the riverbank, drenched from the climb, and eating bagels with cream cheese. (We...

+14If 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...

+13Lunch: an enemy or an ally


Fellow monkeys, Just out of curiosity, do you consider lunch as an enemy or as an ally? I mean, firm where I'm working now (F100) has a work canteen where everyday are offered rich plates such as pork ribs, fried chicken, pasta, fish and so on. I am trying to balance it eating too...

+13Mystery 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...

+13What 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...

+13What 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...

+13Indestructible 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?

+13Surviving as an antisocial guy that doesn't drink


Thanks a lot for the answers guys, I guess the general consensus is to go as much as I can without going too far out of my way.

+13Biohacking 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...

+13Success 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?

+13Looking 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...

+13What 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...

+13What 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?

+13Why 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...

+13How 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...

+13Incoming 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?

+13How 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...

+13Favorite 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....

+13New 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...

+13Citigroup Puts Gun Control Hammer on Business Partners


Ah, gun control.. Citi is the first firm on Wall Street to take a position in the gun control divide. Anyone who has a Citigroup backed credit card or is associated with Citi in any professional/business manner now has restrictions on what they can and cannot buy. More below.. [quote]The...

+13Best 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...

+13Best 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...

+13Help me pick a color for my track car.


Which one looks best? Will be primarily a weekend car for trackdays up in Monticello. Thanks. <img src="/files/styles/w800/public/inline/images/whtredvette.png?itok=-lXquI66" alt="" /> <img...

+13What 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?

+13Moving 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,...

+13Car in NYC?


Been living in <abbr title="New York City">NYC</abbr> for almost 5 years now and its really starting to get on my nerves. I find myself gridlocked here most weekends unless I have plans, and even then its such an ordeal to get out of the city that sometimes I dont even want...

+12Can Personal Issues Get In The Way?

Wanna Be Hardo

SUPER PERSONAL STORY COMING: Man married my mother a decade ago. His brother helped me land a <abbr title="summer analyst intern">SA</abbr> position (I likely did not deserve) at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> because he is the head of that...

+12No-Wipe Dumps?


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

+12Am 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...

+12When did you start putting on the pounds?


I'm a college student right now, and if you're like me, you were able to go through a lot of your childhood and teenage years eating whatever the fuck you wanted without being worried about getting fat (thank you, high metabolisms). But I'm getting older, still eating lots of junk...

+12Insecure/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...

+12Would you report your boss for having a weird conversation?


I need some help from the community on how to handle this issue. So I was working with my boss at night (night meaning around 7, not the afternoon), but we were in different locations, so going back and forward about a company we cover. He starts asking me questions about the conference...

+12What 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?

+12How 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?

+12What 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

+12Could 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...

+12Craziest 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...

+12Biggest 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.

+122018 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...

+12Walked 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...

+12Do 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.

+12Why do people date


Throughout my entire life (so far) I've never understood the allure of dating. All the good-looking women are "gold diggers" studying political science at the community college, good for a night or two, so why do people choose to make the long term committment? If I had to choose...

+12What 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?

+12Confronting Your Friends


I'm not sure if many or any of you will resonate with this but for the longest time I've had serious frustrations with friends and family not empathizing with me. I find this kind of ironic because both groups love to confide in their most vulnerable secrets with me because I'm...

+12Building Good Credit


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

+12Musk'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

+12People Think They Are In A Movie Starring Themselves


I recently read an article about how Pandora is curating personalized playlists to soundtrack your life so that you can, [quote] “Feel like you’re living in your own private Wes Anderson movie – or Quentin Tarantino flick or, if you’re really into Hans Zimmer, even Jurassic Park.”...

+12Relationships 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...

+12How 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...

+12What Do You Look Forward To Short-Term?


What do you look forward to at the end of the day? I have a lot to look forward to in the medium and long term, so I'm very motivated to get work done. But I'm looking for some ways to unwind / something to look forward to at the end of a typical Wedneaday. Otherwise, I feel like all I...

+12What is your go to drink when meeting clients for dinner?


I need a solid new go to drink when I am taking clients or partners out to dinner. What is your go to?

+12How Prestigious is Tai Lopez?

Sunshine Funshine


+12Chess for finance

BuySide Bro

I'm a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> associate looking to further my chess game - currently about 1100 blitz on Teach me chess and I'll share all I know about recruiting, <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>,...

+12Movie Recommendations


Sup. I am pretty bored and am a huge film lover, and I was just wondering if anyone has any film recommendations for me. Or just wants to list some movies they like. I love pretty much all genres from action/adventure to drama, comedy, and animation (not into anime tho). I used to watch tons of...

+12Political 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...

+12Best 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?

+11Who has a tattoo?

Discounted Smash Bros

I'm so sure that some of you have hidden tattoos. Last thread I see on this is 6 years old. What do you have, where, what's your occupation?

+11What are your morning and night routines before and after work?


Finance job is notorious for having no work life balance. I have recently come across the website: and I found it interesting to read through the sort of daily routines different people have. I was wondering what kind of daily routines you guys have to keep yourselves...

+11The Crowned Juul: Disruption in Big Tobacco


TLDR: Big tobacco has a non-consumer experience problem, and I think Juul solved it Full disclosure: I've had phases of smoking cigarettes and vaporizers from time to time (not currently) and have NEVER owned a Juul although I have used one before. I am also not saying Juul is the only...

+11How to get through 16 hour days ?


Hi, I have a question about managing your time. I'm currently a junior in university. I'm currently working part time at a boutique investment bank, taking full course load, running my own company and in a few clubs on campus. Every day I feel like I'm all over the place and I...

+11What 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.

+11How often do you visit your parents/call your parents?


How often do you visit your parents? How often do you call your parents? I live at home with parents.

+11Advice for a college kid with a poor social life?


I'm posting this on a throw-away account. I'll try to keep this short and just give a summary. So I used to be a pretty sociable kid, especially towards the end of high school, when I was going out a lot and I was on the soccer team, had a lot of friends. I went to college on the...

+11If 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.

+11Office 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]:...

+11Most 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....

+112018 FIFA World Cup Predictions: Knock-Outs and Final

The Pharma Guy

Since the group stage ( thread was getting a bit messy, let's start over with a fresh one for the knock out rounds and final (updated as the matches progress) **Round of 16** Uruguay v Portugal...

+11The PC diversity non-sense is getting out of hand


Hi Ladies and Gentlemen... I just have to get this off my chest. This post is addressed to MDs/Senior EDs if there are any. Others can contribute obviously. What the hell is going on seriously with this inclusiveness/diversity bullshit/ PC non-sense ? I am properly tired and disgusted by all...